Majority Leader Van Bramer Calls on Department of Transportation to Act After Two Cyclist Crashes

On, Thursday, April 13, Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer, Flor Jimenez, 29, widow of Gelacio Reyes, a cyclist killed on April 1st by a drunk motorist who fled the scene after the crash, Transportation Alternatives, Make Queens Safer, senior citizens from Sunnyside Community Services, and Community Board 2 called on the Department of Transportation to take immediate action to implement vital street safety improvements to the intersection of 39th Street and 43rd Avenue after two crashes involving cyclists occurred within a 10-day period in the same intersection.

Honoring Women Who Lead in Our Community

On Saturday, April 8, Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer hosted his 8th Annual Spring Open House and Awards Ceremony at his Sunnyside District Office to honor women who lead in the community. The Majority Leader presented proclamations to seven women whose work and contributions in education, environmental protection, caring for and feeding those in need, protecting our libraries, and using the power of film to expose injustice and change minds and hearts strengthen our community in Woodside, Sunnyside, Long Island City, Astoria, and New York City as a whole.

You’re invited! Spring Open House - Honoring Women Who Lead in our Community!

Please join me at my District Office this Saturday for our 8th Annual Spring Open House - Honoring Women Who Lead!

Hundreds Attend Rally to Save the Arts!

On Monday April 3, Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and I , along with hundreds of outraged artists and cultural workers held a Rally to Save the Arts to protest the Trump Administration’s proposed elimination of the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. A broad and diverse coalition of leaders and supporters of art, culture, and libraries joined us in support of these agencies and endowments. After the rally, I chaired a hearing on a resolution in support of the NEA, NEH, IMLS, and CPB and attendees testified during the Committee on Cultural Affairs and Libraries.

Rally to Save the Arts!

Join Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer, the New York City Council, and arts and culture advocates as we #resist Trump’s assault on the arts, culture, and libraries at a Rally to Save the Arts on April, 3 at 12PM on the steps of City Hall.

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