Tag: council-member-shekar-krishnan

Jackson Heights community rallies against illegal smoke shops near schools

May 3, 2024 By Bill Parry Several elected officials representing Jackson Heights rallied with dozens of parents, school children and teachers on May 1, calling for urgent enforcement against Haze Land, located at 37-07 82nd St., an illegal smoke shop that recently re-opened after being shut down by the Sheriff’s department. Haze Land sits in… Read more »

City budget talks: Council gives Mayor Adams’ team an earful on potential impact of Parks Department cutbacks

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Mar. 21, 2024 By Ethan Stark-Miller City Council members on Thursday grilled Adams administration officials over the potential impact that roughly $50.5  million in cuts to the Parks Department could have on the Big Apple’s green spaces, while excoriating Hizzoner for not fulfilling his campaign promise of committing 1% of the city’s annual spending plan…
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Holocaust survivor and Jackson Heights resident dies at 101

Feb. 5, 2024 By Ethan Marshall Jackson Heights resident Hannah Deutch, who survived the Holocaust by escaping Germany, died Jan. 29 at the age of 101. Deutch lived in Bochum, Germany when Kristallnacht (Night of Broken Glass) occurred in 1938, when she was 16 years old, according to New York Jewish Week. She managed to… Read more »

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

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Oct. 24, 2023 By Bill Parry Just over three and a half years after Elmhurst Hospital was at the epicenter of the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, Council Member Shekar Krishnan and his colleagues in government announced a “groundbreaking” $17 million in critical investment in the second oldest municipal hospital in New York City….
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Back-to-school family resource fair assists local immigrants in Jackson Heights

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Sept. 14, 2023 By Ethan Marshall The New York City Immigration Coalition partnered with Queens Council member Shekar Krishnan to hold a back-to-school family resource fair Sept. 9 at Paseo Park in Jackson Heights. The family resource fair was meant to assist immigrant families within Queens, helping to provide services and information for families and… Read more »

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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