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Muslims hold prayer service in Sunnyside/Woodside in celebration of Eid

Muslims around Sunnyside and Woodside are celebrating Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting. A large prayer service was held this morning at 47th Av and 39 Place– as well as other locations around the neighborhood. The observation of Ramadan month marks the anniversary of the Quran being revealed […]

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McDonald’s to sublease Greenpoint store, after being vacant for five years

July 27, By Christian Murray In November 2009, Green Point Furniture, located at 46-06 Greenpoint Avenue closed, after being in operation for seven years. Since then the property—arguably, prime retail space—has just sat empty with its front gates down and its interior left unkempt. However, in the past week, a construction crew has started working […]

50-year-old shot dead near Woodside Houses

July 26, By Christian Murray Two men got into a heated argument in the vicinity of the Woodside Houses last night that left a 50-year-old man shot dead and a 32-year-old with minor stab wounds, according to police. The two men got into dispute shortly after 11 pm that escalated to a point where the […]

Woodside man pleads guilty to child porn charges and endangering his 9-year-old relative

July 25, By Christian Murray A Woodside man who shared Internet files of children performing sex acts and, separately, inappropriately touched a young female relative, pleaded guilty to sex crimes charges today, according to the Queens District Attorney’s Office. Winston Baker, 26, of Woodside, pleaded guilty to “promoting a sexual performance by a child,” after […]

Sunnyside Shines releases data on graffiti removal program, cleans 250 + instances of graffiti

July 25, By Christian Murray Sunnyside Shines, a business improvement group that promotes this neighborhood’s commercial district, announced this week that it was responsible for cleaning more than 250 instances of graffiti for the fiscal year ending June 30. The BID, which spent $6,600 on the program, cleaned up graffiti from storefronts, security gates and […]

Brazen thieves lift Sunnyside resident’s wheels

The tire and rim thieves are back. This car was spotted on Skillman Avenue (btw. 40th and 41st Streets) this morning with its tires and rims missing. The owner of the vehicle, pictured, came out to move his vehicle–due to alternate side parking– only to find it on blocks. He had parked his car at […]

Truck crashes through grocery store on 45th Street

July 24, By Christian Murray A truck crashed through a grocery store on the corner of 45th Street and 48th Avenue yesterday leaving two people seriously hurt and one with minor injuries. Witnesses said that a truck went barreling into Path’s Grocery store after hitting a SUV that had run through a stop sign. The […]

90-year-old robbed outside Stop and Shop on 48th Street

July 22, By Michael Florio The police are seeking the public’s assistance in finding a suspect who they say robbed a 90-year-old man’s wallet, before making him drive to two ATM machines and take out money. The incident occurred on Friday in front of a Stop and Shop located at 34-51 48<sup>th</sup> Street. The victim […]

Sunnyside library to reopen Thursday, a month ahead of schedule

July 21, By Christian Murray The installation of a new roof at Sunnyside library has been completed—about a month faster than officials had originally anticipated. The library, located at 43-06 Greenpoint Ave., will reopen Thursday after being closed since June 24 to allow for the construction of the new roof. At the time, Queens library […]

Cell phone store to open on Queens Blvd at former E-Bike location

July 21, By Christian Murray A cell phone store will be opening in the space that was previously occupied by E-Bike at 41-25 Queens Boulevard. Building Department records filed July 17 indicate that the new tenant is spending $10,000 on interior work in order to open the cell phone store. The location was once a […]

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