Astoria keeps eye on Greece after election

 

    An article by the Queens Campaigner talks about Astoria's Greek-American residents and their concern for Greece's economic future.

    Astoria’s Greek-American elected officials said their constituents remain concerned but hopeful about Greece’s economic future after the nation’s New Democracy Party was elected by a narrow margin on a platform of remaining within the European Union.

     

    “Hopefully, they’ll get their act together and start getting things moving in the right direction,” said state Sen. Michael Gianaris (D-Astoria).

     

    Astoria has the largest Greek population outside of the Mediterranean country, and both of the neighborhood’s state legislators — Gianaris and state Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas (D-Astoria) — are Greek American.

     

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    “The concerns I hear are less political and more concerns about family members who still live in Greece,” Gianaris said of his constituents.

     

    Read the full article here.

    Publication date: 
    Thursday, June 28, 2012 - 00:00