Jul 01, 2015
We've changed our look to represent the growth in Sunnyside as new residents and new businesses continue to be attracted to our lively neighborhood. The refreshed logo represents Sunnyside as a friendly, contemporary and diverse neighborhood in Queens with its close proximity to Manhattan. The main logo features the historic arch... read more
Jun 30, 2015
The Sunnyside Shines Business Improvement District has installed fifteen new trash receptacles throughout sidewalks on Queens Boulevard and Greenpoint Avenue. The project was fully funded by Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer.
The new trash receptacles are made of fabricated steel and painted black. The receptacles are... read more
Jun 02, 2015
Two local organizations, the Sunnyside Shines Business Improvement District and ReCreate Queens are kicking off a new performance series in Sunnyside’s Bliss Plaza this month. The performance series, “Third Thursdays in Bliss Plaza” brings free performances to this new public space in the neighborhood with a diverse lineup of... read more
May 22, 2015
Sunnyside Shines Business Improvement District presented its 2015 Taste of Sunnyside, a one of a kind culinary event that highlights the best of the neighborhood’s restaurants on May 19, 2015 (5:30pm - 8:30pm). For the second year in a row, the event was held in the unique location in a block-long tent, under the elevated 7 train at... read more
Mar 03, 2015
On Monday, March 2, 2015, more than 60 people gathered at Sunnyside Community Services for the Sunnyside Shines BID 2015 Annual Meeting. Rachel Thieme, executive director of Sunnyside Shines, presented highlights from 2014, including the creation of two new public plazas under the elevated 7 train, an improved Taste of Sunnyside... read more
Feb 05, 2015
The Sunnyside Shines Business Improvement District (BID) is requesting qualifications from designers, design firms or advertising agencies with the purpose of creating a new visual identity for our organization. We are seeking graphic designers with expertise in identity work, both offline and digital, preferably with experience in... 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...