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City council looks to put gun offenders on public registry– like sex offenders

August 20, By Michael Florio Individuals busted for gun offenses will most likely be listed on a public registry- much like sex offenders. The city council is introducing a bill tomorrow–co-sponsored by Astoria Councilman Costa Constantinides–that aims to combat gun violence by mandating that all gun offenders are listed on an online registry, which the […]

Van Bramer takes the ice bucket challenge

Book club forms, with meetings at Sunnyside bar

August 19, By Christian Murray A group of Sunnyside residents have formed a book club and meet at the Courtyard Ale House once a month. The club was formed in July and the members meet the first Monday of the month at the bar, located at 40-18 Queens Blvd. At the first meeting 16 people […]

Bar 43′s expansion begins, as it starts construction on space next door

August 17, By Christian Murray When Bar 43 & Grill opened in May 2008 many thought it would fail. It moved into a location where many bars had come and gone—off the beaten track of Queens Boulevard and Skillman Avenue. But six years later, the bar—located at 43-06 43rd Street—is expanding. It is taking over […]

Sunnyside resident–who is a dwarf–asks for some respect

August 17, Staff Report One Sunnyside resident is fed up by the way people treat him. Jonathan Novick, a dwarf, told the Huffington Post that every day he is gawked at, photographed by strangers, harassed and mocked. Novick, who is 22 and has a type of dwarfism called achondroplasia, says he became so “fed up” […]

Sunnyside declared a “Bike Friendly Business District” by transportation advocacy group

August 15, By Christian Murray Is Sunnyside a bike-friendly neighborhood? One transportation advocacy group thinks so and is planning to celebrate the fact on August 23 with a bike tour around the neighborhood—which encompasses a visit to a number of bike-friendly businesses. Transportation Alternatives, a group that is advocating for safer streets, has declared Sunnyside […]

Lounge bar opens on Queens Blvd, with promise of good music and upscale food

August 13, By Christian Murray A new lounge bar opened on Queens Boulevard last month that aims to cater to music lovers, sports fans and residents who enjoy eating Mediterranean cuisine. Over Time Lounge, located at 39-31 Queens Blvd, has been up and running for about three weeks. To date, it has been open just […]

Sunnyside non-profits to teach children how to ‘code’

August 12, By Michael Florio This neighborhood’s local kids will have the opportunity to learn computer coding. Two non-profit organizations, artspaceQ and the Variety Boys & Girls Club, are teaming up with the Sunnyside branch of the Queens Public Library to offer a free six-course class to 14 local children (ages 7-9), called “KidCode.” KidCode, […]

Village Voice names top 10 restaurants in Sunnyside/Woodside

August 12, Staff Report The Village Voice published an article today naming the top 10 restaurants in Sunnyside/Woodside. The list featured restaurants such as Salt & Fat to I Love Paraguay. For the full list and article, please click here.

Two new businesses open on Queens Blvd, following departure of long-time establishments

August 11, By Christian Murray Bonjour European Hair Design, located at 44-19 Queens Blvd, opened Saturday taking over the space that had been previously occupied by Magic Touch Hair Salon for decades. Sergio Cassandres, the owner of Bonjour, has been part of the Sunnyside hairdressing landscape for several years. He had owned a hair salon […]

Community Board 2 makes push for affordable housing, in effort to combat soaring rental prices

August 8, By Christian Murray The cost to rent an apartment in Western Queens has become so pricey that Community Board 2 is calling for the city to offer incentives to developers to build more affordable housing. Community Board 2 Chairman Joe Conley has proposed four sections—scattered among Sunnyside, Woodside and Long Island City—that the […]