Queens politicians condemn New York Post image of Flushing amid coronavirus case in Manhattan

Originally published in QNS on March 02, 2020.

Queens politicians are calling out the New York Post for using a misleading photo of Flushing Main Street, where the population is mostly Asian, to aid a story about the first case of coronavirus that was reported in Manhattan.

State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky condemned the tweet sent out by the New York Post Sunday night. The tweet used a picture of an Asian man in Flushing, while linking to an article about a coronavirus case in Manhattan. 

“Posting a picture of an Asian man in Flushing, Queens, while reporting about a confirmed case in Manhattan is troubling,” Stavisky said. “This does nothing but further the misconceptions that are hurting many people and businesses in my district.”