Tag: council-member-julie-won

Third annual Sunny Pride sees record turnout as Sunnyside celebrates Pride Month

June 19, 2024 By Angelica Vivas Over 1,000 New Yorkers dressed in colorful attire and holding rainbow flags gathered under the 7-train viaduct on Friday, June 14, to celebrate Pride Month in Sunnyside.  The Sunnyside Shines BID organized the event for the third consecutive year, with Executive Director Dirk McCall de Palomá as the driving… Read more »

Sunnyside stands with neighbors displaced by 5-alarm inferno last year as they face further evictions by landlord

June 11, 2024 By Bill Parry Council Member Julie Won and Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez on Saturday rallied with their constituents, who were displaced by a massive five-alarm fire at their Sunnyside apartment complex just days before Christmas, to call on A&E Real Estate Holdings to extend tenants’ temporary leases. Families and individuals from at least… Read more »

Long Island City Partnership kicks off month-long Lunar New Year festival celebrating Year of the Dragon at Red Sorghum Restaurant

Feb. 1, 2024 By admin Feb. 1, 2024 By Shane O’Brien The Long Island City Partnership (LICP) launched its annual Lunar New Year business festival Wednesday at the newly-opened Red Sorghum restaurant on Jackson Avenue.  The event marks the beginning of a month-long LIC Lunar New Year celebration honoring the area’s rapidly growing Asian population and saluting the Year of the Dragon.  More than 80 local businesses will take part in the festival, which will take place throughout the month of February. Council Member Julie Won, NYC Small Business Services Commissioner Kevin Kim, Chinese Cultural Center Executive Director Ying Yen,… Read more »

Western Queens residents receive turkeys, hot meals ahead of Thanksgiving

Nov. 22, 2023 By Czarinna Andres New York City Council Member Julie Won, in collaboration with Jacob A. Riis Neighborhood Settlement and numerous community partners, held a large-scale Thanksgiving event this past weekend. Over 4,000 residents in the western Queens area received hot meals and turkeys over the course of Saturday and Sunday in a… Read more »