Category: General News

No. 7 Train to be Closed from Times Square to 74th Street This Weekend

Sept. 19, By Michael Florio

Getting around New York City is going to be a lot tougher for many residents of Sunnyside and Woodside this weekend.

No. 7 train service between Times Square-42nd Street and 74th Street/Roosevelt Ave will be suspended from 2 am Saturday through 4:30 am Monday,…

Sunnyside Resident Sentenced to 2-to-6 Years For Possessing Child Porn

Sept. 16, By Christian Murray

A Sunnyside man who was found guilty of possessing thousands of child porn files on his home computer was sentenced yesterday to between two to six years in prison, according to the district attorney’s office.…

Police Arrest Sunnysider Who Robbed Amazon Pharmacy Thursday

Sept. 15, By Christian Murray

The police have arrested a man who entered Amazon Pharmacy on Thursday with a knife and demanded prescription drugs.

Patrick McNamara, a 37-year-old Sunnyside resident, allegedly entered the 43-10 Queens Boulevard establishment at about 5:30 pm Thursday,…

Sunnyside’s Business Groups Have Neighborhood All ‘Mapped’ Out

Sept. 12, By Christian Murray

Sunnyside shoppers will no longer have to ask for directions—as there will be several maps out there telling them how to find local businesses.

The Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce announced Wednesday that it is producing a comprehensive map that will pinpoint the location of every business in the neighborhood.…

MTA Worker Arrested For Exposing Himself at 61st Street Station

Sept. 11, By Christian Murray

An MTA employee who was working in a Woodside subway booth was arrested yesterday for exposing himself to customers, police said.

Harold Sisselman, 51, was inside the 61st Street 7 train subway booth at around 12:30 am Wednesday when two customers saw him exposing himself and performing lewd acts.…

Woodside On the Move About to Host a Slew of Events–Starting with 9/11 Vigil

Sept. 9, By Michael Florio

There are plenty of events coming Woodside’s way in the next few months.

Woodside on the Move, a grass roots organization that promotes Woodside as a place to live, work and do business, has set up several community events in coming weeks–including a 9/11 vigil,…

Woodside Couple, With the Help of Elected Officials, Call on School Officials to Find a Site For Another Middle School

Sept. 8, By Christian Murray

A Woodside couple with two small children has started a campaign to bring another middle school to the Sunnyside/Woodside area.

Sean and Deb McGowan, who both live in the Berkeley Towers, have enlisted the help of the School Construction Authority as well as local politicians in their quest to find a location where one can be built.…

Vivire, a Greenpoint Ave. Bar, Opened Last Week Adding Life to What Was Once a Desolate Stretch

Sept. 8, By Christian Murray

Vivire, a cozy bar located at 41-21 Greenpoint Avenue, opened Thursday on a stretch of Greenpoint Avenue that has long been known for its empty storefronts.

Javier Garcia, the manager of Vivire, said that the owners were originally going to open a soccer bar but instead changed their minds and decided to open an establishment targeting young professionals.…