Sunnyside

Sunnyside bars, restaurants to host Santathon pub crawl for charity
Sunnyside bars, restaurants to host Santathon pub crawl for charity
West Angy Altamirano 12/05/2013 at 4:56PM

The Santas are coming to town. Sunnyside’s Boulevard Bars, a collective of 10 bars and restaurants on and around Queens Boulevard, will be holding their Second Annual Sunnyside Santathon pub crawl for charity on Saturday starting at 3 p.m. Whoever wants to participate must be dressed in their best Santa attire and can pick up [...]

Suspect sought in string of Queens bank robberies
Suspect sought in string of Queens bank robberies
Northeast Cristabelle Tumola 12/04/2013 at 10:18AM

Cops are  looking for a man who they say robbed three banks across Queens this fall. During each incident the suspect passes a demand note and flees with cash, said police. The first robbery took place inside of the Flushing Savings Bank at 188-08 Hollis Court Boulevard in Flushing on October 25. He then robbed [...]

Cops looking for Sunnyside burglar
Cops looking for Sunnyside burglar
Police Queens Courier Staff 11/28/2013 at 11:57AM

Police are searching for a suspect wanted for an October burglary in Sunnyside. On October 7, the suspect entered 41-32 44th Street through a balcony door and took jewelry and electronics, said cops.   RECOMMENDED STORIES Suspect sought in string of LIC burglaries Cops searching for suspect in Queens, Manhattan, Brooklyn jewelry store robberies Suspect [...]

DOT begins process to bring Citi Bike to Astoria
DOT begins process to bring Citi Bike to Astoria
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 11/23/2013 at 12:27PM

Citi Bike is slowly pedaling its way into western Queens. The Department of Transportation (DOT) has begun the process of bringing the Citi Bike Share Program into Long Island City, Sunnyside and now Astoria, by getting community input from Community Boards (CB) 1 and 2. On Tuesday, the DOT began the first step of a [...]

Sunnyside kicks off season with Holiday Lighting Ceremony
Sunnyside kicks off season with Holiday Lighting Ceremony
West Angy Altamirano 11/20/2013 at 1:02PM

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 [...]

Woodside gets more room to learn
Woodside gets more room to learn
Education & Kids Angy Altamirano 11/18/2013 at 6:44PM

Shovels full of dirt hit the ground to alleviate overcrowded classrooms in Woodside. Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer gathered with city officials and the community on November 15 at the corner of 58th Street and 39th Avenue to break ground on the construction of P.S. 339. “This new school is going to help so much here [...]

Two bodies found inside Sunnyside apartment
Police Cristabelle Tumola 11/06/2013 at 11:19AM

Cops discovered the bodies of two Sunnyside residents inside their home Tuesday morning. Police, responding to a the report of a foul odor inside of 43-33 46th Street, entered the home around 12 p.m. yesterday and found 47-year-old Diana Rodriguez and 59-year-old Kevin Flannelly unconscious and unresponsive inside the living room, according to the NYPD. [...]

First Sunnyside Restaurant Week to be held Nov. 4-8
First Sunnyside Restaurant Week to be held Nov. 4-8
Dining Angy Altamirano 10/29/2013 at 11:11AM

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 [...]

Police put out new call for information in Sunnyside murder
Police put out new call for information in Sunnyside murder
Police Queens Courier Staff 10/16/2013 at 2:04PM

Nearly a year after Sunnyside resident Lou Rispoli was brutally killed in Sunnyside, police are renewing calls for clues in the case. Around midnight on October 20, 2012, Rispoli, 62, left his Sunnyside home for a late night walk as he sometimes did to quell his insomnia. At roughly 2 a.m. on 43rd Avenue between [...]

Sunnyside unveils neighborhood map
Sunnyside unveils neighborhood map
West Angy Altamirano 10/07/2013 at 3:14PM

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 [...]