Press Releases

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...

Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein and Congressman Jerry Nadler Join Forces to Save a Life

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Several weeks ago, Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein received an urgent call. A young man from Israel, father of four, was suffering from a devastating illness. His only hope for survival was to receive a heart transplant at Columbia University Medical Center....

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

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

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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 Hosts Grant Funding Workshop for Summer Camps

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The Securing Communities Against Hate Crimes grant program was founded as an innovative measure by Governor Andrew Cuomo in 2017. In 2019, Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein’s first year in office, he spearheaded a campaign to expand the program to...

Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein Introducing Legislation to Ensure Hate Crime Perpetrators are Held Accountable

Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein announced new legislation today that would include hate crimes as qualifying offenses of which a judge will have discretion setting bail, on the grounds that those who commit hate crimes are individuals who harbor...

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

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...

Governor Cuomo Signs Assemblyman Eichenstein’s Summer Youth Employment Program Legislation into Law

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Earlier today, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed into law Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein's legislation exempting the income of the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) from a family’s household income as it relates to public assistance. This...

Senator Felder, Assemblyman Eichenstein, Councilman Yeger Come Together to Host Flu Shot Event

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In response to two patients in critical condition after contracting the flu and in an abundance of caution as flu season begins, New York State Senator Simcha Felder, Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein and New York City Councilman Kalman Yeger, in partnership...

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

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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

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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...

Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein Hosts Community Meeting in Anticipation of Upcoming 2020 Census

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Leading up to the Sukkos holidays, Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein hosted over 30 community leaders at his Borough Park office to strategize and plan for the upcoming 2020 census. The meeting, which included Joli Golden, a Partnership Specialist from...

Assembly Members Carroll and Eichenstein Oppose National Grid Rate Increase and Lead Effort to Call on Public Service Commission to Investigate Gas Moratorium

After a recent spate of complaints from constituents regarding National Grid’s refusal to provide any new gas connections, imposing a gas moratorium in Brooklyn, Assembly Members Robert Carroll and Simcha Eichenstein called on the Public Service...

Eichenstein’s Bill to Reform Summer Youth Employment Program Passes Assembly

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Assembly Member Simcha Eichenstein announced that legislation (A6753A) he authored to reform the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) passed the New York State Assembly. This new legislation will make it easier for young adults to participate in the...