Why Sunset Park?


“We lived in Bay Ridge for two years before moving here, and we hated having to wait for the local train after seeing shows,” explains Worden. “Now we’re only 15 or 20 minutes from Union Square.”


“There’s not a lot of park area if you want to go for a walk or a run,” Worden points out. “It’s also frustrating that we don’t have any composting. I have to haul it all to Park Slope, which is a difficult 20-minute bike ride.”

Local haunts

Eclipse Restaurant (4314 Fourth Ave at 43rd St; 718-965-1602, eclipsebrooklyn.com) “They have a delicious cactus burrito that’s massive and somehow still supercheap.”

La Fe (941 Fourth Ave at 36th St, 718-788-0139) “They have great cheap beans and rice.”

Sunset Park Diner & Donuts (889 Fifth Ave at 39th St; 718-438-0381, sunsetparkdineranddonuts.com) “All the guys from the bus depot go here, and the waitresses are always passing babies around.”

Melody Lanes (461 37th St between Fourth and Fifth Aves, 718-499-3848) “We go just for Pete the bartender.”