Sunnyside is one of the neighborhoods located in the western region of Queens, New York City borough. It shares boundaries with Hunters Point and Long Island City to the west, Astoria to the north, Woodside to the east, and Maspeth in the South. It also includes Sunnyside Gardens Historic District, one of the first planned communities in the United States.

“The name “Sunnyside” originates with the Bragaw family of French Huguenots who purchased their land back in 1713. They called the estate “Sunnyside Hill.” Sunnyside was a hamlet in the countryside mostly comprised of marshlands and small farms. It was integrated into Long Island City in 1870 and was transformed into a bedroom neighborhood. After that, the Queensboro Bridge was completed in 1909. The bulk of the area is six-story apartment buildings built during those years in the 20th and 30th.


Based on the Census of 2010 United States Census, the population of Sunnyside was 63,271, which is an increase of 1,324 (2.1 percent) from the 61,947 recorded in 2000. It covers an area of 2,340.44 acres (947.14 ha). Sunnyside had an average density of 27 people per acre (17,000/sq miles or 6,700 inhabitants per square kilometer).

The demographics of the area was 35.4 percent (22,424) whites who were not non-Hispanic, 2.5% (1,588) African American, 0.2% (109) Native American, 24.3 percentage (15,390) Asian, 0%(29) Pacific Islander, 0.6 percent (395) different races 2.1 percent (1,342) 2 or more races and 34.8 percent (21,994) Hispanic or Latino of any race. The whole of Community Board 2, which includes Sunnyside and Woodside, was home to 135,972 people according to NYC Health’s 2018 Community Health Profile, with an average life duration that was 85.4 years. This is a difference of 2 20. This is more than the average life duration, which is 81.2 across most New York City neighborhoods: 53 (PDF p. 884). Most residents are middle-aged and young people; 17% are aged 0-17, 39% fall between the ages of 25 and 44, and 24% live between the ages of 45 to 64. The older and college-aged residents’ ratios were lower at 8 and 12 percent and 12%, respectively. Queens Electrician

Parks and Recreation

Thomas P. Noonan Playground is between Greenpoint Avenue, 42nd Avenue, 43rd Street, and 47th Street. The park was established in 1936 and was dedicated to Thomas P. Noonan Jr., A resident killed in an ambush in the Vietnam War, and is in honor of his death. Torsney Playground can be found between Skillman Avenue and 43rd Street. It was constructed in the 1950s and named in honor of George F. Torsney, the local politician who was a local politician and World War I veteran. Sabba Park is located in Queens, NYC Boulevard’s median that runs between 49th and 48th Streets. It is named in honor of Joe Sabba, a World War II veteran who founded the park in 1913.

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