Sunnyside

Queens

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"Sunnyside, lovingly referred to as “the good ‘hood” by some of its residents, is the quintessential middle class residential neighborhood. Located in the western part of Queens, Sunnyside borders on Long Island City to the west, melds with Woodside to the east, and is bounded by Astoria to the north and Maspeth to the south. The heart and soul of Sunnyside is Skillman Avenue, which is a couple of blocks north of the noise and bustle of Queens Boulevard. The Great American Melting Pot is alive and well here, as evidenced by a selection of Asian, Turkish, South American and New American restaurants alongside some distinctly Irish pubs. There are quite a few markets and bakeries, and a number of Catholic, Islamic and Jewish bookstores, schools and cultural centers, some housed under the same roof. Heading east on Skillman from 40th to 52nd streets, you’ll savor Sunnyside’s essence. Parks, schools and playgrounds share space with affordable and well-maintained six-story prewar rentals and co-ops, and the pedestrian bustle of moms-n-strollers and old guys attest to the neighborhood’s safety and soulfulness. A stroll through the tranquil, positively magical side streets of Sunnyside Gardens, a beautifully preserved public housing development is a must experience. Here you’ll find block after block shaded by majestic Sycamore cathedrals, lush and verdant with flowers and shrubbery on the tiny but immaculate plots and common spaces. There’s an understated and timeless elegance to the architecture, replete with bay windows and covered porch entrances to the lovely brick homes, and quite a number of charming pathways between the streets. Sunnyside is a bastion of quiet and civility only 15 minutes from midtown Manhattan by train, but the vibe and look of the place is that of another world entirely." By: Ken Hamberg

Neighborhood Highlights

Trains:

7

Buses:

Q32
Q39
Q60
Q104
B24

Rental Prices:

$764 ― $1,322

Sales Prices:

$183,000 ― $317,000

Landmarks:

Sunnyside Gardens

School Districts:

24

Police Precincts:

108

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