Press Releases

Assemblyman Braunstein & Senator Ball Introduce Bill After Level 3 Sex Offender Moves Back Next Door to Victim

Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein (D-Bayside) and Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I-Patterson) have introduced legislation (A.9025/S.6778) that would prohibit level two and level three sex offenders from residing within 1,500 feet of the residence of a victim...

Braunstein & Carrozza Thank Community for Donations to the 18th Annual Valentines for Vets Gift Drive

Senator Stavisky and Assemblyman Braunstein Gather Korean Community Groups to Rally Support for Sea of Japan/East Sea Co-Naming Bill

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Senator Toby Ann Stavisky (D-Flushing) and Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein (D-Bayside) welcomed Korean community groups from all over Queens in Albany as a demonstration of support for S.6570/A.8742. The simple one-sentence bills would require all...

Eastern Queens Elected Officials Save Gifted & Talented Seats in Community School District 26

After hearing concerns from parents and their elected representatives in Community School District 26, the New York City Department of Education (DOE) has agreed to allow all elementary students currently matriculated in the Gifted & Talented (G&T) programs...

Stavisky, Braunstein & Rozic Celebrate the Lunar New Year at PS 203

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Senator Toby Ann Stavisky (D-Eastern Queens), Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein (D-Bayside) and Assemblywoman Nily Rozic (D, WF-Fresh Meadows) joined the administration, staff and students at PS 203 for their annual Lunar New Year celebration. Students...

Avella, Stavisky, Braunstein and Rozic Celebrate M.S. 158 Artwork for MLK, Jr. Day

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Senator Tony Avella, Senator Toby Ann Stavisky (D-Flushing), Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein (D-Bayside), and Assemblywoman Nily Rozic (D,WF-Fresh Meadows) celebrated artwork submitted by M.S. 158 students Ariana Belliard and Grace Na as part of the...

Braunstein Thanks Community for Donations to Holiday Gift Drives

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Assemblyman Braunstein Announces Halloween Essay & Drawing Contest Winners

Avella and Braunstein Applaud Governor Cuomo for Directing Port Authority to Conduct Noise Studies and Establish Community Roundtable to Address Increase in Airplane Noise Over Queens

Senator Tony Avella and Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein (D-Bayside) applauded Governor Cuomo’s decision today to direct the Port Authority to conduct noise studies for LaGuardia and JFK airports and to establish a community roundtable for airport noise...

Israel, Braunstein and Avella Call for Passage of Legislation to Move Election Day to Weekend

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Congressman Steve Israel (D-Huntington), Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein (D-Bayside) and Senator Tony Avella called for immediate passage of legislation to move Election Day from the first Tuesday to the weekend after the first Friday in November, thereby...

Assemblyman Braunstein and Senator Griffo Announce "Revenge Porn" Legislation

Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein (D-Bayside) and Senator Joseph A. Griffo (R-C-IP, Rome) announced the introduction of new legislation criminalizing the non-consensual disclosure of sexually explicit photographs, also known as “revenge porn.” ...

Reps. Israel, Meng and Crowley, Assemblyman Braunstein, and Senator Avella Urge FAA to Continue Environmental Reviews for LaGuardia and JFK Flights

Reps. Steve Israel (D-Huntington) and Grace Meng (D-Queens) joined Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein (D-Bayside) and Senator Tony Avella to call on the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to exempt LaGuardia and John F. Kennedy Airport flights from a...

Assemblyman Braunstein's Bath Salts Bill Signed Into Law

Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein (D-Bayside) announced that Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed into law his legislation that further curbs the use of bath salts by adding new compounds used to make these types of drugs to the state's banned substances list...

Avella, Braunstein, Rozic, Quinn, Weprin Announce Funding Restoration for Local Beacon Program

State Senator Tony Avella (D-Bayside), Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein (D-Bayside), Assemblywoman Nily Rozic (D,WF-Fresh Meadows), City Council Speaker Christine Quinn (D-Chelsea), and Council Member Mark Weprin (D-Oakland Gardens) commended the New...

Gov. Cuomo Signs Braunstein and Avella Legislation Requiring Community Board Notification of Any New Brownfield Sites

Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein (D-Bayside) and Senator Tony Avella announced that Governor Cuomo has signed into law their legislation (A5990-A/S.4544B) that would require the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to notify any...

Assemblyman Braunstein Announces Passage of Legislation Banning Sale of Employment Data Reports

Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein (D-Bayside) announced the passage of legislation in the Assembly which he introduced, (A.6790) that would prohibit consumer reporting agencies from selling employment data reports to third parties without consent....

Braunstein and Quinn Announce Restoration of Funding for Fort Totten Pool

"I am pleased that the New York City Council restored the funding necessary to ensure that families in my district are able to enjoy a full season at the Fort Totten pool again this year," said Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein. "As the only...

Braunstein, Ra and Colleagues Host Press Conference for Airplane Noise Control Legislation

Assemblymen Edward C. Braunstein (D-Bayside) and Ed Ra (R-Franklin Square) joined Senators Jack Martins and Kemp Hannon and several of their legislative colleagues at a press conference today in front of the New Hyde Park Village Hall to highlight their...

Braunstein, Stavisky, Kim and Lavine Present Resolution Honoring Queensborough Community College Holocaust Resource Center and Korean American Civic Empowerment

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On June 26, 2013, Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein joined Senator Toby Ann Stavisky, Assemblyman Ron Kim, and Assemblyman Charles Lavine, in presenting a resolution that Assemblyman Braunstein introduced in the Assembly, and Senator Stavisky...

Assemblyman Braunstein Announces Graduation Award Winners

Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein (D-Bayside) announced the 64 students from 32 local schools who he presented New York State Assembly Citation of Merit awards during graduation this year. Assemblyman Braunstein also provided over 1,800 New York State...