Peace in Queens

Tomorrow, expect a minor earthquake in Queens. Around noonish.

That’s when longtime Democratic insurgent Hiram Monserrate and Democratic County Leader Joe Crowley will attend what I think is their first public event together, announcing funding for local organizations serving immigrants.

Monserrate ran and supported numerous candidates against the county organizations in the past and has reveled in his independence from the machine. Crowley took over the organization earlier this year and has been dogged by speculation that he’d one day have to defend his seat against a candidate who appeals to his district’s “changing demographic.”

But all that’s in the past now, apparently. The advisory for the event is after the jump.

— Azi Paybarah


Queens, NY * City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn will join Council Member Hiram Monserrate and Congressman Joseph Crowley to announce the funding of a number of Queens-based organizations that provide specialized services for the immigrant community. The event will be hosted by Asociacion Tepeyac, one of the organizations set to receive funding secured by Council Member Monserrate.

WHERE: Asociacion Tepeyac Queens Community Center
103-04 39th Avenue Corona Queens, NY

WHEN: Friday, January 26th

TIME: 12:00 pm * 1:00 pm

WHO: Speaker Quinn Christine Quinn, Council Member Hiram Monserrate and Congressman Joseph Crowley and reps from local groups: Jackson Heights-Elmhurst Kehillah, New Immigrant Community Empowerment (NICE), LaGuardia Community College, Legal Aid Society, Latino Action Center, CUNY School of Law Foundation’s Immigrant Initiatives Project, Asociacion Tepeyac de New York, New York Immigration Coalition


Peace in Queens