Dear Editor (Queens Chronicle):
Thank you, thank you, thank you again, Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer! Just when I thought you had done everything humanly possible during 2010 — working with kids in all your district area schools, working to improve libraries, outstanding work to develop and improve the area’s cultural and arts programs, the outstanding hotline and the constant fight against graffiti, the closing of Casa Romano (along with Assemblywoman Cathy Nolan, Community Board 2 Chairman Joe Conley and the 108th Precinct), the Skillman Avenue holiday lights, etc. — you topped it all when taking on the monster snowstorm that came along in the last week of the year.
Your Superman “damn the cold” efforts to get plows onto Queens streets was nothing short of fantastic. Your visits to all areas of your district and the ensuing press conferences on TV, particularly on Channel 5, got things started to finally clear Queens streets. It is no coincidence that after your Tuesday evening appearances and statements on TV that plows were not only on primary but secondary streets in your district. And, I might add, the other four neglected boroughs.
“A Miracle on 34th Street,” and all Manhattan streets, yes — but St. Nick gave us a great gift, Super Councilman Van Bramer.
On behalf of the officers and members of the United Forties Civic Association, 76 families of the Ardsley Tenants Association, many friends who attend houses of worship in your area, members of Community Board 2 whom I serve with and most of John and Jane Doe — many of whom are seniors — we sincerely thank you!
United Forties Civic Association
Aaaand this is why Queens gets dumped on all the time. Stop kissing politicians' asses because they advertised themselves (or in return for ice cream money). As far as I know, the whole borough was paralyzed for days after the storm, including Van Bramer's district.