Press Releases

Assemblyman Braunstein Issues Statements on Recent U.S. Supreme Court Rulings

Statement on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization Ruling:“The U.S. Supreme Court ruling to end constitutional protections for abortion is a dangerous step backward that jeopardizes the health and safety of millions of Americans. A...

Assemblyman Braunstein Announces Winners of Mother’s Day Essay and Poetry Contest

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Bayside, NY – Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein (D-Bayside) is proud to announce the winners of his annual Mother's Day Essay & Poetry Contest for students in grades two through five. They are: 2nd grader: Emily Chan, P.S. 94 in Douglaston; Titled,...

Assembly and Senate Pass Braunstein-Harckham Bill to Provide Opioid Overdose Drugs, Education to At-Risk Patients

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Albany, NY – The New York State Assembly and Senate have passed critical legislation that would ensure that at-risk patients discharged from treatment facilities are provided with opioid overdose educational materials and two doses of an opioid...

Assemblyman Braunstein Announces Mother’s Day Essay & Poetry Contest

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Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein (D-Bayside) is announcing the return of the annual Mother’s Day Essay and Poetry Contest, open to students in grades 2-5 who live or go to school in Assembly District 26.Submissions can be any length and should have...

Assembly Passes Braunstein Bill to Improve Public Communications and Input on City Projects

The New York State Assembly has passed Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein’s (D-Bayside) bill A.355-A to require city agencies to provide advance notice to state elected officials and community boards about construction, acquisitions and...

Assemblyman Braunstein, NYPD and NYC Parks Announce Crackdown on Loud Car Meetups at Bay Terrace Park

Assemblyman Edward Braunstein (D-Bayside), the 109th Precinct and the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation are announcing that, in an effort to thwart noisy and disruptive “car meetups” taking place after park hours, a gate and lock...

Assemblyman Braunstein Donates Hundreds of Gifts to Queens Veterans Through ‘Valentines for Vets’ Drive

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On February 11, 2022, Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein (D-Bayside) delivered hundreds of items generously donated through his office’s “Valentines for Vets” gift drive to hospitalized and disabled veterans at the St. Albans VA Community...

Will You Be Their Valentine?: Assemblyman Braunstein Sponsors “Valentines for Vets” Gift Drive

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Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein (D-Bayside) is happy to announce his office’s “Valentines for Vets” gift drive, where Queens residents are invited to donate new clothing, candy and other items that will be given to local veterans. Red...

Governor Signs Braunstein-Harckham Bill to Co-Prescribe Lifesaving Overdose Antidote with Opioids

On December 29th, Governor Kathy Hochul signed into law A.336-A/S.2966-A, requiring medical professionals to co-prescribe an opioid antagonist, such as naloxone, with new opioid prescriptions when certain patient risk factors are present.This legislation...

Assemblyman Braunstein, Senator Liu, and Community Leaders Celebrate Signing of Legislation Protecting Co-Op Shareholders

Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein and State Senator John C. Liu and joined with community and elected leaders to announce that their bill to ensure vital protections for housing cooperative (co-op) shareholders was signed into law by Governor Hochul on...

NYC Council Approves Braunstein-Stavisky Bill Extending the J-51 Property Tax Exemption and Abatement Program

Last week, the City Council Committee on Housing and Buildings overwhelmingly approved legislation extending the J-51 property tax exemption and abatement program. J-51 relief is given to property owners for renovating a residential apartment building,...

Assemblyman Braunstein Delivers Thousands of Holiday Toys to Queens Children in Need

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Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein (D-Bayside) is proud to announce that, through the generosity of many Northeast Queens residents, schools and civic associations, his office’s annual Holiday Toy Drive collected thousands of toys for needy and hospitalized...

Assemblyman Braunstein Announces Winners of Northeast Queens Halloween Essay & Poetry Contest

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Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein (D-Bayside) is happy to announce the winners of his annual Halloween Essay & Poetry Contest. The grand prize winners are: 2nd grade: Koey Ma, St. Mel’s Catholic Academy, Flushing 3rd grade: Renee Suh, P.S. 31Q, Bayside 4th...

Northeast Queens Electeds Call on DOE to Suspend Removal of Geographic Priorities for Queens High Schools

On December 3, 2021, Assemblyman Edward Braunstein (D-Bayside) and Senator John Liu (D-Bayside) sent a letter to NYC Schools Chancellor Meisha Porter in response to the Department of Education’s recent decision to eliminate geographic priorities...

Northeast Queens Electeds Announce Liquor License Suspension at Kloud Tequila Grill in Auburndale

On November 20, 2021, Assemblyman Edward Braunstein (D-Bayside) and Senator John Liu announced that the New York State Liquor Authority (SLA) has officially suspended the license of “Silk Hookah Lounge LLC,” known as Kloud Tequila Grill and...

Governor Hochul Signs Braunstein Bill to Simplify School Enrollment for Military Families into Law

On Veterans Day, Governor Kathy Hochul signed into law Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein’s (D-Bayside) legislation that allows military families relocating to New York State to enroll their children in school at the same time as their peers and prior...

Assemblyman Braunstein Issues Statement on Gifted and Talented Announcement

Assemblyman Braunstein’s statement on Mayor de Blasio’s announcement related to the NYC DOE’s Gifted & Talented Program:"The Mayor's decision to eliminate NYC's Gifted & Talented program instead of building upon its success is highly...

Assemblyman Braunstein Announces Northeast Queens Halloween Essay & Poetry Contest

Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein (D-Bayside) is happy to announce his annual Halloween Essay & Poetry Contest, open to students in grades two through five who live or go to school in Assembly District 26. District-wide prizes will be awarded to the winner...

Assemblyman Braunstein Announces Queens Small Business Grant Program Webinar with Queens Chamber

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Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein (D-Bayside), in collaboration with the Queens Chamber of Commerce and Empire State Development, will host a webinar for Queens micro and small businesses who want to find out more or have questions about New York State’s...

Assemblyman Braunstein's Statement on Governor Cuomo’s Resignation

"The Governor's resignation ends a difficult and painful chapter in our state's history and is in the best interest of New Yorkers. I commend the 11 women who bravely disclosed the disturbing allegations of assault and misconduct against Governor Cuomo.As...