Press Releases

Assemblyman Braunstein Announces Passage of New Bath Salts Legislation

Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein (D-Bayside) announced the passage of legislation in the Assembly and Senate that would further curb the use of bath salts by adding new compounds used to make these types of drugs to the state's banned substances...

Assemblyman Braunstein Presents Resolution Honoring Spelling Bee Champion Arvind Mahankali

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On June 18, 2013 at the New York State Assembly Chamber in Albany, Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein (D-Bayside) presented a New York State Assembly resolution that he introduced, to his constituent, Arvind Mahankali, a Bayside Hills resident and student...

Assemblyman Braunstein Announces Passage of Brownfield Legislation

Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein (D-Bayside) announced the passage of legislation in the Assembly and Senate, which he introduced, (A.5990-A/S.4544-B-Avella) that would require the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to notify...

Assemblyman Braunstein, Senator Avella and Speaker Quinn Work with the MTA and Civic Leaders to Prevent Re-Route of Q13 and Q16 Buses

After learning that the MTA would be forced to re-route the Q13 and Q16 for one year due to a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation project at Fort Totten, Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein (D-Bayside) quickly arranged a meeting with elected officials,...

Statement from Assemblyman Braunstein and Speaker Quinn on Proposed Closure of Fort Totten Pool

"As the only free pool in Northeast Queens, the Fort Totten pool is a tremendous resource to our community, and as such, the Parks Department should not annually propose its closure as a budget negotiating tactic. Closing this pool would be...

Assembly Members Ron Kim and Edward C. Braunstein Join Community to Protest Hate Speech by Japanese Mayor Toru Hashimoto

Manhattan, NY – Ten days ago, the Mayor of Osaka, Japan, Toru Hashimoto, made comments describing the sexual slavery during World War II as “necessary” to help Japanese soldiers “to rest”. Following the inflammatory remarks made by Mr. Toru...

Braunstein, Kim, Civic Leaders, and Residents Protest Star Nissan

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Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein (D-Bayside) and Assemblyman Ron Kim (D-Flushing) were joined today by members of the Station Road Civic Association, the Auburndale Improvement Association, and the Kissena Park Civic Association, to protest...

After Meeting with Assemblyman Braunstein, Congressman Israel, Congresswoman Meng and Senator Avella, FAA Agrees to Form Committee to Review Airplane Noise Issue

Washington, D.C. – Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein (D-Bayside), Congressman Steve Israel (D-NY), Congresswoman Grace Meng (D-NY) and Senator Tony Avella (D-Bayside) announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has agreed to form a committee...

Braunstein Appointed Chairman of the Assembly Subcommittee on Trust and Estates

Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein (D-Bayside) announced that he has been appointed to serve as the Chairman of the New York State Assembly Subcommittee on Trust and Estates. “I am honored to be appointed the Chairman of New York...

Assemblyman Braunstein, Senator Avella, Assemblyman Simanowitz and Community Board 7 Announce Brownfield Legislation

Assemblyman Edward Braunstein, Senator Tony Avella, and Assemblyman Michael Simanowitz were joined today by Queens Community Board 7 at a press conference announcing legislation they have introduced in the State Legislature (A.5990/S.4544) that would...

Braunstein & Carrozza thank community for donations to the 17th annual Valentines for Vets gift drive

Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein (D-Bayside) and the Law Offices of Ann-Margaret Carrozza, along with co-sponsors Dr. William M. Duke and Community Board 11, organized our community’s 17th annual Valentines for Vets gift drive to honor our hospitalized...

Braunstein and Stavisky Announce Passage of Enhanced Co-op and Condo Tax Abatement Legislation

Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein (D-Bayside) and Senator Toby Ann Stavisky (D-Flushing), announced that the New York State Assembly and Senate passed vital legislation (A.3354/S.2320) that makes the property tax more equitable for co-op and condo owners...

Will You Be Their Valentine? Braunstein and Carrozza Sponsor 17th Annual “Valentines for Vets”

Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein (D-Bayside) and the Law Offices of Ann-Margaret Carrozza are sponsoring our community’s 17th Annual Valentines for Vets gift drive. “We will be collecting donations of cards, candy, toiletries, and new clothing...

Braunstein Thanks Community for Record-Breaking Donations to Holiday Gift Drives

Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein (D-Bayside) recently wrapped up his holiday gift drive for hospitalized veterans, as well as a toy drive for needy and hospitalized children and the young victims of Hurricane Sandy. Thousands of toys for children, as...

Governor Cuomo Signs Braunstein's Legislation Making Unlicensed Practice of Law a Felony

Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein (D-Bayside) announced that Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation, which he introduced, that strengthens the law by protecting New Yorkers who suffer serious harm caused by individuals who falsely represent themselves...

Assemblyman Braunstein Announces Halloween Essay & Drawing Contest Winners

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Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein (D-Bayside) announced the winners of his Halloween Essay & Drawing Contest for students in grades two through five: 2nd Grade Grand Prize award: Aaron Omar, who attends PS 115: The Glen Oaks School in Floral Park.3rd...

Braunstein and Avella Rally with Community Board 11, Civic Leaders and Dozens of Angry Homeowners against Sudden Increase in Airplane Noise and Air Pollution

Today, Senator Tony Avella was joined by Assemblyman Edward Braunstein, Community Board 11 Chair Jerry Iannece, civic leaders, and dozens of fed up homeowners at a rally protesting the sudden increase in air traffic from LaGuardia Airport that has caused...

Assemblyman Braunstein & Senator Griffo Unveil Anti-Bath Salts Bill to Toughen Penalties and Get Drugs Off the Market

Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein (D-Bayside) and State Senator Joseph A. Griffo (R/C/IP -Rome), whose bipartisan leadership in the legislative effort to restrict the sale and use of drugs commonly called “bath salts” helped put New York ahead of the...

Braunstein Once Again Calls on MTA to Reconsider Surcharge on MetroCards Purchased at LIRR Vending Machines

Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein (D-Bayside), member of the New York State Assembly Transportation Committee, called on the MTA to reconsider the proposed $1 surcharge on new MetroCards purchased at LIRR vending machines. This proposal was included...

Braunstein Announces Restoration of Weekend Q76 Bus Service

Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein (D-Bayside) announced that an agreement has been reached with the MTA to restore Saturday and add Sunday service to the Q76, which runs from Jamaica to College Point, and travels through Auburndale and...