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PHOTOS: Taste of Sunnyside


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Photos by Michael Rapp

Dozens of restaurants participated in the 2014 Taste of Sunnyside, a food festival to celebrate the neighborhood’s cuisine, culture, and community.

Food lovers from all over New York City were invited to dine out on Queens Boulevard on Tuesday, May 20, between 45th and 46th streets, under the elevated No. 7 train.

The neighborhood, known for its Irish pubs and spirit, is showing the world that while it still honors its past traditions, it’s also become a haven for new talent.

Taste of Sunnyside is hosted by Sunnyside Shines in partnership with Edible Queens. A portion of the ticket proceeds benefit beautification projects in Sunnyside.

 

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Queens’ Morning Roundup


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morning roundup

TODAY’S FORECAST

Tuesday: Sunny to partly cloudy. High 77. Winds NW at 10 to 15 mph. Tuesday night: Partly cloudy early with increasing clouds overnight. Low 59. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph.

EVENT OF THE DAY: Taste of Sunnyside

Sample food and drink from more than 25 local restaurants. Queens Boulevard between 45th Street and 46th Street, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own

Women arrested after using child in Bayside store thefts: cops

Police have arrested two women in a series of Bayside store thefts where they allegedly used a young child to steal cash and credit cards. Read more: The Queens Courier

Video captures gunman opening fire at Flushing bowling alley entrance

Cops have released surveillance footage showing a gunman firing into the entrance of a Flushing bowling alley after the shooting left a man injured. Read more: The Queens Courier 

NYPD focuses on speeders after distracted driving crackdown

A week after officers ticketed more than 4,000 drivers for using cellphones behind the wheel during a distracted driving crackdown, the NYPD announced it will be targeting speeders. Read more: NBC New York

Phasing out MetroCard could take longer

New York subway and bus riders may be swiping their MetroCards beyond 2020. Read more: Fox New York

De Blasio says tabloids owe Chirlane an apology for ‘Bad Mom’ stories

Mayor de Blasio took issue with the coverage Monday of statements his wife made in a New York magazine interview that revealed her initial reservations about motherhood. Read more: New York Post

Queens’ Morning Roundup


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TODAY’S FORECAST

Monday: Overcast with a chance of rain, then a chance of a thunderstorm and rain showers in the afternoon. High of 72. Winds from the SSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70%. Monday night: Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain showers in the evening, then partly cloudy with a chance of rain. Low of 52. Winds from the WNW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60% with rainfall amounts near 0.3 in. possible.

EVENT OF THE DAY: Taste of Sunnyside 

At the third annual Taste of Sunnyside, for $25 you can sample Japanese, Mexican, French, Italian, Thai, Filipino, Irish, American Eclectic and other cuisine from local restaurants. Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own

Parents petrified by Skyway Shelter housing homeless men who are convicted sex offenders in South Ozone Park 

Parents are fuming over the presence of homeless men from a nearby shelter, which also houses sex offenders, hanging out near their children’s isolated South Ozone Park school. Read more: New York Daily News

NYPD: Woman killed by Nassau County bus in Queens

A woman is dead after being hit by a Nassau County bus on Saturday night. Read more: CBS New York

MTA to unveil proposals for upcoming fare hike

The MTA is releasing new details Monday about the next fare hike coming down the rails. If the hike is approved as expected, it would be the fourth increase in five years. Read more: ABC New York

Politicians caught collecting Albany per diems when they’re not there

In Albany, politicians can make money in their sleep. Claiming she spent a marathon 12 consecutive days in Albany on “legislative business,” Queens Assemblywoman Vivian Cook pocketed $171 for each reported overnight stay — a total $2,197 in taxpayer money from March 21 to April 1, 2010. Read more: New York Post

Parents concerned that school records could be used to make money

Some city parents have expressed concern that their children’s school records could be used to make money. Read more: CBS New York

Moon rocks, chunks of Mars auctioned in New York

Meteorites from Mars and the biggest piece of the Moon ever offered for sale went on the block on Sunday in New York in what organizers billed as history’s largest meteorite auction, which brought in over $1 million. Read more: Reuters

Sept. 11 Trial rules under scrutiny at Guantanamo

A U.S. military judge is considering broad security rules for the war crimes tribunal of five Guantanamo prisoners charged in the Sept. 11 attacks, including measures to prevent the accused from publicly revealing what happened to them in the CIA’s secret network of overseas prisons. Read more: AP

Taste of Sunnyside


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The Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce and Sunnyside Shines Business Improvement District (BID) joined forces for the 2nd annual Taste of Sunnyside event on Tuesday October 15.

 

The community came out in numbers to sample the best tastes from throughout the neighborhood.

 

As it was last year, this event was a wonderful showcase of the world’s premier food and drinks close to home in western Queens – guests tasted Japanese, Mexican, Italian, Thai, Filipino, Irish, American and much, much more.

Queens’ Morning Roundup – 10/18/2011: Queens law student to be freed by Egypt


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The Round Up

1. Roosevelt Island eyed for new hi-tech Cornell & Stanford campus

Cornell and Stanford universities are looking for an area to create their new applied sciences and engineering campus. Officials for both Cornell and Stanford universities said they favored Roosevelt Island over the other two sites being considered for the new campus (Governors Island and Brooklyn Navy Yard). Read More: Daily News

 

2. Israeli citizen gets jail in NY tax case

Boris Michaelov, owner and operator of Lefferts Auto Sales in Elmhurst, will spend six months in jail for evading over $2 million in sales taxes. Michaelov agreed to make full restitution and pleaded guilty to first-degree attempted grand larceny. Read More: Wall Street Journal

 

3. Queens law student to be freed by Egypt

Ilan Grapel, an American law student from Queens who also has Israeli citizenship, was arrested in Egypt in June and charged with spying for Israel. Grapel was arrested in Egypt while working for a non-profit organization helping refugees. Egypt is holding Grapel until another prisoner exchange brokered between Hamas and Israel goes through. Read More: New York Times

 

4. Fire closes Lenny’s Pizzeria in Howard Beach

Flames engulfed a popular pizzeria in Howard Beach early Monday morning. Firefighters in Battalion 39 responded to the one-alarm fire at Lenny’s Pizzeria on 164-02 Cross Bay Boulevard before 8 a.m. on October 17. Fire officials reported damages throughout the store and to the front. The cause of the fire is still under investigation, no injuries have been reported. Read More: Queens Courier

 

5. Taste of Sunnyside 2 event starts today

The Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce and Sunnyside Shines Business Improvement District (BID) are joining forces to throw the 2nd Annual Taste of Sunnyside! This is the best way to sample all of the neighborhood restaurants at a minimal cost of $25 per person. Taste of Sunnyside 2 will be held at the Sunnyside Community Services ground floor Ballroom, 43-31 39th Street, just off Queens Boulevard. Read More: Taste of Sunnyside