Press Releases

Nassau County Synagogues Targets of Rosh Hashanah Bomb Threats

Over the weekend while Jewish communities across Long Island were observing the holy days of Rosh Hashanah, several Nassau County synagogues were victims of bomb threats. The source of the threats remains under investigation, but the Nassau County Arson...

Brown: Defund CUNY

On Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2023, Assemblyman Ari Brown (R-Cedarhurst) joined fellow Assemblymen Ed Ra (R-Franklin Square) and Jake Blumencranz (R,C-Oyster Bay), Sen. Patricia Canzoneri-Fitzpatrick, Sen. Jack Martins, and County Legislator Mazi Melesa Pilip...

Brown: “Sinkholes Are Money Pits and Wind Turbine Transmission Excavation Will Make It Worse”

Assemblyman Ari Brown (R-Cedarhurst), Ranking Minority on the Assembly Local Governments Committee, has been fielding calls from residents regarding an uptick in sinkholes in his district and throughout Long Island, including a 20-foot-deep sinkhole that...

Brown: Statement on Hochul’s Congestion Pricing Implementation

“As a lifelong New Yorker and Long Islander, I am opposed to the implementation of congestion pricing. While it may be touted as a solution to alleviate traffic woes and promote sustainability, I firmly believe congestion pricing is a flawed and unjust...

Brown Denounces Swastikas in Merrick Playground

Assemblyman Ari Brown (R-Cedarhurst) condemns in the strongest terms the recent incident of antisemitic swastika hate symbols that were graffitied on a playground in Merrick, New York. The Assemblyman stands united with fellow Assemblymember Dave McDonough...

Brown Holds Line: Joins Local Communities in Opposition to Proposed Wind Farms

Assemblyman Ari Brown (R-Cedarhurst) continues to raise concerns over back-door channeling to undermine residents of the 20th Assembly District. Despite community opposition to a bid from Equinor to build on-shore infrastructure and offshore wind turbines...

Irresponsible Spending in State Budget Does Not Serve New Yorkers

“My colleagues in the legislature believe in fiscal responsibility, a smaller government and empowering individuals to make their own decisions. Unfortunately, the New York State Budget falls short on every one of these values. First and foremost, the...

Brown Meets with New York Liberty Water Execs

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On Wednesday, April 26, Assemblyman Ari Brown (R-Cedarhurst) met with executives from Liberty Water in his Albany office to discuss the quality of local service and bringing clean water and energy to residents in a sustainable, responsible manner. The...

Assemblyman Brown Salutes the Spirit of West Point Cadets

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“I’m honored to express my deepest admiration for the cadets of West Point that visited us here today on the floor of the NYS Assembly. The outstanding service, dedication and patriotism these young patriots display, are true reflections of the American...

Assemblyman Ari Brown Observes Yom Ha'atzmaut

Today, we celebrate Yom Haatzmaut, Israel's Independence Day. On this day, 75 years ago, the State of Israel was established, officially announcing to the world that the Jewish people had returned from the diaspora, from the harsh unwelcoming countries...

Assemblyman Ari Brown Observes Yom Hazikaron

Today, we gather together to commemorate Yom Hazikaron, the Day of Remembrance for Israeli fallen soldiers and victims of terrorism. This is a solemn day, a day to remember and honor the brave men and women who have given their lives to protect Israel...

Hochul’s Hapless Housing Hoax Halts

As the Ranking Minority Member of the Local Governments Committee, Assemblyman Ari Brown (R-Cedarhurst) applauds the Albany Minority lawmakers for aggressively fighting Gov. Hochul’s Housing Compact Plan, which she included in this year's state budget....

Anti-Semitic Billboard Displayed in Five Towns by New York Health Department

In response to an offensive and anti-Semitic billboard that was displayed in the Jewish Orthodox Five Towns Community with the subtle message that “Jews Spread Disease,” Assemblyman Ari Brown (R-Cedarhurst) wrote a letter to New York State Department...

Brown Responds to Community Concerns Regarding the Equinor Offshore Wind Project

Assemblyman Ari Brown (R-Cedarhurst), ranking Minority member on the Assembly Local Governments Committee, has been fielding calls from residents and local elected leaders regarding concerns related to the Equinor offshore wind project. The project has...

Brown Rallies Against ‘Raise the Age’ Legislation that Protects Serious Offenders

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Today, Assemblyman Ari Brown (R-Cedarhurst) joined a group of officials at a press conference in Albany calling to repeal “Raise the Age” legislation that prevents many serious criminal offenders, 16 and 17 years of age, from being prosecuted as adults....

Brown Joins Bipartisan Group Against Hochul High-Rise Housing Mandates

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Assemblyman Ari Brown (R-Cedarhurst) joined a press conference today in Albany reaffirming opposition to Gov. Hochul’s high-rise housing plan, which mandates Long Island communities meet a new construction quota for housing in the coming years. The...

Brown Pushes to Protect Children from Dangerously Labeled THC Edibles

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Assemblyman Ari Brown (R-Cedarhurst) joined a press conference in Albany calling for cannabis companies to explicitly and clearly label THC and cannabis-based edible products to prevent children mistaking them for candy and overdosing. The current labeling...

Brown Calls for Immediate Resolution to Long Island Railroad Dysfunction

Amidst widespread dysfunction and commuter issues with the Long Island Railroad (LIRR) and new Grand Central Madison service, Assemblyman Ari Brown (R-Cedarhurst) is calling on LIRR leadership and Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Chairman and...

Assemblyman Ari Brown Stands with Highway Crews Calling for Funding to Fix Crumbling Local Roads, Highways

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Assemblyman Ari Brown (R-Cedarhurst) joined a bipartisan group of legislators from both houses and highway crew members and superintendents from across the state today at a rally in the Capitol calling for more funding in this year’s budget to fix our...

Brown Defends Long Island Suburbia Against Gov.’s Reckless ‘Housing Compact’

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**Click here to watch Assemblyman Brown’s Questioning of NYS Homes and CommunityRenewal Commissioner RuthAnne Visnauskas**   Assemblyman Ari Brown (R-Cedarhurst), Ranking Minority member on the Assembly Local Governments Committee, asked some pointed...