Council District 31 encompasses the neighborhoods of Laurelton, Rosedale, parts of Springfield Gardens, Bayswater, Hammels, Arverne, Edgemere, and Far Rockaway. 18.3% of Far Rockaway residents are 60 and over. Of these, 22.1% are living alone, 25.8% have difficulty with their mobility, and 16.2% don’t speak English as their primary language. In addition, 14.6% of those 65 and older are living in poverty according to the CEO.

EOI_RichardsElected Official Information
Donovan Richards Jr.
District 31 – Council Member
District Office
1931 Mott Avenue, Suite 410, Far Rockaway, NY 11691
(718) 327-4794
drichards@council.nyc.gov

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