Constantinides resigning as city councilman for leadership position at Variety Boys and Girls Club


Astoria City Councilman Costa Constantinides is leaving office to lead the Variety Boys and Girls Club of Queens next week, he announced on Wednesday, March 31.

“For the past seven-plus years, I have woken up every day to make our community a better place. I gave my all each day and did my best to honor the confidence you had shown in me in making me your representative,” Constantinides said. “Today I announce a profoundly difficult and personal decision. I must resign from the New York City Council on April 9. I have been asked by the Variety Boys and Girls Club of Queens to become their new chief executive officer and have accepted this role.”

Constantinides, who is term limited, will be leaving office before his term officially ends in December. His announcement comes two months after City & State reported his imminent departure.