Students present posters of thanks to the Council Member and the Speaker for keeping their libraries open.
Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Queens), City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn and Queens Library CEO Thomas Galante and community leaders joined Sunnyside Community Library children and teens at their summer reading programs on Wednesday, August 4th. Together, they saw first hand the wonderful programming made possible by the historic $61M budget restoration for Libraries, which has saved hundreds of jobs and dozens of libraries from closing citywide.
|Council Member Van Bramer and Congressman Crowley join forces with the Woodside On The Move to remove graffiti in the neighborhood. (From Left to Right: Woodside on the Move Volunteers, Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer and Congressman Joseph Crowley.)|
“I would like to thank Woodside on the Move for their proactive involvement in restoring the quality-of-life in our neighborhoods by removing these eyesores,” said Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer. “Graffiti in our communities will not be tolerated and today's efforts are just the beginning of a community campaign to remove graffiti once and for all.”
“Creating a safe and welcoming community is truly a collaborative effort, and Woodside on the Move has made great strides in bringing the neighborhood together to cultivate such an environment,” said Congressman Crowley. “I am pleased to see how the Federal funding I secured has been put to good use, as these beautification efforts create opportunity for business and improve the overall quality of life for Woodside’s families.”
Both Council Member Van Bramer and Congressman Crowley had secured $10,000 each in city and federal funding, which is $20,000 combined to fund the organization’s graffiti removal and other area beautification projects.
Council Member Van Bramer was pleased announce the successful allocation of $10,000 for the Ravenswood Resident Association, who hosted Family Day and many other community programs throughout the year. In addition, Family Day was made even more special this year by the presence of the Museum of Natural History’s Moveable Museum. As a result of Council Member Van Bramer’s efforts to bring the Museum to Ravenswood, children had the opportunity to enjoy the museums mobile interactive exhibit focusing on dinosaurs at the Family Day Event. The mobile museum travels to schools, libraries, and community organizations within New York City's five boroughs.