Press Releases

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...

Northeast Queens Elected Officials Announce That the MTA Agrees to Hold Additional Bus Redesign Workshops

Today, northeast Queens elected officials announced that the MTA has agreed to hold additional workshops to gather input from the community about the recently announced Queens Bus Network Redesign Draft Plan. The elected officials will also continue to...

Queens Elected Officials Demand Answers About Harassment and Sexual Assault of Students at Marie Curie Middle School (M.S. 158) in Bayside

On January 16, 2020, Queens elected officials – U.S. Rep. Grace Meng, Senator John C. Liu, Assemblymembers Edward C. Braunstein and Nily Rozic, and Council Members Barry Grodenchik, Peter Koo, and Paul Vallone – announced that they sent a...

Will You Be Their Valentine? Braunstein and Carrozza Sponsor 24th Annual “Valentines for Vets” Gift Drive

Will You Be Their Valentine? Braunstein and Carrozza Sponsor 24th Annual “Valentines for Vets” Gift Drive
Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein (D-Bayside) and the Law Offices of Ann-Margaret Carrozza are sponsoring our community's 24th Annual Valentines for Vets gift drive.“We are collecting donations of cards, candy, playing cards, puzzles, shaving...

Assemblyman Braunstein Thanks Community for Donations to his 9th Annual Holiday Gift Drive

Assemblyman Braunstein, his staff, and students and faculty from Benjamin N. Cardozo High School are pictured with veterans at the St. Albans VA Community Living Center on December 20, 2019.
Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein (D-Bayside) wrapped up his office's 9th Annual Holiday Gift Drive for veterans and needy and hospitalized children. Once again, thousands of new toys for children, as well as hundreds of items for veterans, including...

Assemblyman Braunstein Announces Halloween Essay & Drawing Contest Winners

Pictured left to right with Assemblyman Braunstein: 5th Grade Grand Prize Winner Yuanpu Wang; 4th Grade Grand Prize Winner Juan Andres Montezuma; 3rd Grade Grand Prize Winner Melody Chen; and 2nd Grade Grand Prize Winner Lucia Jin.
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: Lucia Jin, who attends P.S. 209: The Clearview Gardens School in Whitestone. 3rd...

Legislators and Community Leaders Announce Co-Op Clarification Bill

Legislators and Community Leaders Announce Co-Op Clarification Bill
On November 7, 2019, Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein (D-Bayside), Senator John Liu, Assembly Members Rosenthal and Simotas, were joined by Warren Schreiber, Co-President, Presidents Co-op & Condo Council, Bob Friedrich, Co-President, Presidents Co-op...

Braunstein, Rozic: Early Voting Begins October 26th

Today, at Korean Community Services (KCS), Assemblyman Edward Braunstein (D-Bayside) and Assemblywoman Nily Rozic (D,WF-Fresh Meadows) alerted Queens residents about their first chance to vote early for this year's general election starting Saturday,...

Cuomo Signs Braunstein and Liu's Bill Prohibiting Ambulance, First Response Service Providers from Disclosing Private Patient Information to Third Parties for Marketing Purposes

On October 7, 2019, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed legislation (A.230) authored by Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein prohibiting ambulance and first response service providers from disclosing or selling private patient information to third parties for...

Assemblyman Braunstein Sponsors Annual Halloween Essay & Drawing Contest

Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein (D-Bayside) is once again sponsoring his annual Halloween Essay & Drawing Contest.Students from grades 2 through 5 are invited to participate. The essay or drawing should have a Halloween theme, such as an account...

138 Donors Participate in Assemblyman Braunstein's Record-Breaking 7th Annual Summer Blood Drive

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On August 8, 2019, Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein (D-Bayside) sponsored his 7th Annual Summer Blood Drive at the Bay Terrace Shopping Center, in conjunction with the New York Blood Center.“Thank you to everyone who donated at our blood drive,...

Assemblyman Edward Braunstein and Senator Toby Ann Stavisky Announce Revised New York State Policy on the East Sea

Flushing, NY – Surrounded by Korean-American groups throughout New York City, Senator Toby Stavisky and Assemblyman Edward Braunstein announced that the New York State Education Department (NYSED) will update references to the East Sea.On May 8th...

Braunstein's Legislation Criminalizing the Publication of Revenge Porn Signed into Law

Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein (D-Bayside) announced today that Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed into law legislation he authored criminalizing the publication of “revenge porn,” or the non-consensual sharing or publication of an intimate...

Elected Officials and Community Leaders Decry Assault on Beloved Swami of Shiv Shakti Peeth Temple

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Today, at the Shiv Shakti Peeth Temple, elected officials stood in solidarity with community leaders to condemn last week's brutal attack on Swami Ji Harish Chander Puri that occurred a few blocks from his temple. While the perpetrator was apprehended...

Sen. Stavisky and Assemblyman Braunstein Announce Expansion of J-51 Tax Exemption

Co-ops and condo will have expanded opportunities for tax abatements under a new law signed earlier this month by the Governor, Senator Toby Ann Stavisky and Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein announced.The J-51 tax exemption, which expired on June 30,...

Assemblyman Braunstein Announces Mother's Day Essay Contest Winners

Mother's Day Essay Contest
Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein (D-Bayside) announced the winners of his annual Mother's Day Essay Contest for students in grades two through five:2nd Grade Grand Prize Award: Allison Kim, who attends PS 159 in Bayside. 3rd Grade Grand Prize Award:...

Queens Elected Officials Announce New Early Voting Site in Northeastern Queens

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Today, at Korean Community Services (KCS), Senator John Liu, Assemblymembers Nily Rozic and Edward C. Braunstein, Congresswoman Grace Meng and Council Member Paul Vallone commended the Board of Elections for their swift action in response to a letter,...