Press Releases

Co-Op Tax Relief Will Happen This Year

Over the past week, co-op owners in Northeast Queens have been expressing concern that the New York State Legislature failed to extend the New York City co-op tax abatement which expires June 30. While this is in fact true, co-op owners should...

Braunstein announces graduation award winners

Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein (D-Bayside) announced the 71 students from 33 local schools who he presented New York State Assembly Citation of Merit awards during graduation this year. Assemblyman Braunstein also provided nearly 2,000 New York State...

Assemblyman Braunstein Announces Passage of Legislation Increasing Penalties Against Fake Lawyers

Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein (D-Bayside) announced the passage of legislation in the Assembly and Senate, which he introduced, that strengthens the law by protecting New Yorkers who suffer serious harm caused by individuals who falsely...

Assemblyman Braunstein and Senator Stavisky Honored at Mitchell Linden Civic Association Annual Meeting

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Senator Toby Ann Stavisky and Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein were the featured speakers at this year’s Mitchell Linden Civic Association Annual Meeting. Both currently represent Mitchell Linden, and were honored with awards of appreciation for their...

Assemblyman Braunstein Votes to Increase Minimum Wage for Over 1 Million New Yorkers

Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein (D-Bayside) announced the Assembly passed legislation to increase the minimum wage from $7.25 to $8.50 per hour beginning in January 2013, while also increasing the minimum wage for food-service workers who receive tips...

Assemblyman Braunstein, Senator Stavisky, Co-op and Civic Leaders Announce Important Co-op Legislation

Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein, Senator Toby Ann Stavisky, and local leaders announced that they have introduced A.9483/S.6573, legislation which would protect Co-ops from incurring excessive legal fees when they successfully challenge an inaccurate...

Assemblyman Braunstein Announces Vital EPIC Co-Payment Assistance Restored in State Budget

“While the economy is starting to rebound, many New Yorkers are still struggling, particularly the most vulnerable among us,” said Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein (D-Bayside). “Seniors especially need our help in these tough economic times. That’s...

Braunstein & Stavisky: Fix New York's Co-op Tax Abatement

Every four years, the City of New York extends a program granting most co-ops and condo owners a 17.5% abatement on their property taxes. This program aims to lower the effective tax rates (total property tax per $100 of market value) of co-ops to bring...

Protecting Our Food

(Bayside, Queens) Today, Senator Tony Avella and Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein announced they have introduced legislation in the State Senate (S.6101) and in the Assembly that would grant New York City’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH)...

Braunstein Thanks Community for Donations to Holiday Gift Drives

Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein (D-Bayside) recently wrapped up his toy drive for hospitalized and needy children and gift drive for hospitalized veterans. Several thousand toys for children, as well as toiletries and clothing...

Braunstein Announces Agreement to Continue Q28 Bus Service at Bay Terrace Shopping Center

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Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein (D-Bayside) announced that an agreement has been reached between MTA New York City Transit and Cord Meyer Development to install a bus pad made of reinforced asphalt and to continue providing Q28 bus service to...

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: Joelle Chang, who attends PS 209: Clearview Gardens School in Whitestone. 3rd...

Scandal at Penn State Highlights Need for Legislation Mandating Stronger Reporting Requirements for Colleges and Universities in New York

“The recent scandal at Penn State University involving legendary football coach Joe Paterno, highlights a serious problem that needs to be addressed in New York State,” said Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein (D-Bayside). “Currently, there is no mechanism...

Braunstein and Bayside Historical Society Sponsor Cleanup of Lawrence Cemetery

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Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein and the Bayside Historical Society are sponsoring a cleanup of Lawrence Cemetery at 216th Street and 42nd Avenue on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011 starting at 10am, with a rain date of Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011 at 10am. ...

Braunstein 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 starting in 2013. ...

Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein’s Mobile District Office Is Coming to You

Governor Cuomo Signs Braunstein's First Bill into Law

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed a law authored by Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein (D-Bayside) and Senator Joseph I. Griffo (R-C-IP-Rome) to ban certain substances dangerously marketed as "bath salts" from sale, manufacturing, possession, and distribution...

Assemblyman Braunstein Announces Mother's Day Essay & Poetry Contest Winners

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Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein (D-Bayside) announced the winners of his Mother's Day Essay & Poetry Contest for students in grades one through five: • 1st Grade Grand Prize award: Grace Liu, who attends PS 21: Edward Hart School...

Assemblyman Braunstein and Senator Avella Applaud New Budget Deal Saving Engine 306

Senator Tony Avella (D-Bayside) and Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein (D-Bayside) applauded the announcement of a new budget deal that would save the twenty firehouses throughout New York City that were targeted for closure in Mayor Bloomberg’s original...

Braunstein Announces Graduation Award Winners

Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein (D-Bayside) announced the 64 students from 33 local schools who he presented New York State Assembly Citation of Merit awards during graduation this year. Assemblyman Braunstein also provided nearly 1,800 New...