Sunnyside is in the western portion of Queens, sharing borders with Hunters Point and Long Island City to the west, Astoria to the north, Woodside to the east and Maspeth to the south. A large portion of Sunnyside consists of six-story pre-war apartment buildings. Sunnyside Gardens, a historic district, is a bucolic part of Sunnyside. There are two main configurations in the Sunnyside Gardens historic district: courtyard and mews. Homes in the courtyard blocks enclose an inner courtyard that is designated a common, landscaped area. The mews houses face a common front court and back on alleys; each mews house also has a private rear yard. Sunnyside is an ethnically diverse area, filled with a variety of ethnic cuisines. It provides an escape from the busier areas of the City, with many playgrounds and dog parks, and is home to many young professionals and families.
Sunnyside Gardens is among the first planned communities in the U.S. The park on the northern edge of Sunnyside Gardens is one of only two private parks in the city, reserved for residents of Sunnyside Gardens. The other is Gramercy Park.
What We Love
Taste of Sunnyside, massive trees lining the streets of Sunnyside Gardens