Majority Leader Van Bramer Tours New Exhibit On LGBT Movement in Queens At Queens Museum

On Friday, June 9th, I delivered remarks and attended the opening of a new exhibit, The Lavender Line: Coming Out in Queens, at the Queens Museum that documents the LGBTQ movement from the 1990s to today in Queens to mark the 25th anniversary of the Queens Pride Parade. I was proud to have donated personal materials to the collection, including the banner I marched with in the first Queens Pride Parade with the Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Alliance he started as a student at St. John’s University in 1992.

Majority Leader Van Bramer’s Statement on the 2018 Budget for the City of New York

Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer released the following statement on the passage of the fiscal year 2018 budget for the City of New York, which includes record victories for public libraries and cultural organizations.

Majority Leader Van Bramer Attends Memorial Day Ceremony & Parade

On Memorial Day, we recognize and honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice and gave their lives for our country. We must always remember that freedom is not free. Mothers, fathers, partners, and loved ones from our community, and communities all across our country, answered the call to serve to defend our way of life. Today, we join together as a community to honor their sacrifice and to offer our deepest gratitude to the family and loved ones of those who gave the last full measure of devotion.

Majority Leader Van Bramer Attends Annual Woodside on the Move Street Fair

On Saturday, May 27th, I joined Woodside residents and attendees from all of western Queens for the annual Woodside on the Move Street Fair on Memorial Day weekend. From 12-4pm, Woodside Avenue between 59th and 64th Streets was car-free and lined with restaurants, shops, and hundreds of community members who attended with family and friends.

Majority Leader Van Bramer’s Bill to Close Dangerous Loophole and Protect Cyclists Becomes Law

Bill closes loophole that allowed businesses like UberEATs and Amazon to avoid commercial cyclist safety law by classifying delivery cyclists as “independent contractors”.

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