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Free Vintage Trolley to Make Its Way Through Sunnyside Tomorrow

New York Trolley

Nov. 24, 2017 By Christian Murray

A retro trolley is set to go through Sunnyside’s retail shopping district tomorrow to mark Small Business Saturday.

The vintage red and green trolley will start running at noon and go through until 8 pm.

The free trolley tour, organized by Sunnyside Shines, the local Business Improvement District organization, aims to encourage residents to do their holiday shopping locally.

The trolley can seat 34 people at a time, and will be making multiple stops, according to Jaime-Faye Bean, executive director of the BID.

The trolley departs from Sunnyside Taco (42-22 Greenpoint Ave.) at noon and it will be making a continuous circuit throughout the shopping district to pick up and drop off passengers. The circuit takes about 20 minutes (see map below).

The route has been designed so that the trolley can pass through a variety of shops and businesses in the neighborhood, including over 40 businesses ranging from restaurants to clothing stores that have placed discounts in the “Shop Local Holiday Passport” booklet, which will be available onboard the trolley.

Bean said the trolley is meant to showcase Sunnyside as a special, close-knit neighborhood. “Shopping is fun and great, but we are also doing things to inject a celebratory and community mood into the program,” Bean said.

The trolley, compliant with Department of Transportation standards, is being provided by the Brooklyn-based New York Trolley Company.

For more details and all the events taking place,  click here.

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Sunnysideposthatesme

Sunnyside has a shopping district? Is that what you hipsters call a string of neighborhood stores together?

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Shadyside Resident

Welcome to sunyside circus here we have homeless shelters courtesy of diblasiooo and to your right we have people from moving out because of gentrification SMH

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Sunnyside Shines

There will be another run this Saturday, December 2nd from 12-8 pm! We hope you can join us then.

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Peter

It was actually a lot more fun than I expected. Along with the show and free coffee at 46 st. Pretty cool to be living in Sunnyside

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learn facts

The second amendment still exists and the NRA and Ted Nugent spend millions of dollars every year scaring old people into protecting it.

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rikki

is there any old old sunnyside maps of where trolleys used to run?
There are still tracks in long island city and did they ever cross vandam st?

Before they paved it over the tracks were very visible on the side of National Braid Mfg co. but seems to stop there.

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Pinkies Up MF

Can’t wait to get a ride on this vintage styled trolley. Hope it stops at Ernesto’s record shop so I can pick up some Oran Juice Jones vinyl to play on my classic Victrola

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