Gaming tables, water fountains coming to Astoria Park along with other improvements in western Queens
Photo: Astoria Park Alliance

We won’t know the results of the presidential primaries in New York for several hours, but the results of another election have been announced. Residents in neighborhoods such as Astoria, Long Island City and Sunnyside cast their votes for several projects in the participatory budgeting process from March 26 through April 3. Councilmen Costa Constantinides and […]

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Choose how to spend millions in city funds in western Queens starting this weekend
Photo courtesy of Flickr/Travis Grathwell

Residents who live across several neighborhoods in western Queens can decide which projects to implement with millions of dollars in city funds. Those who live in City Council District 26, which includes Sunnyside, Woodside, Long Island City, Astoria and parts of Maspeth, have 19 projects to vote on. Projects include a special needs playground for P.S. 4, […]

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Participatory budgeting winners announced in western Queens
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The residents of western Queens have spoken and the results are in regarding where they would like to see $1 million spent in each community. Councilmen Costa Constantinides and Jimmy Van Bramer announced the winning projects of this year’s participatory budgeting process, where residents in each individual district were able to cast their vote on where they want […]

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Participatory budgeting extends to more Queens council districts
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Residents in nine Queens City Council districts will be given the power this year to decide where and how their tax dollars will be spent in their communities. Last spring, community members in three Queens council districts – Councilman Mark Weprin’s District 23, Councilman Donovan Richard’s District 31 and Councilman Eric Ulrich’s District 32 – were […]

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Costa Constantinides sworn in as District 22’s new councilmember
Photo Courtesy of Councilmember Costa Constantinides' Office

Councilmember Costa Constantinides is ready to work for his community. The freshman legislator celebrated his inauguration Sunday at Long Island City High School as the new District 22 councilmember, representing Astoria, and parts of Long Island City, Woodside, East Elmhurst and Jackson Heights. Constantinides was sworn in by former City Council Speaker Peter Vallone Sr., […]

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