$1 Million: Yours To Spend

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE Staff Writer Western Queens residents have $1 million to spend. Participatory budgeting, a process by which community members decide how capital funds are spent, will begin this fall in the neighborhood. Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside) will hold two information sessions next week to introduce residents to the process. The information sessions […]

Albany Recognizes Sunnyside Community Leader

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE Staff Writer A Sunnyside community leader repped her neighborhood and received major accolades in Albany last week. Judy Zangwill, the executive director of Sunnyside Community Services, was honored by State Sen. Michael Gianaris (D-Astoria) at the 17th annual New York State Senate Women of Distinction ceremony. The Women of Distinction program, which […]

City Plaza Program Accepts Sunnyside Sites

Sunnyside will receive two new public plazas as part of the City Dept. of Transportation’s Plaza Program. A statement released from the office of Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside) and the Sunnyside Shines Business Improvement District last week announced that applications for the sites were approved in early April. The BID was chosen as the […]

Focus On Queens, Nov. 14

Sikh Parade Assemblyman Mike Miller recently marched with members of the Baba Makhan Shah Lubana Gurdwara, located at 113-10 101st Ave., Richmond Hill. The parade was organized by the Gurdwara in honor of the founder of the Sikh religion, Guru Nanak Dev Ji. The New York Army National Guard has announced the promotion of members […]

FRIDAY 10/11 NEA JAZZ MASTERS National Endowment for the Arts jazz masters Jimmy Heath (saxophone), Barry Harris (piano) and Jimmy Owens (trumpet) will perform at Flushing Town Hall, starting at 8 p.m. The three musicians will be joined by bassist Christian McBride, guitarist Russell Malone and drummer Tootie Heath for an evening of music. There […]