The Kid’s Alright

Borough President Melinda Katz says hello to Nicholas, son of new Astoria Councilman Costa Constantinides.

Borough President Melinda Katz says hello to Nicholas, son of new Astoria Councilman Costa Constantinides.

While a list of big names were featured during Councilman Costa Constantinides‘ inauguration last weekend – including U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, Comptroller Scott Stringer and Borough President Melinda Katz – one little kid stole the show.

The new Astoria Councilman’s young son, Nicholas, was the star of the ceremony, as many of the guest speakers addressed the child, sitting in the front row with his mother, and praising his calm demeanor during the ceremony.
Both Stringer and Katz joked about how their children made scenes during their inauguarations earlier this month, complimenting Nicholas as he sat quietly watching the ceremony.

As the ceremony continued, Nicholas could be seen slouched across his mother’s lap, asleep.

He woke up to take part in the oath of office, administered by former Council Speaker Peter Vallone Sr.

Hopefully, other elected officials took note of how polite and respectful Nicholas was during his father’s ceremony. Here at QConf, we think there are a few officials who could learn a thing or two from the kid.

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