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Street Renaming Remembers Old Sunnyside Arena

City Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer was joined by Bob Duffy, president of Ring 8, Dave Diamante, official announcer for the Barclays Center, historians and neighborhood residents to officially rename 45th Street and Queens Boulevard after Sunnyside Garden Arena on Saturday, Sept. 20. Built in 1920, the historic Sunnyside sporting venue once hosted boxing greats such as Floyd Patterson, wrestling legends, Haystacks Calhoun, was home to the Golden Gloves tournaments, and hosted a campaign event for then-Sen. John F. Kennedy en route to his 1960 election as president. Van Bramer is pictured with Duffy and Diamante.

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