Issues: Arts and Culture

Senator Adams attended the Prospect-Lefferts Gardens Group Art Show

Senator Adams attended the neighborhood local art show in the Prospect-Lefferts Gardens area. Various artist in the district, including children will showcased their talent and artwork.  The Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday from 2-8pm, Saturdays from 10-8pm and Sundays from 12-6pm.  The art gallery showing will continue until November 13.

November 5, 2011

Senator Montgomery receives "A" Rating by New Yorkers for Better Libraries

Senator Montgomery received an "A" rating by the New Yorkers for Better Libraries in recognition of her support of library issues during the 2011 Legislative Session.

The legislation considered in compiling this rating included:

A Rating from Libraries.pdf

November 4, 2011

Spooktacular Good Time

The Queens Gazette wrote about the19th annual Children’s Halloween Costume Party, sponsored by the United Community Civic Association (UCCA) and Central Lounge in Astoria Heights. Senator Gianaris, along with other elected officials, was there to celebrate Halloween with over 500 children, friends and parents.

Taking a break from the age-old custom of going doorto door trick or treating on Halloween night, more than 500 youngsters, parents and friends attended the 19th annual Children’s Halloween Costume Party, sponsored by the United Community Civic Association (UCCA) and Central Lounge in Astoria Heights. Central Lounge owner Nick Neocleous, a member of the UCCA board, provided the venue.


November 3, 2011

AT&T Announces Launch Of Free Wi-Fi Service In City Parks

The Queens Gazette reported on AT&T's expansion of free access to their Wi-Fi service in several new parks in New York, including Astoria Park. Senator Gianaris is thrilled that many Western Queens resident will be able to have such access from Astoria Park, as we continue to stay connected in this digital age.

October 27, 2011

Heroes of Hispanic heritage

Times Ledger

A community activist, a firefighter and an artist were among the seven people honored by state Sen. Jose Peralta (D-East Elmhurst) as a part of Hispanic Heritage month.

The senator’s Oct. 12 celebration, held in the Unisphere Gallery of the Queens Museum of Art in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, recognized significant city leaders of Hispanic descent and featured music and dance originating from numerous Latin American countries.

Hispanic Heritage month is a nationally recognized holiday that runs from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15.

October 25, 2011

Paws and Pols Unite! Dog Run Opened in Long Island City. Ribbon Cutting 10/6/2011

OurLic News provided many great photos from the renovated Vernon Blvd. Dog Run ribbon-cutting ceremony that took place on October 6.

Thanks to NYS, NYC, Queens West Development Corporation, and others, this dog friendly community now has a large and well designed dog run at the corner of Vernon Blvd and 48th Ave. The space replaces the dog run on 2nd Avenue that was taken by the city for the new high school and construction of affordable housing.

Some have estimated that over 1,000 dogs live in Long Island City.

On October 6th, the red ribbon was cut at an appropriate ceremony led by NYS Senator Michael Gianaris. As the OurLIC Video NEWS reveals, all elected officials representing Long Island City are true pet lovers.

October 18, 2011

Senator Adams celebrates the opening of "Between Neighbors" in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens

On Thursday, October 13, Senator Adams celebrated the opening reception of Between Neighbors, an interactive art show that reflects on social boundaries in a multicultural neighborhood &

October 17, 2011

Visit the Prospect-Lefferts Gardens Arts "Between Neighbors" Art Show, October 13-24, 2011

Between Neighbors

A show by Brian Fernandes-Halloran about getting to know people better.

Beginning a month long celebration of Prospect-Lefferts Garden's arts at a local pop up venue, Between Neighbors reflects on social boundaries in a multicultural neighborhood undergoing gentrification.  Visitors of all ages are invited to make collective art pieces and speak up in a video dialogue that will grow through the span of the show, October 13 thru 24, from 2 pm to 8 pm daily. Visit for more information.




October 14, 2011

Buehler Remembered

The Queens Gazette wrote about the renaming of 30th Road to Ann Buehler Way, in commemoration of Anna Buehler who died last year at the age of 94. Senator Gianaris attended the renaming to show his appreciation and remembrance for her hard work and dedication to the city.

For more than half a century, Ann Buehler served as a beacon for local youth seeking refuge from the troublesome life of street gangs. Her legacy was honored on October 8, with the renaming of 30th Road as “Ann Buehler Way” at the intersection of 21st Street in front of the Salah M. Hassanein Variety Boys and Girls Club of Queens in Astoria. Buehler died last year, she was 94-years-old.

October 13, 2011

Senator Huntley Fall Newsletter

View the Full Fall Newsletter or click on the PDF link below.


Senator Huntley Fall Newsletter (final).pdf

October 13, 2011


Queens, NY – Senator Michael Gianaris, Assemblymember Cathy Nolan and Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer today held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the refurbished Vernon Boulevard Dog Run in Long Island City. The elected officials, along with Queens West Development Corporation (QWDC), New York State Department of Parks and DOG LIC, a local advocacy group, worked together since last year to secure funding for the much-needed renovations to the dog run and are pleased to finally announce the renewed run is open and ready for use.

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