Category: General News

Van Bramer Recounts the Time His Family Was in a Shelter, in Aim to Humanize the Plight of the Homeless

August 25, By Christian Murray

Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer wrote an op-ed that was published in the Daily News
Sunday that detailed how he and his family were homeless when he was a young boy.

Van Bramer said his decision to write the op-ed was inspired by a series of meetings that he had recently held with city officials concerning the number of homeless families in New York City—and some of the rancor concerning the opening of some Queens shelters.…

Veteran Dentist to Leave Sunnyside–Unable to Renew Lease

August 21, By Christian Murray

Long-time Sunnyside dentist Dr. Arthur Kubikian will be closing his practice later this year—following his inability to renew his lease.

Kubikian, who has maintained an office at 43-34 43rd Street for nearly 15 years,…

City Council Looks to Put Gun Offenders on Public Registry– Like Sex Offenders

August 20, By Michael Florio

Individuals busted for gun offenses will most likely be listed on a public registry- much like sex offenders.

The city council is introducing a bill tomorrow–co-sponsored by Astoria Councilman Costa Constantinides–that aims to combat gun violence by mandating that all gun offenders are listed on an online registry,…

Book Club Forms, with Meetings at Sunnyside Bar

August 19, By Christian Murray
A group of Sunnyside residents have formed a book club and meet at the Courtyard Ale House once a month.

The club was formed in July and the members meet the first Monday of the month at the bar,…

Sunnyside Resident–Who is a Dwarf–Asks For Some Respect

August 17, Staff Report
One Sunnyside resident is fed up by the way people treat him. Jonathan Novick, a dwarf, told the Huffington Post
that every day he is gawked at, photographed by strangers, harassed and mocked.…

Sunnyside Non-Profits to Teach Children How to ‘Code’

August 12, By Michael Florio

This neighborhood’s local kids will have the opportunity to learn computer coding.

Two non-profit organizations, artspaceQ and the Variety Boys & Girls Club, are teaming up with the Sunnyside branch of the Queens Public Library to offer a free six-course class to 14 local children (ages 7-9),…