District 22

Costa Constantinides

Astoria, East Elmhurst, Jackson Heights, Woodside

Constantinides Announces Bill with Speaker Johnson to Significantly Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Large Buildings by 2030

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

November 20, 2018
Contact: Terence Cullen
718-274-4500

Constantinides Announces Bill with Speaker Johnson to Significantly Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Large Buildings by 2030

New York City Hall — Council Member Costa Constantinides, Chair of the Committee on Environmental Protection, today announced legislation with Speaker Corey Johnson to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from large buildings by 40% over the next decade. READ MORE

Constantinides Statement on Amazon Coming to Western Queens

Council Member Costa Constantinides Statement on Amazon Potentially Coming to Western Queens

“It’s great Amazon recognizes the vibrant potential of Queens, as we all do, but there are naturally many concerns with any project this size, as some of my colleagues in government already pointed out. Amazon would certainly impact Astoria — where the housing stock is already tight with more than 20,000 seniors wait-listed for suitable affordable residences and has an affordability crisis overall — as well as Long Island City, which has seen almost a decade of unchecked development. READ MORE

Constantinides, Elected Officials, Community Leaders Joins Parks Department to Officially Reopen Louis C. Moser Park in Jackson Heights

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

October 31, 2018
Contact: Terence Cullen
718-274-4500

Constantinides, Elected Officials, Community Leaders Joins Parks Department to Officially Reopen Louis C. Moser Park in Jackson Heights

Astoria, N.Y. — Elected officials, community leaders and the Department of Parks & READ MORE

Council Member Costa Constantinides Statement on Recent Events Around the Acropolis Gardens Co-Operative Complex

Since I first became a candidate for the City Council in 2013, residents have come to me with horror stories from inside the Acropolis Gardens. Though Astoria has become one of the most attractive neighborhoods outside of Manhattan, many within its walls say living conditions continued to deteriorate inside this 618-unit co-operative. I was troubled to find out earlier this month, through an article in The Real Deal, that alleged poor management by the Shareholder Board brought the Acropolis to the brink of foreclosure by a Wells Fargo-managed fund. READ MORE

Council Members Announce Legislative Package to End Stipulated Fine Program, Significantly Improve Safety for Pedestrians, Cyclists, and Drivers

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

October 17, 2018
Contact: Terence Cullen
718-274-4500/646-573-8496

Council Members Announce Legislative Package to End Stipulated Fine Program, Significantly Improve Safety for Pedestrians, Cyclists, and Drivers

New York City Hall — Council Members Costa Constantinides, Ydanis Rodriguez, Antonio Reynoso, Stephen Levin, and Chaim Deutsch today announced legislation to abolish the controversial Stipulated Fine Program, and hold delivery companies accountable for recklessly parking on crowded streets. READ MORE

Speaker Johnson, CM Constantinides Announce Funding For Senior Affordable Housing at Astoria Town Hall

Astoria, NY — City Council Speaker Corey Johnson and Council Member Costa Constantinides announced Thursday night that a senior affordable housing development in District 22 was fully funded under the Fiscal Year 2019 budget. The major victory for Astoria headlined Speaker Johnson’s first district town hall, attended by more than 300 residents, civic leaders, and elected officials, at P.S. READ MORE

Elected Officials, Residents, and Advocates Celebrate Passage of Jamaica Bay Bills to Protect This National Treasure and Surrounding Communities

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

September 28, 2018
Contact: Terence Cullen
718-274-4500

Astoria, N.Y. — Council Member Costa Constantinides, Chair of the Committee on Environmental Protection, was joined by Council Members Eric Ulrich, I. Daneek Miller, Adrienne Adams, Assembly Member Stacey Pheffer Amato, community leaders, and advocates in support of a recently-passed legislative package to restore Jamaica Bay as well as the communities that surround this national treasure. READ MORE

Constantinides, Environmental Advocates, Education Groups Outline Programs Supported By Greener NYC Initiative

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

September 25, 2018
Contact: Terence Cullen
718-274-4500

Constantinides, Environmental Advocates, Education Groups Outline Programs Supported By Greener NYC Initiative

Astoria, N.Y. – Council Member Costa Constantinides, Chair of the Committee on Environmental Protection, joined with environmental advocates and education groups today in continued support of programs funded under the Greener NYC initiative. READ MORE

Council Member Costa Constantinides Statement on Army Corps of Engineers Decision to Extend the Public Comment Period for the New York and New Jersey Harbor and Tributaries Study

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Council of the City of New York
Council Member Costa Constantinides, Chair of the Committee on Environmental Protection

September 18, 2018
Contact: Terence Cullen
718-274-4500

Council Member Costa Constantinides Statement on Army Corps of Engineers Decision to Extend the Public Comment Period for the New York and New Jersey Harbor and Tributaries Study

“I was pleased to hear today that the public comment period for the New York and New Jersey Harbor and Tributaries Study has been extended until November 5. READ MORE