Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer Delivers Supplies From 8th Annual Drive to Students of P.S. 111

On Tuesday, September 19th I delivered hundreds of supplies collected from our 8th Annual Back to School Supplies Drive to the students of P.S. 111. Each and every child deserves to walk into school with the dignity that comes from a full backpack. Many families in our community struggle with the cost of supplies like notebooks, a backpack, or a calculator.

Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer Announces Participatory Budgeting Neighborhood Assemblies

On Tuesday, September 19, I was thrilled to kick off a new round of Participatory Budgeting with the announcement of seven neighborhood assemblies I will be hosting throughout Western Queens. For the fourth round of Participatory Budgeting, we’re building on the record breaking turnout and enthusiasm we saw the last time around. When neighbors from all walks of life come together to brainstorm ideas to improve their community, good things happen. That’s why I’m proud to commit at least $1,000,000 again this year. I encourage everyone to come out to one of our neighborhood assemblies to get the Participatory Budgeting process started.

Majority Leader Van Bramer Celebrates Installation of Traffic Signal At Dangerous Intersection

On Friday, September 8th, I joined Pre-K students, parents, and staff from the Little Friends Pre-K Center and the NYC Department of Transportation to celebrate the installation of traffic and pedestrian signals at the intersection of 43rd Ave and 47th Street in Sunnyside. With only a one-way stop, vehicles sped down 43rd Ave at dangerous speeds, endangering commuters walking to and from the busy 46th Street 7 train station a block away and students and parents traveling to and from the 56-seat Little Friends Pre-K Center.

Majority Leader Van Bramer Tours New $200 Million School Buildings at P.S.11 & I.S. 125

On Thursday, August 31st, I joined the School Construction Authority, Assemblyman Brian Barnwell, and P.S. 11 and I.S. 125 faculty and staff, to tour the new state-of-the-art facilities at P.S. 11 in Woodside and I.S.125 in Sunnyside, set to open for the start of the 2017-2018 school year.

Majority Leader Van Bramer Joins Deputy Mayor Buery To Tour New 180 Seat Universal Pre-K Center

On August 30th, City Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer joined Deputy Mayor Buery to tour the new 180 seat universal Pre-K Center in Long Island City, which was completed in time for the start of the 2017 school year in September.

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