Category: General News

Shakespeare in the Park Comes to Sunnyside, LIC This Weekend

July 31, By Michael Florio

Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears.

Hip to Hip Theatre Company, a non-profit arts organization that specializes in family friendly productions, will be bringing “Free Shakespeare in the Park” to Sunnyside and Long Island City this weekend and next.…

DOT About to Start Construction on Dangerous Broadway Corridor

July 31, By Christian Murray

Woodside: The Department of Transportation is expected to start construction on its redesign of the half-mile stretch on Broadway—between Northern Boulevard and 65th Street—in the next two weeks.

The DOT will be converting the corridor into one lane in each direction with a center turning lane and extra-wide parking lanes (see below for details).…

No. 7 Train is NYC’s Best Subway Line, According to Transit Advocacy Group

July 30, By Michael Florio

The No. 7 train has been crowned New York City’s best subway line by the transit advocacy group Straphangers.

This is the seventh time in 16 years that the No. 7 has received the top ranking since Straphangers began its State of the Subways annual report of the city’s 20 subway lines.…

Sunnyside Shines Cuts the Ribbon to 46th Street/Bliss Plaza

July 29, By Christian Murray

The gritty entrance to the 46th Street subway station—long known for its pigeons, ratty newspaper stands and street vendors—has been transformed into a tidy plaza complete with tables, chairs and planters.

Sunnyside Shines cut the ribbon today to what’s now called the “Bliss Plaza” that features 16 planters,…

Man Robs Chase Bank in Sunnyside, Flees with Nearly $6,000 in Cash

July 27, By Christian Murray

A man entered Chase Bank at 47-11 Queens Blvd on Tuesday and demanded cash. – See more at:
Chase Bank in Sunnyside was robbed Friday with the perpetrator fleeing with nearly $6,000 in cash,…

Muslims Hold Prayer Service in Sunnyside/Woodside in Celebration of Eid

Muslims around Sunnyside and Woodside are celebrating Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting.

A large prayer service was held this morning at 47th Av and 39 Place– as well as other locations around the neighborhood.…

McDonald’s to Sublease Greenpoint Store, After Being Vacant for Five Years

July 27, By Christian Murray

In November 2009, Green Point Furniture, located at 46-06 Greenpoint Avenue closed, after being in operation for seven years.

Since then the property—arguably, prime retail space—has just sat empty with its front gates down and its interior left unkempt.…

50-Year-Old Shot Dead near Woodside Houses

July 26, By Christian Murray

Two men got into a heated argument in the vicinity of the Woodside Houses last night that left a 50-year-old man shot dead and a 32-year-old with minor stab wounds, according to police.

The two men got into dispute shortly after 11 pm that escalated to a point where the 50-year-old man stabbed the 32-year-old.…