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Gianaris and Simotas open new district offices in Astoria

State Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas (l.) and State Sen. Michael Gianaris have new district offices in Astoria.
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State Sen. Michael Gianaris (D-Astoria) and state Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas (D-Astoria) have new district offices in Astoria, and they want residents to know about the move.

Gianaris and Simotas will host an open house this summer to help ease the transition for residents of western Queens who rely on them for everything ranging from housing to immigration. The new offices are at 31-19 Newtown Ave., near the 30th Avenue stop on the N and Q subway lines.

“Though we have moved two stops on the subway, our dedication to serving the needs of western Queens remains steadfast,” Gianaris said. “As always, my door will be open to the residents of Astoria, Long Island City, Sunnyside, Woodside, Ridgewood and Woodhaven. I look forward to seeing all of you at the open house later this summer.”

Simotas expressed similar sentiments, encouraging residents to visit the new location.

“I look forward to welcoming everyone to our new district office in the heart of Astoria,” Simotas said. “I hope that our new location can help us to be even more engaged with the community and I encourage everyone to stay informed and connected with their local elected officials.”

The offices of Gianaris and Simotas have been in the same office building since Simotas’ election in 2010. Gianaris’ office will also continue to be the location of U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney’s (D-Astoria) Queens satellite office.

Reach reporter Chris Engelhardt by e-mail at or by phone at 718-260-4564.

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