Senator Gianaris attended a press conference to promote the expansion of an applied science campus to Roosevelt Island with Congresswoman Maloney and David Brause. The Queens Gazette wrote on some of the reasons for the Senator's support, such as in addition to the promotion of higher education, the general further development of the Western Queens community.
The Queens Gazette wrote about the series of groping incidents that have taken place in Queens recently. Senator Gianaris, whose legislation makes groping a child a felony, warns the community against such dangers.
Queens Gazette wrote about the agreement that was reached to rebuild St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church.
The announcement of the rebuilding of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church near the World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan, which was destroyed on 9/11 was greeted warmly by Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Congressmember Joseph Crowley (D–Queens/The Bronx), state Senator Michael Gianaris (D–Astoria) and Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr. (D–Astoria.
NY1 reported on the proposal to include new applied sciences and engineering campuses for Cornell and Stanford University on Randall's Island. The decision will be made in two weeks time. Senator Gianaris supports these endeavors because it will bring further means of economic development to Queens.
The New York Daily News wrote about the recent press conference promoting the use of Roosevelt Island for an applied sciences and engineering program for Cornell and Stanford University. Along with Congresswoman Maloney, Senator Gianaris extended his support for the project as it would provide economic stimulation to the area.
Building a hi-tech campus on Roosevelt Island would be a major boon for Queens, elected officials and business leaders said Monday, as two top schools threw their support behind the location.
State Sen. Michael Gianaris (D-Astoria) said the project would help the city "diversify its economy beyond Wall Street and the financial services sector. This type of high-tech initiative is exactly the way we need to go."
The Queens Courier reported on the recent attacks on several Queens women. Senator Gianaris was present at the public conference to alert the community about the recent attackers. The senator's bill requiring the act of groping to be counted as a felony is just one way to attempt to reduce such dangers to our community.
For the past month, women in Sunnyside and Woodside have been looking over their shoulders for a predator on pedals.
With incidents of sexual assault rising across the five boroughs, the neighboring communities are the most recent areas to experience repeated sexual attacks on women.
New York Observer wrote about the recent launching of an online initiative to clear up congestion on the streets due to construction. It is called Street Works Manual, and Senator Gianaris supports the way in which this project will assist in better cooperation between construction companies to reduce the number of inconveniences due to construction.
NY1 reported on the recent attacks on Queens women. Senator Gianaris attended the press conference to speak out against Sunnyside/Woodside sexual predators. He also handed out flyers to raise awareness about these issues and inform people on how to act when they find themselves in such dangerous situations.
Police were searching Monday for a man they said tried to sexually assault a 23-year-old woman in Queens the previous night.
On Wednesday night, police say a man assaulted a 23-year-old woman in Laurelton.
Police were also looking for another man in a string of attacks around Woodside and Sunnyside.
CarrollGardensPatch wrote about a new digital program called Street Works Manual which aims to lower the impact of construction on our roads through better coordination between utility and private construction companies. Senator Gianaris was present at the announcement of this project along with Major Bloomberg and other elected officials, in hopes of reducing traffic and giving resurfacing project a longer lifespan.
Today, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Department of Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan announced a new digital program that hopes to reduce the impact of construction on city roads by better coordinating utility and private construction company work.
The New York Daily News wrote about Greek American politicians' efforts to rebuild lower Mahattan's St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, which was demolished in the 9/11 Twin Tower attacks. Senator Gianaris is taking part in these efforts to provide a place of religious freedom for Greek Americans and New Yorkers alike.
Gov. Cuomo today announced that he, Port Authority Executive Director Chris Ward, representatives of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese and St. Nicholas Parish and State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos, "signed the agreement that permits the rebuilding of the Church with a nondenominational bereavement center at the east end of Liberty Park, at 130 Liberty Street."
Times Ledger wrote on the positive impact of the recently improved Vernon Blvd. dog run, as dogs took advantage of the wider space and new features. Senator Gianaris was present for the ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Mere weeks after announcing the dog run on Vernon Boulevard in Long Island City would be renovated, local legislators and their four-legged constituents cut the ribbon on the expanded park last Thursday.
“It’s a beautiful day for people but it’s an even more beautiful day for the dogs of this neighborhood today,” said state Sen. Michael Gianaris (D-Astoria).
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.
“For more than a decade, Greek-Americans have been without our place of worship in one of the most significant locations in this country. This long-awaited deal reminds the world of New York’s emphasis on religious freedom and the value of reconstruction as we continue to remember all we lost on September 11th. I look forward to celebrating the rebuilding of Saint Nicholas with my fellow Greek-Americans and all New Yorkers. I thank the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, Governor Cuomo and the Port Authority for their hard work to bring about today’s agreement.”