Sunnyside

Queens , NY

The name “Sunnyside” originates with the Bragaw family, French Huguenots who had purchased the land in 1713 and named their estate “Sunnyside Hill”.[3][4] Sunnyside was a rural hamlet mostly consisting of small farms and marshland. It was incorporated into Long Island City in 1870, and developed into a bedroom community after the Queensboro Bridge was completed in 1909. A large portion of the neighborhood is six-story apartment buildings constructed during the 1920s and 1930s.

Sunnyside Gardens Historic District – Designated: June 2007

Location

Sunnyside shares borders with Hunters Point and Long Island City to the west, Astoria to the north, Woodside to the east and Maspeth to the south. It contains the Sunnyside Gardens Historic District, one of the first planned communities in the United States.

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Sunnyside Gardens Historic District
Sunnyside Gardens, Queens, NY, USA

STATUS: Designated Historic District

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Designated: June 2007 Sunnyside Gardens in Queens was the first “Garden City” development in the United States. Architects Clarence Stein LEARN MORE
Designated: June 2007 Sunnyside Gardens in Queens was the first “Garden City” development in the United States. Architects Clarence Stein LEARN MORE

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