Wendy Arellano, a single mother of two from Corona, holds three jobs to try to make it through the months. She makes $8 an hour working at LaGuardia Airport and has now stood up to make her voice heard.
Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer
Long Island City residents and business owners are telling the MTA enough is enough. The No. 7 train will soon be going through another round of suspensions causing it to not run in parts of western Queens and Manhattan for more than a dozen weekends this year, starting in the end of February, according to a notice from the MTA.
Local elected officials are calling for a change in the law to prevent another child, like 8-year-old Noshat Nahian, from losing their life.
Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer gathered with residents on Monday, December 16 to ask the DOT to install a crosswalk and additional signage along 49th Avenue coming off the Pulaski Bridge, and on the Avenue’s intersection with 11th Street, in Long Island City to help protect residents.
After collecting $ 10,000 in monetary and toy donations after the Second Annual Sunnyside Santathon pub crawl for charity, Sunnyside’s Boulevard Bars made its first toy donation on December 12 at the United Forties Civic Association Holiday at St. Teresa’s Church in Woodside.
New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli gathered with local elected officials and community leaders on Friday, December 13 at Silvercup Studios in Long Island City to release an economic snapshot of Queens, revealing how the borough has made an economic comeback over the past two years since the Great Recession.
Following a series of accidents at the same site in 2011, State Senator Michael Gianaris, Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer, Congressmember Carolyn Maloney and Assemblymember Catherine Nolan sent a letter to the DOT demanding the redesign the ramp and continue to improve temporary safety measures.
The Long Island City community came together to welcome the holidays and make the season bright. Over 100 residents young and old gathered with local elected officials and community leaders on Tuesday night to celebrate the holidays by lighting festive snowflakes along Vernon Boulevard. Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer worked together with JetBlue to a secure [...]
Queens is on its way to becoming the next Hollywood. Kaufman Astoria representatives, local and state elected officials, community leaders and the beloved Grover from Sesame Street gathered on Tuesday to cut the ribbon on New York City’s first outdoor film set at the Kaufman Astoria Studios on 36th Street between 34th and 35th Avenue. [...]
Even with a lot on her plate, Natalia Piskorski is on the right path to success. The 16-year-old junior at Information Technology High School in Long Island City is working hard in hopes of getting into a good university and one day become a pediatrician. She is currently eyeing schools like Columbia and New York [...]