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City Council District 25:
City Council District 25
Jackson Heights, Elmhurst & Woodside
Jackson Heights, Elmhurst, and Woodside are the most diverse neighborhoods in the entire world. Our district is home to countless immigrant communities, is the birthplace of the LGBTQ+ movement in Queens, and is host to Queens’ flagship public hospital, Elmhurst Hospital.
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Elmhurst Hospital Center got a shot in the arm. And Frank D. O’Connor Playground got a breath of fresh air.
On Monday, just outside the main entrance to NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst, City Councilman Shekar Krishnan (D-Jackson Heights) and other top city and Queens officials announced major investments for the medical center and the Frank D. O’Connor Playground, which sits across the street.
The hospital will get $6 million for a new infectious diseases clinic and $5 million toward improvements to the main entrance, as well as for a new cooling tower. The projects will likely enter the design phase next year, with construction estimated to commence in fall of 2023 and finish nine to 12 months later.
The majority of the New York City Council members are new and are part of a class that is the most diverse and progressive in city history. Over the next year Brian Lehrer will get to know all 51 members. This week, Councilmember Shekar Krishnan talks about his priorities for District 25, which includes the neighborhoods of Elmhurst and Jackson Heights..
Councilmember Shekar Krishnan (D-Jackson Heights) gathered along with Queens Borough President Donovan Richards, Councilmembers Sandra Ung (D-Flushing) and Mercedes Narcisse (D-Brooklyn) and more at the Flushing Meadows Corona Park Unisphere on Monday to present his five-point plan for expanding New York City parks.
Queens Councilmember Shekar Krishnan has slammed a group of protesters who demonstrated against drag story hour outside his home in Jackson Heights on January 16.
Krishnan said that the handful of protesters — who carried signs that read “Stop taking children’s innocence away” and “Let kids be kids” — had engaged in “disgusting behavior.”
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