Following the announcement that the Astoria Houses Senior Center will remain open thanks to new funding in the New York City budget, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) released the following statement:

“I am so happy that by working together, this great community was able to save the Astoria Houses Senior Center. As a result of the combined efforts of tenant leaders and elected officials, hundreds of residents at Astoria Houses will continue to enjoy the critical services the senior center provides. Senior centers are an essential part of a community, offering good food, friendship, fun activities and a friendly environment. The Astoria Houses senior center is getting a makeover and will soon be better than ever. I am thankful to Councilmember Constantinides, who ensured that the City Council included funding in their recently passed budget. His work was made easier by tenant leaders like Claudia Coger, whose tireless advocacy helped ensure success.”

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