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Get to know Sunnyside

Not every New York City neighborhood has an arch emblazoned with its name. Then again, not every neighborhood is Sunnyside. This western Queens locale is much beloved for its small-town aura within the confines of a major metropolis. Bordered by Long Island City to the west, Woodside to the east and Maspeth and Greenpoint to its south, Sunnyside is reserved from the urban rush but maintains simplified access to it via any Manhattan-bound 7 train. Most homes on Sunnyside’s tree-lined blocks reside within three-story or six-story brick apartment buildings. In the most northern reaches of the area, the historic Sunnyside Gardens is one the country’s first planned communities, sporting garden city movement-inspired residences built around courtyards, mews, and a secluded three-acre park.

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Sunnyside Commerce & Culture

If you like options when choosing where to eat, Sunnyside has you covered. Cuisines rarely found across the city are at home in Sunnyside, representing an all-embracing, locally-owned smorgasbord of tastes. Keep your eyes peeled for events providing chances to hop between restaurants, traversing the globe all the while. Sunnyside doesn’t go all in on nightlife but still keeps a stable of beloved local bars and taprooms. Given the area’s daytime-evoking name, you’re more likely to find a charming cafe for coffee and sandwiches. Though Manhattan is a quick train ride away, Long Island City and Astoria are even closer, boasting cultural institutions like MoMA PS1 and the Museum of the Moving Image alongside dynamic eateries and bountiful craft breweries. Head east on the 7 Train toward Citi Field, the Queens Museum, and the iconic Unisphere — all within the expansive bounds of Flushing Meadows Corona Park.