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Groups rally in Sunset Park to protest gentrification, rezoning

The neighborhood is predominately Asian and Latino. The group Uprose says a plan to rezone one of the last industrial waterfronts would push many longtime businesses and residents out.

This isn't the first time groups like Uprose and Earth Strike have come together to protest this. They hope the message comes through clear that this plan can't move forward.

DOT partners with advocacy group to improve Sunset Park


BROOKLYN -The New York City Department of Transportation has been partnering with Uprose, a Sunset Park-based advocacy group, for the past two years on a new project to improve the neighborhood.

The goal is to improve connections between the residential and commercial neighborhood, as well as the industrial and recreational waterfront.