May 27, 2013 By Bill Parry
Sunnyside’s commercial district got a bit more colorful last week with the addition of 47 new hanging baskets of flowers installed on street lamps around Queens Blvd. and Greenpoint Ave. The planters hold ivy geraniums in shades of purple, pink and salmon.
Sunnyside Shines executive director Rachel Thieme joined Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer and several local business owners at Avalon Florist (47-06 Queens Blvd.) on Thursday afternoon to inspect the new baskets and meet the contractors that installed them.
“We’re extremely grateful to Councilmember Van Bramer for his contribution to beautify the neighborhood,” Thieme said. “They add so much color and vibrancy to the business district.”