While City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer may have sworn off special interest cash, the same is not true for her husband – writer and documentary filmmaker Dan Hendrick.
His 2017 documentary “Saving Jamaica Bay” hangs over lobbyists’ money and councilmen vowed to escape due to large real estate interests, a review by The Post shows.
Influential lobbyists sang thanks to film credits include Uber lobbyist Patrick Jenkins, founder of Patrick B. Jenkins & Associates; John R. Del Giorno, Pitta Bishop and founding member of Del Giorno and a lobbyist for the Yankees; Arthur Goldstein, David Joffer and a partner in Citrone and lobbying for the Greater Jamaica Development Corporation; Cozen O’Connor former NYU lobbyist Rose Christ; And Joe Ribbens, a partner of The Parkside Group, which advocated AT&T.
The Durst Organization, Tishman Spear Properties, the New York Foundation’s Real Estate Board and others also thanked the film in credits.
Hendrick made no secret of the need for financing while making the film, Telling local news He took “thousands-thousand” dollars for the flick, narrated by Susan Sarandon.
“On the ground floor, it doesn’t look good,” said Betsy Gotbaum, the city’s former public advocate and current executive director of the civic association Good Government Group.
Van Bramer, a deputy leader of the New York City Council, has served in the Chamber since 2010 and is now running for President of the Queens Borough. In the past, he has long maintained real estate and described cash as the hallmark of his campaigns.
Van Bramer sworn in civil union in 2009 The lobbyist will never take cash. In a statement, Van Bramer accused his rival, Queens Borough President Donovan Richards, of being the true pawn of special interest cash.
“Donovan Richards and his friends from REBNY have set a new low in terms of assaulting my husband, Van Bramer said.” “Dan spent five years making an award-winning film about the preservation of Jamaica Bay, for which he spent no money, and I stand 100% by him.
“A Queens in the Richards district is not going to change the fact that 25% of Richard’s donors are from real estate and he strictly abuses his interests at every opportunity, attacking him and his environmental activism to preserve the treasure. Is defended from. Instead of leaving my husband, I urge him to first cast Queens and join me in rejecting money from the real estate industry. “
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