Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer discusses vision for new majority leader role


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Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer is looking forward to the next four years as Majority Leader.

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Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer engaged


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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.

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Van Bramer, Ferreras in running to head Council finance committee: report


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After showing support last month for newly-elected Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Queens Councilmembers Julissa Ferreras and Jimmy Van Bramer are the top contenders to head the Council’s finance committee, according to Politicker.

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Councilmember Van Bramer weds longtime partner


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Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer wed Dan Hendrick, his partner of more than 13 years, in a ceremony at Long Island City’s Studio Square on Saturday, July 28. Surrounded by family and friends, the couple exchanged vows and said their “I do’s” before celebrating at a summery rooftop soiree.

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Van Bramer set to wed longtime partner this weekend


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On a warm November night last year in Puerto Rico, Dan Hendrick slipped a silver ring from his pocket, descended on one knee and proposed to long-time partner Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer. Thoughts of marriage had lingered in Hendrick’s mind for some time, but busy schedules always intervened. They talked about it on and off, […]

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Van Bramer kicks off a week of ‘Respect’


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Queens is as diverse as a borough can get – and the city celebrates that diversity with Respect for All Week, an annual, citywide event. Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer traveled to his alma mater, William Cullen Bryant High School, to join with students and teachers in kicking off the week-long initiative. The week is meant […]

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Van Bramer honors Bryant’s perfect season


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A local girls’ basketball team received top honors after an amazing end to a stellar – and flawless – season. Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer awarded the Lady Owls at William C. Bryant High School in Long Island City with a proclamation honoring the team’s 14-0 division record and 20-0 overall record. Head Coach Jimmy Exarhos […]

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Van Bramer shoots hoops with teams


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Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer joined Sunnyside’s Saint Raphael’s and Woodside’s Corpus Christi youth basketball leagues to shoot some hoops with the youngsters during halftime at their winter games on Saturday, December 18. Van Bramer secured funding to both leagues this year, which has helped reduce registration fees and provide uniforms for the future NBA and […]

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Van Bramer helps clean up Woodside


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A Woodside neighborhood recently underwent a major makeover when City Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer joined residents to help with a cleanup project. Van Bramer joined with members of New York City Community Cleanup, Community Board 2 and dozens of local volunteers. Participants worked for nearly four hours to spruce up the neighborhood by painting over […]

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Van Bramer helps clean up Woodside


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A Woodside neighborhood recently underwent a major makeover when City Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer joined residents to help with a cleanup project. Van Bramer joined with members of New York City Community Cleanup, Community Board 2 and dozens of local volunteers. Participants worked for nearly four hours to spruce up the neighborhood by painting over […]

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Van Bramer cleans up … Movie discussion … Vallone reads to kids


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Van Bramer cleans up parks On Saturday, May 15, Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer joined forces with the Sunnyside United Neighborhood Network (SUNN), the Friends of Windmuller Park and neighbors in a community effort to clean up local streets and parks. In a local campaign against graffiti, volunteers of the SUNN organization came together with paint […]

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Van Bramer addresses LICBDC


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Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer addressed a gathering of business leaders attending a breakfast hosted by the Long Island City Business Development Corporation (LICBDC). Van Bramer praised the members of the LICBDC for establishing a vibrant business community that is attracting new businesses as well as residents and cultural organizations. During his talk, Van Bramer spoke […]

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Van Bramer schools tour continues


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Photo Courtesy of Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer   Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer continued his tour of local schools in his district by visiting I.S. 125 and P.S. 11. At P.S. 11, Van Bramer met with Principal Anna Efkarpides who took him on a tour of the school. The Councilmember also visited several classrooms where he […]

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