Rally planned against Sunnyside/Woodside bike lanes


A group of businesses, civic groups, parent-teacher associations and religious institutions are planning a big rally at the Sunnyside Arch on Wednesday evening against the mayor’s decision to implement protected bike lanes on Skillman and 43rd avenues.

The protest is the latest in a long saga of community opposition to the city’s plan, which would eliminate 116 parking spots, but add safety measures along the highly-used corridors.

If you recall, Community Board 2 and local elected officials all came out against the plan, but the mayor has the ability to override those decisions.

They hope to convince the mayor to reverse his decision before the protected bike lanes are implemented over the summer.

CEC 24 meeting tonight!

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PS 12 in Woodside. Screen shot via Google Maps

Attention Sunnyside and Woodside parents!

CEC 24 is hosting its July meeting tonight at PS 12 in Woodside, located at 42-00 72nd Street.

In addition to hearing from elected parent representatives and the local superintendent, the meeting will cover the budget for the school district and more.

This is the best way to stay informed about the ongoings on the local school district.

For any questions or concerns, contact CEC 24 at 718-361-3560 ext. 1092 or email CEC24@schools.nyc.gov.

New traffic signals by PS 11 in Woodside

Good news for Woodside parents!

The city has finally installed a traffic signal outside of PS 11 on Skillman Avenue.

That means the 1,000+ students who attend PS 11 will finally have additional safety measures when crossing the street.

The school building was renovated and expanded to meet the growing needs of the school community. Now students will have an easier time crossing the street to get to Woodside Library.

New Zipcar spots at Bliss Plaza parking lot


For all the drivers out there, have you noticed that the city has reserved four spots at the Bliss Plaza parking lot underneath the 7 train for carshares?

It’s a sudden change that may surprise motorists in desperate need of parking in the area. As you know, these spots are precious because you can pay the meter for up to 4 hours at a time.

Walking by the signs, we already noticed at least one car with a ticket because of the new reserved signs.

What are your thoughts about these new spots? Will it make Sunnyside and Woodside harder to park?

Let us know in the comments below.

Immigration-related consultations at Catholic Migration Services


As part of the borough president’s “Know Your Rights Week: Immigrants,”¬†Queens Migration Services is hosting one-on-one consultations for those in removal proceedings or seeking asylum in their Sunnyside office.

From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, June 29, attorneys will be on hand to speak to those who fall under each category. Catholic Migration Services is located at 47-01 Queens Boulevard in room 203.


Come with questions and documents regarding your individual situation. Attorneys will provide free and safe services for all.

Schedule an appointment in advance at 347-472-3500.

Later that Thursday, from 4 to 9 p.m., legal and social services organizations are hosting an Immigration Resource Fair at Queens Center Mall. Stop by for assistance there as well.

World Beer Cup at Maggie Mae’s


The World Cup is finally back, and what better place to celebrate than at Maggie Mae’s?

They’re having a “Beer Olympics” competition: $10 per player with teams up to four people. Individual competitors are also welcomed.

The event will go down on Saturday, June 23rd from 3 to 6 p.m.

To sign up, email K.C.EventsNYC@gmail.com.

Firefly opens in Sunnyside


Firefly, a cafe bistro focused on Southern European and Latin American dishes, recently opened in Sunnyside.
The eatery is located at 45-12 43rd Ave. and is headed by chef Vanessa Ceballos. Ceballos got her culinary start in her home country of Venezuela and eventually worked as Jacups Coffee Bistro in Maspeth before being inspired to open the European-style bistro in Sunnyside.
The eatery features brunch items as well as sandwiches, salads, pasta, tapas and pizza options. You can see more of the menu on Firefly’s website.

Last call for Sunnyside Day at Citi Field

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Last chance to get your tickets for Sunnyside Shines Day at Citi Field!

On Wednesday, July 11, Sunnyside Shines will be the “Non Profit of the Game” for the Mets vs. Phillies game.

The BID is organizing a community outing, complete with prizes and giveaways for attendees. The group will even appear on the Citi Field Jumbotron!

There’s only a week left to purchase tickets; the deadline is 5:10 p.m. on Monday, June 11.

Tickets are $40, which includes admissions to the game, a free drink and 10% off all night at McFadden’s Citi Field.

Get your tickets here.