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Community leader, attorney launches bid for City Council

A longtime community activist and civil rights lawyer kicked off his campaign for City Council last week with an announcement at Travers Park.

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Opinion: Flushing waterfront rezoning reveals the failure of NYC's land use process

Op-Ed by Shekar Krishnan

"As we face the unprecedented triple crises of affordability, public health, and racial justice, the proposed Flushing rezoning fails to address any of the urgent needs of our Queens communities."

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Queens congresswoman endorses Shekar Krishnan for Jackson Heights City Council seat

Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez has endorsed civil rights attorney Shekar Krishnan’s candidacy for City Council in District 25, which represents Elmhurst and Jackson Heights, less than a week after he announced his campaign.

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Next Year’s Local Elections Could Bring Racial Equity into New York’s Land Use Process

The first case Shekar Krishnan took after finishing law school lasted ten years and two mayors.

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Shekar Krishnan announces candidacy for western Queens City Council seat

Community activist and civil rights attorney Shekar Krishnan launched his campaign for the 25th New York City Council representing Jackson Heights and Elmhurst, a seat currently held by Councilman Daniel Dromm who is term-limited in 2021.

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Community leader, attorney launches bid for City Council

A longtime community activist and civil rights lawyer kicked off his campaign for City Council last week with an announcement at Travers Park.

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Travers supporters take it to the street

Jackson Heights residents say a car dealership is creating unnecessary traffic near Travers Park, putting kids in danger.

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After major backlash over planned Jackson Heights tower, community board gives proposal the thumbs down

More than a hundred people packed a room at Elmhurst Hospital on March 13 to express their opposition to a proposed 13-story, mixed-use building on 82nd Street in Jackson Heights.

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Why Queens Is the Center of the Nation’s Progressive Movement

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Peralta reunites with mainline Democrats as Ramos stays in race

Two days after Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the renegade Independent Democratic Conference had dissolved and reunited with the mainline Democrats in Albany, state Sen. Jose Peralta (D-East Elmhurst) declared it an historic moment that has put the Democratic Party in a position to take over the majority in the Senate for just the second time in more than 50 years.

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Dozens of residents, pols protest Peralta

State senator’s political brethren say that the IDC must disband

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Community decries car entrance plan

Activists don’t want Koeppel Mazda to use entrance on 78th Street

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