May 01, 2014
Despite the rainy weather, more than 50 people attended a public workshop on Wednesday, April 30 to learn more about the proposed Lowery and Bliss plazas on Queens Boulevard under the elevated 7 train. The workshop was run by the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) and featured a presentation about the plaza program and... read more
Feb 27, 2014
At its annual meeting on February 26, 2014, the Sunnyside Shines Business Improvement District launched a new initiative to improve the Sunnyside commercial district: a grant program to help businesses replace their solid metal gates with open grille gates. The meeting featured an address from Queens Borough President Melinda Katz,... read more
Jan 30, 2014
The Sunnyside Shines Business Improvement District has launched a street tree initiative to improve the streetscape in the Sunnyside commercial district. The program kicked off by showcasing two “model blocks” in the district, featuring streetscape improvements such as tree guards and bollards, which were sponsored by two local... read more
Dec 20, 2013
Congratulations to the winners of the Sunnyside Shines Holiday Window Photo Contest: Sunnyside Florist, Los Verdes NY and Sunnyside Thrift Shop. That’s right – three businesses! We appreciate all the energy businesses put into their holiday decorations this year. They really make Sunnyside shine with a festive holiday feel.... read more
Dec 02, 2013
Beginning today, if you see a great holiday window display at a Sunnyside business, snap a photo and enter it into the Holiday Store Window Photo Contest!
The business with the most votes at the end of the contest wins a cash prize of $500.
Let's generate some fun holiday shopping buzz in Sunnyside!
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Nov 20, 2013
The Sunnyside Shines BID and the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce joined with community leaders and residents to kick off the “shop local” holiday season in Sunnyside. In a holiday lighting ceremony under the Sunnyside arch, Council Member Van Bramer led the crowd in a countdown to illuminate lights on two trees on 46th Street. He was... read more
Staff and Board of Directors
John Vogt serves as Chairman of the board, and is a property owner (Class A) board...
Christopher Winchester serves as Vice Chairman of the board and is a property owner (...
Artie Weiner serves as Treasurer of the board and is a property owner (Class A) board...
Steven D. Fleischer is a property owner (Class A) board member
Jason Banrey represents Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer. He is a Class D board member...
Shurn Anderson represents Queens Borough President Melinda Katz. She is a Class D...
Mayor Bill de Blasio is represented by Emily Bang from the NYC Department of Small...
Mabel Law represents Comptroller Scott Stringer. She is a Class D board member.
Denise Keehan-Smith the Chairperson of Queens Community Board #2. She is a Class E (...
Beny Castro coordinates marketing initiatives for the organization.
Jaime Cho is partnered with Sunnyside Shines as a host site in the 2017-18...