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On the Sunnyside Yard, Part 6: The Size of the Yard

Jun 12 2019
Sunnyside Yard. Photo by David Sundberg/NYCEDC.

As the City of New York and Amtrak continue a master planning process to explore the future of Sunnyside Yard in Western Queens, view the immense size of the yard.

Sunnyside Yard covers a vast 180 acres, and this wealth of space presents many opportunities for housing, parks, schools, shops, and much more. As the master planning process continues, public meetings and community input will help shape the future of the yard—and take full advantage of its size and the variety it affords—to create the best plan for the next generation and beyond.

But just visualizing that amount of available space in New York City can be hard. So here’s how the size of Sunnyside Yard compares:

Sunnyside Yard (180 Acres) is...

Sunnyside Yard is 3x larger than Astoria Park
Sunnyside Yard is 136x larger than a football field
Sunnyside Yard is larger than Governors Island
Sunnyside Yard is larger than Hunters Point South
Sunnyside Yard is larger than Roosevelt Island
It would take 90,000,000 bagels to cover Sunnyside Yard

What would you like to see at Sunnyside Yard?

Learn more and get involved in the master planning process here.