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Sunset Park, Brooklyn Census Map

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The “Mixed Veggies” of Sunset Park, Brooklyn, religion in ethnic flavors Part 3: Mexicans and Muslims

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Sunset Park is also now a center for Mexican immigrants. Fifth Avenue is full of Mexican shops, restaurants and employment agencies. The religious center of the Mexicans in Sunset Park is the huge Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help on Fifth Avenue and 59th Street. The church also has a large congregation of Chinese [...]

The “Mixed Veggies” of Sunset Park, Brooklyn, religion in ethnic flavors Part 2: the Fujianese

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Fujian is a coastal province in China that is north of Gwangdong and across from Taiwan. In 1995 and even 2004 the Fujianese were not a significant presence in Sunset Park. Now, the Fujianese seem overwhelmingly present. About one-fourth of the foreign born residents of Sunset Park are Chinese. Besides Fujian, Cantonese immigrants continue to [...]

The “Mixed Veggies” of Sunset Park, Brooklyn, religion in ethnic flavors Part 1

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Recently, our census traveled again to Brooklyn CD 7 Sunset Park. We first visited Sunset Park in 1995. In the 2004 Census we also visited the community. A mixed veggie church One of the area’s notable pastors, Bishop Joseph Mattera of Resurrection Church, recalls his history in Sunset Park in his new book, Kingdom Awakening. [...]

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