July 17, 2017 By Nathaly Pesantez
It was business as usual for Mayor Bill de Blasio and city officials as they stepped into work today, only this time, they are working from Queens for an entire week.
Beginning Monday, July 17, de Blasio and other senior officials will be stationed at Queens Borough Hall in Kew Gardens as part of the mayor’s “City Hall in Your Borough” initiative.
“In Queens, we will continue focusing city resources on the borough’s most pressing needs,” de Blasio said in a statement.
The week-long program is meant to “focus on the borough’s people and their concerns,” and is the third location in de Blasio’s initiative, following Staten Island and the Bronx.
Queens residents will be able to attend a resource fair on Tuesday, July 18 at Queens Borough Hall (120-55 Queens Blvd.), where representatives from multiple departments, including the Department of Transportation and the Department of Health, will be available to answer questions from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. An RSVP form is available online or by calling 212-748-0281.
On Wednesday, July 19, Mayor de Blasio will be at a Town Hall in P.S. 70 (30-44 43rd Street) for residents of Astoria and other parts of District 22. The event will start at 7 p.m., with doors opening at 6 p.m.
Council member Costa Constantinides and Queens Borough President Melinda Katz will be present at the town hall, along with State Senators Michael Gianaris and Assembly Member Aravella Simotas. Residents interested in attending should call 212-748-0281.
“Queens welcomes the Administration to Borough Hall and the opportunity to engage on the needs and challenges unique to the World’s Borough,” Queens Borough President Melinda Katz said. “With 2.3 million residents, there will be much ground to cover for the families of Queens.”