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Picturing Sunset Park: ‘Tis the Season

Sunset Park turned out in droves Saturday at the Rec Center a gift and chance for a Polaroid with Santa at Health Plus‘s annual Holiday Celebration. The line snaked out the door for the lucky who had made the cut around 3:30pm when the event began to wind down. Continue reading


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Lutheran Awarded $200,000 for Dental Clinics and BestView Blogs on Truck Routes

In the News: As debate on health care rages on in Washington, New York city hopes to brighten matters one smile at a time. The New York State Health Foundation awarded Lutheran Family Health Centers a grant of $200,000 grant to offset costs as it takes control of 15 school-based dental clinics that serve some of the city’s most vulnerable students. Read more at The Brooklyn Eagle.

On the Streets: BestView wrote an extensive post on trucks in the neighborhood. Regulations confine trucks not making local stops to only two streets in Sunset Park, but according to BestView and other locals they regularly make use of un-designated side streets. Read more on Best View in Brooklyn.

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Swine Flu in Sunset Park

H1N1 cases jumped in Sunset Park last weekend. The rise in pediatric cases at Maimonides Hospital in Sunset Park caused the facility to trigger its emergency preparedness and surge capacity plan for the first time, ABC news reported.

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The Mapping Project: Duane Reade Settles in Sunset Park

This is the first in a series of posts that will use maps, graphs, and other web visualizations to take a look at what’s happening in the neighborhood. Curious about something? Have a question about the neighborhood you’d like to see drawn out? Shoot an email, or leave a comment.

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View Sunset Park Pharmacies in a larger map

Duane Reade has made its debut, and now settled into its shiny plate-glass storefront on 5th Ave. Best View in Brooklyn gives a great description of the space, and a resident’s viewpoint on how it compares in price and feel to longer term spots like Ike’s Party Party and the Mini Max.

“I wonder what’s gonna happen to all the little mom and pops,” said local Stacy Mosher, who said she has gone out of her way to shop elsewhere.

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