The Council of the City of New York
Office of Council Member Costa Constantinides
(718) 274-4500

For Immediate Release
May 31, 2014
Contact: Shachar Sharon

Elected Officials Beautify Gorman Park

Jackson Heights, N.Y. – New York City Council Member Costa Constantinides (D-Astoria) along with U.S. Rep. Joe Crowley (D-Queens, the Bronx), Assembly Member Michael DenDekker (D-East Elmhurst), and Democratic District Leader and President/Founder of the New Heights Democratic Club Jorge Fanjul (34 AD Part A), organized a park cleanup and beautification at Gorman Playground.

Nearly fifty children, parents and community members from the surrounding area attended the cleanup. They painted and beautified the facilities inside the playground.

“The children who play in Gorman Park deserve a clean and well-preserved playground,” said Constantinides. “That’s why we came together to give the park the care and attention that it needed. As I continue my work to keep my district clean, these beautification events truly show what a community can accomplish when it works together. I thank Congressman Crowley, Assembly Member Dendekker, and District Leader Fanjul for helping to organize this cleanup.”

“Our parks are an essential part of our neighborhoods and I was proud to see the community come together to clean up and rejuvenate Gorman Park,” said Rep. Joe Crowley (D-Queens, the Bronx). “The pride we take in our community is due in part to the volunteers who work hard every day. I thank Councilman Constantinides, Assembly Member Dendekker, District Leader Fanjul, and the dedicated group of community members who lent a hand to making Gorman Park a more enjoyable place for everyone to enjoy.”

“It’s always so rewarding to see so many people come together to help keep our community clean, and I’m proud that I could be a part of this effort along with Congressman Crowley and Councilman Constantinides,” said DenDekker.

“Gorman park is a vital resource in our community,” said Fanjul. “Today with the support of our elected officials, our democratic club and community residents, we are making a commitment to the families, children and seniors that use this park.”

Costa Constantinides represents the New York City Council’s 22nd District, which includes his native Astoria along with parts of Woodside, East Elmhurst, and Jackson Heights. He serves as the chair the City Council’s Sub-Committee on Libraries and sits on seven standing committees: Civil Service & Labor, Contracts, Cultural Affairs, Environmental Protection, Oversight & Investigations, Sanitation, and Transportation. For more information, visit