Sunnyside Community Services gets $2.6M to expand, renovate senior center


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THE COURIER/ Photo by Angy Altamirano

Sunnyside Community Services is getting a much needed change to continue helping local and city-wide seniors. Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer surprised the seniors at Sunnyside Community Services, located at 43-31 39th Street, during their lunch on August 30 to announce that he has secured $2.6 million in capital funding for the expansion and complete renovation […]

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Helping Hands in Sunnyside – Sunnyside Community Services


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Sunnyside Community Services After-School Programs

For the past 36 years, Sunnyside Community Services (SCS) has been serving Queens residents with a variety of services and programs for all ages, from after-school services for elementary school children, college readiness and job skills training programs for teens and young adults, family literacy and computer courses for families, to services for active and […]

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Sunnyside Community Services help 18,000 people


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CATHERINE M. LOZADA Sunnyside Community Services is a multi-service, multi-generational settlement house serving 18,000 people throughout Queens annually. This month, the center will be celebrating its 35th anniversary. Sunnyside Community Services, located at 43-31 39th Street, serves children, families and seniors. The vibrant senior center serves 200 meals a day and offers a variety of […]

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Sunnyside Community Services receives grant


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The Sunnyside Community Services (SCS) organization is going to receive a $68,195 grant thanks to the New York State Office for the Aging (NYSOFA) that will cover the costs of their Social Adult Day Services (SADS) programs. The SADS programs, incorporated by many community services across New York State provide long-term care services to older […]

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Big turnout at first Hunter’s Point South affordable housing forum


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Photo courtesy of NYC EDC

Judging from the turnout of the first Hunter’s Point South affordable housing forum on Monday, apartments in the Long Island City waterfront properties are likely to be filled quickly.

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Queens nonprofit programs look for new home after 5-alarm fire caused by overloaded power strip


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Photo by Riyad Hasan

Lilian Castillo lost what felt like her second home last week after a five-alarm fire, caused by an overloaded power strip, engulfed a Jackson Heights building.

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Sunnyside to get two new public plazas


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Photo by Artie Weiner

Sunnyside will soon have two new public spaces that residents can enjoy during the summer.

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Sunnyside kicks off season with Holiday Lighting Ceremony


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THE COURIER/Photos by Angy Altamirano

The holidays have officially begun in Sunnyside. The Sunnyside Shines Business Improvement District, Sunnyside Chambers of Commerce, local elected officials and community members gathered on Tuesday for the Sunnyside Holiday Lighting Ceremony. Residents of all ages got the chance to meet and take picture with Santa and listen to the Sunnyside Drum Corps while they […]

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First Sunnyside Restaurant Week to be held Nov. 4-8


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Photo by Arthur Rosenfield, OurLIC

Get ready to dine in Sunnyside. The Sunnyside Shines Business Improvement District (BID) is holding its first-ever Sunnyside Restaurant Week from November 4 to 8. The five-day celebration will offer participants a “culinary journey through Sunnyside,” featuring special three course dinner menus for $25 at 17 participating local restaurants. Six of the 17 will also […]

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Sunnyside unveils neighborhood map


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Photos courtesy of Sunnyside Shines Business Improvement District

Residents and visitors will now have a colorful way to get around Sunnyside. The Sunnyside Shines Business Improvement District (BID) and the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce got together with LaGuardia Community College to develop an artistic, colorful map of Sunnyside targeted at both visitors and incoming residents. At the start of the project, 14 students […]

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McCaffrey fondly remembered


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Many people have expressed sadness at the loss of former New York City Councilmember Walter McCaffrey, and gratitude for his many years of exemplary public service. I would like to add my own note of admiration.  He devoted himself to improving the quality of life forNew York Cityresidents and worked very hard on behalf ofQueens, […]

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Thanks are in order


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Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer deserves enormous thanks for his work in the most recent city budget negotiations. As executive director of Sunnyside Community Services, I have seen his tireless devotion to safeguarding the programs his constituents rely on. He has helped our organization do more to serve Queens, protecting our after-school programs and senior programs […]

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Sunnyside fundraiser to raise money for family of Sandy Hook victim


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File photo

Two months after the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the heart of a neighborhood remains with the family of a little boy who perished in the gunfire. A Sunnyside group is planning a fundraiser for the bereaved family of six-year-old Benjamin Wheeler, who spent his earliest days in Sunnyside, romping through nearby parks and […]

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