Sunnyside, New York, New York

Protest against Gentrification in Queens targets Councilmmeber Jimmy Van Bramer

Louis Flores April 23, 2017

A protest last Thursday attracted approximately 100 Queens residents to march against the real estate projects supported by New York City Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside).

The Queens residents demanded that Councilmember Van Bramer oppose three large-scale real estate projects that residents say will lead to the further gentrification in Queens : the proposal to zone Sunnyside Yards for large-scale development ; the further rezoning of Long Island City ; and the light-rail project known as BQX.

Read more : Anti-gentrification protest marches through Sunnyside, Queens, targeting Councilmember Van Bramer [Progress Queens]

Background : Van Bramer ignoring impending protest by anti-gentrification group in Queens [Progress Queens]

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