Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer

Sunnyside kicks off season with Holiday Lighting Ceremony
Sunnyside kicks off season with Holiday Lighting Ceremony
West Angy Altamirano 11/20/2013 at 1:02PM

The holidays have officially begun in Sunnyside. The Sunnyside Shines Business Improvement District, Sunnyside Chambers of Commerce, local elected officials and community members gathered on Tuesday for the Sunnyside Holiday Lighting Ceremony. Residents of all ages got the chance to meet and take picture with Santa and listen to the Sunnyside Drum Corps while they [...]

Woodside gets more room to learn
Woodside gets more room to learn
Education & Kids Angy Altamirano 11/18/2013 at 6:44PM

Shovels full of dirt hit the ground to alleviate overcrowded classrooms in Woodside. Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer gathered with city officials and the community on November 15 at the corner of 58th Street and 39th Avenue to break ground on the construction of P.S. 339. “This new school is going to help so much here [...]

Slow zones coming to western Queens
Slow zones coming to western Queens
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 11/07/2013 at 11:17AM

Residents in western Queens will soon be able to cross their streets more safely. The Department of Transportation (DOT) will install slow zones in Sunnyside Gardens, Woodside, and Sunnyside south of Queens Boulevard, according to Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer. The slow zones, set for 2015, will be designed through input from the community. “By installing [...]

Woodside residents put up community stop sign to demand safer streets
Woodside residents put up community stop sign to demand safer streets
West Angy Altamirano 10/30/2013 at 9:58AM

Woodside residents are taking matters into their own hands to make it safer to cross their streets. Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer gathered with residents young and old on October 25 to rally against the dangerous traffic conditions along 47th Avenue in Woodside. The group then also put up their own community-made stop sign at the [...]

Queens pols face Bronx rivals in first Battle of the Boroughs Bowl
Queens pols face Bronx rivals in first Battle of the Boroughs Bowl
Sports Liam La Guerre 10/28/2013 at 10:25AM

Politicians turned into playmakers for a special touch football game. Queens and Bronx politicians faced off in the first ever Battle of the Boroughs Bowl at Monsignor McClancy High School in East Elmhurst Sunday. The touch football event was organized to raise money by collecting donations, with all proceeds going to the United Service Organizations [...]

5Pointz to become apartment complex after final vote
5Pointz to become apartment complex after final vote
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 10/09/2013 at 4:18PM

Developers have reached the final step in seeing the Long Island City graffiti mecca, known as 5Pointz, become two apartment towers. The City Council voted on Wednesday, October 9 to approve the land use application that would allow the Wolkoff family, owners of the property on Jackson Avenue and Davis Street, and developer G&M Realty [...]

Community pushes for pedestrian safety in western Queens
Community pushes for pedestrian safety in western Queens
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 10/01/2013 at 9:55AM

Update Tuesday, October 1, 6:00 p.m.  After three pedestrians were struck in the last three months — two fatally and one left in critical condition — the western Queens community is asking for safer traffic measures.  According to police, on Friday, September 13 a woman was struck and killed as she was crossing Queens Plaza [...]

No. 7 train service to be suspended in LIC for five weekends this fall
No. 7 train service to be suspended in LIC for five weekends this fall
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 9/30/2013 at 10:41AM

The number seven is proving to be an unlucky number for Long Island City. Once again, the No. 7 train will not run in the area for multiple weekends, starting next month. For the October 12-13, October 19-20, October 26-27, November 9-10 and November 23-24 weekends, there will be no service on the subway line [...]

Sunnyside Gardens residents don’t want aluminum house in neighborhood
Sunnyside Gardens residents don’t want aluminum house in neighborhood
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 9/26/2013 at 3:15PM

Sunnyside Gardens residents and local officials are saying no to an aluminum exhibition house and residential development looking for a new site to call home. The Aluminaire House – an all-aluminum, historic home built in 1931 for a New York City exhibition – is proposed to be relocated to the corner of 39th Avenue and [...]

LaGuardia Community College Library gets an upgrade
LaGuardia Community College Library gets an upgrade
West Angy Altamirano 9/25/2013 at 4:43PM

LaGuardia Community College’s library is getting a modern update to provide students and faculty with more room to research and learn. Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer gathered with students and school administration on Thursday, September 19 to announce he had secured $2 million in funds to renovate and update the first floor of the institute’s library. [...]