Senator Michael Gianaris

LIC community voices outrage against upcoming No. 7 train suspensions
LIC community voices outrage against upcoming No. 7 train suspensions
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 1/17/2014 at 4:31PM

Long Island City residents and business owners are telling the MTA enough is enough. The No. 7 train will soon be going through another round of suspensions causing it to not run in parts of western Queens and Manhattan for more than a dozen weekends this year, starting in the end of February, according to a notice from the MTA.

Long Island City lights up for the holidays
Long Island City lights up for the holidays
West Angy Altamirano 12/04/2013 at 4:10PM

The Long Island City community came together to welcome the holidays and make the season bright. Over 100 residents young and old gathered with local elected officials and community leaders on Tuesday night to celebrate the holidays by lighting festive snowflakes along Vernon Boulevard. Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer worked together with JetBlue to a secure [...]

Costa Constantinides wins City Council District 22 race
Costa Constantinides wins City Council District 22 race
News Angy Altamirano 11/06/2013 at 12:19AM

Costa Constantinides is making history and will now serve the community he has called home his whole life. The lifelong Astoria resident has been elected to fill Peter Vallone Jr.’s seat in City Council District 22 and represent Astoria, Long Island City and parts of Jackson Heights. With 100 percent of the precincts reporting, he [...]

Queens pols face Bronx rivals in first Battle of the Boroughs Bowl
Queens pols face Bronx rivals in first Battle of the Boroughs Bowl
Sports Liam La Guerre 10/28/2013 at 10:25AM

Politicians turned into playmakers for a special touch football game. Queens and Bronx politicians faced off in the first ever Battle of the Boroughs Bowl at Monsignor McClancy High School in East Elmhurst Sunday. The touch football event was organized to raise money by collecting donations, with all proceeds going to the United Service Organizations [...]

Maspeth residents and leaders are split over arts center
Maspeth residents and leaders are split over arts center
Top Stories Liam La Guerre 10/09/2013 at 3:49PM

Maspeth leaders and residents are ready to rumble over the Knockdown Center. The center, a former glass and door factory turned arts hall, has hosted everything from weddings, Tiki Disco parties and even a mini-golf art exhibition since last year. Now, owners are applying for a license from the State’s Liquor Authority (SLA) to serve [...]

Costa Constantinides wins 22nd Council District primary race
Costa Constantinides wins 22nd Council District primary race
Politics Angy Altamirano 9/11/2013 at 1:05AM

After months of campaigning, Costa Constantinides is one step closer to filling Peter Vallone Jr.’s seat in City Council District 22 and representing Astoria, Long Island City and parts of Jackson Heights. Together with his wife, 4-year old son, mother, family, friends and supporters Constantinides celebrated his victory as the Democratic candidate in the Primary [...]