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City Council Calls For New Yorkers To Bring Own Bags To Supermarkets, Department Stores

It 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.

03/25/2014

A pigeon takes flight (file/credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Neighbors Say Woodside Hawk Recordings Are For The Birds

Spikes 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.

11/28/2013

Tourists come far and wide to see the iconic "5Pointz" building in Long Island City. (Photo: CBS 2)

Lawmaker: Deal Reached On 5Pointz Redevelopment Plan

It’s a busy day for the New York City Council.

10/09/2013

Flooding inside an apartment at the Ravenswood Houses in Queens. (credit: CBS 2)

Queens Residents Living In Flooded Homes As They Wait For NYCHA Repairs

Some residents at a Queens apartment building say they’ve been complaining to the city for months about bugs, water and mold.

09/26/2013

New map at Worth Street and Mulberry Street - June 24, 2013 (credit: Alex Silverman / WCBS 880)

NYC Installing New Maps To Help Pedestrians Navigate The Streets

In 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.

06/24/2013

Queens City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer with Community Board No. 2 Chairman Joe Conley pushing for safety improvements in Long Island City - March 14, 2013 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

L.I.C. Community Leaders Call For Safety Improvements After Fatal Crash

In 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.

03/14/2013

NYC Subway (file)

Major Service Changes Coming To 7-Train For 13 Weekends

There 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.

12/28/2012

Queens beating victim Lou Rispoli (credit: Handout)

Queens Beating Victim Taken Off Life Support; Public’s Help Sought In Finding Suspects

Rispoli’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.

10/25/2012

Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer speaks out against PCBs at I.S. 204 in Long Island City Sept. 25, 2012 (credit: Jimmy Van Bramer press office)

Parents, City Officials Call For Quick Action Following Second PCB Leak Incident At School

In 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.

09/25/2012

Abandoned home in Woodside, Queens. (credit: CBS 2)

‘Nightmare’ On Woodside Avenue: Neighbors Decry Conditions At Abandoned House

Mary Kearney, 67, said she is fed up with the conditions of the house next door to her in Woodside, Queens, adding she’s concerned about rodents among other things.

09/14/2012

A pigeon (credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Queens Councilman Take Aim At Pooping Pigeons Along Sidewalks Under 7 Train

In response to constituents complaining about droppings scattered about on the sidewalks under 7 Train stations, City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer has spearheaded an effort combat the problem.

07/11/2012

President Barack Obama speaks at a fundraiser at the Sheraton - New York, NY - Nov 30, 2011 (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

President Obama Endorses Marriage Equality For Same-Sex Couples

Nearly one year after New York became the sixth state in the U.S. to legally recognize same-sex marriage, President Barack Obama announced his support for marriage equality.

05/09/2012

Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (credit: CBS 2)

MTA Rebuffs Queens Councilman’s Plan To Ease Burden For 7 Line Commuters

Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer said he got approval to use $250,000 in city funds to pay for a shuttle bus from Vernon Boulevard Station to Grand Central. However, the MTA said no thanks.

01/23/2012

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State Liquor Authority Denies License For Proposed Queens Strip Club

Had the license been approved, the Gypsy Rose — which is located near the southern side of the Queensboro Bridge — would have opened its doors to the public.

01/18/2012

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Commuters Balk As DOT Changes Parking Regulations In Sunnyside

Local residents say commuters come in from Long Island and hog up the spots along Queens Boulevard for 12 hours and then hop onto the 7 train into the city.

09/29/2011

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