Author: czarinnaandres

Taste of Sunnyside restaurant crawl marks another successful culinary journey

Oct. 18, 2023 By Czarinna Andres The vibrant and culturally diverse neighborhood of Sunnyside, was ablaze with flavor and festivity on Oct. 15, as the 13th annual “Taste of Sunnyside Restaurant Crawl” took center stage. The restaurant crawl format was introduced in 2021 and has been a big hit ever since. Sunnyside Shines, the neighborhood… Read more »

30th Annual Queens Pride Parade Draws Big Crowd to Jackson Heights

June 6, 2022 By Czarinna Andres Thousands of people gathered on the streets of Jackson Heights Sunday to celebrate Pride Month with the return of the borough’s largest pride event. More than 100 groups marched down 37th Avenue for the 30th Annual Queens Pride Parade after a two-year absence due to the COVID-19 pandemic. NYC… Read more »

New York Blood Center is Holding a Series of Blood Drives as Supply is Low

June 3, 2022 By Czarinna Andres The New York Blood Center (NYBC) is holding a series of blood drives throughout Queens this month to help bolster the region’s blood supply that is currently at an alarmingly low level. The center is calling for more blood donors, due to a drop in donations since the Memorial… Read more »

Fourth Annual Sunnyside Spa and Salon Fest to Run for Two Weeks Beginning June 17

June 2, 2022 By Czarinna Andres The fourth annual Sunnyside Spa and Salon Fest hosted by the Sunnyside Shines Business Improvement District will run for two weeks beginning June 17. The popular event, which will go from Friday, June 17, through Thursday, June 30, will offer a variety of $30 deals at participating personal care… Read more »

Queensboro Dance Festival Tour Kicks Off June 4

June 2, 2022 By Alexandra Adelina Nita The annual Queensboro Dance Festival tour will begin this Saturday—featuring Queens-based dance companies of diverse cultures and styles. The festival will consist of more than 30 free outdoor performances and classes across the borough, as well as pop-up events that will be announced throughout the summer on the… Read more »

Man Robbed at Knifepoint at 52nd Street Station in Woodside: NYPD

June 2, 2022 By Czarinna Andres The police are looking for two men who robbed a straphanger at knifepoint at the 52nd Street subway station in Woodside Tuesday. The victim, a 24-year-old male, was waiting for a train on the Flushing-bound platform when two unknown men approached him at around 2:50 p.m. The suspects displayed… Read more »

Op-Ed: Astoria Not For Sale

May 25, 2022 Op-Ed We are tenants, immigrants, activists, homeowners, formerly houseless, artists, parents, small business owners, community organizers, and more. And we say: Astoria is Not for Sale. For too long, real estate has dominated the land use conversations and development of our communities, especially in working class neighborhoods being gentrified. Now, Astoria is… Read more »

Op-Ed: Safety, Policing and The Truth About Bail Reform

May 11, 2022 Op-Ed By Brent O’Leary, Candidate for Assembly District 37 My grandfather emigrated to America and was fortunate enough to become a New York City Police Officer. One night he was called to a bar because a customer was too drunk and unruly. Instead of arresting him, my grandfather walked the guy to… Read more »

Op-Ed: New York’s Bail Reform Laws Need to be Changed

May 10, 2022 Op-Ed By Jim Magee, Candidate for Assembly District 37 My name is Jim Magee. I am a Democratic candidate for State Assembly in the 37th District in Queens. I am a former prosecutor, current criminal defense attorney, husband and father. In 2019, so-called “progressives” in the New York State legislature made it nearly impossible to… Read more »

Sunnyside Artists Holds Annual Art Exhibit at Copper Kettle on Skillman Avenue

May 2, 2022 By Czarinna Andres A Sunnyside arts group announced the winners of its annual competition last week. Sunnysideartists, a nonprofit organization formed in 2007, announced three winners of its “Self Portrait” competition, with the first-place finisher receiving $500, second $300 and third $200. The winners were determined by participating artists via a blind… Read more »