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Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein and Councilman Kalman Yeger Demand Mayor de Blasio Re-Open Schoolyard Playgrounds

On Friday, June 26th, New York State Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein and New York City Councilman Kalman Yeger sent a letter to Mayor Bill de Blasio demanding that the city’s public schoolyards be opened so children will have plenty of space to play.Back...

Joint Statement from Senator Felder, Assemblyman Eichenstein, and Councilman Yeger

"Individually, each of us exhausted every avenue of diplomacy in our effort to open our playgrounds for the families and children in our city. We advocated sincerely and respectfully, hoping for a willing partner. On Sunday we stood here together,...

Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein to Governor Cuomo: "Stop Punishing Our Children"

Despite weeks of advocacy and deliberation with a group of health experts and camp directors, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced today that sleepaway camps will not be allowed to operate this summer in New York. This decision is a tremendous disappointment...

Assemblyman Eichenstein: Camps Must Open This Summer - Kids Need it Now More Than Ever

"Our children have now been home for 86 long days," said Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein. "That's 86 days without their teachers, without friends, and without a proper educational and social structure. Governor Cuomo, children need normalcy...

Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein Applauds Governor Cuomo for Opening Summer Day Camps

Nearly a month after Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein called for summer camps to be allowed to open this year, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that day camps will be allowed to operate this summer, albeit under strict safety guidelines. After weeks of Assemblyman...

Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein and Councilman Kalman Yeger to Governor Cuomo: Enough is Enough. Re-Open New York Now

Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein and Councilman Kalman Yeger today sent a letter to Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on behalf of their constituents and all New Yorkers, urging the immediate and unrestricted reopening of the State of New York.

Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein: Hospital Visitation Pilot Program is a Good First Step, but We Need to Continue Building on This

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, New York State Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein has been at the forefront of the movement insisting that patients’ family members be permitted to visit them during their time of greatest pain and need....

Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein to Governor Cuomo: We Must Evaluate Possibility of Safe Camps This Summer

As the summer is fast approaching, New York State Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein says it is time to have an honest and candid discussion about opening sleepaway summer camps. In the larger context of the COVID-19 pandemic, reopening the state will be...

Senator Felder and Assemblymen Gottfried and Eichenstein: NYS WIC Program to Offer More Kosher Food Options

In response to requests by Senator Simcha Felder, Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein and Assembly Health Committee Chairman Richard Gottfried, the New York State WIC program has added more kosher certified foods to its list of accepted food products. New...

Assembly Member Lentol Announces COVID19 Compassionate Helper Volunteer Program

New York State Assembly Health Chair Richard Gottfried, Assembly Member Joe Lentol, Assembly Member Simcha Eichenstein and 32 Assembly Members joined forces today calling for a Compassionate Helper Volunteer Program. This program has the goal of making...

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