Are you interested in helping your community access free resources?
Join Sunnyside Shines, the BID in Sunnyside, for an informational workshop with NYC Department of Small Business Services. Presenters will speak about the array of business resources and services offered by the agency and how you can help equip your constituents with them. There will also be a deep dive into SBS’ new business portal.
The workshop will be held on Wednesday, April 25th for community leaders and non-profit organizations, to instruct on how they can assist local businesses, entrepreneurs and community members to access free programs and services. The workshop will be held at the Sunnyside Business Improvement District (BID) office (4556 43rd St, Sunnyside, NY 11104).
Join the event to learn about:
· Free resources for businesses ranging from courses to legal services
· Funding options to help entrepreneurs launch or grow a business
· Free on-site compliance consultations
· Learn about the new updates to our online portal
Just when you thought we were safe from overdevelopment….. the city announced its selection of an architect (Vishaan Chakrabarti) to come up with a master development plan for Sunnyside Yards.
The site is about 175 acres and basically runs between Northern Blvd and Queens Blvd. There are plenty of people who are comparing this project to that of Hudson Yards. Here, it is estimated that if built, the area could possibly house nearly 25,000 housing units.
Vishaan Chakrabarti is a former city planner, serving as Manhattan’s director. He is an architect and founder of A Partnership for Architecture and Urbanism. He is responsible for designs of the Domino Domino Sugar factory development in Williamsburg … turning the lot into a mixed use neighborhood.
The Sunnyside and Woodside communities will discuss the proposed redesign of Skillman and 43rd avenues at a town hall on Monday, March 26.
The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. at PS 150 (40-01 43rd Avenue).
The proposed redesign includes protected bike lanes, school crossings, and other traffic calming measures.
The redesign comes nearly a year after two cyclists were struck by motorists on 43rd Avenue and 39th Street in a 10-day span. On April 1, 32-year-old Gelasio Reyes was returning home on his bike when he was fatally hit by a box truck.
Just 10 days later, cyclist David Nunez was also hit by a box truck.
Jon the Department of Transportation (DOT) and Sunnyside and Woodside neighbors on Monday for what is sure to be an interesting debate.