Press Releases

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...

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...

Senator Simcha Felder, Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein, and Councilman Kalman Yeger Announce Kosher Lunch Availability

State Senator Simcha Felder, Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein, and Councilman Kalman Yeger today jointly announced that the NYC Department of Education has agreed to provide Kosher meals for pickup at select public school locations across Brooklyn and Queens."For...

Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein Calls on Governor Cuomo to Issue Executive Order Ensuring Hospitals Communicate with Family Members While No-Visitor Policies Are in Effect

After receiving countless calls from family members desperate for status updates on their loved ones in the hospital, Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein is calling on Governor Andrew Cuomo to issue an executive order requiring all hospitals to communicate...

Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein and Met Council Partner to Provide Emergency Relief to Flatbush Families for Pesach

Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein and Met Council CEO David Greenfield today announced a last-minute partnership to provide emergency grocery needs for hard-hit needy families in the wake of COVID-19. Despite the 149 distributions held by Met Council, some...

Senator Andrew Gounardes and Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein Hate Crimes Bail Reform Legislation Included in 2020 State Budget

State Senator Andrew Gounardes and Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein today announced that as part of the 2020/21 fiscal year budget package, accused perpetrators of hate crimes can be held on bail. This important change to the bail reform law recognizes...

Yeshivah of Flatbush Student Nominated by Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein Advances in Prestigious 2020 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program

On Thursday, Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein personally congratulated Richard (Ricky) Sasson, a senior at Yeshivah of Flatbush High School, who has been nominated to the 2020 United States Presidential Scholars Program, following Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein’s...

Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein Joins NYPD Officials to Accept Letters Penned by Boyan Yeshiva Students to NYC Police Commissioner Shea and Discuss Safety Practices

As part of a school project, the fifth through eighth grade students of Yeshivas Boyan in Boro Park wrote warm personal letters to NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea. The letters were accepted on Thursday, January 30 by NYPD officials on behalf of the Commissioner....

Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein: The NYS Public Service Commission Should Reject Con Edison Proposed Rate Hike

Later this month, the NYS Public Service Commission is expected to vote on whether to approve a proposed rate increase by Con Edison which would go into effect in the coming year.Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein denounced Con Edison’s request declaring...

Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein Brings Holocaust Survivors to FDR High School to Share Their Stories

Two Holocaust survivors visited FDR High School on Thursday, November 21, 2019 and addressed two hundred students, from tenth and twelfth grades, describing the horrors of their experiences during World War II and the stories of their miraculous survival....

Hundreds Participate in Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein’s Free Community Events

Hundreds of local residents turned out to participate in two free events hosted by Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein as a service to his constituents. On Monday, October 28, over 125 residents of Borough Park and Midwood took advantage of the opportunity...