Jimmy Van Bramer

Courier hosts Power Breakfast on future of LIC’s tech boom
Courier hosts Power Breakfast on future of LIC’s tech boom
Networking Events Terence M. Cullen 10/12/2012 at 10:16AM

Seth Pinsky, president of the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), made clear that as business sectors based in the city move forward, technology will become more crucial. “As we like to say at EDC: whereas in the past the technology industry was a sector; increasingly, today, the economy itself is the tech sector.” [...]

Hunters Point library site dedicated
Hunters Point library site dedicated
News Alexa Altman 10/05/2012 at 3:13PM

Hunters Point bookworms can soon curl up with a good read just inches from home. Queens Library announced plans to construct a new branch at the corner of Center Boulevard and 48th Avenue in Hunters Point. The 21,500-square-foot facility, built on the banks of the East River, will feature a cyber-center, roof terrace and communal [...]

JetBlue sign lights up LIC
JetBlue sign lights up LIC
News Billy Rennison 8/31/2012 at 10:04AM

Queens has a new guiding light after the flip was switched on a JetBlue sign in the airlines new home, Long Island City. Local leaders joined JetBlue executives turning on the nearly 40-foot tall sign that sits atop the Brewster Building. “New York City’s iconic skyline is a little brighter tonight, thanks to the success of [...]

Students get new supplies thanks to pol
Students get new supplies thanks to pol
Education & Kids Alexa Altman 8/22/2012 at 3:56PM

For the third year in a row, hundreds of Queens children will crack open a new box of crayons and a fresh notebook at the start of this school year, thanks to a school supply drive sponsored by Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer. Over the past two years, nearly 10,000 items have been collected and distributed [...]

Councilmember Van Bramer weds longtime partner
Councilmember Van Bramer weds longtime partner
News Alexa Altman 7/30/2012 at 10:25AM

Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer wed Dan Hendrick, his partner of more than 13 years, in a ceremony at Long Island City’s Studio Square on Saturday, July 28. Surrounded by family and friends, the couple exchanged vows and said their “I do’s” before celebrating at a summery rooftop soiree.

Queens weekend roundup
Queens weekend roundup
News Billy Rennison 7/28/2012 at 3:06PM

‘Bom’ scare at JFK Airport If only spotting a real bomb were this easy. Hundreds of passengers yesterday were evacuated from JFK Airport’s Terminal 4 at 1:43 a.m. after one of them spotted a suspicious package with the words “Bom to USA” scrawled on it. Read more: NY Post Van Bramer set to wed longtime [...]

Van Bramer set to wed longtime partner this weekend
Van Bramer set to wed longtime partner this weekend
News Alexa Altman 7/27/2012 at 2:20PM

On a warm November night last year in Puerto Rico, Dan Hendrick slipped a silver ring from his pocket, descended on one knee and proposed to long-time partner Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer. Thoughts of marriage had lingered in Hendrick’s mind for some time, but busy schedules always intervened. They talked about it on and off, [...]

Same-sex marriage generated $259 million in first year
Same-sex marriage generated $259 million in first year
News Cristabelle Tumola 7/25/2012 at 4:32PM

A first anniversary is always exciting, and this one even more so. July 24 marked one year since the legalization of same-sex marriage in New York. The thousands of same-sex couples that married in New York City since gay marriage became legal in the state on July 24, 2011, have brought in millions for the [...]

Residents to get relief from pigeon poop under No. 7 train
Residents to get relief from pigeon poop under No. 7 train
News Alexa Altman 7/19/2012 at 2:09PM

Woodside resident Rosa Gil has been pelted with pigeon poop for the last time. The 42-year-old Borough Hall employee and thousands of others living near the No. 7 train, who have long suffered through the splattered sidewalks, sickening stench and stained shirts, will soon receive relief along their commute, thanks to a push — and [...]

Discounts will help you discover Queens’ ‘Real Culture/Authentic Flavor’
Discounts will help you discover Queens’ ‘Real Culture/Authentic Flavor’
News Philip Hertling 7/13/2012 at 8:49AM

Now you can experience the “Real Culture/Authentic Flavor” of Queens. Local officials, along with the Queens Tourism Council, launched the first ever “Real Culture/Authentic Flavor” summer promotion program, designed to highlight Queens activities and attractions for locals and tourists. “There’s a lot to do here in America’s most diverse county,” said Borough President Helen Marshall. [...]