• A National Historic Landmark? That’s Us (or Should Be!)

    Professional staff of the National Park Service have informed our Preservation Alliance that they're interested in naming Sunnyside Gardens a National Landmark. This would raise our National Register Historic District to the highest national designation. You can help achieve this honor by e-mailing Neighborhood@SunnysideGardens.us.  Read More...

  • To Save Historic Parkland for a Public Garden Park: Clarence Stein Park

    We’re on track for a new public park at the border of Woodside and Sunnyside. Since 2009, dedicated neighbors have worked together in a variety of ways to save the parkland at 39th Avenue and 50th Street and create a garden environment that’s open to the public. In 2013, we defended against a proposal to develop the property, winning a unanimous decision at the Landmarks Preservation Commission.   Read More...

  • Preservation Alert! To Restore Clarence Stein's Unique Treasure

    Our resolution is firm as we lead the call for the restoration of an irreplaceable building by Clarence Stein within the Sunnyside Gardens National Register Historic District.  Read More...

  • A Hard-Won Victory for Mr. Mumford's Human Scale

    Local movers and shakers responded swiftly during the summer and fall of 2015 to oppose a disturbing proposal from the Phipps Houses corporation for an enormous new building on Barnett Avenue.  In the footsteps of our historic and far-sighted neighbor Lewis Mumford (in Sunnyside Gardens from 1925 to 1936), who espoused communities built on a human scale, our neighbors demonstrated a commanding consensus throughout Woodside and Sunnyside, recording some 2500 petition signatures...  Read More...

  • 1926, Sunnyside Park, and Alexander M. Bing

    During Sunnyside Gardens' ongoing celebration of the 90th anniversary of our construction (1924-1928), there are many important founders to be grateful for. In 2016, none is more important than Alexander M. Bing.In 1926, builders completed Lincoln and Washington Courts, and the south court in what became Jefferson Court.   Read More...

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