What’s in Sunnyside, Queens, New York
What’s the History Of Sunnyside?
Substantial development began in 1924 when the City Housing Corperation built new homes. In the early years of the Great Depression, nearly 60 percent of residents lost there homes to foreclosure. In 1974, the Department of City Planning designated Sunnyside Gardens a preservation district. Today, 66 contributing buildings and 12 contributing sites make up the historic district.
What are the demographics?
The current population is 63,000 in this neighborhood with 35 percent of the population being white, 34 percent are Hispanic or Latino, and 24 percent are Asian. The median income is $67,000 a year. Thirty-nine percent are between the ages of 25 ans 44.
Johnston Mausoleum at Calvary Cemetary
Calvary Cemetary is the largest cemetary in the United States with more than 3 million burials. On this property is the Johnston Mausoleum, final resting place of Charles Johnston. He lived from 1846 to 1880 at age 34. His family bought this large resting place for $100,000.
Tito Rad’s Grill
Tito Rad’s Grill serves small comfort Filipino plates. Ingredients are carefully chosen and prepared to satsfy your craving for “lutong bahay” (a taste of home). Breakfast is served all day.
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