New Neighbors: Sunset Park’s Chinese Community records
1993-1994 (1994.007)


Brooklyn Historical Society collaborated with the Chinatown History Museum (now the Museum of Chinese in America) in order to conduct a series of oral histories with residents of the Sunset Park neighborhood of Brooklyn. The Cantonese, Mandarin, and English language interviews focused on what was then a new presence of Chinese and Asian immigrants concentrated along Eighth Avenue. Among the topics that are explored in the interviews are tensions between different groups of Chinese immigrants, crime and safety in the neighborhood, Sunset Park’s relationship to Manhattan’s Chinatown, and how long-term residents of Sunset Park had adjusted to the area’s “newcomers.”

This collection was processed and described as part of the project, ‘Voices of Generations: Investigating Brooklyn’s Cultural Identity,’ funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) and The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation.

New Neighbors: Sunset Park's Chinese Community records