Sunnyside Yard in the News
With geological forces not creating more buildable real estate in New York City for the foreseeable future, much attention has been turned to the Sunnyside Yard rail depot to see if apartments, schools and parks can be built in decks over portions of the 180-acre site.
More than 200 people turned out at PS 166, the Henry Gradstein Elementary School, on Tuesday night to see just what Amtrak, which owns the site, and the New York City Economic Development Corp., which is managing the study, said was the next step in crafting a long-term master plan for the site and surrounding communities.
If ideas begin at the drawing board, the tables in the cafeteria at P.S. 166 on 35th Avenue in Queens are a good place to start.
NYC Economic Development Corporation and Amtrak have scheduled four community forums about possible development at Sunnyside Yard.
The second public session was Tuesday evening in Astoria, Queens.
If Queens had an open space the size of 180 football fields, what would you do with it? That's what the city wants to know Tuesday at a public meeting to brainstorm ideas for Sunnyside Yard, a megaproject that envisions a 180-acre parcel of new land built over one of the busiest train yards in the United States.
Just as thoughts of Amazon’s HQ2 campus in Long Island City are beginning to recede, the specter of the massive Sunnyside Yard development project comes drifting back to western Queens.
The city and Amtrak will host the second of four public meetings later this month, marking the halfway point of the 18-month master planning process and it will allow the brain trust behind the project to clear up some misconceptions that are shared by many residents living in neighborhoods surrounding the 180-acre train yard.
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.
The city is moving forward with some plan to deck the Sunnyside Yard, but western Queens residents strongly called for any future development to improve, not worsen, the area’s transportation needs.
Hundreds poured into LaGuardia Community College last night for the first public meeting of the Sunnyside Yard master planning process.
Mayor Bill de Blasio, his deputy mayors, and senior officials will run the city from Queens Boulevard Monday through Friday to get a closer feel for the needs of Queens residents and focus on the borough’s citizens and their concerns.
The wide-ranging proposal to develop the Sunnyside Yard will be the subject of a public meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 24 at LaGuardia Community College.
Potential development of the Sunnyside Yard continues to inch closer to reality, as the first public meeting as part of the master planning process has been set for this month.
Development at Sunnyside Yard has been kicked around for nearly a century, but because of the complexity of any project being built there, has never gotten off the ground.
Early last week, the Sunnyside Yard Steering Committee had its first meeting to commence planning for the much-anticipated project.
The Sunnyside Yard Steering Committee held its first meeting this week, signaling the start to the 18-month master planning process for a potentially massive development at the Sunnyside Yard site.
New York City and Amtrak will begin master planning for development at the Sunnyside Yard in Queens in the summer.
The de Blasio administration is pushing forward with its plan to build a deck over much of the 180-acre Sunnyside Yard in order to construct as many as 24,000 apartments with parkland, schools, commercial, retail and cultural venues at a cost of $19 billion.
A committee will draft a master plan for the long-awaited Queens neighborhood over the next two years, the city and Amtrack said Thursday.
The de Blasio administration and Amtrak will begin crafting a development plan for Sunnyside Yard in Queens this summer, city and Amtrak officials will announce today.
The master planning process for the Sunnyside Yard project, a mammoth plan to build a new, fully planned neighborhood to Queens, will begin this summer, the city announced Thursday.
The Sunnyside Yard megaproject is no longer just a pipe dream; On Thursday, the city and Amtrak jointly confirmed the news that it had hired Vishaan Chakrabarti’s Practice for Architecture and Urbanism (PAU) as lead consultant to form a master plan for the proposed megadevelopment.
Sunnyside Yard Blog
Sunnyside Yard covers a vast 180 acres, and this wealth of space presents many opportunities for housing, parks, schools, shops, and much more.
In the second public meeting on the Sunnyside Yard master plan on March 26, more than 200 New Yorkers gathered at PS 166Q Henry Gradstein Elementary School in Astoria to add their feedback to the next phase of the planning process.
It may be hard to believe, but when Queens became a borough at the turn of the 20th century, it was still very much made up of farmland. The land—made fertile by the city’s extensive waterways—was good for providing food, but it was also cheap land. And rapidly expanding industries, like railroads, needed the real estate.
As the City of New York and Amtrak embark on a master planning process to explore the future of Sunnyside Yard in Western Queens, the On the Sunnyside Yard blog series highlights our very first public meeting.
As the City of New York and Amtrak embark on a master planning process to explore the future of Sunnyside Yard in Western Queens, the On the Sunnyside Yard blog series takes a deep dive into what master planning is.
Over the next 18 months, the City and Amtrak are engaging in a master planning process to explore the future of Sunnyside Yard in western Queens. This is the first installment in a blog series about the yard, its history, and the master planning process itself.