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Moving on Up: Sunset Park Chronicled Gets New Website

Dear Readers,

Sunset Park Chronicled is moving! You can find all the old content, and a few new things, at

Though still in its beta infancy, the website allows for better multimedia content and, hopefully, better navigation for readers. But to maximize the advantages, I have to hear from you. What do you like? What do you hate? Do you find the categories helpful?

I am working through a few issues with images on the homepage, but I hope soon to have that kinks ironed out. As always, send feedback through comments or emails to




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Letter from the Blogger: Nuts, Bolts and Site Upgrades

Several of you have written in the past to ask if Sunset Park Chronicled had a feed. Now it does.

In fact, you have several options for keeping up with the posts here. Just over to the right you may subscribe to the post and/or comments feed (—->).

For those of you who aren’t on the feed/reader train, you may opt for email updates. There are more tweaks on the horizon. Stay tuned.

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Community Board 7’s Holiday Gift Drive

Best View in Brooklyn asked me to post this flyer for Community Board 7 holiday gift drive. As everyone knows, this year is hard all over. Almost 25 percent of Sunset Park lives below the poverty line. Those are the official numbers. For those that can afford to give time or donations, this gift drive  offers one opportunity. Community groups around the neighborhood and food pantries present another. If you know of other drives to  help those in need, please let me know. I’ll happily post it for the community.

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Letter from the Blogger: The Peanut Gallery

The Matsuo Bashō, the most famous Japanese poet of the Edo period. Drawing by Sugiyama Sanpû, c. 1700.Matsuo Bashō, the most famous Japanese poet of the Edo period. Drawing by Sugiyama Sanpû, c. 1700.

One always feels slightly ambivalent receiving more spam comments than genuine ones. In recent days the numbers of products, videos and prescription suggestions has been rather remarkable.
But then spam like this arrives, and the world seems right again:

Having a obstinate demeanour is also utter important.
In vest-pocket, still, memory is not a giant culmination, reasonable corrupt what your motherboard requires.

I have no idea what it means or how its author meant it to promote the lexapro link the spammer had embedded between its lines, but it doesn’t really matter. This latter-day Bashō is the bomb.


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Letter from the Blogger: Thank You for Reading

Sunset Park Chronicled is three weeks old. It has 2,707 views to date.

Many thanks to all the readers. Although the past few days have been a bit slow, several more in-depth pieces are on deck. As always, leave a comment or send an email if you think something has been overlooked, under-reported, or simply misstated. If you like what you read, that’s great to hear, too.

You can send questions, comments, and suggestions to You can also now follow the Sunset Park Chron on Twitter.




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