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Council Member Constantinides’ Wife Hospitalized with COVID-19

Council Member Costa Constantinides, his wife Lori and son Nico (twitter)

April 10, 2020 By Christian Murray

Council Member Costa Constantinides posted on twitter last night that his wife—-who has a number of pre-existing conditions– is seriously ill with coronavirus.

Constantinides, a private person who typically doesn’t use social media to discuss his family, posted that his wife Lori has been in hospital with COVID-19 since Saturday. He noted that she is in stable condition, although she is on oxygen and hasn’t been aware enough to speak. He added that she has diabetes and is in need of a kidney transplant.

The virus has wreaked havoc on his family. The council member was struck with the virus last week and has been self isolating.

“With both of us sick with COVID-19, I haven’t seen my son in 12 days. He hasn’t seen his mom in 5 days. I know I’m one of the lucky ones that I’m on the mend hopefully but some prayers for my wife…” he tweeted.

Constantinides, known for his humbleness and quiet demeanor, noted that the disease has affected many families in Queens and New York.

“I’ll be praying for all of them,” he posted. “Please social distance. It’s life or death.”

Constantinides has received plenty of support.

“We love you and your blessed family my brother,” tweeted Council Member Barry Grodenchik. “We are all praying for a speedy and complete healing of your dear wife.”

State Sen. Michael Gianaris posted: “Thinking of you and praying for you, Lori and Nico. Stay strong and lean on your extended neighborhood family. We’re here for you.”

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Carbie Barbie

Best wishes for a swift recovery for all who are suffering and will suffer from this horrible illness.

El loco

What a cruel comment by Bill. I met the councilman and his lovely family. God bless them.


Yes where is jimmy ? Why isn’t he delivering food to people or volunteering ???? We pay his salary
Maybe he’s going to lead another march over the bridge


Jimmy doesn’t want to ruffle any feathers. He’s bound by term limits and doesn’t want to jeopardize the special interest job that’s lined up for him.

Silvi Werner

Our prayers for a speedy recovery! Our Father in Heaven hear our prayers. Amen.


Best of luck and speedy recovery, there isn’t much else to be said. This virus is ruining many life’s and families, due to lack of quick action on our government.
Why are we still allowing people to walk around and spread this disease?


I can’t stand people who take every news article, post, comment, and just about everything else and politicize it. This person commenting must be an incredible bore in person too. Best wishes Constantinides family.

Praying for Costa

Praying for Costa. I hope his wife gets better.
BTW: Where is “Mr. no-real friends” Van Brammer. He is MIA.
I see all these things going down. I see average Joe’s and business folk doing food drives and helping workers. Where is he? Is he still just posting selfies.
It’s time for the Sunnyside Post to do some investigative reporting. I see a prize.


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