Tag: council-member-linda-lee

Faith orgs donate kosher turkeys, halal chickens for CM Lee’s Thanksgiving distribution


Nov. 21, 2023 By Iryna Shkurhan Council Member Linda Lee’s team distributed kosher turkeys and halal chickens outside of Lee’s district office in Oakland Gardens on Tuesday, Nov. 21 ahead of Thanksgiving.  This was the first time that the council member, who represents a chunk of far eastern Queens, distributed poultry for the holiday. And it proved popular among community members who swiftly reserved their choice on Monday.  By the time the pickups began at noon, all the turkeys and chickens were reserved by locals and ready to be taken home.  The distribution was in partnership with the Met Council…
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To better manage extreme rainfall, city begins replacing concrete medians in Queens Village with green infrastructure


Oct. 18, 2023 By Bill Parry The city has begun construction on a $3.9 million project that will transform seven large concrete medians in Queens Village into “green infrastructure sponges” that will absorb five million gallons of stormwater each year while reducing neighborhood flooding. New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Rohit Aggarwala announced on Oct. 18 that the green infrastructure medians will replace nearly three acres of what is currently impermeable concrete with subsurface drainage chambers and engineered rock and soil planted with ornamental grasses and perennial wildflowers, to mitigate flooding along Hillside Avenue and Winchester Boulevard…
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Queens leaders, residents gather for 9/11 memorial in Bayside Hills


Sep. 12, 2023 By Ethan Marshall and Paul Frangipane Queens community leaders and residents gathered at Memorial Garden in Bayside Hills for a memorial honoring those lost on Sept. 11, 2001. Among those present for the memorial gathering were Queens Borough President Donovan Richards, Assemblyman Edward Braunstein, Council Member Linda Lee and Bayside Hills Civic Association President Judge Jerry Iannece. Despite the rain coming down, dozens of residents gathered at the small square behind the Horace Harding Expressway. Attendees huddled together there, many of whom had umbrellas in hand. “Behind every number there was a name, there was a family,…
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Borough leaders show support at annual benefit for historic Queens County Farm Museum

Jul. 14, 2023 By Ethan Marshall The Queens County Farm Museum hosted its annual benefit dinner meant to support the organization Thursday evening. Guests at the event enjoyed a cocktail hour with live music and hayrides before sitting for a dinner prepared with select foods grown at the farm. Among some of the notable individuals…
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Lee declares victory in Democratic primary race for eastern Queens City Council seat

Jun. 28, 2023 By Carlotta Mohamed Incumbent Linda Lee, who’s running for re-election to the New York City Council to represent District 23, declared victory in the June 27 Democratic primary election after securing nearly 63% of the votes, according to unofficial results from the Board of Elections. Lee garnered 62.57% of the vote (3,797…
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Northeast Queens elected officials honor outgoing District 26 PTA Presidents’ Council leader

May. 23, 2023 By Ethan Marshall Several northeast Queens elected officials came together on May 19 to celebrate District 26 PTA Presidents’ Council President Cathy Grodsky as she prepared to leave her post. Among those who came together to honor Grodsky were former Councilman Barry Grodenchik, Assembly members Nily Rozic, David Weprin and Ed Braunstein,…
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BP Richards leads AAPI Heritage Month celebration at Queens Borough Hall

May. 23, 2023 By Ethan Marshall Queens Borough President Donovan Richards held a celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month Monday, May 22, at the Helen Marshall Cultural Center in Queens Borough Hall. The celebration included multiple musical and dance performances from local cultural organizations, food and remarks from Richards and other…
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