Press Releases

Assemblyman Eichenstein Calls for Installation of Signal on Prospect Expressway to Indicate When Hamilton Avenue Drawbridge is Lifted

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Motorists approaching the merging point of the Prospect Expressway and the Brooklyn Queens Expressway often make a split-second decision about whether to continue onto the elevated ramp to the left, merging onto the BQE, or take the Hamilton Avenue Exit,...

Felder, Eichenstein, Yeger, Deutsch Call for Immediate Flood Fix Call Flooding “Unacceptable” and “Clear and Present Danger”

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Last week, a rainy-day wreaked havoc across multiple intersections in Boro Park and Flatbush. Resulting in excessive flooding, the dangerous conditions prompted Senator Simcha Felder, Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein, Councilman Kalman Yeger and Councilman...

Statement from Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein on Governor Cuomo’s Schools Reopening Plan

"After weeks of pleading and advocating that our kids must go back to school, I am glad that Governor Cuomo has heard our call. Countless studies and data samples have shown that it is possible to ensure a healthy and safe school environment for our children...

Joint Statement from Senator Simcha Felder, Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein, Councilman Chaim Deutsch & Councilman Kalman Yeger

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We are appalled by Governor Cuomo’s words and actions today. He has chosen to pursue a scientifically and constitutionally questionable shutdown of our communities. His administration’s utter lack of coordination and communication with local...

Deutsch, Eichenstein, Felder, Yeger Demand Action for Special Education Students and Providers

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Councilman Chaim Deutsch, Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein, State Senator Simcha Felder, and Councilman Kalman Yeger joined together to pen a letter to Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza last week, demanding action for special education students and providers. In...

Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein’s Office Helps Thousands Claim Unemployment Benefits

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit in March, in addition to the obvious health crisis, New York also faced a devastating economic crisis. Countless businesses faced lockdown orders that led to many constituents losing their jobs. While many filed for unemployment...

Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein Joins Forces with Advocacy Groups to Ensure That Child Care Reopens

Over the past several weeks, Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein, along with Agudath Israel of America and other advocacy groups, has been relentlessly advocating for the City of New York to reopen Article 43 school based and Article 47 day care facilities,...

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

Letter to Mayor Bill de Blasio demanding that the city’s public schoolyards be opened
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

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 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: Camps Must Open This Summer with Safety Guidelines

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"After months home, our children need a structured summer more than ever," saidAssemblyman Simcha Eichenstein. "I am working with the Governor's office, camp directors, and public health experts to create guidelines and make camp this summer a re...

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...

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...

Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein Encourages Census Participation

Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein today released a video encouraging community residents to participate in the 2020 U.S. Census. In 2010, the neighborhoods of Borough Park and Midwood had the lowest response rate in the City of New York, resulting in the...