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Ecuadorian Restaurant Opens on Queens Boulevard

Jan. 22, 2018 By Nathaly Pesantez An Ecuadorian restaurant has opened on Queens Boulevard, straddling the Sunnyside and Long Island City border. Rincon Melania, the name of the restaurant, opened late December, and is located at 35-19 Queens Blvd. Menu items include a variety of traditional Ecuadorian dishes, like guatita (tripe stew), fritada con mote… Read more »

40-Year-Old Homeless Man Found Dead Near LIC/Sunnnyside Border, Police Say

Jan. 22, 2018  By Nathaly Pesantez A 40-year-old man was found dead over the weekend by the Sunnyside and Long Island City border. Police found Ivan Avilla unconscious and unresponsive at a homeless encampment area around 34th Street and Queens Boulevard on Jan. 20, after receiving a 911 call at around 8:30 a.m., an NYPD… Read more »

Turkish Restaurant to Open on 46th Street in Sunnyside

Jan. 19, 2018 By Christian Murray Two Sunnyside residents are opening a Turkish restaurant on 46th Street, adjacent to the Sunnyside arch. Rifat Avci, the owner, and Yuksel Akdas, the manager, aim to open the restaurant at 45-08 46th Street in about four months. They plan to offer traditional Turkish food, such as kebabs, gyros,… Read more »

NYPD: Man Robs Pizza Hut on Northern Blvd at Gunpoint

Jan. 18, 2018 By Christian Murray The Pizza Hut restaurant located on Northern Boulevard was robbed at gunpoint Monday by a man who is wanted for sticking up two other business in Queens, according to police. The suspect allegedly entered the 51-02 Northern Blvd Pizza Hut at around 9:50 p.m. on Jan 15, showed a… Read more »

New Diner to Open in February at Former Foxy’s Diner Location

Jan. 18, 2018 By Nathaly Pesantez A new diner will be opening its doors in weeks time at the former site of Foxy’s Diner, the eatery that quietly ended its 10-year-run over the summer. Boulevard Diner, the name of the new business at 43-11 Queens Blvd., is set to open the second week of February,… Read more »

Man in Critical Condition After Hit-and-Run in Sunnyside, Police Say

Jan. 17, 2018 By Nathaly Pesantez A man is in critical condition after he was struck by a car on the Sunnyside/Long Island City border last night, police say. The hit-and-run happened at around 9:00 p.m. on Jan. 16, when the 27-year-old victim was crossing 35th Street mid-block between Queens Boulevard and 43rd Avenue, police… Read more »