Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer, the second-highest ranking member of the Council as majority leader, has decided to return his annual stipend, also known as a lulu, to taxpayers. He is eligible for the extra pay, in addition to his $112,500 salary, for his leadership post.
Congrats to Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer. Van Bramer got engaged on Monday to his longtime partner, Dan Hendrick while vacationing in Puerto Rico. Van Bramer was among the elected officials that championed the Marriage Equality Act that Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law.
Where were you when you heard that planes had struck the World Trade Center? My day started off in the studio apartment in Woodside I shared with my partner Dan. I walked to PS 12 to vote, hand out literature and speak with voters, as it was primary day. It was one of the most […]
In a 5-4 decision issued Friday morning, the Court overturned state-imposed bans on same-sex marriage. Queens lawmakers and gay rights advocates– including City Councilman Daniel Dromm– expressed delight in the decision.
With more than 22,500 new residential units planned or being constructed already in Long Island City, many questions about infrastructure are up in the air. The problem of schools in particular poses a great concern as current residents want to make sure that the institutions aren’t overloaded with children when the new residents move in.
Vinicio Donato, who has been chairman of Community Board 1 for nearly 40 years, and District Manager Lucille Hartmann, who has been on the board since 1978, oversaw their final public board meeting as leaders of the Astoria-based group on Tuesday.
Residents in Long Island City want the Department of Transportation to know that its decision to take away hundreds of public parking spaces at one parking garage is not in their favor and the agency needs to return what belongs to the community.