Astoria physician honored by City Council

Earlier this week, the New York City Council recognized Greek Independence Day in the Council Chambers.

Astoria Councilman Costa Constantinides, the first Greek-Cypriot-American elected to office in NYC, honored Dr. Florentia Christodoulidou, a respected physician based at Mt. Sinai Queens in Astoria.

He also honored AHEPA Delphi Chapter #25, a Hellenic organization that has been in the city for nearly a century.

Councilman Paul Vallone from Bayside (his father and brother were Constantinides’ predecessors in Astoria) honored HANAC, an organization that develops senior affordable housing.

Here’s some background on Greek Independence Day, h/t to the City Council:

Greek Independence Day is widely celebrated by Hellenic communities across the globe, commemorating Greeceā€™s War of Independence against the Ottoman Empire in the 1820s. Greek Americans have for more than a century made New York City stronger, whether settling in Lower Manhattan and then Astoria, Bayside, and South Brooklyn. This community is only growing, as economic turmoil in Greece has led many to find new opportunity in New York City.

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