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A family of four stands in front of johnny's pizza, a local pizzeria with a red storefront and images of pizza on the windows. there appears to be a worker inside the shop.

Beloved pizzeria closing after 56 years

Published in The Brooklyn Reporter
January 23, 2024

Johnny’s Pizzeria, which fed generations of local residents, will close Jan. 24.

The late John Miniaci Sr. founded the restaurant in…

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Storefront of "johnny's pizza" in brooklyn, featuring a red and green sign, with phone numbers and website listed, under a news banner announcing its closure after 56 years.

Johnny’s Pizzeria in Sunset Park closing after 56 years

Broadcast on PIX11 News
January 22, 2024

A beloved pizzeria in Brooklyn is set to close after 56 years in business. Johnny’s Pizzeria in Sunset Park broke the news to customers…

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A diverse group of people, including children in school uniforms and adults, happily participates in a ribbon-cutting ceremony outdoors.

New building has library and affordable housing

Published in The Brooklyn Reporter
November 21, 2023

The ribbon was finally cut at the building that houses Sunset Park’s new library and a slew of affordable apartments…

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Cemetery’s new education center gets $500K

Published in Brooklyn Reporter
November 15, 2023

Four state legislators have provided $500,000 to help Green-Wood Cemetery fund its new education and welcome center….

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A vibrant blue storefront with signs advertising toys and stationery. several people are walking on the sidewalk in front of the store, under a clear blue sky.

New discount store opens on Fifth

Published in Brooklyn Reporter
October 19, 2023

A new DII Discount store opened Oct. 4 in the former Flamingo Furniture building at 5109 Fifth Ave.

According to the Sunset Park BID, DII will be open past the start of the new year…

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A bustling city street scene with rows of colorful cars and taxis, flanked by tall buildings under a blue sky. billboards and street signs add urban detail.

SBS Awards Over $4.8 Million In Multi-Year Grants

Published in Harlem World
September 13, 2023

NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS) Commissioner Kevin D. Kim announced today that the City will award a total….

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A woman in a white blouse and sash labeled "madrina" joyfully participates in a parade, waving a small puerto rican flag, next to a large decorated float with various cultural symbols and flags.

Island culture on display at seventh annual Puerto Rican parade

Published in Brooklyn Reporter
June 14, 2023

Crowds came out Sunday for the seventh annual Puerto Rican Parade and Festival in Sunset Park….

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Two performers in colorful lion costumes at a street festival, dancing under a clear sky, as onlookers capture the moment with their phones.

Fifth Avenue hosts first Lunar New Year parade

Published in Brooklyn Reporter
February 10, 2023

The Sunset Park BID co-sponsored Fifth Avenue’s first-ever multicultural Lunar New Year celebration Feb. 5.

The Year of the Rabbit

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Front view of a clothing store named "pretty girl" with signs advertising the latest fashion and best prices. the store has a large "huge inventory blowout" sale sign on the door.

Fifth Avenue fashion store closes

Published in Brooklyn Reporter
April 8, 2022

The Pretty Girl fashion outlet on Fifth Avenue and 48th Street has closed. The store opened in 2020, taking over the site of longtime children’s clothing store…

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A street view of charles pizzeria, a vintage-style eatery with a sign showcasing its name and establishment year (1964), surrounded by other shops and pedestrian activity.

Charles Pizzeria says goodbye after 57 years

Published in The Brooklyn Reporter
December 16, 2021

Charles Pizzeria, which opened in Sunset Park in 1964, will serve its last slice Dec. 23. The popular restaurant…

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Sunset Park BID seeks city funding for Open Streets program

Published by News 12 on YouTube
April 27, 2021

The Sunset Park Business Improvement District hopes the city will help fund the program as it hasn’t offered monetary assistance. The BID started a GoFundMe and have raised…

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A man wearing a black coat and a surgical mask is standing on a sunny street. text on the image identifies him as "david estrada, executive director sunset park bid.

Discover Sunset Park – Brooklyn – New York City

Published by Besos NYC on YouTube
April 21, 2021

David Estrada, Executive Director of the Sunset Park Business Improvement District gives us an intimate tour of the neighborhood…

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A city street view showing a traffic light on red, tree-lined sidewalks, parked cars, and multi-story buildings with storefronts. a pedestrian is visible crossing the street.

Sunset Park Needs $38K To Set Up Its ‘Open Streets’ This Season

Published in Patch
April 1, 2021

Another swath of Fifth Avenue that became a popular destination for New Yorkers last summer could open again on May 1….

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People stroll and shop along a sidewalk fronting a refurbished red brick building with arched windows, labeled "empire stores," under a bright sky.

Get to know Brooklyn’s Business Improvement Districts

Published in City and State NY
February 4, 2020

It started during the “bad old days” of the early 1980s: Businesses banding together to change their neighborhoods …

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Firefighters using aerial ladders to hose down a blazing fire in a multi-story building while other firefighters watch from below. smoke and flames are visible.

Massive Sunset Park fire ruled accidental

Published in The Brooklyn Reporter
July 10, 2019

The massive six-alarm fire that engulfed 702 44th Street, displaced over 50 families, injured firefighters and civilians, and killed pets was due to an unattended lit candle…

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