by: Jennifer Luizzi
In Sunnyside, the Greenpoint Avenue strip gives customers places to eat and shop, and these are only a few to check out.
Sunnyside Thrift Shop: 46-25 Greenpoint Avenue ☼ Sunnyside, NY 11104
This thrift store is ample in clothes, books, movies and knick knacks all at very affordable prices. The two thrift shops reside across the street from each other, one established for about 20 years and the other for about 7-8 years. Their attractive window display and items inside the store gives shoppers a lot of quality choices for a low price. Shoppers always have digging to do as the shop has been called a goldmine. Everything is organized and it allows people to shop quickly and conveniently.
Metro Sports: 4513 Greenpoint Avenue ☼ Sunnyside, NY 11104
This sports sneaker store sells big-time name brands such as Nike, Air Jordan, Timberland, Converse, and Adidas, whose products are especially big in their store for this time of the season. Their helpful crew and organized, colorful, and wide selection of sneakers makes you want to be active in every pair, even for those who aren’t very athletic.
Paris Baguette: 45-22 46th Street ☼ Sunnyside, NY 11104
Whether to indulge in a sweet treat or take something on the go, Paris Baguette is a friendly, calm environment where no one has to rush. They freshly bake green tea flavored treats to expose us to an Asian cultural staple. They also have a wide variety of sweet treats including fluffy pastries, fruit cakes, cheesecakes, croissants, along with coffee and sweet iced drinks. Paris Baguette stores are established nationally and internationally in New York, Los Angeles, San Fransisco, Seoul, Paris, Shanghai, Beijing and Singapore.
Bing’s Gifts: 4515 Greenpoint Avenue ☼ Sunnyside, NY 11104
Bing’s Gifts has been owned and operated for 30+ years since its previous owner and was renovated in 2012. Its friendly people and environment displays their “mom and pop” family-owned business persona. Their variety in gifts for weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, and last minute gifts for the people of Sunnyside. Customers come here for a quick gift; when other things are/can be hard to find anywhere else, they have something for you. Recently, Bing’s Gifts launched PROUDNYC products. Available in 70 neighborhoods across the 5 boroughs, you can personalize shirts, caps, bags, pillows, mugs, etc. showing pride in your neighborhood.
Colombian Cumbia & Sabor (Cumbia y Sabor): 45-06 Greenpoint Avenue ☼ Sunnyside, NY 11104
Translating to “music and flavor” in English, this Colombian eatery and lounge gives customers a taste of Colombia and Colombians a taste of home. They have a variety of traditional dishes, arepas, appetizers, rotisserie chicken and sides. The loud music and hanging lights gives Cumbia & Sabor a lively feel at any time of the day. The people are friendly and want you to have a good time. At night, the lounge is popular and there is occasionally a DJ, which is fun for a night out and some good food for the Sunnyside people.
Papa’s Furniture & Mattress: 45-28 47th Street ☼ Woodside, NY 11377
Papa’s Furniture is family owned and operated for 3 years in Sunnyside. They are not part of a chain, and their only location provides customers with a various selection of furniture from couches, to mattresses and living room sets. They are friendly and helpful, which helps guarantee you to find what you’re looking for, also at reasonable prices.
Riko Peruvian Cuisine: 4523 Greenpoint Avenue ☼ Sunnyside, NY 11104
Riko Peruvian Cuisine has allowed for Sunnyside to try something different and new. Riko is an outdoorsy, welcoming place to enjoy. It is a friendly environment which serves food such as ceviche, combos, chicken, appetizers, family style limeño, and seafood. Anyone who eats here is encircled by a true feel of Peruvian cuisine as well as Peruvian culture.