The mission of Sunnyside Shines is to invigorate and enrich the economic life of the neighborhood by creating a safe, welcoming and dynamic commercial district in Sunnyside, Queens.
Sunnyside Shines is a business improvement district (BID) covering all properties fronting Queens Boulevard from 38th Street to 50th Street, as well as Greenpoint Avenue from Queens Boulevard to mid-block between 42nd and 43rd Streets.
Sunnyside is home to a wide variety of locally-owned businesses offering goods and services catered to a mixed residential and commercial community. There are approximately 300 individual businesses within the district. Sunnyside Shines is funded through a voluntary assessment on area property owners. Sunnyside Shines was born out of the desire of neighborhood stakeholders to have a direct impact on the community.