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Lisa, Sunset Park Chronicled blogger
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.
Democratic mayoral candidate Bill Thompson opens a campaign office in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Locals have 17 days to settle on their candidate. Elections will be held November 3.
Just a reminder that tonight the 72nd Precinct will hold a gang-awareness forum geared towards neighborhood parents. The event will bring together police officials, clergy, and former gang members to educate parents about their children and gangs. Both Commanding Officer Pintos and Youth Officers will address attendees. The precinct has geared the event toward the Spanish speaking community. A member of the gang task force will give a presentation in Spanish. Some of program will be in English as well.
It takes place tonight, October 15th at 6:30 pm at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, 545 60th Street (between 5th and 6th and 7th Avenues).
The people behind the blogging platform Tumblr have started up a new neighborhood blogging site. A few people have contributed to Sunset Park’s Neighborhoor site, which also includes Windsor Terrance.
“For the Record” is a new section of Sunset Park Chronicled. It will look into details from other news stories to provide more information and clarify reporting on Sunset Park. Did you read something about Sunset Park that seemed unclear? Send a message to email@example.com, and the Chron will do its best to find out more. Disagree with something you find here? Leave a comment, for the record.