Post Tagged with: "Daniel Dromm"

City Council members Daniel Dromm, in foreground, and Carlos Menchaca discuss the Trump administration's proposed changes to the definition of "public charge." (Photo by Michael Rock via Queens County Politics)

Addressing the ‘Public Charge’ Proposal in Queens

Government, Immigration, Queens November 26, 2018 at 3:33 pm

At a forum in Jackson Heights, Council members Carlos Menchaca and Daniel Dromm joined other lawmakers to discuss the federal government’s proposal to expand the definition of “public charge,” reports Queens County Politics.

The colorful dresses and green beard were only part of Ms. Colombia's extravagant personality. (Photo via El Diario)

Mysterious Death of LGBT Icon Rattles Queens Hispanic Community

Bronx, Latino, LGBTQ, Queens October 9, 2018 at 4:05 pm

Jackson Heights residents mourn the loss of Osvaldo Gómez, known as “Ms. Colombia,” an icon of the Latino LGBT community in Queens whose body was found on a Bronx beach but there is no official cause of death yet, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Councilman Daniel Dromm speaks at the 10th Annual APA City Advocacy Day Press Conference. (Photo via Times Ledger)

Getting More Funds for NYC’s Asian Americans

Asian, Immigration, New York May 9, 2018 at 2:35 pm

Asian Pacific-American organizations uniting under the “15% and Growing” banner urged City Council members to direct more discretionary funds toward Asian community organizations, Times Ledger reports.

“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.

Photo by John McCarten

City Council Evaluates ICE’s Actions at NYC Courts

Government, Immigration, New York March 16, 2017 at 3:36 pm

In an emotional public hearing, the City Council investigated claims that ICE is detaining immigrants who have committed minor offenses when they appear in court, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

John Ho, center right, son of Susan Lee, former owner of  Ho Flowers and Plants in Jackson Heights, receives a citation from New York City Council member Daniel Dromm. (Photo via Korea Daily)

Korean Florist Honored in Queens

Business, East Asian, Immigration, Queens February 27, 2017 at 4:39 pm

The late Susan Lee, who ran Ho Flowers and Plants in Queens for 42 years, was honored by City Council member Daniel Dromm, Korea Daily reports.

Chhaya Community Development Corporation’s Seventh Annual Home Buyer Fair (Photo via News India times)

Helping Immigrants Achieve ‘Sustainable’ Home Ownership

Asian, Housing, Queens April 14, 2016 at 3:19 pm

The seventh annual home buyer’s fair hosted by Chhaya Community Development Corporation drew hundreds, including many South Asians, eager to learn how to navigate the real estate market, Desi Talk reports.

Marking International Mother Language Day

Marking International Mother Language Day

Bangladeshis in NYC talk about what International Mother Language Day means to them.

City Council member Daniel Dromm (just off-center) and others at the Feb. 23 rally (Photo by Bill Parry via Times Ledger)

Protesting Another Anti-Gay Attack in Queens

LGBTQ, Queens February 26, 2016 at 5:06 pm

A rally was held in Jackson Heights at the site of yet another attack targeted at a member of the LGBT community, Times Ledger reports.

City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, with Council members Daniel Dromm and Carlos Menchaca and New York Immigration Coalition Director Stephen Choi call on the city to pass legislation and protect immigrants from fraudulent services. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

City Braces for Fight against Immigration Fraud Surge

Elections 2016, Government, Immigration, New York November 18, 2016 at 6:03 pm

The City Council is evaluating an initiative to strongly penalize fake lawyers and unscrupulous notaries public who may try to take advantage of immigrants’ fear in the wake of Donald Trump’s victory, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Photo via Margaret Chin's Twitter page

Changes in Demographic Data Collected by City Agencies

Demographics, Government, LGBTQ, New York October 21, 2016 at 2:14 pm

Legislation passed by the City Council will have city agencies gather more accurate demographic data to better service LGBT people and communities of color, reports Times Ledger.

Consul of Colombia in New York María Isabel Pérez (left). (Photo by Camille Padilla Dalmau via El Diario)

Colombians Celebrate Independence and Peace in Queens

Culture, Latino, Queens, South American July 26, 2016 at 3:50 pm

Native Colombians and those by heritage, along with other Latinos, came together to celebrate their culture, reports El Diario/La Prensa.

Councilmember Daniel Dromm looks on as Julio’s brother Ted Rivera (l.) and Ted’s daughter Jenny hold a poster commemorating Julio. (Photo via Gay City News)

How a Murder 25 Years Ago Changed Queens

LGBTQ, Queens July 13, 2015 at 5:26 pm

Twenty-five years after Julio Rivera was killed in Jackson Heights, gay activists reflect on gains made by the Queens LGBT movement, Gay City News reports.

Neaplese community leader Shailesh Shrestha with City Council member Danny Dromm at a meeting to inform the community about IDNYC in early February. (Photo via Shrestha's TV show)

Informing Nepali Speakers About IDNYC

Government, Queens, South Asian February 23, 2015 at 4:20 pm

To combat immigration concerns and language barriers, Nepali-speaking organizations are working to educate the community on IDNYC and its benefits. Council member Daniel Dromm also addressed the community, reports Queens Chronicle.

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Horse and Carriage Ban in 2016?

Manhattan December 5, 2014 at 3:34 pm

A bill proposing a horse and carriage ban in the city was introduced by City Council member Daniel Dromm, Queens Chronicle reports.