March 21, 2015 Staff Report
Sunnyside has been getting plenty of media attention by the big-city press in the past week.
On Wednesday, The New York Times released an article that looked into the neighborhood and referred to Sunnyside as the ‘Mayberry Near Midtown.’
Sunnyside, in western Queens, is a stark contrast to the gleaming glass residential towers rising in nearby Long Island City. Here is an old-fashioned New York neighborhood of squat prewar apartment buildings, rowhouses and shopping streets that still have mom-and-pop businesses.
“We call it Mayberry,” after the small town portrayed in the 1960s sitcom “The Andy Griffith Show,” said Amy FitzGerald, the owner of Welcome Home Real Estate on Skillman Avenue in Sunnyside.
“People are very friendly,” said Ms. FitzGerald, who moved to the neighborhood with her husband 16 years ago from Manhattan’s Upper West Side.
(click here for the full NYTimes Story)
Now, CBS 2 is running a series on the neighborhood that “uncovers the hidden secrets of the city.” (Please Note: the ads before the clips are long)