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Robert De Niro Comes to Sunnyside

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March 31, 2011 Staff Report

Robert De Niro was in Sunnyside Wednesday night shooting a movie outside Alpha Donuts on Queens Blvd.

The film, called Another Night, is set in the late ’80s and Alpha Donuts was viewed as an ideal location for a diner of that period.

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April 4, 2011 • 1:37 pm
Who cares about these damn films, theyre taking all the parking


dats a real ny’er!!

the rest of the a-wipes should move back to maryland!

Paul M.

Alpha Donuts is a classic! It’s been there for decades. Good diner food at low prices. Not many neighbors know that with the breakfast special, before 11 AM you get a free donut to top off your meal. You can’t beat that.


I recall somebody’s relative being busted for having too much “sugar” on the donuts!


did you know, Alpha’s won Best Cruller in the city by Serious Eats?

“Best Old-Fashioned Cruller: Alpha Donuts: We’re not talking the light, eggy French cullers here, but the classics, an Old-Fashioned Cruller done justice by Alpha Donuts. This liberally iced doughnut has a dense and moist crumb, every bit offing a trace hint of cinnamon. Alpha’s cruller is about the size of a brick—best for sharing with a friend.”

Jeremy Kareken

Don’t be dissin’ the Alpha! Their donuts aren’t as good as they used to be, but their diner food is awesome and just the ticket.


Alpha is not my idea of a “diner,” which would be a free-standing building patterned after the dining car of a train. Many of the old-timers in Queens, now all demolished, were actually converted from train dining cars.


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