Daniel Dromm

Dromm, DRUM lead rally after Bangladesh factory fire
Dromm, DRUM lead rally after Bangladesh factory fire
News Alexa Altman 12/11/2012 at 8:45AM

With his handheld camcorder, Gulam Sarwar Harum swept through the chanting crowd, capturing their faces and voices as they bellowed for the workers who perished in a fire in a Bangladesh factory. “Workers’ rights and human rights! Workers’ rights and human rights!” they yelled, waving homemade signs etched with English and Bengali cries for justice. [...]

Cops nab suspect in sex assault of 2 Queens girls
Police Billy Rennison 11/15/2012 at 5:51PM

Police nabbed a Brooklyn man for the alleged sexual assault of two young girls in their Queens apartment building. On November 12, around 7:10 p.m., the suspect entered a Jackson Heights apartment building and went into the laundry room, said police, where he sexually assaulted two girls, aged 4 and 9. Mario Lopez, 52, was [...]

Quinn announces free legal services for immigrants
News Cristabelle Tumola 9/04/2012 at 6:05PM

Starting October 1, 30 locations throughout the five boroughs will offer free legal services for immigrants. “Thousands of immigrants who contribute to our economy, our culture, our city are often unable to pursue full citizenship because of prohibitive legal costs,” said Council Speaker Christine Quinn, who announced the services  Monday. Quinn, who was joined by [...]

Leaders, merchants reach deal on Jackson Heights plaza
Leaders, merchants reach deal on Jackson Heights plaza
News Billy Rennison 8/16/2012 at 9:30AM

An agreement reached by store owners and local leaders aims to rid a year-old Jackson Heights plaza of vagrants and begin bringing business back. A pedestrian plaza on 37th Road between 73rd Street and 74th Street, which consists of mostly South Asian businesses, opened in September 2011 to create a court for residents to walk, [...]

More middle school seats coming to Jackson Heights
More middle school seats coming to Jackson Heights
Education & Kids Alexa Altman 8/13/2012 at 2:02PM

Students corralled in overcrowded classrooms may soon be able to stretch their legs while exercising their minds. Councilmember Daniel Dromm and Borough President Helen Marshall celebrated breaking ground on I.S. 297Q — a new middle school, expected to open in the fall of 2014 in Jackson Heights — at a ceremony on Tuesday, August 7. [...]

20th Annual Queens Pride Parade held in Jackson Heights
20th Annual Queens Pride Parade held in Jackson Heights
News Alexa Altman 6/04/2012 at 4:34PM

Jackson Heights bursted with pride during the 20th annual Queens Pride Parade & Multicultural Festival, hosted by the Queens Lesbian and Gay Pride Committee. Allies and members of the gay community came out for the borough’s biggest pride event on Sunday, June 3. Openly gay Councilmembers Daniel Dromm and Jimmy Van Bramer and City Council [...]

Proposal to close Jackson Heights street for food fair
Proposal to close Jackson Heights street for food fair
News Michael Pantelidis 1/18/2012 at 1:10PM

A local farmers market is promoting a fresh idea for Jackson Heights — converting a serene street into a bustling bazaar. GrowNYC’s Greenmarket, which is the only year-round farmers market in Queens, will present a proposal to Community Board (CB) 3 on January 19, hoping the Jackson Heights community supports the closing of 78th Street [...]

Jackson Heights schoolyard is 200th to become playground
Jackson Heights schoolyard is 200th to become playground
News Michael Pantelidis 12/07/2011 at 1:29PM

One of the city’s most congested communities is getting a little extra room to breathe. Schoolyards at P.S. 69 and I.S. 145 in Jackson Heights are being transformed into student-designed playgrounds that will be open to the public on weekdays after school until dusk and on weekends from 8 a.m. to dusk. The renovations aim [...]

Daughter of missing Elmhurst woman demands answers
News Alana Manning 11/03/2011 at 5:33PM

A press conference was held on Wednesday, November 2 at the house where Elmhurst resident Lian Fang Feng was last seen nearly 10 years ago. Councilmember Daniel Dromm, Jena Liang, daughter of Feng, and attorney Stewart Pollak held the conference to demand answers from the NYPD for a botched investigation of the missing woman. “It [...]

Scrabble sign reinstalled for ‘triple word score’
Scrabble sign reinstalled for ‘triple word score’
News Michael Pantelidis 10/25/2011 at 11:15AM

Jackson Heights’ newest street sign is earning a “triple word score” with neighborhood residents. The sign, which is located on the southeast corner of 81st Street and 35th Avenue, commemorates the birthplace of the beloved board game Scrabble. It was originally installed in 1995 outside the Community United Methodist Church, where Alfred Butts invented the [...]