At the November Community Board 2 meeting, three Sunnyside and Woodside restaurants were approved for sidewalk status.
The three establishments were Bucharest, a Romanian restaurant at 43-45 40th St.; Manolo’s, a Mexican restaurant at 46-26 Greenpoint Ave.; and Riz Bagels, at 57-20 Woodside Ave.
Bucharest was approved to set up four tables and 16 seats just around the corner from Queens Boulevard; Manolo’s was given the thumbs up to install 12 tables and 24 seats along 47th Street. Meanwhile, Riz Bagels, at 57-20 Woodside Ave., where the avenue and 58th Street meet, got the green light to continue operating its enclosed sidewalk café that happens to be attached to a McDonald’s on Roosevelt Avenue.
At the board meeting, Board Chairman Joseph Conley expressed a desire to move the 108th Police Precinct headquarters to a more centrally located place. Currently, it is located on 50th Avenue, in the heart of Long Island City. (As an aside, Assemblywoman Cathy Nolan has expressed a desire for a satellite office outside of LIC)
For further information read: http://www.qgazette.com/news/2009-11-11/Front_Page/Budgets_Sidewalk_Cafs_Elections_Head_CB2_Agenda.html
There were a bunch in the neighborhood last night at 7:30ish. But like Sunnyside South said, unless it’s response to a situation, they’re scarce in the nabe.
I agree that the area needs a more centrally-located stationhouse. It’s simply unfair to the residents of Sunnyside and Woodside to not have adequate and equal police presence. There currently is almost zero presence in Sunnyside – you maybe see a patrol car in the area every few days, at most.