Post Tagged with: "Jimmy Van Bramer"

Council members at a hearing. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

City Council Races a Test to Latino and Women’s Power 

Elections 2017, Government, Latino, Politics, Women August 14, 2017 at 4:58 pm

As women’s representation in the New York City Council may be diminished after the upcoming municipal election, some worry that Melissa Mark-Viverito’s exit will also portend a weakened Latino influence, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

‘A Cultural Plan for All New Yorkers’

‘A Cultural Plan for All New Yorkers’

Culture, New York July 19, 2017 at 5:15 pm

The city released CreateNYC, its cultural plan for the city, which includes special attention to underserved and low-income populations.

“Memorabilia recalling the outcry over the 1990 hate crime murder of Julio Rivera in Jackson Heights and the anti-gay opposition to the ‘Children of the Rainbow’ school curriculum,” writes Andy Humm. (Photo by Humm for Gay City News)

Exhibit Explores ‘Coming Out in Queens’

Culture, LGBTQ, Queens June 19, 2017 at 3:40 pm

“The Lavender Line: Coming Out in Queens,” a multimedia exhibit at the Queens Museum, features personal items from City Council members Daniel Dromm and Jimmy Van Bramer, report Gay City News and Queens Chronicle.

(L-R) Amb. Vasilios Philippou, Litsa Diamataris, Vanessa Diamataris, Amb. Catherine Boura, Archbishop Demetrios, Eraklis Diamataris, Publisher-Editor Antonis H. Diamataris, Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer, Councilman Costas Constantinides (Photo via The National Herald)

Naming an Astoria Street ‘National Herald Way’

History, Media, Queens, Western European April 7, 2016 at 3:52 pm

A block in Astoria, Queens, has been named National Herald Way in a tribute to the century-old Greek-American publication, report LIC/Astoria Journal and The National Herald.

(Photo by Javier Castaño via Queens Latino)

Long-Awaited Elmhurst Community Library Inaugurated

Queens December 21, 2016 at 5:23 pm

After three years and a $32 million investment, the new, state-of-the-art Elmhurst public library opened this week, Queens Latino reports.

LGBT Network CEO David Kilmnick, at the podium, announcing plans to open four ‘Q Centers’ in Queens, which will provide a wide range of services to members of the LGBT community. (Photo by Christopher Barca via Queens Chronicle)

LGBT Centers Planned for Queens

LGBTQ, Long Island, Queens February 5, 2015 at 5:16 pm

Long Island-based LGBT Network plans four new centers in Queens, and won’t shun conservative neighborhoods, Queens Chronicle reports.

5Pointz, a graffiti mecca in Long Island City that advocates say brings artists from around the world, will be torn down to make way for an apartment complex. (Photo by Wally Gobetz/Creative Commons lisence)

Two Controversial Queens Projects Approved

Business, Culture, Housing, Queens October 11, 2013 at 4:48 pm

5Pointz and “Iron Triangle” in Willets Point, Queens, will be demolished to make way for an apartment complex and a mega mall, reports The Queens Courier.

(Photo by Norman Oder via Brooklyn Bureau)

Budget Cuts Strain Library Branch Popular with Immigrants

East Asian, Education, In the News, Social Services June 20, 2013 at 7:15 pm

The McKinley Park branch of the Brooklyn Public Library in caters to a heavily Chinese immigrant population. But, as Brooklyn Bureau reports, years of funding cuts have hindered a library that has the particular task of serving immigrant patrons.

A pride marcher added some Venezuelan colors to the Queens Pride Parade. (Photo by Javier Castaño via Queens Latino)

Heterosexual Mayoral Candidates Silenced at Queens Pride Parade

Elections 2013, In the News, LGBTQ, Politics, Queens June 5, 2013 at 2:45 pm

In a sign that the election season is heating up, there was good turnout of mayoral candidates at this year’s Queens Pride Parade, but only openly-gay candidate Christine Quinn was invited to speak, reports Queens Latino.