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

For Immediate Release
June 28, 2014
Contact: Shachar Sharon

Elected Officials Host Shredding Event

Astoria, N.Y. – New York City Council Member Costa Constantinides (D-Astoria), Senator Michael Gianaris (D-Astoria), and Assembly Member Marge Markey (D-Maspeth) met with residents of Woodside today to provide free paper shredding services. Constituents came to speak with the elected officials and also brought their important documents for shredding.

“I enjoyed helping protect residents from identity theft,” said Constantinides. “It is important for everyone to make sure your papers and documents are disposed in a safe way. Thank you to Senator Gianaris and Assembly Member Markey for co-hosting this event with us.”

Senator Gianaris said, “Identity theft is a growing problem facing all Americans and shredding documents containing personal information is a good way to combat the problem. I’m glad to see western Queens residents protecting themselves by participating in our events to encourage shredding, and I will continue to work with Councilman Constantinides and Assemblywoman Markey to do everything we can to help prevent identity theft.”

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