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Sunnyside resident sentenced to 2-to-6 years for possessing child porn

Sept. 16, By Christian Murray A Sunnyside man who was found guilty of possessing thousands of child porn files on his home computer was sentenced yesterday to between two to six years in prison, according to the district attorney’s office. Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said that Ernest Hernandez, 29, had plead guilty to the […]

Police arrest Sunnysider who robbed Amazon Pharmacy Thursday

Sept. 15, By Christian Murray The police have arrested a man who entered Amazon Pharmacy on Thursday with a knife and demanded prescription drugs. Patrick McNamara, a 37-year-old Sunnyside resident, allegedly entered the 43-10 Queens Boulevard establishment at about 5:30 pm Thursday, displayed a knife and demanded drugs. The pharmacist complied with his wishes before […]

Sunnyside’s business groups have neighborhood all ‘mapped’ out

Sept. 12, By Christian Murray Sunnyside shoppers will no longer have to ask for directions—as there will be several maps out there telling them how to find local businesses. The Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce announced Wednesday that it is producing a comprehensive map that will pinpoint the location of every business in the neighborhood. The […]

MTA worker arrested for exposing himself at 61st Street station

Sept. 11, By Christian Murray An MTA employee who was working in a Woodside subway booth was arrested yesterday for exposing himself to customers, police said. Harold Sisselman, 51, was inside the 61st Street 7 train subway booth at around 12:30 am Wednesday when two customers saw him exposing himself and performing lewd acts. One […]

Woodside on the Move about to host a slew of events–starting with 9/11 vigil

Sept. 9, By Michael Florio There are plenty of events coming Woodside’s way in the next few months. Woodside on the Move, a grass roots organization that promotes Woodside as a place to live, work and do business, has set up several community events in coming weeks–including a 9/11 vigil, its annual Fall Street Fair, […]

Woodside couple, with the help of elected officials, call on school officials to find a site for another middle school

Sept. 8, By Christian Murray A Woodside couple with two small children has started a campaign to bring another middle school to the Sunnyside/Woodside area. Sean and Deb McGowan, who both live in the Berkeley Towers, have enlisted the help of the School Construction Authority as well as local politicians in their quest to find […]

Vivire, a Greenpoint Ave. bar, opened last week adding life to what was once a desolate stretch

Sept. 8, By Christian Murray Vivire, a cozy bar located at 41-21 Greenpoint Avenue, opened Thursday on a stretch of Greenpoint Avenue that has long been known for its empty storefronts. Javier Garcia, the manager of Vivire, said that the owners were originally going to open a soccer bar but instead changed their minds and […]

Family Pharmacy robbed at gunpoint, second Sunnyside drug store to be held up in past week

Sept. 6, By Christian Murray A man entered Family Pharmacy on Friday with a gun and demanded prescription pain killers, according to police. The pharmacist, at the 45-60 43rd Street establishment, complied with the suspect’s demand and handed over three bottles of drugs, including a bottle of Oxycodone, according to police. No one was hurt […]

Applications for Hunters Point South to go out next month, as Community Board 2 gets ready to help applicants

Sept. 5, By Christian Murray The application period for the affordable rental units at Hunters Point South is expected to begin next month and Community Board 2 leaders are in the process of setting up a number of local meetings to guide residents through the application process. The applicants will be aiming to snag one […]

Greenpoint Pharmacy robbed at gunpoint, as suspect sought drugs

Sept. 5, By Michael Florio A masked man entered the Greenpoint Pharmacy on Tuesday with a gun and demanded prescription pain killers, according to police. The man, wearing a black ski mask, walked into the 40-26 Greenpoint Avenue pharmacy at about 1:30 pm, pointed a firearm at a worker and demanded Vicodin and Percocet– which […]