From left to right, Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis, Colonnade Diner owner Marcos Platis, Reverend Nicholas Petropoulakos, Pauline Mitilineos of Something Greek Restaurant and Rep. Michael Grimm celebrate Greek Independence Day at Holy Trinity-St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church.
Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R,C,I-Brooklyn, Staten Island) recently celebrated Greek Independence Day at Holy Trinity-St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church on Staten Island. Joining Rep. Michael Grimm to host the event, Malliotakis presented awards to Greek members of the community who have made great contributions to Hurricane Sandy relief efforts, including Colonnade Diner owner Marcos Platis, the Mitilineos family of Something Greek Restaurant in Brooklyn and the Rev. Nicholas P. Petropoulakos of Holy Trinity-St. Nicholas.
The men and women honored at this years Greek Independence Day celebration have given of themselves to help our community recover in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, and they are truly a source of pride for all New Yorkers of Greek descent, said Malliotakis, whose father is from the Greek Island of Crete. With so much work ahead of us in our rebuilding efforts, we will continue to rely on the selflessness and dedication of individuals like these, and I thank them for their hard work and generosity.