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District 22

Costa Constantinides

Astoria, East Elmhurst, Jackson Heights, Woodside

Statement from CM Constantinides

“For the past 7+ years I have woken up everyday to make our community a better place. I gave my all each day and did my best to honor the confidence you had shown in me in making me your representative. 

We have passed 44 bills in my time in the Council, including landmark legislation such as the Climate Mobilization Act, the largest emissions reduction policy enacted by any city in the world and the Renewable Rikers Act, setting us on a path to transforming an island that has stained our city history into a renewable energy hub for the 21st century.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Council of the City of New York
Council Member Costa Constantinides, District 22

October 13, 2020
Contact: Terence Cullen
tcullen@council.nyc.gov

Some Residents Have Gone Three Weeks Without Ability to Cook

Astoria, NY — Council Member Costa Constantinides issued the following statement about the ongoing gas outages at a building within the NYCHA Astoria Houses development.

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Astoria, NY – Council Member Costa Constantinides issued the following statement on his vote to expel Andy King from the New York City Council:

“Today the New York City Council took the unprecedented step to expel Andy King from this body. This was not taken lightly, but over the last year Andy has shown no remorse for the substantiated allegations of abuse, harassment, and betrayal of public trust.

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The Council of the City of New York
Council Member Costa Constantinides, District 22

July 28, 2020
Contact: Terence Cullen
tcullen@council.nyc.gov

Astoria, NY — New York City Greek-American elected officials are calling on the Trump administration to formally condemn Turkey’s Prime Minister, Recep Erdoğan, for his decision to close the historic Hagia Sophia as a museum. 

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The Council of the City of New York
Council Member Costa Constantinides, District 22

July 27, 2020
Contact: Terence Cullen
tcullen@council.nyc.gov

Astoria, NY — Council Member Costa Constantinides today issued the following statement on the pending short-term closure of Best Market and permanent closures of Key Food, both of which serve the section of Astoria north of the Grand Central Parkway. 

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The Council of the City of New York
Council Member Costa Constantinides, District 22

July 21, 2020
Contact: Terence Cullen
tcullen@council.nyc.gov

Letter Demands Access to Nutritious Food Through COVID-19 Pandemic

Astoria, NY — Council Member Costa Constantinides, State Senator Jessica Ramos, and Assembly Member Aravella Simotas today called on Jenel Real Estate to provide more information on a supposed tenant it has signed to replace the longtime Key Food at 22-15 31st Street.

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Astoria, NY — Council Member Costa Constantinides, District 22, issued the following statement on the death of George Zapantis, a Whitestone resident who died Sunday shortly after being taken into police custody. 

“I mourn, with my fellow Greek Americans, the death of George Zapantis. The facts of this case are still unfolding, but what we know already is deeply troubling.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Council of the City of New York
Council Member Costa Constantinides, District 22

June 1, 2020
Contact: Terence Cullen
tcullen@council.nyc.gov

Comes in Light of Early Start to What’s Forecast to be a Dire Storm Season

New York, NY — City elected officials representing parts of New York City’s more than 500 miles of coast today called for a series of actions and investments to make the Big Apple more resilient ahead of a dangerous hurricane season.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Council of the City of New York
Council Member Costa Constantinides, District 22

April 18, 2020
Contact: Terence Cullen
tcullen@council.nyc.gov

Follows Lawmaker’s Request to Gov. Cuomo to Suspend In-Person Requirement, Have Clerks Perform Digital Ceremonies

Astoria, NY — Council Member Costa Constantinides issued the following statement on New York State’s decision to allow couples to marry through the “pause” instituted due to COVID-19. 

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