A Slender Thread to Knit a Neighborhood
By Jake Mooney
Looking north from the 46th Street platform of the elevated No. 7 train in Sunnyside, Queens, visitors can see the Oki Japanese Restaurant, the offices of the Turkish American Multicultural Educational Foundation, the Colombian bakery El Buen Sabor and an Irish pub called McGuinness’s.
A block away on 43rd Avenue, the Young Israel of Sunnyside synagogue is relatively inconspicuous in this cultural mixing bowl. It occupies space in the basement of a brick apartment building, with only a green awning and a small sign on the door to identify it. Read on...