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.




“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.