Council Majority Leader’s School Supply Drive

Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer is hosting a school supply drive with multiple drop off locations in the LIC area until Tuesday, September 5th. The Majority Leader’s goal with this project is to “give every child the dignity and confidence that comes from a full backpack.” Check out the list of donation drop off […]
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Van Bramer releases participatory budgeting with 18 projects

Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer unveiled the official ballot for the 26th Council District’s third year of Participatory Budgeting. After months of discussion and engagement throughout the 26th District, community members, in partnership with city agencies, developed, refined, and decided on 18 projects from hundreds of ideas. Beyond the 10 in-person voting locations, for the […]
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NYC Council 2016 Participatory Budgeting

How would you spend $1 million in our neighborhood? Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer invites you to join PB in the 26th District! Help decide how to spend public funds on community improvements to parks, schools, libraries, streets, and more through Participatory Budgeting! For a list of upcoming neighborhood assemblies, click here.
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Court Square Civic Association to hold inaugural meeting Sept. 29

Friend of the blog and President of the Court Square Civic Association, Amadeo Plaza, told The Court Square Blog that the first community meeting will be on Sept. 29 at 7 p.m. at MoMA PS 1 located at 22-25 Jackson Avenue. The event will feature a panel discussion including Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer, Paul Januszewski (Vice President of […]
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Iconic Long Island City Pepsi-Cola sign landmarked

TODAY, July 14, the New York City Council voted 43-0 to officially landmark the neon Pepsi-Cola sign on the Long Island City waterfront. The sign, with its iconic curlicue font, has stood in Long Island City for over 90 years. It spent 28 years on the Landmarks Preservation Commission’s backlog before the Commission voted to […]
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