Jimmy Van Bramer

Disgruntled Commuters Demand Better Service On No. 7 Subway LineNew York City Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer joined straphangers as they voiced their concerns and expressed their outrage outside the 40th Street station in Sunnyside.
Gay Group To March In NYC St. Patrick's Day ParadeOrganizers of the world's largest St. Patrick's Day Parade say they're ending a ban and allowing a gay group to march under its own banner for the first time.
1,000 Additional Police Officers Included In City Council Budget ProposalCity Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito revealed the proposal on Wednesday.
City Council Calls For New Yorkers To Bring Own Bags To Supermarkets, Department StoresIt gives new meaning to the four letter word "tote." New Yorkers will have to shoulder the burden of bringing their own bags to a vast array of supermarkets and department stores -- or pay a 10-cent fee for each and every bag -- paper or plastic.
Neighbors Say Woodside Hawk Recordings Are For The BirdsSpikes and 'Do Not Feed' signs only had mixed results so the councilman found $250,000 in his discretionary budget and worked with the MTA to give the urban jungle a new soundtrack.
Lawmaker: Deal Reached On 5Pointz Redevelopment PlanIt's a busy day for the New York City Council.
Queens Residents Living In Flooded Homes As They Wait For NYCHA RepairsSome residents at a Queens apartment building say they've been complaining to the city for months about bugs, water and mold.
NYC Installing New Maps To Help Pedestrians Navigate The StreetsIn a recent survey conducted by the Department of Transportation, 10 percent of those polled admitted to being lost in the past week and one out of three didn't know which way was north.
L.I.C. Community Leaders Call For Safety Improvements After Fatal CrashIn the wake of a curb-hopping crash that took the life of a teenager, locals are calling for studies and action on what they say are the dangerous roads around high schools and LaGuardia Community College in Long Island City, Queens.
Major Service Changes Coming To 7-Train For 13 WeekendsThere will be no service on the 7 line between Queensboro Plaza and Times Square from 11:45 p.m. on Friday through 5 a.m. Monday.
Queens Beating Victim Taken Off Life Support; Public's Help Sought In Finding SuspectsRispoli's friend and Queens City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer said Rispoli was not robbed in the attack, and urged anyone who may have seen the assault to come forward. Police have not yet determined a motive for the attack.
Parents, City Officials Call For Quick Action Following Second PCB Leak Incident At SchoolIn a statement, the Department of Education said new fixtures will be ordered soon but cautioned that it could take up to two months before work begins to replace the light fixtures.
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