Jimmy Van Bramer

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Sunnyside »

Petition Protests 10-Story Affordable Building Planned for Sunnyside

The petition argues the proposed Barnett Avenue building is out of character with the rest of the area.

Long Island City »

24-Hour Dog Run Opens in Pup-Friendly Hunters Point

The new dog park has benches, a doggie water fountain and a poop bag dispenser.

Sunnyside »

Street Renamed After Civic Leader Who Helped Build Iconic Sunnyside Arch

46th Street and Queens Boulevard was co-named "Luke Adams Way" after late Sunnysider Luke Adams.

Long Island City »

City to Rename Confusing LIC Streets Both Named Court Square

Two dead-end blocks, both named Court Square, will be renamed Court Square East and Court Square West.

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First Citi Bike Station in Queens Opens in Long Island City

Officials cut the ribbon on the first bike share station in the borough on Wednesday.  

Woodside »

Woodside Car Dealers Create Hazard by Parking on Sidewalks, Official Says

Councilman Van Bramer said he's received a number of complaints about dealerships on Northern Boulevard.

Long Island City »

Hunters Point Library Branch Project Gets an Extra $3 Million in Funding

The additional funds from this year's budget bring the total budget for the project to $33 million.  

Long Island City »

Arts Groups to Get More Than $100K of Van Bramer's Budget Funds

The councilman is allocating $106,500 of his discretionary dollars for art, music, and film programming.

Long Island City »

Getting a Parking Spot in LIC Garage Is Like 'Hunger Games,' Residents Say

New rules at the Court Square garage force drivers to wait for hours for monthly parking permits.

Long Island City »

Planned Parenthood's First Full-Service Queens Clinic to Open in June

The new 14,000-square-foot facility at 21-41 45th Rd. is expected to open to patients in mid-June.

Long Island City »

Bill Inspired by LIC Sculpture Plan Requires Public Input for Outdoor Art

The bill requires Percent for Art pieces be presented at a public meeting so residents can weigh in.

Long Island City »

Vernon Boulevard's Bike Lanes to Get $500,000 in Upgrades

A plan to improve the road's biking network won the most participatory budgeting votes.

Long Island City »

DOE Adds Kindergarten Classes at Hunters Point School for Waitlisted Kids

Parents still worry that a lack of school space will continue to be a problem in the neighborhood.

Sunnyside »

DOT Installs New Traffic Light, Lower Speed Limit at Busy Sunnyside Corner

The DOT added a light and pedestrian signals at 51st Street and Skillman Avenue last week.

Sunnyside »

Sunnyside's 'Rainbow Park' Reopens After $2M Overhaul

Parents say the old playground was prone to puddles and didn't have enough swings for older kids.