Press Releases

Senator Salazar, Assemblyman Eichenstein Pass Legislation Allowing for Two SNAP Cards Per Family

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During the final days of the scheduled legislative session, the New York State Legislature passed a bill sponsored by Senator Julia Salazar and Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein which will make it more convenient for families with two heads-of-household...

Senator Gounardes and Assemblyman Eichenstein Legislation Easing Restrictions on Condominium Conversions for Smaller Buildings Passes the Legislature

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The NYS Legislature overwhelmingly passed legislation (Bill #S8564/A8809B), sponsored by Senator Andrew Gounardes and Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein, which will make it easier for tenants and apartment dwellers to purchase their homes and will allow small...

Thousands Enjoy Pesach Family Extravaganzas Sponsored by Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein

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A memorable Chol Hamoed was enjoyed this year by thousands of local residents who experienced a fun-filled family outing in their very own neighborhood.Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein sponsored two outstanding Family Extravaganzas in Boro Park and Midwood....

Assemblyman Eichenstein's Historic CDPAP Legislation Enacted into Law

In a monumental win for vulnerable New Yorkers and their caregivers, Bill #A9457, sponsored by Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein has been included in the 2023 state budget.The Consumer Directed Personal Assistance...

Attorney General James Warns New Yorkers to Be Mindful of Discriminatory Practices Targeting Jewish Communities Before Passover

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New York – New York Attorney General Letitia James today issued a consumer alert urging New Yorkers to be mindful of potential discriminatory pricing practices at car washes in the days leading up to Passover. In previous years, there have been...

Senator Myrie and Assembly Member Eichenstein Introduce Legislation Requiring State to Publish List of Banks That Waive Fees for Holocaust Reparation Payments

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Brooklyn – Senator Zellnor Y. Myrie (D-Central Brooklyn) and Assembly Member Simcha Eichenstein (D-Brooklyn) announced new legislation that would, if enacted, require the Department of Financial Services to maintain an updated list of banks that...

125 Small Shuls Already Applied for the New Small Shuls Security Program

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With anti-Semitic hate crimes surging at an alarming rate, community leaders are concerned more than ever about safety and security at local shuls and synagogues. That’s why UJA-Federation of New York and the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC-NY)...

StandWithUs Partners with Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein and Gerstman Schwartz LLP to Combat Antisemitism

New York, NY – Gerstman Schwartz LLP & Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein are excited to announce a new legal action partnership with StandWithUs to combat the rise in anti-Semitic hate crimes. This innovative criminal justice initiative seeks to address...

Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein Hosts Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie on a Tour of the Boro Park and Midwood Communities

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Earlier today, Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein hosted NYS Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie for a day in his district, in an effort to highlight the significant issues affecting the local Midwood and Boro Park communities. The two spent the day visiting with...

Community Residents Take Advantage of Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein's E-Waste Disposal Event

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Over a hundred members of the community participated in today’s free e-waste disposal event hosted by Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein. The event was held in front of the Assemblyman’s district office at 1310 48th Street and presented an...

Chassidic Community at the Forefront of the Haitian Relief Effort

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As the people of Haiti begin the difficult process of recovering from a devastating earthquake that claimed over 2,000 lives, the Chassidic community in New York rallied together to support relief efforts for the victims. Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein...

Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein Brings Pop-Up Office to the Streets of Midwood

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During the summer months, Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein set up temporary pop-up offices throughout Midwood in an effort to connect with constituents from across his district. These pop-up locations were manned by Assemblyman Eichenstein himself as well...

Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein Hosts NYC Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings to Answer Your Summons Questions

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Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein partnered with the NYC Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings (OATH) in sponsoring a pop-up site to answer constituent questions about summonses and assist with the hearing process. Over 130 local residents were served...

Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein, Gerstman Schwartz LLP, and Community Activists Announce a New Civil Lawsuit Initiative to Bring Perpetrators of Hate Crimes to Justice

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Brooklyn, NY – Anti-Semitic crimes of all kinds are on the rise and Jews are being targeted regularly on the streets of New York. However, bringing criminals to justice has become increasingly challenging.As the courts and the NYPD deal with frustrating...

Senator Felder and Assemblyman Eichenstein to Small Business Owners: Apply NOW for Recovery Grant Program

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Applications are now open for up to $50,000 in grants available to small businesses as well as small for-profit independent art and cultural organizations in the State of New York.The $800 million Pandemic Small Business Recovery Grant Program, which...

We Must Stop Hate Crimes. Here is How.

From the horrific attack of a young man from the Five Towns on the streets of Manhattan just a few weeks ago to the vicious murder of a great-grandfather at a Monsey Chanukah party just before the calendar flipped to 2020, to vile incidence of swastikas...

Senator Felder and Assemblyman Eichenstein Highlight Some of the Victories and Achievements They Have Been Fighting for that are Included in New York State's Newly Passed Budget

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Assemblyman Eichenstein Joins Forces with Chevra Hatzalah in Encouraging Community to Vaccinate

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Covid-19 vaccines are readily available now and all New Yorkers age 16 and over are eligible. The vaccines offer the best protection against serious and life-threatening illness from the virus. Join the millions of New Yorkers who have already...

Assembly Members Helene Weinstein and Simcha Eichenstein Join Forces in Securing Funding for Private School Busing During Pandemic

Under New York State law, local school districts are required to provide transportation funding for all of their students, including those children who attend non-public schools. Yet as the pandemic raged, all schools were effectively shut down by Governor...

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,...