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‘Bar Rescue’ draws hundreds to Sunnyside, as many look to check out the new Jack’s Ale House

August 30, By Christian Murray Hundreds of fans lined Skillman Avenue Friday night waiting to get inside the revamped Jack’s Ale House and become part of the Spike TV reality show Bar Rescue. The fans waited until 11 pm to be get inside, where they were greeted to several TV cameras and cheers from the […]

‘Bar Rescue’ to unveil the revamped Jack’s Ale House tonight, public invited

August 29, By Christian Murray The unveiling of the new Jack’s Ale House—or, perhaps, a renamed version of the bar—takes place at 9pm tonight and the public is invited to come. Workers have been feverishly redoing the interior and exterior of the 39-46 Skillman Avenue establishment since Wednesday and the bar already has undergone a […]

Big drop off in crime, although many outstanding cases remain unsolved

August 28, By Christian Murray While the crime rate has plummeted this summer across the 108 police precinct, there still remains many unsolved local cases. The number of reported crimes for the 28 day period ending Sunday, August 24, dropped 28% — from 118 reported incidents to 85 – compared to the same period a […]

‘Bar Rescue’ comes to Jack’s Ale House in Sunnyside

August 26, By Christian Murray The Spike TV show “Bar Rescue” is currently shooting at a Sunnyside establishment. Jon Taffer, the tough-talking nightlife expert who is the star of the show, is at Jack’s Ale House at 39-46 Skillman Avenue this week providing the owners with advice as to how they should maximize its potential. […]

Van Bramer recounts the time his family was in a shelter, in aim to humanize the plight of the homeless

August 25, By Christian Murray Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer wrote an op-ed that was published in the Daily News Sunday that detailed how he and his family were homeless when he was a young boy. Van Bramer said his decision to write the op-ed was inspired by a series of meetings that he had recently […]

Bicyclists come to Sunnyside to support bike-friendly businesses, call for bike lane on QBlvd.

August 24, By Christian Murray A group of about 60 bicyclists took a tour around Sunnyside Saturday, visiting six “bike-friendly” bars/restaurants in the neighborhood. The event was put on by Transportation Alternatives, a group that advocates for safer streets, which marked Sunnyside as the first “Bike Friendly Business District” in Queens. Julie Roberts Dubovsky, co-chair […]

Veteran dentist to leave Sunnyside–unable to renew lease

August 21, By Christian Murray Long-time Sunnyside dentist Dr. Arthur Kubikian will be closing his practice later this year—following his inability to renew his lease. Kubikian, who has maintained an office at 43-34 43rd Street for nearly 15 years, is a tenant in the former Dime Bank building that was sold at the end of […]

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 […]