• 50 Years - A Million Thanks

A Walk Through Queens - With David Hartman and Historian Barry Lewis
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Vernon Boulevard - Jackson Avenue
Queensboro Plaza
40 Street
82 Street - Jackson Heights
103 Street - Corona Plaza
111 Street
Willets Point - Shea Stadium
Flushing - Main Street
Sunnyside Gardens
Sunnyside Gardens

A stroll through Sunnyside Gardens is like being in a small town. Bordered by Queens Boulevard, 43rd and 52nd Streets, and Barnett and Skillman Avenues, Sunnyside Gardens was the first planned "garden city" community of houses in the United States and is listed as a historical district in the National Register of Historical Places.

Considered an outstanding example of urban planning, Sunnyside Gardens was constructed from 1924 to 1929 using English garden city principles. Two story brick buildings are surrounded by large common courts and parks which provide shared space for gardening and other group activities.

Originally and still heavily Irish in makeup, this neighborhood has seen an influx of new immigrants from Eastern Europe, South America, Korea, the Middle East, and Ireland. This mix has created unique choices in food. With a 15 minute trip from midtown Manhattan on the 7 train you may see yourself eating piquant kebab at a Turkish restaurant and or drinking a Guinness at a local Irish pub.