Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer

LIC community voices outrage against upcoming No. 7 train suspensions
LIC community voices outrage against upcoming No. 7 train suspensions
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 1/17/2014 at 4:31PM

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.

LIC community calls for safety improvements along street off Pulaski Bridge
LIC community calls for safety improvements along street off Pulaski Bridge
West Angy Altamirano 12/17/2013 at 4:42PM

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.

NY Comptroller DiNapoli: ‘Queens is a New York success story’
NY Comptroller DiNapoli: ‘Queens is a New York success story’
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 12/13/2013 at 5:14PM

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.

Long Island City lights up for the holidays
Long Island City lights up for the holidays
West Angy Altamirano 12/04/2013 at 4:10PM

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 [...]

Kaufman Astoria Studios opens NYC’s first outdoor film set
Kaufman Astoria Studios opens NYC’s first outdoor film set
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 12/03/2013 at 3:51PM

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. [...]

Astoria teen juggles way to becoming pediatrician
Astoria teen juggles way to becoming pediatrician
Education & Kids Angy Altamirano 12/01/2013 at 8:26AM

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 [...]