If You Think Hudson Yards Is a Big Development, Wait Till You See What’s Coming to Sunnyside

I suspect that plenty of New Yorkers who can easily pick out Mogadishu or Vladivostok on a map couldn’t find their way to Sunnyside Yard. It’s a grayed-out zone in the heart of western Queens, a walled-off, whale-shaped expanse with its tail in Long Island City and its snout nuzzling Woodside, 180 acres in all. This is a busy place — Amtrak, LIRR, and New Jersey Transit come to maneuver, switch directions, and submit to repairs — but it could be much, much busier. 

Isha Patel