The storefront at 40-18 Greenpoint Avenue in Sunnyside is empty now, Papa John’s long having said goodbye. Was it a lack of foot traffic that made them pull up anchor–or was the architecture just too much for even a pizza chain to endure? According to DOB records, the two-story residential addition was added in 2005. At least they decided to class up the place with those fixed awnings. GMAP
The School Construction Authority broke ground in February on a new K-5 public school at 45-46 42nd Street in Sunnyside. The new school, to be called PS 313, will cost more than $57 million and house about 430 students in 20 classrooms. According to a sign posted on the construction fence, the project is supposed to be finished by Thanksgiving 2014, though recent reports put the opening date at September 2014. Click through below to see a rendering of the project from Macrae-Gibson Architects. GMAP (more…)
It’s time for our weekly Queens food blog roundup, where we show you what the local food press has in store. For this meal, we’ve selected an Turkish cuisine, half-shell treats, homestyle meatballs, and cookies. Please have a seat and your server will be right with you.
The City Parks Foundation on Monday began planting the first of 70 trees meant to replace those downed by Sandy. Trees are also being planted in Woodside. The Sunnyside Post reports;
“What better way to celebrate Earth Day than planting a tree,” said councilman Jimmy Van Bramer, whose office has kept track of where the downed trees were located.
The Sunnyside/Woodside street that was most devastated by the hurricane was 48th Street between Skillman and 39th Ave. “It lost more trees than any other block,” Van Bramer said. However, “there were pockets of downed trees in all areas of Sunnyside and Woodside.”
Hopefully these new trees will be maintained and pruned, as some have been demanding, so their limbs don’t come crashing down during the next big storm.
They aren’t a little country, nor are they a little bit rock ‘n’ roll. But they are Spanish, Indian, Persian, Middle Eastern and Jewish. On April 21, Gypsy Soul (Espiritu Gitano) brings its rich, diverse music and dance to the Thalia Spanish Theatre. The bandleader, guitarist Arturo Martinez, has been a fixture on New York City’s flamenco/gypsy music scene since the 1980s. He will be accompanied by other outstanding artists, including dancers Maya De Silva and Elena Lentini and musicians Tom Chess and Sean Kupisz.
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Our friends from Sunnyside Shines passed on this news of two new CityBenches that were installed in Sunnyside
We are happy to announce two new CityBenches in Sunnyside: one in front of Bliss 46 Bistro (46th Street and Queens Blvd – GMAP) and the other one in front of Mario’s Restaurant and Peter’s Impressions (47th Avenue and Greenpoint Avenue – GMAP).
Sites were chosen by Sunnyside Shines and Queens Community Board 2. The benches are provided by the New York City Department of Transportation and maintained by Sunnyside Shines.