On November 9, Explore Brooklyn and Airbnb invited local businesses and Airbnb hosts to Park Asia, a neighborhood favorite, for an evening of networking. This was the eighth and final local tourism mixer, held in 2017.
The evening continued with the enjoyment of Red Hook Winery’s fine wines, as part of Taste NY’s Craft Beverage Week events in Brooklyn. Featuring locally made wines, the menu for the night were Park Asia’s staple dumplings, spring rolls, crispy fried rice, fruit arrangements and noodles.
With the boom of visitors to Sunset Park, curious about the neighborhood’s newest innovation hub at Industry City and New York City’s largest Chinatown, Sunset Park is becoming a popular destination within Brooklyn for visitors and locals alike. From the delicious culinary adventures, to the impeccable views of the iconic Manhattan skyline from the neighborhood, Sunset Park is a perfect destination for Airbnb guests and local businesses.
The evening continued with Andrew Hoan, the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce’s President and CEO, speaking about the neighborhood and Park Asia’s importance in the community, followed by the restaurant’s owner, Maggie Gu, welcoming guests to her restaurant and neighborhood. In addition, Explore Brooklyn had the pleasure of being joined by Ling Ye-Kneller, representing the New York City Council and Council Member Carlos Menchaca’s office. Finally, Kelly Lewis from Airbnb continued the speaking portion by highlighting how Airbnb allows hosts to collect additional income and create new areas for visitors to stay in Sunset Park, while boosting the local economy through tourism.