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Skillman Avenue medical office closes
July 29, By Christian Murray
A Skillman Avenue medical office that focused on selling nutritional supplements closed last week. The Sunnyside Nutritional Center, located at 45-10 Skillman Ave., opened in August 2013 offering Swedish, deep tissue and Shiatsus therapeutic massages.…
Bill would fine small business owners who keep doors open while air conditioning is on
July 29, By Jackie Strawbridge
The City’s smallest stores would be required to keep their doors shut while running an air conditioner if a local Councilman's bill becomes law. Costa Constantinides (D-Astoria) introduced a bill last week that would prohibit stores smaller than 4,000 square feet from keeping their doors open while air conditioning is running.…
Nine story development nears completion, rents start at $1,935
July 27, By Christian Murray
The largest residential development to come to Sunnyside in recent years is expected to be completed by the end of August and the 38 rent units contained within it will soon be hitting the market.…
Opinion: Yellow Brick Boulevard
July 26, By John O'Reilly (columnist)
Mayor Bill de Blasio came out as pro-life this week. Pro “Boulevard of Life” that is. This creepy, progressive sounding label is attached to the $100 million rechristening of the Boulevard of Death,…
Construction on the ‘Boulevard of Death’ has started, redesign aims to save lives
July 23, By Michael Florio
Construction work has begun on the ‘Boulevard of Death’ that advocates say will help keep pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists safe. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced this morning that the Department of Transportation (DOT) started work Monday on its $101 million Vision Zero project to improve safety conditions on a 7-mile stretch of Queens Boulevard that goes from Roosevelt to Jamaica Ave.…
Police search for 21-year-old autistic man last seen in Woodside
July 22, By Michael Florio
Police are searching for a 21-year-old autistic man who went missing in Woodside on Monday. Davion Simon was last seen on Monday inside his Broadway house at 8 pm, according to police. Simon is autistic and cannot speak.…
Marlene Tavern has been sold, to reopen with a new name and concept in a month
July 22, By Christian Murray
Marlene Tavern, a Sunnyside/Woodside wine bar, has been sold to a long-time employee of the Copper Kettle. Jonathan Cordeiro bought the 41-11 49th Street café/bar from Kandi Kitich, who put it on the market in April.…
Art Project Grabs Tenant For Long-Vacant Store
By Jackie Strawbridge
A store that sat vacant for more than half a year finally got a tenant after art on its façade inspired newfound interest in the property. Located at 39-11 47th Ave., the store was covered in colorful art that answered the question,…
Part Of 45th St To Be Named For Sunnyside Gardens Landscape Architect
July 20, By Jackie Strawbridge
The 20th century landscape architect behind Sunnyside Gardens and Phipps Garden Apartments will soon get a tribute in the historic district whose character she helped create. A bill that would rename 45th Street between Skillman Avenue and 39th Avenue to “Marjorie Sewell Cautley Way,” in memory of this architect,…

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Marlene Tavern has been sold, to reopen with a new name and concept in a month
July 22, By Christian Murray
Marlene Tavern, a Sunnyside/Woodside wine bar, has been sold to a long-time employee of the Copper Kettle. Jonathan Cordeiro bought the 41-11 49th Street café/bar from Kandi Kitich, who put it on the market in April.…
Art Project Grabs Tenant For Long-Vacant Store
By Jackie Strawbridge
A store that sat vacant for more than half a year finally got a tenant after art on its façade inspired newfound interest in the property. Located at 39-11 47th Ave., the store was covered in colorful art that answered the question,…
Part Of 45th St To Be Named For Sunnyside Gardens Landscape Architect
July 20, By Jackie Strawbridge
The 20th century landscape architect behind Sunnyside Gardens and Phipps Garden Apartments will soon get a tribute in the historic district whose character she helped create. A bill that would rename 45th Street between Skillman Avenue and 39th Avenue to “Marjorie Sewell Cautley Way,” in memory of this architect,…
Van Bramer Announces $10K For 18 New Trash Cans
July 17, By Jackie Strawbridge
Almost 20 new trash cans have popped up in Woodside and surrounding neighborhoods, after $10,000 was allocated for their installation. Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer, who allocated the funding, joined the Department of Sanitation and Woodside residents on Friday to announce the installation these new cans;…
Northern Blvd dealerships come under fire, pose a danger to pedestrians
July 17, By Michael Florio
Car dealerships are displaying their vehicles on the sidewalk along Northern Blvd and street safety advocates are sick of it. Angela Stach of Transportation Alternatives and Cristina Furlong of Make Queens Safer, two pedestrian safety advocacy groups,…
Man breaks into Woodside business, steals Euros
July 16, By Christian Murray
A man broke into a Woodside establishment earlier this month and took off with an undetermined amount of foreign currency, police said. The suspected entered 53-04 Roosevelt Avenue on Thursday, July 2, at about 7:45 am and stole an undetermined amount of Euros.…
Police search for skateboarder who grabbed woman’s butt in Woodside
July 15, By Christian Murray
The police are looking for a man who grabbed a woman's buttocks while he was riding his skateboard in Woodside last Friday. The police said a 24-year-old woman was walking in front of 39-67 61st Street at about 7:30 pm,…
Summer Strolls Brings Kids Arts Fair, Jazz Back Under The Arch
  July 15, By Jackie Strawbridge
Sunnyside Shines’ free annual street festival will bring crafts and jazz under the Sunnyside arch for two weekends in August. The festival, called Sunnyside Summer Strolls, will take place on the first two Saturdays of August at 46th Street under the arch,…
Taffer goes back to Jack’s Fire Department in ‘Back to the bar’ special
July 12, By Christian Murray
Hard charging Jon Taffer and his crew from Bar Rescue will be at Jack’s Fire Department on Skillman Avenue today shooting scenes for its ‘Back to the Bar’ special. Bar Rescue, a show that helps troubled bars come back from the brink,…
Van Bramer says: ‘Budget incredibly good for the residents of the 26th Council district’
July 10, By Christian Murray
Additional cops, greater library funding and an injection of money into local schools, arts institutions and parks were among the items in the City budget that Long Island City and Sunnyside/Woodside residents will benefit from in upcoming years,…
Man who punched 81-year-old in face, stole his cash sentenced to 6 to 12 months
July 9, By Christian Murray
The man who punched an 81-year-old Sunnyside resident in the face and then worked with an accomplice to steal his cash was sentenced to six months-to-a year in prison Monday. Terrel Blanding, 27, accompanied by Thomas Fulwood,…
Colombian restaurant’s expansion nearly complete, to reopen late next week
July 7, By Christian Murray
El Buen Sabor, a Colombian bakery/restaurant located at 45-07 Queens Boulevard, is expected to complete its expansion by the end of next week. The eatery, which has been at its current location for 15 years,…
Sunnyside resident opens child care center on Queens Blvd
July 3, By Michael Florio
A new child care center opened earlier this week in Woodside. Sabrina’s Play Studio, which offers summer camp, birthday parties and play space, opened on Monday at 52-07 Queens Blvd. The opening is a significant step for Sabrina Samuels,…
Retired firefighter wins $5 million from scratch off ticket bought in Sunnyside
July 3, By Christian Murray
A retired firefighter who was a member of Battalion 49 in Astoria won $5 million after buying a scratch-off lottery ticket in Sunnyside. Carmelo Mercado, 63, who retired from the FDNY after suffering lung ailments from Sept.…

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