Press Releases

Governor Cuomo Signs Braunstein's Legislation Making Unlicensed Practice of Law a Felony

Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein (D-Bayside) announced that Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation, which he introduced, that strengthens the law by protecting New Yorkers who suffer serious harm caused by individuals who falsely represent themselves...

Assemblyman Braunstein Announces Halloween Essay & Drawing Contest Winners

Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein (D-Bayside) announced the winners of his Halloween Essay & Drawing Contest for students in grades two through five: 2nd Grade Grand Prize award: Aaron Omar, who attends PS 115: The Glen Oaks School in Floral Park.3rd...

Braunstein and Avella Rally with Community Board 11, Civic Leaders and Dozens of Angry Homeowners against Sudden Increase in Airplane Noise and Air Pollution

Today, Senator Tony Avella was joined by Assemblyman Edward Braunstein, Community Board 11 Chair Jerry Iannece, civic leaders, and dozens of fed up homeowners at a rally protesting the sudden increase in air traffic from LaGuardia Airport that has caused...

Assemblyman Braunstein & Senator Griffo Unveil Anti-Bath Salts Bill to Toughen Penalties and Get Drugs Off the Market

Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein (D-Bayside) and State Senator Joseph A. Griffo (R/C/IP -Rome), whose bipartisan leadership in the legislative effort to restrict the sale and use of drugs commonly called “bath salts” helped put New York ahead...

Braunstein Once Again Calls on MTA to Reconsider Surcharge on MetroCards Purchased at LIRR Vending Machines

Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein (D-Bayside), member of the New York State Assembly Transportation Committee, called on the MTA to reconsider the proposed $1 surcharge on new MetroCards purchased at LIRR vending machines. This proposal was included in...

Braunstein Announces Restoration of Weekend Q76 Bus Service

Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein (D-Bayside) announced that an agreement has been reached with the MTA to restore Saturday and add Sunday service to the Q76, which runs from Jamaica to College Point, and travels through Auburndale and Whitestone via Francis...

Co-Op Tax Relief Will Happen This Year

Over the past week, co-op owners in Northeast Queens have been expressing concern that the New York State Legislature failed to extend the New York City co-op tax abatement which expires June 30. While this is in fact true, co-op owners should not worry...

Braunstein announces graduation award winners

Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein (D-Bayside) announced the 71 students from 33 local schools who he presented New York State Assembly Citation of Merit awards during graduation this year. Assemblyman Braunstein also provided nearly 2,000 New York State...

Assemblyman Braunstein Announces Passage of Legislation Increasing Penalties Against Fake Lawyers

Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein (D-Bayside) announced the passage of legislation in the Assembly and Senate, which he introduced, that strengthens the law by protecting New Yorkers who suffer serious harm caused by individuals who falsely represent themselves...

Assemblyman Braunstein and Senator Stavisky Honored at Mitchell Linden Civic Association Annual Meeting

Senator Toby Ann Stavisky and Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein were the featured speakers at this year’s Mitchell Linden Civic Association Annual Meeting. Both currently represent Mitchell Linden, and were honored with awards of appreciation for...

Assemblyman Braunstein Votes to Increase Minimum Wage for Over 1 Million New Yorkers

Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein (D-Bayside) announced the Assembly passed legislation to increase the minimum wage from $7.25 to $8.50 per hour beginning in January 2013, while also increasing the minimum wage for food-service workers who receive tips...

Assemblyman Braunstein, Senator Stavisky, Co-op and Civic Leaders Announce Important Co-op Legislation

Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein, Senator Toby Ann Stavisky, and local leaders announced that they have introduced A.9483/S.6573, legislation which would protect Co-ops from incurring excessive legal fees when they successfully challenge an inaccurate...

Assemblyman Braunstein Announces Vital EPIC Co-Payment Assistance Restored in State Budget

“While the economy is starting to rebound, many New Yorkers are still struggling, particularly the most vulnerable among us,” said Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein (D-Bayside). “Seniors especially need our help in these tough economic times....

Braunstein & Stavisky: Fix New York's Co-op Tax Abatement

Every four years, the City of New York extends a program granting most co-ops and condo owners a 17.5% abatement on their property taxes. This program aims to lower the effective tax rates (total property tax per $100 of market value) of co-ops to bring...

Protecting Our Food

(Bayside, Queens) Today, Senator Tony Avella and Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein announced they have introduced legislation in the State Senate (S.6101) and in the Assembly that would grant New York City’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene...

Braunstein Thanks Community for Donations to Holiday Gift Drives

Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein (D-Bayside) recently wrapped up his toy drive for hospitalized and needy children and gift drive for hospitalized veterans. Several thousand toys for children, as well as toiletries and clothing for veterans,...

Braunstein Announces Agreement to Continue Q28 Bus Service at Bay Terrace Shopping Center

Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein (D-Bayside) announced that an agreement has been reached between MTA New York City Transit and Cord Meyer Development to install a bus pad made of reinforced asphalt and to continue providing Q28 bus service to the Bay...

Assemblyman Braunstein Announces Halloween Essay & Drawing Contest Winners

Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein (D-Bayside) announced the winners of his Halloween Essay & Drawing Contest for students in grades two through five: 2nd Grade Grand Prize award: Joelle Chang, who attends PS 209: Clearview Gardens School in Whitestone. 3rd...

Scandal at Penn State Highlights Need for Legislation Mandating Stronger Reporting Requirements for Colleges and Universities in New York

“The recent scandal at Penn State University involving legendary football coach Joe Paterno, highlights a serious problem that needs to be addressed in New York State,” said Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein (D-Bayside). “Currently, there...

Braunstein and Bayside Historical Society Sponsor Cleanup of Lawrence Cemetery

Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein and the Bayside Historical Society are sponsoring a cleanup of Lawrence Cemetery at 216th Street and 42nd Avenue on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011 starting at 10am, with a rain date of Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011 at 10am. ...