Author: Czarinna

Does Sunnyside Have a World Famous Chef? If so, Vote Here

March 1, 2021 By Christina Santucci A Sunnyside restaurant owner is hoping to get enough online votes to become the world’s Favorite Chef. Vincenzo Garofalo from Senso Unico was ranked third as of Sunday in his group in the virtual competition, with the current round scheduled to end Thursday evening. Each week, the number of… Read more »

Snow Statue of Hippocrates Goes Up in Astoria Park

Feb. 9, 2021 By Christina Santucci A pair of artists turned Sunday’s snow in Astoria Park into a giant sculpture of an ancient Greek physician. Melissa Vadakara teamed up with Marios Tzavellas to craft a 6 1/2-foot snowman of Hippocrates holding a Rod of Asclepius, the symbol for medicine and health. Vadakara said the artists… Read more »

Tires Slashed By Astoria Park Last Week, Likely Trend

Feb. 3, 2021 By Christina Santucci At least two people had their car tires slashed near Astoria Park last week. The incidents by Astoria Park appear to be part of a pattern, with a tow truck driver who picked up the vehicles last week saying it is part of an ongoing problem. Eli Barreto, with… Read more »

Astoria Cat Rescuer Raises $1,350 Selling Bernie Sanders Doll

Feb. 2, 2021 By Christina Santucci An Astoria cat rescuer raised more than $1,000 by raffling off a crocheted Bernie Sanders doll — with a cat and a throne added to his iconic inauguration outfit. Alexia Vullis said when she saw memes of Sanders go viral, she asked her mother, Judith, to whip up a… Read more »

Ocasio-Cortez Tells Millions Via Instagram That She is a Sexual Assault Survivor

Feb. 2, 2021 By Christina Santucci Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez revealed Monday that she is a sexual assault survivor during an Instagram Live video, in which she also recounted more details about her harrowing experience during the Capitol riot. “I am a survivor of sexual assault,” she said, as her voice filled with emotion. “I haven’t… Read more »

Landlord of Shuttered Sunnyside Cinema Gets a Tough Message

Jan. 31, 2021 By Christian Murray (Updated) The marquee sign at a shuttered Sunnyside movie theater was altered over the weekend with the perpetrator taking aim at the landlord. “Death by Speculation, Starring Limpdick Landlord,” the sign reads, which appears to have gone up in the past 24 hours. The vacant cinema, located at 42-17… Read more »