This is certainly not the best news having to do with Sunset Park. Nor is it the only. For a counterpoint, check out the recent posts on neighborhood spots at BestViewinBrooklyn.
Many of you may have seen the disturbing story about the arrest of alleged sex-traffickers in Sunset Park. The details of the story provided by NBC New York, the Daily News the New York Post have been grisly. Some have noted that this is not technically Sunset Park–it’s east of Ninth Avenue–but it’s been reported so in the news.
ABC local also just posted that two men died when a van caught fire under the freeway at Third Avenue and 45th Street. The van had been under the expressway for a while, and the men may have been homeless. ABC reports a pair of teens saw the car smoking and tried to help, but it burst into flames. Update Nov. 30: A preliminary investigation into the van fire on Friday that left two men dead had revealed no criminal activity, police said. The bodies found in the van have not yet been identified, nor has the precise source of the fire. Authorities believe it was an accident.