UPS workers rallied outside the Maspeth facility after the company cut the jobs of 250 drivers. Public officials and union leaders joined to help with the protest.
Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer
The Queens World Film Festival, which brings together international and local filmmakers to the borough to screen their works, celebrated its opening night on Tuesday at the Movie of the Moving Image in Astoria.
Long Island City welcomed Borough President Melinda Katz with open arms—and coffee.
Sunnyside and Woodside got all dressed up in green for the annual St. Pat’s for All Parade Sunday.
Congressmember Joseph Crowley gathered with other local elected officials and parents of students from P.S. 11, located at 54-25 Skillman Ave., to voice their disagreement with the DOE’s final recommendation of sending the school’s kindergarten and first grade students to P.S. 171 in Astoria.
Although the MTA cannot put a stop to the suspensions expected for the No. 7 train, the agency plans on working to help promote Long Island City.
After local elected officials and community leaders met with the MTA Thursday, the agency plans on making no changes to the No. 7 train suspension but is looking to reach out to the community.
Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer gathered with other elected officials and traffic safety advocates Thursday to call for Northern Blvd. to be added as one of the 50 locations in Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Vision Zero initiative.
Education in Long Island City is getting a much-needed expansion. The Growing Up Green Charter School, located at 39-27 28th St., will officially be a middle school by 2015.
Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer is looking forward to the next four years as Majority Leader.