Author: Czarinna Andres


Third annual Sunny Pride sees record turnout as Sunnyside celebrates Pride Month

June 19, 2024 By Angelica Vivas Over 1,000 New Yorkers dressed in colorful attire and holding rainbow flags gathered under the 7-train viaduct on Friday, June 14, to celebrate Pride Month in Sunnyside.  The Sunnyside Shines BID organized the event for the third consecutive year, with Executive Director Dirk McCall de Palomá as the driving… Read more »

Dozens gather in Sunnyside to rally against Governor Hochul’s congestion pricing halt

June 11, 2024 By Queens Post News team Dozens of transit advocates attended a rally at Lowery Plaza in Sunnyside to call on Governor Kathy Hochul to reverse her decision to pause congestion pricing indefinitely. Hochul announced the decision on Friday, citing New York City’s rising cost of living and anecdotally referencing conversations she had… Read more »

Arab New Yorker names his Woodside bodega Gaza Deli, draws hate and admiration

June 7, 2024 By Sabir Hasko As the casualties began to mount from the Israeli bombing campaign in Gaza last year, the owner of a nondescript bodega in Woodside decided to change the name of the business to Gaza Deli– in solidarity with his mother, who is from the war-torn Palestinian territory. Bilal Alghazali, who… Read more »

Sunnyside gets ready to rainbow up for the third annual SunnyPride

June 4, 2024 By Queens Post News Team The third annual SunnyPride celebration is here to paint the town rainbow on Friday, June 14. The free event, which will start at 6 p.m., is a vibrant showcase of Western Queens’ LGBTQ+ community and is expected to draw over 1,000 attendees this year. “Western Queens is… Read more »

AOC endorses fellow Democratic Socialist Claire Valdez for New York Assembly District 37

May 23, 2024 By Czarinna Andres Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has endorsed union organizer Claire Valdez in her bid for New York Assembly District 37, which encompasses Sunnyside, Ridgewood, Long Island City and Maspeth. Ocasio-Cortez, a prominent figure in the Democratic Socialist movement, praised fellow socialist Valdez for her leadership and commitment to key issues affecting… Read more »

Sunnyside Gardens Park set for annual Memorial Day fair Saturday

Sunnyside Gardens (Photo by Michel Dorgan)

May 23, 2024 By Czarinna Andres Sunnyside Gardens Park is gearing up to host its annual Memorial Day Fair on Saturday, May 25. The fair, which runs from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., will be held rain or shine with a backup date of Sunday, May 26. Open to the public, the event promises a… Read more »

Queens Borough President endorses Johanna Carmona for the 37th Assembly District race

May 6, 2024 By Czarinna Andres Queens Borough President Donovan Richards has endorsed Johanna Carmona for the New York State Assembly, significantly boosting her campaign in the competitive race for the 37th Assembly District encompassing Long Island City, Sunnyside, Woodside, Maspeth, Blissville, Hunters Point, Middle Village and Ridgewood. Richards’ endorsement is a key development in… Read more »

Sunnyside celebrates Women’s History with inaugural Lily Gavin memorial breakfast

April 30, 2024 By Czarinna Andres Dozens of Sunnyside residents and community leaders came together Monday morning to celebrate women’s history and to honor one of the neighborhood’s most influential figures—the late Lily Gavin—at the first annual Lily Gavin Memorial Sunnyside Women’s History Breakfast Celebration. The event, held at Sunnyside Community Services, paid tribute to… Read more »