Majority Leader Van Bramer, Firefighters, and Concerned Residents Rally to Reopen Engine Company 261

On Friday, June 23rd, I joined firefighters, the President of the Uniformed Firefighters Association of Greater New York Gerard Fitzgerald, members of the Uniformed Fire Officers Association, State Senator Michael Gianaris, Council Member Elizabeth Crowley, the Dutch Kills Civic Association, Community Board 1, representatives from Assembly Woman Cathy Nolan and Simotas’s office, and community members held a rally calling for the re-opening of FDNY Engine Company 261.

Council Member Van Bramer Announces All-Way Stop Sign in Dangerous LIC Intersection

On Friday, June 16th, I joined students, parents, and faculty from Hunter’s Point Community Middle School, Assembly Member Cathy Nolan, the NYC Department of Transportation, and members of Community Board 2 announced that after years of relentless advocacy from the community, the Department of Transportation will install an all-way stop sign at the intersection of 51st Avenue and 5th Street, which is near several schools.

Council Member Van Bramer, DSNY, and Woodside on the Move Announce 108 New Trash Bins

On Friday, June 16th, I joined the Department of Sanitation and Woodside on the Move in Woodside to unveil 108 new trash bins for all of District 26, including 32 in Woodside, 27 in Sunnyside, 34 in Long Island City, and 15 in Dutch Kills and Astoria. I allocated nearly $60,000 in City Council discretionary funds to have new, hi-end trash bins installed throughout Western Queens.

Majority Leader Van Bramer’s Statement on the Passage of Speed Camera Home Rule in the City Council

On Thursday, June 15th, the New York City Council passed a Home Rule Message echoing my resolution calling on the New York State Legislature to pass legislation to allow the installation of speed cameras in 150 more New York City school zones. I’m proud to have led the charge for the expansion of the speed camera safety program, most recently demanding the safety program’s expansion on the steps of City Hall on Friday, June 9th with transportation safety advocates.

Majority Leader Van Bramer Attends Vigil to Honor and Remember Victims of Pulse Nightclub Tragedy

On Monday, June 12th, I joined the Latino Commission on AIDS, the Latino LGBT Wellness Center, the LGBT Center, Council Member Rosie Mendez, and friends and family of the victims on the steps of City Hall to remember those killed in an act of hatred and terror one year ago at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida.

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