The aftermath of the Dec. 13 fire. (Photo: Nathaly Pesantez)

March 18, 2019 By Christian Murray

Sunnyside stepped up in its hour of need.

About 80 percent of the 103 employees who lost their jobs following the 5-alarm fire that broke out on Queens Boulevard in December have found new employment, according to Sunnyside Shines, which managed the relief effort. Many have been recruited by local businesses.

“Pete’s Grill has hired three people, Blvd Diner has hired two people, and Bantry Bay, The Skillman and Sanger Hall have hired at least one person,” said Jaime-Faye Bean, the executive director of Sunnyside Shines, who is in charge of the relief effort. “There were others as well.”

Bean said that some businesses hired workers just to help

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