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District 25

Shekar Krishnan

Jackson Heights, Elmhurst, East Elmhurst, Woodside

June 2024

CM Krishnan holds Jackson Heights town hall to tackle ‘Moped Crisis’ at Paseo Park

Council Member Krishnan calls on Mayor Adams for reversal of childcare budget cuts during Woodside daycare visit

Mayor must fully fund our ‘backyards’- parks

NYC parks officer reassigned after viral video shows physical altercation with 14-year-old girl

NYC officials call on Mayor Adams to ‘aggressively’ pursue funding to increase the city’s tree population

May 2024

NYC beach season is back. But what about the sharks?

The Push For Funding NYC Parks, With Shekar Krishnan and Adam Ganser

Piden al alcalde que gestione más fondos para sembrar más arboles que den sombra en la ciudad

El concejal Shekar Krishnan aborda los avances en la negociación del presupuesto municipal

With fatal fires at a 2-decade high, NYC Council eyes ways to help victims

Neighbors rally for NYC Parks during budget negotiations

Queensboro Dance Festival returns with 30 free dance performances, new partnership

Parks Department to see $55 million cut in budget

Parents and pols protest illegal smoke shop in Jackson Heights

NYC pool and beach season might be extended into the fall

Jackson Heights community rallies against illegal smoke shops near schools

Mayor Adams’ proposed cuts to NYC parks could mean more trash, less upkeep, critics say

Painting Paseo, block by block

April 2024

Art Installation more than a mile long unveiled in Queens neighborhood

Where to see local artists’ work on display in Queens

New York City’s first soccer stadium- funded by the UAE but a good deal for New Yorkers?

Illegal smoke shop in Jackson Heights reopens days after being shut down by NYC Sheriff’s office

Randy Mastro fought for Giuliani, Big Oil and Chris Christie. Can he become NYC’s top lawyer?

Community rallies to preserve Queensbridge composting as Parks Dept. eviction looms

Queens electeds look to stop eviction of composting site

Concejo municipal responde a Eric Adams sobre el presupuesto de NYC

Council Members call for a hit of pot enforcement

Local Nonprofit to host free tree giveaway starting April 13

Inmigrantes de antes y de hoy intercambian experiencias de vida en NYC

Encuentro solidario en Jackson Heights: “Los trabajadores inmigrantes son esenciales”

Council passes class size transparency bill

Council gives Mayor Adams’ team an earful on potential impact of Parks Department cutbacks

NYC advocates press Adams to fulfill pledge on parks funding during budget season

Mayor’s Budget Dance Leaves Nonprofits- and New Yorkers- in the Lurch

March 2024

This Queens lawmaker’s bill aims to force city to battle some landlords on tenant’s behalf

NYC lawmakers to unveil bills that keep displaced tenants close to home, speed repairs

Presentan proyectos de ley para proteger a inquilinos de desplazamiento de sus hogares

After technical snafu, NYC says staggered school start times may be necessary for remote snow days

Why National Guard troops are being deployed in New York’s subways

City to restore many schools food items cuts from menus

How New York’s schoolchildren got their french toast sticks

February 2024

Advocates say New York City budget cuts have led to poor park maintenance as spring approaches

‘It was a frustrating day’: Tech mishap disrupts education of 1M NYC students

End of school closings? NYC used online learning, not a snow day. It didn’t go well

NYC Torments Kids With No Snow Day, Broken Tech

N.Y.C. Revived Remote Schooling for a Day. It Was a Mess.

Technical Issues Hamper Remote Learning for NYC Schools During Storm

Not all New York City neighborhoods seeing results after 10 years of Vision Zero, new report says

New York State BOE allows Trump on Republican primary ballot

New York lawmakers challenge Donald Trump’s ballot eligibility for “insurrection”

Policía: Conductor huye tras atropellar y matar a hispana de 61 años en Jackson Heights

SUV driver kills Jackson Heights woman

NYC’s Community Composting Cuts Are Putting Its Curbside Plan at Risk

January 2024

Illegal Cannabis Raid

Mayor Adams Restores funding for trash cans, NYC parks jobs

Mayor undoes trash can cuts in another surprise restoration

Adams scraps his trash, Parks Cuts In Second Budget Reversal This Week

Adams trashes cuts to NYC park litter baskets in another surprise budget slash rollback

Do you know any idealistic politicians? Here’s one!

December 2023

Inside City Hall: City Council pushes back against mayor’s budget cuts

NYC parks set for dramatic reductions in staffing, cleaning under Mayor Adams’ budget cuts

NYC budget talks tense as council accuses Adams administration of using migrant costs to push for cuts 

Council bashes ‘careless’ cuts to city services in budget fight. 

Council rails against Adams’ budget cuts

November 2023

October 2023

Why the New York City Floods Should be a Wake-Up Call

City Council allocates $17.5 million for critical investments at Elmhurst Hospital

NYC Council allocates $17.5M to improve Elmhurst hospital

Elmhurst Hospital gets $17 million boost from Council

Time Celebrates a Hundred People and the City Toasts Elmhurst’s Frontline Workers

September 2023

Feria de recursos para familias de inmigrantes en Queens

Map: NYC’s 15,000 (and Counting) Private Pools (

Queens Councilman allocates $60K to Libertas Centers for Human Rights at Elmhurst Hospital

Exigen con protesta acciones contra el cambio climático en Nueva York

City Must Offer Swimming to 2nd Graders

美国福建会馆举办活动 庆中秋迎中国国庆-侨报网 (

Resource Fair Held to Aid Immigrants

Guiness World Records Holder Swims in Far Rockaway Waters to Spotlight U.N. Climate Goals

Bronx Cricket Stadium Scheme Rejected

Vigil Condemns Police Brutality in Seattle

August 2023

NHSQ Housing Expo 2023: A Remarkable Achievement

Felon landscapers sue city for uprooting $22M tree-trimming contract

A Queens Woman Walks a Well-Worn Path to Housing Court

July 2023

Drowning on Rockaway Beach digs up water safety concerns

I On Politics – Queens Gazette

In New York City, Congestion Pricing Moves Forward as the FY24 Budget Takes Shape

NYC Councilmembers & Climate Activists Demand No Delays Implementing Local Law 97 | Food & Water Watch

‘No actions, no answers, nothing’: Union carpenters rally outside City Hall over Willets Point construction –

Borough leaders show support at annual benefit for historic Queens County Farm Museum –

City Life Org – Flushing Town Hall Presents U.S. Premiere of Award-Winning “Paper Play,” a Taiwanese Puppet Show for All Ages

New York City lawmakers of South Asian descent celebrate Diwali finally recognized as a holiday

Joe Biden celebrará en la Casa Blanca el Día de la Independencia de Colombia el 20 de julio

Pols give FDNY grand slam on tennis courts | |

Let the city take you out to the movies | |

NHSQ Housing Expo 2023: A Remarkable Achievement

June 2023

Op-ed | Housing as a human right begins with Right to Counsel | amNewYork

Pride and joy come out in Jackson Heights | |

NYC Council bill would make Uber, Lyft notify drivers before bans

New York South Asian Elected Officials Denounce PM Modi’s Visit – Black Star News

Queens incumbents cruise to victory

Thursday’s Headlines: Election Shows Support for Open Streets Edition – Streetsblog New York City

Friend’s gets Queensmarked | |

May 2023

This Fastest Growing Community in NYC Has Many Urgent, Unmet Needs

Community health center for AAPI, LGBT community opens in Jackson Heights

Elmhurst Hospital resident doctors begin five-day strike over unequal pay, benefits –

NYC moves to avert lifeguard shortage as Memorial Day weekend approaches – Gothamist

Staffing struggles fuel clash over New York City parks budget

Lifeguard shortage again strikes NYC pools and beaches, Parks commissioner says

Stressed-out NYC parents blast lack of swim lessons, water access as lifeguard shortage persists

April 2023

Coming to your New York City borough: A new ‘co-named’ street – Gothamist

Hunger-Striking ICE Detainees Sue Over Conditions at NY’s Orange County Jail

Advocates, City Council Members Push Mayor to Invest More in Parks

Queens pols unveil winning participatory budgeting projects

NYC Council takes up bills to expand pool access citywide – Gothamist

March 2023

A look at the politics of Jackson Heights

Jackson Heights: The birthplace of Queens pride

Aquatic Center open to public after 3 years | |

New York City aims to address lack of public swimming pools in communities of color

Queens community rallies for victims of recent anti-Asian attack

Queens lawmakers lead rally in Corona following violent anti-Asian attack on woman and son – Jackson Heights Post

One Percent of the Budget for Parks? A Bargain, Says a Nonprofit – The New York Times

Mayor announces additional $55 million in funding to repair pool at Roy Wilkins Park, build new indoor pool –

February 2023

Councilman Shekar Krishnan’s office vandalized over Drag Story Hour

New tree plantings in NYC fall to lowest level in 15 years – Gothamist

Candlelight vigil honors Tyre Nichols | |

Council members look to increase funding for Drag Story Hour, refuse to cower to far-right protesters | am New York

New first deputy of Parks from Queens | |

New York City Council members say they continue to endure attacks for supporting Drag Story Hour

Council probes jails officials over communications with ICE

Celebrating Lunar New Year In Elmhurst – Queens Gazette

‘#teamsendthemback’: Emails reveal cozy relationship, cooperation between NYC correction officers and ICE

Queens lawmakers urge MTA to reopen Elmhurst Long Island Rail Road station –

Supporters outnumber protesters as ‘Drag Story Hour’ returns in Queens

Drag Story Hour supporters greatly outnumber protesters at Jackson Heights library event Friday –

Community stands up for Drag Story Hour in Jackson Heights

Uber and Lyft workers hold 12-hour strike at LaGuardia Airport –

NYC Parks Reopens Flushing Meadows Corona Park Aquatics Center in Queens with Brand New Swim Programming

Uber and Lyft drivers strike outside LaGuardia for higher wages

January 2023

Drag Story Hour protesters gather outside home of Queens Councilmember Shekar Krishnan – CBS New York

Protesters vandalize NYC Councilman’s home over Drag Story Hour

NYC Council member targeted over drag story hour – PIX11

Jackson Heights Council Member Blasts Protesters Who Demonstrated Against Drag Queen Story Hour Outside His Home – Astoria Post

How New York City’s Trees and Shrubs Help Clear Its Air

New York councillor Shekar Krishnan faces transphobic protests – The American Bazaar

纽约皇后区长庆农历新年表彰社区贡献者- 美国中文网

Protesters Vandalize N.Y.C. Councilman Shekar Krishnan’s Home for Supporting Drag Queen Story Hour at Public Library – American Kahani

Mayor Eric Adams Budget Cuts Put Wage Theft Recovery Program In Jeopardy

Queens Councilman’s office vandalized in battle over Drag Story Hour

Queens Botanical Garden hosts Lunar New Year celebration with globally beloved Miffy –

December 2022

Elmhurst elementary school students plant daffodil bulbs honoring victims of 9/11 and COVID –

NYC Council bill would speed up parks projects, kick off push to reform bulky capital process | Crain’s New York Business

NYC advocates push plan to slash time and money spent on city projects, call system ‘broken’ –

Max Politics Podcast: City Council Member Shekar Krishnan on Priorities for NYC Parks

Fair Chance debate heats up at hearing | |

Labor union says Parks Dept. should let them protest contract awarded to scandal-ridden company

Uber, Lyft drivers protest in NYC after lawsuit stalls pay raises

Examinan respuesta de la ciudad a la llegada de migrantes en NY

Opinion: Proposed parks legislation points to path forward on capital process reform – City & State New York

Exigen aprobar ley que informe a padres supervisados por agencia de Servicios Infantiles en NYC sobre sus derechos – El Diario NY

Trump Org guilty verdict opens door for NYC golf course contract to end, councilmember says – Gothamist

Trump golf course faces major problem

Anti-LGBTQ demonstrators face off with counter protesters at Queens Drag Story Hour

‘Drag Story Hour’ protest draws passionate crowds outside Queens library – Gothamist

Protesters, supporters gather at Drag Story Hour in Queens

Homes of council members who support Drag Story Hour vandalized | |

November 2022

Drag Story Time sparks faceoff in Jackson Heights | |

Open school tracks and fields to all New Yorkers

Bilingual teachers hard to find as thousands of migrant students enter NYC schools – Gothamist

Group of city councilmembers push for federal takeover of Rikers Island

$67 Million Flushing Aquatic Center Still Closed Months After Emergency Roof Repair – THE CITY

Is N.Y.’s Child Welfare System Racist? Some of Its Own Workers Say Yes.

A new ‘Park Avenue’: 34th in Jax Hts. | |

Flushing Meadows Aquatic Center remains closed after years of repairs

October 2022

NYC Council want migrants in hotels, not Randalls Island

Electeds rally for universal child care bills package – City & State New York

Queens Lawmakers Want Asylum Seekers Housed in Hotels, Not Tent City on Randall’s Island – LIC Post

Brooklyn councilmembers demand action on climate change plan

Exigen un albergue digno para todos los inmigrantes que solicitan asilo

The 2022 New York City 40 Under 40

New York City Council staff won’t give up hybrid work without a fight

Elmhurst Hospital gets a booster shot | |

Educrat accused of ‘misleading’ City Council on pre-K staffing cuts

‘Trick-or-Streets’ will expand Open Streets hours on Halloween for first time

Protesters and Queens Electeds Clash at 34th Avenue Open Streets Ribbon Cutting Monday – Jackson Heights Post

NYC Halloween Open Streets Plan Should Be in Place All Year

Ms. Kalita Goes to Washington – Epicenter-NYC

City Watch with Ydanis Rodriguez, Selvena Brooks-Powers

Jackson Heights Lawmakers Hold Rally Friday in Support of Drag Queen Story Hour – LIC Post

NYC pols demand answers over ousted early childhood staffers after Post report

Jackson Heights Lawmakers Hold Rally Friday in Support of Drag Queen Story Hour

September 2022

Two Queens Council Members Call on City to Terminate Trump Organization’s License at Bronx Golf Course – Jackson Heights Post

Saudi-Tied Tournament Causes Push to Void Trump’s N.Y.C. Golf Contract – The New York Times

Council leaders demand Mayor Adams revoke Trump golf license

Two Queens Council Members Call on City to Terminate Trump Organization’s License at Bronx Golf Course

City Hall, Queens CMs at odds over Trump golf course license revocation | |

NYC mayor under new pressure to break Trump’s golf deal with city, scrap Saudi-backed event

Co-founder of 34th Avenue Open Streets program in Jackson Heights alleges he faced anti-gay harassment –

NYC Council members increase pressure for city to end contract with Trump golf course – Gothamist

Mayor, CMs at odds over Trump course | |

NYC Council pressures mayor to stop Saudi golf tournament at Trump course

NYC again rejects council members’ calls to terminate Trump golf license – ABC News

Trump Golf Course’s Saudi Tournament Likely As NYC Says Hands Are Tied | New York City, NY Patch

Renewed push for NYC to cut ties with Bronx golf course licensed to Trump

City Council Members Want Trump Golf Course License Cancelled The Bronx Ink

Krishnan Joins India Home USA Opening Celebration – Queens Gazette

Desperately Seeking Permits — Food Vendors Say Things Are Worse After New Law Was Supposed To Make Them Better

August 2022

New York’s Most Exciting New Public Space is a Street in Queens

Queens Councilman Shekar Krishnan says real power lies with the people | Crain’s New York Business

The Daffodil Project returning to Queens next month to memorialize lives lost during 9/11, COVID-19 pandemic –

5 New Yorkers to know: August 26 | Crain’s New York Business

July 2022

200 NYC Parks Department Jobs Restored Following Union Action – LaborPress

Jackson Heights community celebrates opening of new dog run at Travers Park –

City Council Holds Oversight Hearing on Tree Canopy

NYC lifeguard wages increased for summer | |

Several Queens Officials Join Call to Block Con Edison’s Proposed Rate Hikes – Sunnyside Post

Stuck Nation Radio: Changing The World Where We Live – LaborPress

Without further parks funding, advocates say system equity is ‘an impossible job’

Parts of NYC to be renamed Little Bangladesh, Little Thailand, Ukrainian Way under bill | PIX11

US Rep. Ritchie Torres; CM Shekar Krishnan; Under-30 Democrats; Alternate Side Parking Returns | The Brian Lehrer Show | WNYC

City Life Org – NYC Parks Announces Next Ten Sites to Be Renovated Through The Community Parks Initiative at The Ribbon Cutting for Bartlett Playground

Over a year after fire, Jackson Heights tenants continue to fight for a return to their homes

Queens dog run opens

NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst Opens New Mother-Baby Simulation Center to Improve Maternal Health Outcomes for Women of Color

City to appeal strike down of non-citizen voting law

Concejales visitan bares; información sobre viruela del mono

NYC restored over a hundred Parks ‘Cleanup Corps’ positions after fumbling budget promise | amNewYork

NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst opens center to improve maternal health outcomes for WOC – New York Amsterdam News

Pols head to gay bars to discuss monkeypox | |

June 2022

AAPI curriculum coming to schools | |

Stop school shootings | |

March Against Gun Violence – Queens Gazette

I feel free’: Prosecutors drop charges against Prakash Churaman

30th Annual Queens Pride Parade Draws Big Crowd to Jackson Heights – Astoria Post

Alley Pond Environmental Center celebrates 50 years at Green Gala –

Fun in the sun at the Queens Pride Parade | |

Lifeguard shortage threatens summer | |

Better Managing Public Space is Key to New York City’s Recovery

Judge says NYC can’t let noncitizens vote in city elections

Longtime Deputy Queens Borough President Peter Magnani honored with Jackson Heights street co-naming –

A inmigrantes no ciudadanos de Nueva York no les sorprende que les hayan quitado el acceso al voto | Telemundo

Residentes legales protestan porque no les dejó votar en NY

Embattled Board of Elections again frustrates NYC voters with primary day problems

Councilmember Krishnan Cuts Ribbon on New Dog Run in Jackson Heights

Jackson Heights’ first public dog park opens

May 2022

City Council passes legislation to improve parks equity

The 2022 Power of Diversity: Asian 100 – City & State New York

Council Votes to Require Ratings and Improvement Plans for Parks and Playgrounds as Step Towards Addressing Parks Inequities – Press

City Council seeks to give every neighborhood a walk in the park

Queens angry over draft SCOTUS opinion | |

Queens Councilmember Passes Bill to Improve Parks Equity – LIC Post

In effort to slow press coverage, judge clamps down on attorney in Churaman case

Queens, N.Y., community demand freedom for wrongfully accused man ahead of 97th court appearance – Liberation News

Dozens of Council members, union boss press Adams to make good on parks promise – Gothamist

Parks faces maintenance staff deficit going into summer

Advocates Raise Concerns About Orange County Jail After Rare Tour

New York City Council members, community advocates push to require AAPI education in schools, increase access to mental health services for community

Advocates, Council Members Call on City Government to Better Support Asian Communities

Councilmembers Cite Concerns Over COVID Safety in Visit to ICE Detainees in NY

La necesidad de espacios verdes – El Diario NY

Street Safety Advocates Rally With NYC DOT Commissioner and Elected Leaders From Across NYC In Support of 24/7 Speed Safety Cameras Before City Council Votes Overwhelmingly in Support of Measure — Transportation Alternatives

Jackson Heights community rallies against gun violence in schools

Majority of City Council Declares Opposition to Reauthorizing NYC Tax Lien Sale

April 2022

NYC Councilman Krishnan opens new office, hosts multiple events

Correction officer out sick 160 days rewarded with job driving NYC jails Commissioner Louis Molina

Mayor Adams, and Officials Celebrate $18.2 Million Remediation of Red Hook Ball Fields | City of New York

NYLCV Hosts Rally with Riders Alliance and Transportation Alternatives on the NYC Streets Plan – New York League of Conservation Voters

New York City organizations working to increase diversity in youth hockey

Protestan ante posibles aumentos a la renta

34TH AVE. UPDATE: DOT Presents ‘Bold’ Plan for the Permanent Open Street Called ‘Paseo Park’ – Streetsblog New York City

Shekar Krishnan – Trabajador Inmigrante

March 2022

New York is about to let noncitizens vote. It could reshape local politics forever.

Thousands Turn Out For Return of St. Pats For All Parade – LIC Post

New York City aims to address lack of public swimming pools in communities of color

One Percent of the Budget for Parks? A Bargain, Says a Nonprofit – The New York Times

New plan to invest $1 billion in annual maintenance for New York City parks

New York City leaders call for more investment in parks

Five-point plan for NYC Parks unveiled | |

Jackson Heights councilman unveils blueprint for greater investment in city parks system –

Correction commissioner grilled about problems at Rikers Island

NYC Department of Parks and Recreation Budget Spurs Debates About Green Spaces and Their Role in the City

February 2022

Mayor Adams Appoints NYC Parks Leadership | City of New York

City Council and Permanent Outdoor Dining

A Million More Trees for New York City: Leaders Want a Greener Canopy

NYC Care Reaches Milestone of 100,000 Members

NYC Landlords Almost Never Get Arrested for Illegal DIY Evictions – THE CITY

Landlords Not Being Arrested for Illegal Evictions

Opening Remarks | 38th Annual GreenThumb GrowTogether Conference

In First Budget, Adams Fails to Fulfill Pledge of 1% for Parks

Mayor visits Jackson Heights open street — Queens Daily Eagle

Adams’ pledge to boost parks funding is absent from budget proposal – POLITICO

Three Queens Protected Bike Lanes to be Fortified With Cement Barriers – Astoria Post

January 2022

Historic City Council meets, picks Adrienne Adams as speaker

Legisladores piden alcalde establezca opción clases remotas

‘A place of inhumanity’: Justice advocates, pols rally in support of Rikers Island hunger strike

Rikers Island Detainees Refusing Institutional Food To Protest Jail Conditions – CBS New York

Advocates call on city to meet hunger striking detainees’ demands — Queens Daily Eagle

City leaders call for immediate action against evictions and to ensure Right to Counsel

City Council Announces New Committee Chairs – New York League of Conservation Voters

How Our Parks Can Save Our City