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Town hall meeting with de Blasio scheduled for Long Island City next week

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April 19, 2017 By Hannah Wulkan

Mayor Bill de Blasio will be coming to Long Island City next week for a town hall meeting to address community concerns.

The town hall meeting will be held on April 27 at 7 p.m. at the Queens Vocational and Technical High School at 37-02 47th Avenue along with Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer, Queens Borough President Melinda Katz and State Senator Michael Gianaris.

Though the town hall will have no specific theme, the Mayor will answer questions from constituents on whatever topics they bring up, according to a spokeswoman for de Blasio.

The Mayor is making a visit to the area while there are three extremely controversial projects in the works.

The Sunnyside Yards feasibility study was released earlier this year, which showed that the project could bring up to 24,000 new residential units to the area.

The Brooklyn-Queens Connector, a $2.5 billion streetcar running along the waterfront from Astoria to Sunset Park, is also in the works, though internal documents released by Politico last week show that the project may not be financially viable.

Long Island City is also undergoing a rezoning effort that could bring even more development to the Queens Plaza area, which already has quite a few large developments in the works.

Van Bramer said he was glad the mayor was coming to the neighborhood to speak to residents.

“I’ve been working to get the Mayor to join me for a town hall meeting in our district and I’m pleased that he has accepted my invitation and the schedules allow for this important meeting to take place next Thursday at Queens Vocational High School,” Van Bramer said. “This will be a great opportunity for people in our neighborhoods to raise issues, voice concerns and share their vision for the future directly with the Mayor and his commissioners. This is an important moment for or community.”

The town hall will likely attract hundreds of constituents, according to de Blasio’s spokeswoman, so all hoping to attend are asked to RSVP to [email protected] or to 212-788-4282 by April 25.

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Anonymous

Everyone in LIC and Sunnyside knows the deal with JImmy Van Bramer shows up for the photo op then disappears with zero follow through. Nothing but a media whore.

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Jimmy

Is Jimmy going to talk about Trump some more and plan some more useless marches … he should be focusing on schools in Court Square

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JQ LLC

Just make sure you ask questions relating to the topic discussed by Mayor De Faustio, the virtually only viable candidate to run for mayor.

Everyone knows how this works, you can stay on his topic and his narrative or you can go home.

Van Bramer has got to go. This town hall looks like that hack is going to be speaker if the dope from park slope gets re-elected

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MRLIC

This is going to be another BS YES FEST. Yes we’re listening. Yes we’ll see what we can do etc… DUmBlasio doesn’t have a clue what needs to be done. We don’t need anymore Development, we don’t need 24,000 more residents with no viable transit options that are so taxed to the limit now it is borderline dangerous and ridiculous.The trolley is a non-starter, how much of the 24,000 units will be affordable? Governor (Corruption) Cuomo just shafted the middle class some more with the new 35 year Tax Breaks for developers. The provisions state he workers get paid $45 and hour and 30% of the affordable apts be “AFFORDABLE” though we know they are really not. There is a Gov. Corruption loophole that states after a cerain amount of time affordable apts. don’t have to remain affordable. That’s just great isn’t it Gov. Corruption.

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