Majority Leader Van Bramer Announces Over $1 Million to Expand Girl Scout Troop 6000 Across NYC

On Wednesday, July 12th I joined the Girl Scouts of Greater New York, the Department of Homeless Services, and the Mayor’s Fund to Advance NYC to announce more than $1 million to expand Girl Scout Troop 6000 from its original site in Long Island City to 15 more shelters across the city to reach more than 500 young women.

Read the Story: How A Teacher Saved My Life

Last month at a United Federation of Teachers breakfast, I shared a deeply personal story about my high school years and my struggle to come out as a gay man. I spoke about how a teacher at Bryant High School, Mrs. Carol Gomez, changed the course of my life.

Majority Leader Van Bramer Cuts Ribbon on New Center for Workforce Development

On Tuesday, June 27th, I joined the Association of Community Employment Programs for the Homeless (ACE) founder Henry Buhl, ACE Executive Director James Martin, Executive Director of the Horticultural Society of New York Sara Hobel, and ACE staff to cut the ribbon on a the new ACE Center for Workforce Development in Long Island City.

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.

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