NYC Councilman Krishnan opens new office, hosts multiple events

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U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer, centter, at the April 13, 2022, ‘Grand Opening’ of New York City Councilman Shekar Krishnan. Photo: Councilman Krishnan’s office)

New York City Councilman Shekar Krishnan who represents District 25, engaged with his constituents and different communities the first two weeks of April, which also included the inauguration of his new office premises April 13, 2022.

The Indian-American council member’s “Grand Opening” of his new office, was attended by United States Senator Chuck Schumer, D-NY. “This isn’t my office, this OUR OFFICE,” Krishnan said on Twitter and in his occasional email blast about his activities. “Grateful to all the members of the community that have supported us over the years, and I thank everyone that came out to our Grand Opening this week! Thank you so much, Majority Leader Schumer for joining us at our office for this special day.”

Krishnan’s District includes areas like Elmhurst and Jackson Heights which he represents one of the most multi-ethnic communities in the country.

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“For those who celebrate, we hope you enjoy your Easter or Passover with friends, family, and loved ones. And a belated Happy Vaisakhi, Happy Vishu, and Bengali New Year (Shubo Noboborsho)!” Krishnan said in a roundup that accounted for his engagements.

New York City Councilman Shekar Krishnan joined Queens Distance Runners for a neighborhood 5K to showcase the value of exercise on 34th Avenue Open Streets April 6, 2022. Photo: Councilman Krishnan’s office.

Krishnan’s office also held or participated in, a series of events for National Public Health Week  including a kick-off by the Mobile Health Unit hosting a preventative blood pressure and cholesterol testing, along with Co-Sponsor La Jornada Food Pantry; another Health Resource Fair supported by South Asian Council for Social Services, Voces Latinas, Elmhurst Hospital, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Emblem Health, and the MinKwon Center for Community Action; meeting with Queens Distance Runners for a neighborhood 5K to showcase the value of exercise on 34th Avenue Open Streets; hosting a Zoom discussion with an Elmhurst Hospital physician on mental health issues;  and vaccinations and COVID rapid tests for anyone and everyone that requested one.

On the immigration front, Krishnan met with NICE4Workers at their offices. “I’m always proud to fight alongside them for a society that truly values immigrant workers. Their members are the most essential workers and give me inspiration,” Krishnan said in his email. His office partnered with CUNY Citizenship Now for an immigration clinic in Elmhurst. “We served over 90 individuals in one day, including 61 who successfully applied for citizenship!” Krishnan said.

NYC Councilman Shekar Krishnan holds up two books that he says are among his favorites at an event to support Public Libraries, in front of City Hall. Photo: Twitter @CMShekarK

To encourage the growth of the public library system, he joined an event outside City Hall, showing off two of his favorite books.

Krishnan keeps constituents informed with updates on grassroots matters such as closure of the Queens Public Libarary at Jackson Heights for four weeks starting Monday April 25, 2022, new bus routes, workshops, etc.

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