Elected officials joined Queens Public Library President Dennis Walcott at the Glen Oaks branch on Monday, Oct. 30, to discuss funding for libraries and their intergenerational enrichment programs.
A new bill introduced in the City Council Thursday would relieve thousands of condo and co-op owners of penalties associated with Local Law 97, the landmark building emissions statute, for an additional decade if it becomes law.
There was a heated rally Thursday against a humanitarian relief center in Queens that will house 1,000 men seeking asylum.
July 28, 2023, Competing Protests Agree – ‘No Migrant Shelter at Creedmoor’ Queens Daily Eagle
The area near Creedmoor Psychiatric Center became the site of two rallies on Thursday, as locals and elected officials protested the city’s plan to bring a massive tent shelter for asylum seekers to the long-abandoned campus.
July 28, 2023, Creedmoor migrant protests get heated QNS
Twenty-four hours after Mayor Adams officially confirmed on Wednesday that the Creedmoor Psychiatric Center in Queens Village will house up to 1,000 migrant men, a protest and a press conference were held 30 minutes apart outside and within the complex, respectively.
Eastern Queens elected officials gathered with constituents inside Building #4 of the Services Now For Adult Persons (SNAP) in Queens Village on Thursday afternoon to voice their opposition to the incoming asylum seeker tent shelter on the nearby campus of the state-owned Creedmoor Psychiatric Center.
QUEENS VILLAGE, New York (WABC) — The SNAP of Eastern Queens Innovative Senior Center has been in operation since 1980. Due to a new tent city planned by the Adams Administration, some fear the SNAP center is at risk of shutting down.
The Adams Administration plans to make the SNAP parking lot home for up to a thousand single adult male migrants seeking asylum.
Lawmakers and community members in Queens opposed Wednesday the new proposed location to shelter arriving asylum seekers in Bellerose amid the lack of transportation and infrastructure in the area.
In a show of bipartisan support, Councilwoman Linda Lee joined Councilwoman Vickie Paladino, Senator Toby Ann Stavisky, Assemblyman Edward Braunstein and Queens Borough President Donovan Richards for a press conference outside of Community Board 13 in Queens Village on Wednesday, July 19. The lawmakers reiterated that the aging infrastructure, location and lack of transportation in eastern Queens fails to meet the needs of both the community and the asylum seekers.
April 25, 2023, City Council unveils mental health roadmap emphasizing prevention, workforce growth Crains
April 24, 2023, New York City Council plan seeks to expand mental health care services, Pix 11
NEW YORK (PIX11) — New York City Council Speaker Adrienne Adams released a roadmap for mental health, a community-based plan to expand mental health care services across the city. The focus is on preventing emergencies, not just responding to them. “This is one of the top priorities for the Council,” Speaker Adams said Monday.
April 24, 2023, Council puts out first ever mental health roadmap to serve as check on mayor’s policies, Daily News
New York City Council Speaker Adrienne Adams unveiled the lawmaking body’s first ever Mental Health Roadmap on Monday — a plan aimed to serve as both a compliment and counterbalance to Mayor Adams mental health policies. The roadmap includes several bills expected to be reviewed publicly in the coming days.
April 24, 2023, Council ‘roadmap’ on mental health pushes for more facilities NY1
Police shot a man on Friday who officials said had been holding scissors and a 12-inch kitchen knife outside of an assisted living facility in the Bronx. Investigators say officers fired when the man came after them in a “full-fledged sprint.” The man was taken to the hospital in critical condition. It’s a situation that city lawmakers, who released a Mental Health Roadmap policy proposal Monday, want to stop before it happens. “The reason why we wanted to have this roadmap is to prevent situations like that,” City Councilmember Linda Lee, the chair of the Council’s Committee on Mental Health, Disability and Addiction, told NY1.
April 24, 2023, More mental health crisis respite centers, in NYC Council plan, City and State
New Yorkers experiencing a mental health crisis could soon have more options for care if the number of crisis respite centers operating in the city grows from four to ten or more. A new bill introduced with City Council Speaker Adrienne Adams’ support would require at least two of the voluntary walk-in facilities per borough.
April 24, 2023, New York City Council unveils plan to deal with mental health crisis, WABC
LOWER MANHATTAN, Manhattan (WABC) — The New York City Council unveiled its roadmap to expanding mental health care across the city on Monday.The plan includes 10 new centers to treat people having a mental health crisis.
April 24, 2023, City Council unveils mental health policy road map
NEW YORK — The City Council released a mental health road map Monday that lays out a series of policy proposals to expand alternatives to hospitalization, build more supportive housing, grow the mental health workforce and establish oversight of existing programs.
April 24, 2023, Another policy roadmap for mental health, courtesy of the City Council, Politico
Today, the Council will introduce a mental health roadmap of its own, just before Adams is expected to release an executive budget that will elaborate on the financial aspects of his plan. It is the brainchild of Councilmember Linda Lee, chair of the mental health committee and the former CEO of Korean Community Services of Metropolitan New York, a Queens-based social services organization.
April 24, 2023, How many involuntary hospital trips are happening under Adams? City Council wants transparency Gothamist
New York City Councilmembers are pushing for more information about Mayor Eric Adams’s contentious initiative to make it easier to take people to the hospital for a psychiatric evaluation against their will.
March 22, 2023, Council Member Linda Lee Hosts Neighborhood Forum To Explore Impact Of Hate And Extremism On The Community Queens Jewish Link
On Sunday, March 19, Council Member Linda Lee hosted a forum in Little Neck, in partnership with Senator Toby Ann Stavisky, Assembly Member Ed Braunstein, and the Simon Wiesenthal Center, to discuss the effects of hate, extremism, and anti-Semitism on young people and the community. This event was made possible through collaboration and funding from the Office of New York City Council Speaker Adrienne Adams.
March 20, 2023, Queens leaders host community forum on hate, antisemitism in Little Neck QNS
Queens elected officials hosted a forum on the impact of antisemitism and hate in the community Sunday, March 19, at the Commonpoint Queens Sam Field Center in Little Neck. Among the elected leaders in attendance were Assemblyman Edward Braunstein, Senator Toby Ann Stavisky and Councilwoman Linda Lee.
March 2, 2023, The paratransit woes of NYC’s disabled Queens Chronicle
A rally was held at the steps of City Hall last week ahead of a joint City Council hearing in response to the MTA’s delay in making paratransit improvements to Access-A-Ride for more than four years.
The City Council on Thursday, Feb. 16 voted to pass Councilwoman Linda Lee’s resolution to call upon the NYC Department of Education to establish Diwali as an official holiday for public school students.
February 3, 2023, Officials look to Queens locals for Creedmoor campus ideas, Queens Daily Eagle
For years, the sprawling campus of Creedmoor Psychiatric Center has remained mostly abandoned. With its troubling history of patient treatment, the vast campus has become fodder for local ghost stories and urban adventures. Beyond a remaining hospital and a government building, it has been used for little else in recent years. But that may slowly begin to change.
January 19, 2023, Lunar New Year ‘special celebration’ held at Queensborough Community College in Bayside QNS
Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz joined Councilwomen Sandra Ung and Linda Lee on Wednesday, Jan. 18, for a special celebration in honor of the Lunar New Year at the Student Union Building at Queensborough Community College in Bayside.
January 3, 2023, In the Community with Council Member Linda Lee PoliticsNY
Today on In the Community sponsored by AARP, our host Elizabeth Schneps Aloni, Senior Vice President for NYC Community News & Events at Schneps Media had the pleasure of speaking with Council Member Linda Lee. Council Member Lee represents Council District 23 which includes Bayside Hills, Bellerose, Douglaston, Floral Park, Fresh Meadows, Glen Oaks, Hollis, Hollis Hills, Holliswood, Little Neck, New Hyde Park, Oakland Gardens, and Queens Village.