The Sunnyside neighborhood is home to Sunnyside Gardens, one of the nation's first planned communities. Sunnyside Gardens features multi-family homes and apartment buildings constructed of Hudson brick and with small gardens in both front and back. The Sunnyside Gardens design model created dense residential areas with plenty of green space, including one of just two private parks in New York City. When you rent in Sunnyside, you'll live in a neighborhood that's been home to cherished American performers including Ethel Merman, Perry Como, James Caan and many others. The neighborhood also has provided the backdrop for well-known movies, including "Spider-Man."