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Icon 52 rents out in six weeks

April 15 A Woodside rental building, touted as affordable luxury, is full after being on the market just six weeks, according to the Daily News. The 9-story building, called Icon52, is comprised of 66 units, with prices significantly higher that the rent most other Woodsiders pay. Studios at the 52-05 Queens Blvd building start at […]

New owner takes over old bar, with plans to freshen it up

April 14, By Christian Murray The Leitrim House, one of this neighborhood’s oldest bars located at 45-06 48th Ave., was sold last month and the new owner has plans to renovate it. Jason Spratt, who is taking over the establishment, will be renaming it “The Jar” and aims to bring in a new crowd as […]

Op Ed Sunday: Small town in the big city

By Rigoberto Cardoso and Patricia Dorfman The inner workings of the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce might seem irrelevant to some, but the organization’s health is more important to our future than one might think. The Chamber’s long-time slogan, “A small town in the big city” aptly suggests that we all are dependent upon each other […]

PS 11 kindergarten children to be bused to Astoria

April 11, By Christian Murray The Department of Education has approved a plan that will see as many as 250 PS 11 students sent by bus to a school in Astoria this fall. The incoming kindergarten class at PS 11 will be sent to PS 171 in Astoria each day, while a new building is […]

Sunnyside Center Cinemas’ iconic sign comes down

April 11, By Christian Murray The Sunnyside Center Cinemas sign, which has dotted the Queens Blvd landscape for as many as 60 years, was taken down last night after a building inspector ordered that it be removed. The sign, according to a variety of unconfirmed reports, was hit by a truck yesterday. One man claimed last night that he witnessed a truck back into it. […]

Iconic Sunnyside Center Cinema sign likely to be demolished

April 10, By Christian Murray The iconic Sunnyside Center Cinemas sign was damaged this morning and is likely to be demolished. The building manager Michael Christopher said that a truck hit the sign while it was traveling along Queens Blvd. Another man said later today that a truck backed into the sign. However, there was […]

Plazas planned for 40th and 46th Streets, under the 7 train

April 10, By Christian Murray The areas located under the 40th Street and 46th Street subway stations—once known for pigeons, dirty newspaper stands and food vendors– are in for a makeover. Sunnyside Shines, through a program with the Department of Transportation, will be converting these areas into plazas—through the NYC Plaza Program. The program provides […]

Queens man busted for possessing child porn, following discovery by Best Buy technician

April 9, By Christian Murray A 61-year-old East Elmhurst man was charged today for possessing child pornography. The defendant, Michael Murray, was arrested after police discovered that he had several graphic images of children on his laptop. Murray was caught after he took his computer to Best Buy at 50-01 Northern Boulevard to be repaired. […]

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