Sunnyside Gardens Historic District

Address 49-01 39th Avenue
Queens, NY 11104
Phone (212) 669-7817
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Sunnyside Gardens in Queens was the first “Garden City” development in the United States. Architects Clarence Stein and Henry Wright, along with landscape architect Marjorie Cautley, designed Sunnyside Gardens as a complete community based on a human scale. Developed between 1924 and 1928, the community includes 1,202 housing units on 77 acres of land. Rows of simplified homes front the street grid, creating a shared landscaped garden space on the interior of each block.


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