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Constantinides begins collection for hurricane victims in Puerto Rico

Costa Constantinides

Oct. 3, 2017 By Tara Law

Two weeks after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, Council Member Costa Constantinides has begun a collection to help aid its victims.

Supplies can be dropped off at Constantinides’ office at 31-09 Newtown Avenue during business hours. He is asking residents to drop off baby food, diapers, batteries, first aid supplies and feminine hygiene products.

“Our fellow citizens in Puerto Rico are still in desperate need of our help,” Constantinides said. “With a slow federal aid response, our city must come together to provide relief to families without food or water throughout Puerto Rico.”

The FDNY is also accepting donations.

The following Queens fire houses are taking donations from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily:

Engine 316: 27-12 Kearney Street, Queens, NY 11369 (East Elmhurst)
Engine 289/ Ladder 138: 97-28 43rd Avenue, Queens, NY 11368 (Corona)
Engine 307/ Ladder 154: 81-17 Northern Boulevard, Queens, NY 11372 (Jackson Heights)
Engine 294/ Ladder 143: 101-02 Jamaica Ave, Queens, NY 11418 (Woodhaven)

Wet wipes and open or unsealed donations of food or hygiene supplies will not be accepted.

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What slow federal response? You’re one to talk, everytime I call your office or the 114th, there is no response to address problems. I should take pictures of all the homeless people in Astoria sleeping in parks, the 114th doesn’t do anything about it, and how about the double and illegal parked cars, it’s out of control. I can’t believe the arrogance from Constantinides. If anything Constantinides, you’re slow.


Astoria has a blanket of toxic fumes over our heads. Whether you walk, bike or drive or are a resident or just visiting it is very obvious.


I commented on the wrong page..My comment above was in response to “legislation to combat Asthma, a big concern in western Queens given power plant emissions.” Sorry for the mix up.

Concerned business owner

Can you tell him how there are 4000 food truck/cart permits in New York and yet there are10s of thiusant actual trucks??? When will he enfirce the law and notas he told me once . They are minority and we protect them


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