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

    Our expectations have climbed steeply as City Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer has joined State Senator Michael Gianaris and Assemblyman Brian Barnwell to call for the restoration of an irreplaceable building by Clarence Stein within the Sunnyside Gardens National Register Historic District.  The opportunity to restore Stein's Sunnyside Community Garage (1927) arrived last fall, with the proposal for a new middle school on the site of Stein's unique structure on 48th Street ...  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 over 2500 petition signatures calling for t...  Read More...

  • To Save Historic Parkland for a Public Garden Park

    With high hopes, 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. Now Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer is charting the course by allocating capital funds for New York City to acquire the property.   Read More...

  • 1926, Sunnyside Park, and Alexander M. Bing

    As Sunnyside Gardens celebrates the ongoing 90th anniversary of our construction (1924-1928), there are many important founders to be grateful for. This year, none is more important than Alexander M. Bing.   Read More...

  • Marjorie Sewell Cautley's Honorary Street Sign Acknowledges Her Garden City Landscape Designs

    Marjorie Sewell Cautley (1891-1954), the landscape architect who designed the plantings across the Sunnyside Gardens Historic District, was recognized with an honorary New York City street sign on November 21, 2015. An enthusiastic multitude from around the city and across the country gathered at 45th Street and Skillman Avenue to applaud when Lee Hill, Cautley's granddaughter, and Dr. Thaïsa Way, the foremost scholar of Cautley’s career, joined City Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer to u...  Read More...

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