March 24, 2012 By Christian Murray
Sunnyside will be all part of one Congressional district this November now that the New York redistricting process has come to end.
Presently, the neighborhood is carved up into three sections, with Carolyn Maloney, Nydia Velazquez and Joseph Crowley each representing a segment of it.
Following the redistricting, the entire neighborhood will be part of the newly-designated 14th District. Joe Crowley, the Queens County Democratic chair, has been endorsed by that party to represent the seat.
The way Sunnyside is divided up now is a mystery. Maloney’s district currently covers 41st Street and goes west toward Manhattan on the northern side of Queens Blvd. On the southern side of Queens Blvd, the district begins at 36th Street and goes west toward Manhattan.
Crowley’s district currently covers the northern side of Queens Blvd. from 41st going east toward Woodside. However, there are exceptions. For instance, the district covers 41st to 43rd Streets on the southern side of Queens Blvd.
Meanwhile, Velazquez’ district covers the south side of Queens Blvd, with the with the exception of 39th Place through to 43rd Street (for those blocks between Queens Blvd. through Greenpoint Ave).