Press Releases

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...

Assemblyman Braunstein Hosts Over 100 Blood Donors at Successful Northeast Queens Drive

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“I'm proud to announce that over 100 Northeast Queens residents answered the call for urgently-needed blood donations at my office's 9th Annual Summer Blood Drive on August 5th. Thanks to their generosity, more than 300 lives will be saved,” said...

Assemblyman Braunstein’s Statement on the Judiciary Committee's Ongoing Impeachment Investigation

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"On August 9, 2021, the NYS Assembly Judiciary Committee, on which I serve, met to continue its thorough review of numerous allegations against Governor Cuomo, and is moving forward swiftly to prepare potential impeachment proceedings. The committee's...

Assemblyman Braunstein Announces Winners of Northeast Queens Student Mother’s Day Essay Contest

Winners of Northeast Queens Student Mother’s Day Essay Contest
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: 2nd grade: Zoe Olivia Chi, who attends P.S. 31Q in Bayside 3rd grade: Sohana Singh,...

Assemblyman Braunstein Passes Legislation Protecting Co-Op Shareholders

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Assemblyman Edward Braunstein celebrated the passage of his legislation (A.350-C) which ensures vital protections for cooperative tenant-shareholders and makes much-needed clarifications to the law as sought by cooperative corporations. This bill was...

Assemblyman Braunstein Encourages Queens Small Businesses to Apply for Recovery Grant Funding Now

Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein (D-Bayside), who serves as a member of the Assembly’s Working Group on Transitioning N.Y. Economy Toward COVID-19 Recovery, announced Thursday that the anticipated Pandemic Small Business Recovery Grant Program is now...

Assembly and Senate Pass Braunstein-Stavisky Bill Extending the J-51 Property Tax Exemption and Abatement Program

The New York State Assembly and Senate have passed 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 or for converting commercial structures...

Assemblyman Braunstein’s Bill to Co-Prescribe Lifesaving Overdose Antidote with Opioids Advances

On May 24, 2021, the New York State Assembly passed Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein’s (D-Bayside) bill A.336-A, which would require medical professionals to co-prescribe an antagonist, such as “Narcan,” with a new opioid prescription once annually...

Braunstein Announces Northeast Queens Anti-Asian and Anti-Semitic Hate Crimes & Bias Conversation

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On June 2, Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein and Senator John C. Liu will host a virtual Anti-Asian and Anti-Semitic Hate Crimes & Bias Conversation, in reaction to the concerning rise in violence against the AAPI and Jewish community. The event will be...

Assemblyman Braunstein’s Bill to Simplify School Enrollment for Military Families Advances

The New York State Assembly recently passed Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein’s (D-Bayside) bill A.6528-A, which allows military families relocating to New York State to enroll their children in school at the same time as their peers, prior to physically...

Assemblyman Braunstein, DSNY and 109th Precinct Lead Cleanup on Active Flushing Corridor

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On May 14, 2021, Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein (D-Bayside) collaborated with the Department of Sanitation (DSNY) and the 109th Precinct to lead a multi-agency cleaning effort at Station Road, between 165th and 168th Streets. Bounded on one side by...

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...

Assemblyman Braunstein Lauds Education, Small Biz and Anti-AAPI Hate Funding in NYS Budget

Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein (D-Bayside), who serves as Chair of the Cities Committee and a member of the Assembly’s Working Group on Transitioning N.Y. Economy Toward COVID-19 Recovery, issued the following statement on the passing of the New York...

Assemblyman Braunstein Announces Northeast Queens COVID-19 Vaccination Site

On March 23, 2021, Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein (D-Bayside) issued the following statement relating to COVID-19 vaccination efforts in Northeast Queens.  "I am pleased to learn that Northeast Queens, an area with one of the largest senior populations...

Assemblyman Braunstein Discusses Small Business Recovery with Queens Chamber of Commerce

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On February 26, 2021, Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein led a Small Business Roundtable with the Queens Chamber of Commerce, its membership and a number of Queens BID leaders. The conversation followed Braunstein’s recent appointment to the Assembly’s...

Northeast Queens Lawmakers: Lack of Vaccination Sites Leaves Seniors Behind

On February 8, 2021, Assemblyman Braunstein, along with local elected officials and civic leaders, held a press conference at Commonpoint Queens in Little Neck demanding the immediate opening of permanent vaccination locations in Northeast Queens.
On February 8, 2021, Assemblyman Edward Braunstein (D-Bayside), Assemblywoman Nily Rozic (D,WF-Fresh Meadows), Council Member Paul Vallone (D-Bayside), and Council Member Peter Koo (D-Flushing) called on the City to open permanent COVID-19 vaccination...

Over 100 Donors Participate in Assemblyman Braunstein’s Urgent Need Blood Drive

Assemblyman Braunstein is pictured donating blood at his office’s 8th Annual Summer Blood Drive at the Bay Terrace Shopping Center.
On August 6, 2020, Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein (D-Bayside) sponsored his 8th Annual Summer Blood Drive at the Bay Terrace Shopping Center, in conjunction with the New York Blood Center. “Due to COVID-19, hospitals in New York are in urgent need...

Bayside's Bell Boulevard Expands Outdoor Dining

On July 9, 2020, Assemblyman Braunstein joined Community Board 11, Senator John Liu, Council Member Paul Vallone, the Bayside Village Business Improvement District, and the 111th Precinct, in celebrating the expansion of outdoor dining on Bell Boulevard.
Council Member Paul A. Vallone, Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein, and the Bayside Village BID are happy to announce that Bell Boulevard has been selected as one of the first business corridors to participate in the new citywide “Open Streets: Restaurants”...

24th Annual Valentines for Vets Gift Drive Sets Another New Record for Donations

Assemblyman Braunstein is pictured on Valentine’s Day at the St. Albans VA Community Living Center with his staff and students and faculty from Benjamin N. Cardozo High School.
Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein (D-Bayside) and the Law Offices of Ann-Margaret Carrozza, along with co-sponsor Community Board 11, organized our community’s 24th Annual Valentines for Vets Gift Drive. This year’s drive once again broke a new...

Northeast Queens Elected Officials Call on Chancellor Carranza to Hold Public Meeting on School Safety

On January 21, 2020, Northeast Queens elected officials announced that they are calling on Chancellor Carranza to hold a public meeting on school safety. This demand follows a January 16th Department of Education Town Hall meeting in District 26, in which...