Press Releases

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...

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...