Tag: Sunnyside

BP secures new temporary housing agreements for Sunnyside families displaced by 5-alarm fire in December

July 2, 2024 By Bill Parry A breakthrough was reached just days after tenants of a Sunnyside apartment complex filed a lawsuit against their building’s landlord stemming from their displacement following a 5-alarm fire in December. Queens Borough President Donovan Richards and A&E Real Estate, the landlord, announced a plan Monday to provide 22 tenants… Read more »

$1 million prize-winning Cash4Life lottery ticket sold in Sunnyside

June 24, 2024 By Ethan Marshall The New York Lottery announced that a second-prize-winning ticket in the Cash4Life lottery was sold at a Sunnyside business Sunday for that evening’s drawing. Alam and Brothers Inc., located at 42-01 Queens Blvd., sold the ticket, which is worth a guaranteed minimum of $1 million. The lottery winner who… Read more »

Third annual Sunny Pride sees record turnout as Sunnyside celebrates Pride Month

June 19, 2024 By Angelica Vivas Over 1,000 New Yorkers dressed in colorful attire and holding rainbow flags gathered under the 7-train viaduct on Friday, June 14, to celebrate Pride Month in Sunnyside.  The Sunnyside Shines BID organized the event for the third consecutive year, with Executive Director Dirk McCall de Palomá as the driving… Read more »

Sunnyside stands with neighbors displaced by 5-alarm inferno last year as they face further evictions by landlord

June 11, 2024 By Bill Parry Council Member Julie Won and Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez on Saturday rallied with their constituents, who were displaced by a massive five-alarm fire at their Sunnyside apartment complex just days before Christmas, to call on A&E Real Estate Holdings to extend tenants’ temporary leases. Families and individuals from at least… Read more »

Moped-riding robbers sought for targeting victims on Queens Boulevard: NYPD

June 6, 2024 By Bill Parry Police from the 108th Precinct in Long Island City are looking for a pair of moped-riding criminals who targeted pedestrians on Queens Boulevard in broad daylight on consecutive Sundays last month. In the latest incident, at around 3:15 p.m. on May 26, the two men rode up alongside a… Read more »