11/16/12 2:00pm

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Image source: Warm Sleepy on Flickr

As parents with young children know, hiring a babysitter is expensive, and a lot of the time you end up not going out at all to avoid the cost and hassle. To get around these issues, some Queens residents have started sharing childcare tasks with other parents in their neighborhood.

The SunnyBaby childcare cooperative launched in October and covers all of Sunnyside and parts of Woodside. (more…)

10/22/12 12:00pm

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Image source: Todd Edebohls, grandson of Henry Edebohls

Over on Sunnyside Post, when the historical marker for the former boxing arena was announced, several older neighborhood residents piped up. Comments on the news piece started to fill with other memories of life in Sunnyside in the 1940s and 50s. It is really worth reading through the nostalgic comments and the priceless exchanges between old timers and newer residents. As one commenter responded, “Sounds like an episode of Happy Days.” (more…)

10/19/12 11:00am

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With its cheerful name, proximity to the city, and peaceful residential streets, Sunnyside has a lot going for it. The neighborhood is a mix of old and new, of Irish, Romanian, Turkish, Mexican, Colombian, Tibetan, and more. It may appear quaint at first glance – and that’s one of its charms – but if you know where to go, it’s also a destination for food, shopping, and great walks. Here’s our guide for those who want to spend a day exploring Sunnyside, from breakfast to evening drinks, and everything in between. (more…)