A good, old-fashioned New York neighborhood, Sunnyside is home to commercial avenues with trendy shops and quiet residential streets. This neighborhood is home to Sunnyside Gardens, a now historic district, the first of many planned communities in the US. Between the bustling shopping stores on Greenpoint Avenue and the unique list of restaurants and bars on Queens Boulevard, there is plenty to do in Sunnyside. Sunnyside is served by the elevated 7 train, multiple bus lines, and is easily accessible to drivers going into Manhattan, via the Long Island Expressway, Queens Midtown Tunnel, and Brooklyn via the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway. Discover what Sunnyside has to offer and learn how this neighborhood can fit into your lifestyle. 

Neighborhood Tags

  • Schools
  • Parks
  • Tree-lined streets
  • Quiet Community
  • Green gardens
  • Easy commute
  • New Restaurants
  • Pet-friendly
  • love
    What to expectUp-and-coming restaurants scene.
  • vibe
    Living HereLaid back, and just minutes away from Manhattan.
  • market
    The MarketLocal restaurants and shops.

Neighborhood Highlights

  • Sunnyside Gardens
  • Mom & Pop Shops
  • Sunnyside Greenmarket
  • Historic District
  • The Courtyard Ale House
  • Greenpoint Avenue

Located in Northwest part of Queens

Nearest Subway

  • 7

Commute Times

 Columbus Circle 27m by train, 40m by car

 Grand Central 24m by train, 29m by car

 Union Square 28m by train, 36m by car

 Wall Street 38m by train, 37m by car

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Exploring Sunnyside

Sunnyside is one of the most historic communities in Queens with touches of modern flare with a great small-town vibe and a short commute to Manhattan.

Sunnyside is a neighborhood that holds a lot of unique history. This portion of Queens was originally a community planned in the early 20th century and known as Sunnyside Gardens. Today, Sunnyside Gardens is still in place and has been set aside as designated historic district. Sunnyside is known for famous pubs, trendy cafes and restaurants that line the commerical streets present in the neighborhood. 

Ford Building in Sunnyside

Living in Sunnyside means that you will enjoy one of the shortest commutes to and from the center of Manhattan. The elevated 7 train can take residents to and from the city in a short commute. 

Discover and Explore

Exploring Sunnyside

Sunnyside is a historic neighborhood that combines the new and the old in great restaurants, bars, and so much more.

The outdoor public spaces and the picturesque blocks create the perfect ambiance for enjoying meals from locally owned restaurants and cafes. Residents take advantage of cuisine from all over the world and an array of historic pubs that decorate the busy neighborhood storefronts. Main streets are the busy Queens Boulevard, commercial strip of Greenpoint Avenue, and quieter commercial strips on 43rd and Skillman Avenue. Once a year, residents enjoy the St. Patricks parade and take in the the presence of the Irish culture that has lived in the community for many years. 

One of the perks of living in Sunnyside is that whenever you need to travel to activities into the city, a short commute will take you there. However, there is plenty to do in Sunnyside. Sunnyside is a neighborhood where residents can take advanatge of the new up-and-coming restaurant scene that is thriving within the neighborhood. 

Buildings in Sunnyside