In the Community

Joe works hard every day to improve the quality of life for residents of New York’s 14th Congressional District. From his efforts to open up economic opportunities for businesses to his fight to keep residents safe and secure, Joe is committed to keeping Queens and the Bronx great communities to live, work, run a business, and raise a family.

Joe is working on behalf of communities in Queens and the Bronx by:

  • Establishing the Crime Stoppers program in 2002 to support local organizations that are working to reduce crime and improve the quality of life in our neighborhoods. Through this initiative, Joe has delivered more than $1 million in federal funding to the Bronx-Queens community for graffiti clean-up, after-school programming, and civic patrol efforts
  • Delivering over $7.2 million in federal assistance to Queens residents and businesses after the massive storms and subsequent flooding in August 2007
  • Bringing home $500,000 in federal funds for New York City Department of Transportation to carry out the Maspeth Bypass traffic study to explore alternate routes for commercial trucks and improve the quality of life for residents of Maspeth
  • Successfully fighting to keep Westchester Square Medical Center open so that residents can access the quality health care services they need
  • Obtaining federal funds to support efforts to alleviate traffic congestion in Jackson Heights and help make the community a safer place to live and do business in
  • Securing a new home for the Bronx Council on the Arts, which will allow the organization to expand and thrive, by bringing together public and private sector stakeholders to facilitate the sale and transfer of the new property
  • Working to rename the post office at 1449 West Avenue in the Bronx after Private Isaac T. Cortes, an Army soldier who was killed in Iraq in 2007. Cortes grew up in Parkchester and attended Christopher Columbus High School
  • Negotiating a deal with the federal housing regulator to allow a range of banks to make home loans in the communities of Silver Beach and Edgewater Park, as well as raising the cap on the number of loans Citibank can provided in the area so homeowners have access to much-needed financing
  • Spearheading the effort to transform the six-acre site formerly known as the “Elmhurst Gas Tanks”, located at the corner of Grand Avenue and 74th Street in Maspeth, into a beautiful community park – KeySpan Park  
  • Successfully advocating in 2003 for the Juniper Park neighborhood to be included in the Middle Village 11379 zip code

More on In the Community

May 24, 2018 Press Release

(Washington, D.C.) – El presidente del Caucus Demócrata de la Cámara de Representantes Joe Crowley (D-Queens, el Bronx), y miembros de la delegación de la Ciudad de Nueva York en el Congreso, enviaron una carta al presidente Trump pidiéndole que se reúna con inmigrantes y familias en lugar de organizar eventos poco productivos que demonizan a la comunidad inmigrante.

May 24, 2018 Press Release

(Washington, D.C.) – House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-Queens, the Bronx), and members of New York City’s congressional delegation sent a letter to President Trump yesterday asking him to meet with immigrants and families instead of holding hateful and unproductive events that demonize the immigrant community.

May 15, 2018 Press Release

(Washington, D.C.) – House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-Queens, the Bronx) released the following statement in recognition of the start of Ramadan:

May 15, 2018 Press Release

(Washington, D.C.) — Today, House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-Queens, the Bronx) urged the Transportation Security Administration to reevaluate their processes for screening Sikhs and Sikh Americans, following an incident when Canadian Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Navdeep Bains was twice asked to remove his turban when traveling in the United States.

May 8, 2018 Press Release
Congressman Joe Crowley (D-Queens, the Bronx), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, New York State Senator Michael Gianaris, New York State Assemblymembers Catherine Nolan, Aravella Simotas, and Brian Barnwell, and New York City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer issued the following joint statement on the city’s planned redevelopment of Sunnyside Yard.
May 8, 2018 Press Release

(Washington, D.C.) — Hoy, el congresista Joe Crowley (D-Queens, el Bronx), presidente del Caucus Demócrata de la Cámara de Representantes, presentó un proyecto de ley para reducir el ruido excesivo que afecta a las escuelas.

La Ley de Aprendizaje Pacifico del 2018 es un componente central del plan Un Mejor Trato para Queens y el Bronx del presidente del Caucus Demócrata Joe Crowley. Un Mejor Trato para Queens y el Bronx es un plan integral para mejorar la vida de las familias, hombres y mujeres trabajadoras y estudiantes del Distrito 14 de Nueva York.

May 8, 2018 Press Release

(Washington, D.C.) — Today, Congressman Joe Crowley (D-Queens, the Bronx), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, introduced legislation to help reduce excessive noise in schools.

The Peaceful Learning Act of 2018 is a core component of Chairman Crowley’s Better Deal for Queens and the Bronx, a comprehensive plan put forward by Chairman Crowley to improve the lives of families, working men and women, and students in New York’s 14th Congressional District. 

May 4, 2018 Press Release

(Bronx, NY) – Today, Congressman Joe Crowley (D-Queens, the Bronx), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, announced legislation to help student veterans find affordable housing and protect them from predatory landlords. 

May 2, 2018 Press Release
U.S. Reps. Tom Suozzi (D-L.I./Queens), Grace Meng (D-Queens), Joe Crowley (D-Queens/Bronx), and Kathleen Rice (D-L.I.), members of the Congressional Quiet Skies Caucus, today applauded provisions in the FAA Reauthorization Act that aim to mitigate aircraft noise.