Press Releases

Community Board 12, Senator Felder, Assemblyman Eichenstein and Councilman Yeger Welcome the Installation of All-Way Stop Sign at 46th Street and 11th Avenue

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Community Board 12, Senator Simcha Felder, Councilman Kalman Yeger and Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein appreciate the NYC Department of Transportation’s installation of a long advocated for stop sign at 46th Street and 11th Avenue in Boro Park. For years,...

Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein Appointed as New York State Assembly Assistant Majority Whip

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On the first day of the 2023 legislative session, NYS Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie announced the appointment of Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein as the new Assistant Majority Whip of the New York State Assembly. “I am proud to have appointed Assemblymember...

Governor Hochul Signs into Law Legislation Easing Restrictions on Condominium Conversions for Smaller Buildings, Sponsored by Senator Gounardes and Assemblyman Eichenstein

NYS Governor Kathy Hochul signed legislation this weekend sponsored by Senator Andrew Gounardes and Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein which will make it easier for tenants and apartment dwellers to purchase their homes. The new legislation will also allow...

Governor Hochul Signs Legislation to Protect Victims of Hate Crimes from Being Mistreated by Insurance Companies

Governor Hochul today signed legislation (S.7658-B/A.8869-B) that protects victims of hate crimes from being mistreated by insurance companies. The new law prohibits insurers from canceling insurance, raising premiums, refusing to issue a policy or...

Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein Partners with BPJCC to Distribute Free Car Seats in Boro Park

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Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein, together with the Boro Park Jewish Community Council, partnered to offer eligible Boro Park parents free car seats. The distribution, funded by the Governor's Traffic Safety Committee, took place on Sunday, November 6....

Kohanim Can Now Travel on Road Along Cemeteries

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For many years, overhanging branches along streets bordering Washington Cemetery and Greenwood Cemetery, located on the outskirts of Boro Park and Midwood, have prevented Kohanim from traveling along these roads.They were forced to use alternate routes...

Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein Partners with Brooklyn Public Library to Enhance and Diversify its Book Collection at Local Libraries

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Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein joined with the leadership of Brooklyn Public Library to unveil hundreds of new books, including many culturally sensitive publications, which will be added to the collections in each of the three Brooklyn Public Library...

Governor Hochul Signs Senator Myrie and Assemblyman Eichenstein's Legislation Protecting Holocaust Survivors

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Governor Kathy Hochul signed a legislative package to honor and support Holocaust survivors in New York State.The legislation addresses Holocaust education, Holocaust art stolen during the Nazi era, and the requirement of the state’s Department of Financial...

Great News for Hatzalah Members in NYC: Felder and Eichenstein's Legislation Addressing Camera Violations Signed into Law by Governor Hochul

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New Legislation, sponsored by Senator Simcha Felder and Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein, was signed into law by Governor Hochul last Friday. The bill will allow Hatzalah members to respond more effectively during emergencies. It represents a huge...

Governor Hochul Signs into Law Legislation Sponsored by Senator Salazar and Assemblyman Eichenstein Allowing for Two SNAP Cards Per Family

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Governor Kathy Hochul signed a new bill into law which will make it more convenient for families with two heads-of-household to use their SNAP benefits. This new legislation requires SNAP programs to make available two electronic benefit cards for each...

Senator Salazar, Assemblyman Eichenstein Pass Legislation Allowing for Two SNAP Cards Per Family

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During the final days of the scheduled legislative session, the New York State Legislature passed a bill sponsored by Senator Julia Salazar and Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein which will make it more convenient for families with two heads-of-household...

Senator Gounardes and Assemblyman Eichenstein Legislation Easing Restrictions on Condominium Conversions for Smaller Buildings Passes the Legislature

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The NYS Legislature overwhelmingly passed legislation (Bill #S8564/A8809B), sponsored by Senator Andrew Gounardes and Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein, which will make it easier for tenants and apartment dwellers to purchase their homes and will allow small...

Thousands Enjoy Pesach Family Extravaganzas Sponsored by Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein

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A memorable Chol Hamoed was enjoyed this year by thousands of local residents who experienced a fun-filled family outing in their very own neighborhood.Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein sponsored two outstanding Family Extravaganzas in Boro Park and Midwood....

Assemblyman Eichenstein's Historic CDPAP Legislation Enacted into Law

In a monumental win for vulnerable New Yorkers and their caregivers, Bill #A9457, sponsored by Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein has been included in the 2023 state budget. The Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP) is a NYS Medicaid...

Attorney General James Warns New Yorkers to Be Mindful of Discriminatory Practices Targeting Jewish Communities Before Passover

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New York – New York Attorney General Letitia James today issued a consumer alert urging New Yorkers to be mindful of potential discriminatory pricing practices at car washes in the days leading up to Passover. In previous years, there have been reports...

Senator Myrie and Assembly Member Eichenstein Introduce Legislation Requiring State to Publish List of Banks That Waive Fees for Holocaust Reparation Payments

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Brooklyn – Senator Zellnor Y. Myrie (D-Central Brooklyn) and Assembly Member Simcha Eichenstein (D-Brooklyn) announced new legislation that would, if enacted, require the Department of Financial Services to maintain an updated list of banks that agree...

125 Small Shuls Already Applied for the New Small Shuls Security Program

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With anti-Semitic hate crimes surging at an alarming rate, community leaders are concerned more than ever about safety and security at local shuls and synagogues. That’s why UJA-Federation of New York and the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC-NY)...

StandWithUs Partners with Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein and Gerstman Schwartz LLP to Combat Antisemitism

New York, NY – Gerstman Schwartz LLP & Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein are excited to announce a new legal action partnership with StandWithUs to combat the rise in anti-Semitic hate crimes. This innovative criminal justice initiative seeks to address...

Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein Hosts Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie on a Tour of the Boro Park and Midwood Communities

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Earlier today, Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein hosted NYS Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie for a day in his district, in an effort to highlight the significant issues affecting the local Midwood and Boro Park communities. The two spent the day visiting with...

Community Residents Take Advantage of Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein's E-Waste Disposal Event

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Over a hundred members of the community participated in today’s free e-waste disposal event hosted by Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein. The event was held in front of the Assemblyman’s district office at 1310 48th Street and presented an opportunity...