Tag: sunnyside

Local women-owned gems for the perfect Mother’s Day present

May. 9, 2024 By Czarinna Andres May 9, 2024 By Jessica Militello Many of us procrastinate when any holiday rolls around, and Mother’s Day is usually no exception. We keep putting “get mom a gift” on our to-do list and somehow still end up in the crowded aisle of a convenience store on the day… Read more »

Queens Borough President endorses Johanna Carmona for the 37th Assembly District race

May. 6, 2024 By Czarinna Andres May 6, 2024 By Czarinna Andres Queens Borough President Donovan Richards has endorsed Johanna Carmona for the New York State Assembly, significantly boosting her campaign in the competitive race for the 37th Assembly District encompassing Long Island City, Sunnyside, Woodside, Maspeth, Blissville, Hunters Point, Middle Village and Ridgewood. Richards’… Read more »

Asking rent prices increase significantly in Queens year-over-year: report

Mar. 29, 2024 By admin Mar. 29, 2024 By Ethan Marshall The median asking price for rent in Queens jumped significantly from February 2023 to February 2024, according to a study conducted by the real estate firm StreetEasy. Year-over-year, the median asking rent rose 13.5%, from $2,599 to $2,950. This price increase is reflective of… Read more »

Sunnyside gears up for its 12th annual Restaurant Week with over 50 dining deals

Mar. 15, 2024 By admin Mar. 15, 2024 By Czarinna Andres Food enthusiasts have a reason to celebrate as Sunnyside Shines announces its 12th Annual Sunnyside Restaurant Week. Scheduled to run from March 20th through April 4th, the event promises to be a culinary delight, showcasing the neighborhood’s rich and diverse food scene. This year,… Read more »

Community survey launched for Northern Blvd and Roosevelt Ave area as part of ‘Heart of the District’ land use study

Mar. 8, 2024 By admin March 8, 2024 By Czarinna Andres Council Member Julie Won and a New York City consulting firm have launched a survey aimed at gathering feedback from residents, workers, students, and individuals with ties to the Northern Boulevard and Roosevelt Avenue area. This survey is part of the ongoing “Heart of… Read more »

From skeptic to strong: My journey at CrossFit Sunnyside

Mar. 8, 2024 By admin March 8, 2024 By Max Murray At 23 years old, maintaining an active lifestyle had always been my norm.  However, after starting my career, I found myself prioritizing work over workouts. Despite sporadic basketball games and uninspiring gym sessions, I couldn’t find the right fit until I stumbled upon CrossFit…. Read more »

Skillman Ave and 43rd Street co-named “St. Pat’s for All Way” in honor of parade’s 25th anniversary

Mar. 4, 2024 By admin Mar. 4, 2024 By Rachel Butler Queens Council Member Julie Won and City Council Speaker Adrienne Adams joined the Irish Consul General Helena Nolan in Sunnyside on March 3 to mark the 25th annual St. Pat’s for All Parade with a street co-naming of Skillman Ave and 43rd Street as “St. Pat’s for All Way.” The location for the co-naming was selected since the stage for the annual parade is erected at the intersection of 43rd St and Skillman Avenue. Founded in 2000, the parade provides an inclusive celebration of Irish culture, as an alternative… Read more »

St. Pat’s for All Parade celebrates 25 Years of inclusivity with high-profile attendees

Mar. 4, 2024 By admin March 4, 2024 By Staff Report Thousands of people lined a sun-kissed Skillman Avenue in Sunnyside on Sunday to celebrate the 25th-annual St. Pat’s for All Parade.  The parade, which was established in response to the LGBT community being excluded from marching under a banner at the Manhattan St. Patrick’s Day Parade, featured dozens of organizations—including marching bands, dance troupes, community groups, sports teams and children’s clubs. Several elected officials also took part in Sunday’s parade, including U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, NYS Attorney General Letitia James, Council Members Julie Won and Adrienne Adams, Borough President… Read more »

It’s confirmed, Shake Shack is coming to Sunnyside this year 

Mar. 1, 2024 By ishkurhan Mar. 1, 2024 By Iryna Shkurhan The popular burger chain that was once referred to as the “anti-chain chain” is coming to western Queens this year.  A spokesperson for Shake Shack confirmed that the new location will be located at 46-20 Queens Blvd, where Mangal Kabab used to be, on… Read more »

Newa Chhe shows Sunnyside a taste of Nepal and Newari culture

Mar. 1, 2024 By admin Mar. 1, 2024 By Jessica Militello Newa Chhe, a novel Newari restaurant that debuted in Sunnyside late last year, introduces a unique dining experience with its authentic Nepalese cuisine. Located at 43-01 Queens Blvd. in Sunnyside, the establishment is enriching the neighborhood’s culinary landscape with its diverse and flavorful menu. The owners pride themselves on bringing authentic Nepal-based dishes to the table, offering patrons a broad range of flavors and ingredients “We’re just trying to be authentic with Newari food and we’re [waiting] for a reaction in these first few months.” said Radip Shrestha, one… Read more »