Council Passes Jimmy Van Bramer’s Bill Making it Easier for Students to Apply for Library Cards

Council Overwhelmingly Passed Jimmy Van Bramer’s Legislation that Requires the Department of Education (DOE) to Supply Students with Library Card Applications and Information on How to Apply for Library Cards.

CM Van Bramer Joins Government Leaders to Announce JetBlue’s Relocation to Long Island City

Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer joined Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Governor David A. Paterson and JetBlue Chief Executive Officer & President Dave Barger at an announcement yesterday that JetBlue Airways will consolidate its headquarters operations in Long Island City.

Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer Held First Cultural Affairs Committee Hearing

Council Member Van Bramer held his first hearing as Chair of the Cultural Affairs, Libraries & International Intergroup Relations Committee. The hearing focused in large part on proposed budget cuts for public libraries. See NY1’s coverage of the hearing:


http://www.ny1.com/6-bronx-news-content/news_beats/115313/library-reps-urge-city-to-shelve-proposed-cuts/

Over 300 People Attended Open House Held by Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer

Over 300 people attended Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer’s open house this past Saturday, March 6. Those who attended were able to mingle with the Council Member and his staff at his office on 47th street and Queens Blvd. A large number of elected officials also attended including Assembly Members Catherine Nolan, Michael Gianaris, and Michael DenDekker. Congress Members Joseph Crowley and Carolyn Maloney also attended, as well as Borough President Scott Stringer and candidate for Leuitenant Governor Christopher St. Lawrence.

New York City Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer Holds MTA’S Feet to the Fire in Town Hall Meeting

Council Member Van Bramer Holds an Emergency Town Hall Meeting Regarding # 7 Subway Line Disruptions. See Fox 5’s coverage of the town hall:

http://www.myfoxny.com/dpp/traffic/mta/tempers-flare-up-at-7-train-town-hall-100217

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