Press Releases

Assemblyman Braunstein’s Bill to Simplify School Enrollment for Military Families Advances

The New York State Assembly recently passed Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein’s (D-Bayside) bill A.6528-A, which allows military families relocating to New York State to enroll their children in school at the same time as their peers, prior to physically...

Assemblyman Braunstein, DSNY and 109th Precinct Lead Cleanup on Active Flushing Corridor

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On May 14, 2021, Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein (D-Bayside) collaborated with the Department of Sanitation (DSNY) and the 109th Precinct to lead a multi-agency cleaning effort at Station Road, between 165th and 168th Streets. Bounded on one side by...

Assemblyman Braunstein Announces Mother’s Day Essay & Poetry Contest

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Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein (D-Bayside) is announcing the return of the annual Mother’s Day Essay and Poetry Contest, open to students in grades 2-5 who live or go to school in Assembly District 26.  Submissions can be any length and should...

Assemblyman Braunstein Lauds Education, Small Biz and Anti-AAPI Hate Funding in NYS Budget

Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein (D-Bayside), who serves as Chair of the Cities Committee and a member of the Assembly’s Working Group on Transitioning N.Y. Economy Toward COVID-19 Recovery, issued the following statement on the passing of the New York...

Assemblyman Braunstein Announces Northeast Queens COVID-19 Vaccination Site

On March 23, 2021, Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein (D-Bayside) issued the following statement relating to COVID-19 vaccination efforts in Northeast Queens.  "I am pleased to learn that Northeast Queens, an area with one of the largest senior populations...

Assemblyman Braunstein Discusses Small Business Recovery with Queens Chamber of Commerce

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On February 26, 2021, Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein led a Small Business Roundtable with the Queens Chamber of Commerce, its membership and a number of Queens BID leaders. The conversation followed Braunstein’s recent appointment to the Assembly’s...

Northeast Queens Lawmakers: Lack of Vaccination Sites Leaves Seniors Behind

On February 8, 2021, Assemblyman Braunstein, along with local elected officials and civic leaders, held a press conference at Commonpoint Queens in Little Neck demanding the immediate opening of permanent vaccination locations in Northeast Queens.
On February 8, 2021, Assemblyman Edward Braunstein (D-Bayside), Assemblywoman Nily Rozic (D,WF-Fresh Meadows), Council Member Paul Vallone (D-Bayside), and Council Member Peter Koo (D-Flushing) called on the City to open permanent COVID-19 vaccination...

Over 100 Donors Participate in Assemblyman Braunstein’s Urgent Need Blood Drive

Assemblyman Braunstein is pictured donating blood at his office’s 8th Annual Summer Blood Drive at the Bay Terrace Shopping Center.
On August 6, 2020, Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein (D-Bayside) sponsored his 8th Annual Summer Blood Drive at the Bay Terrace Shopping Center, in conjunction with the New York Blood Center. “Due to COVID-19, hospitals in New York are in urgent need...

Bayside's Bell Boulevard Expands Outdoor Dining

On July 9, 2020, Assemblyman Braunstein joined Community Board 11, Senator John Liu, Council Member Paul Vallone, the Bayside Village Business Improvement District, and the 111th Precinct, in celebrating the expansion of outdoor dining on Bell Boulevard.
Council Member Paul A. Vallone, Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein, and the Bayside Village BID are happy to announce that Bell Boulevard has been selected as one of the first business corridors to participate in the new citywide “Open Streets: Restaurants”...

24th Annual Valentines for Vets Gift Drive Sets Another New Record for Donations

Assemblyman Braunstein is pictured on Valentine’s Day at the St. Albans VA Community Living Center with his staff and students and faculty from Benjamin N. Cardozo High School.
Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein (D-Bayside) and the Law Offices of Ann-Margaret Carrozza, along with co-sponsor Community Board 11, organized our community’s 24th Annual Valentines for Vets Gift Drive. This year’s drive once again broke a new...

Northeast Queens Elected Officials Call on Chancellor Carranza to Hold Public Meeting on School Safety

On January 21, 2020, Northeast Queens elected officials announced that they are calling on Chancellor Carranza to hold a public meeting on school safety. This demand follows a January 16th Department of Education Town Hall meeting in District 26, in which...

Northeast Queens Elected Officials Announce That the MTA Agrees to Hold Additional Bus Redesign Workshops

Today, northeast Queens elected officials announced that the MTA has agreed to hold additional workshops to gather input from the community about the recently announced Queens Bus Network Redesign Draft Plan. The elected officials will also continue to...

Queens Elected Officials Demand Answers About Harassment and Sexual Assault of Students at Marie Curie Middle School (M.S. 158) in Bayside

On January 16, 2020, Queens elected officials – U.S. Rep. Grace Meng, Senator John C. Liu, Assemblymembers Edward C. Braunstein and Nily Rozic, and Council Members Barry Grodenchik, Peter Koo, and Paul Vallone – announced that they sent a letter...

Will You Be Their Valentine? Braunstein and Carrozza Sponsor 24th Annual “Valentines for Vets” Gift Drive

Will You Be Their Valentine? Braunstein and Carrozza Sponsor 24th Annual “Valentines for Vets” Gift Drive
Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein (D-Bayside) and the Law Offices of Ann-Margaret Carrozza are sponsoring our community’s 24th Annual Valentines for Vets gift drive. “We are collecting donations of cards, candy, playing cards, puzzles, shaving...

Assemblyman Braunstein Thanks Community for Donations to his 9th Annual Holiday Gift Drive

Assemblyman Braunstein, his staff, and students and faculty from Benjamin N. Cardozo High School are pictured with veterans at the St. Albans VA Community Living Center on December 20, 2019.
Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein (D-Bayside) wrapped up his office’s 9th Annual Holiday Gift Drive for veterans and needy and hospitalized children. Once again, thousands of new toys for children, as well as hundreds of items for veterans, including...

Assemblyman Braunstein Announces Halloween Essay & Drawing Contest Winners

Pictured left to right with Assemblyman Braunstein: 5th Grade Grand Prize Winner Yuanpu Wang; 4th Grade Grand Prize Winner Juan Andres Montezuma; 3rd Grade Grand Prize Winner Melody Chen; and 2nd Grade Grand Prize Winner Lucia Jin.
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: Lucia Jin, who attends P.S. 209: The Clearview Gardens School in Whitestone. 3rd...

Legislators and Community Leaders Announce Co-Op Clarification Bill

Legislators and Community Leaders Announce Co-Op Clarification Bill
On November 7, 2019, Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein (D-Bayside), Senator John Liu, Assembly Members Rosenthal and Simotas, were joined by Warren Schreiber, Co-President, Presidents Co-op & Condo Council, Bob Friedrich, Co-President, Presidents Co-op...

Braunstein, Rozic: Early Voting Begins October 26th

Today, at Korean Community Services (KCS), Assemblyman Edward Braunstein (D-Bayside) and Assemblywoman Nily Rozic (D,WF-Fresh Meadows) alerted Queens residents about their first chance to vote early for this year’s general election starting Saturday,...

Cuomo Signs Braunstein and Liu’s Bill Prohibiting Ambulance, First Response Service Providers from Disclosing Private Patient Information to Third Parties for Marketing Purposes

On October 7, 2019, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed legislation (A.230) authored by Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein prohibiting ambulance and first response service providers from disclosing or selling private patient information to third parties for...

Assemblyman Braunstein Sponsors Annual Halloween Essay & Drawing Contest

Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein (D-Bayside) is once again sponsoring his annual Halloween Essay & Drawing Contest. Students from grades 2 through 5 are invited to participate. The essay or drawing should have a Halloween theme, such as an account of...