Press Releases

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,...

Felder, Eichenstein, Yeger, Deutsch Call for Immediate Flood Fix Call Flooding “Unacceptable” and “Clear and Present Danger”

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Last week, a rainy-day wreaked havoc across multiple intersections in Boro Park and Flatbush. Resulting in excessive flooding, the dangerous conditions prompted Senator Simcha Felder, Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein, Councilman Kalman Yeger and Councilman...

Statement from Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein on Governor Cuomo’s Schools Reopening Plan

"After weeks of pleading and advocating that our kids must go back to school, I am glad that Governor Cuomo has heard our call. Countless studies and data samples have shown that it is possible to ensure a healthy and safe school environment for our children...

Joint Statement from Senator Simcha Felder, Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein, Councilman Chaim Deutsch & Councilman Kalman Yeger

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We are appalled by Governor Cuomo’s words and actions today. He has chosen to pursue a scientifically and constitutionally questionable shutdown of our communities. His administration’s utter lack of coordination and communication with local...

Deutsch, Eichenstein, Felder, Yeger Demand Action for Special Education Students and Providers

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Councilman Chaim Deutsch, Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein, State Senator Simcha Felder, and Councilman Kalman Yeger joined together to pen a letter to Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza last week, demanding action for special education students and providers. In...

Brooklyn Elected Officials: Dismiss Sanitation Tickets Issued During Coronavirus Pandemic

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Borough President Eric Adams today joined State Senator Simcha Felder, Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein and Councilman Kalman Yeger, calling on NYC Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia to dismiss all sanitation tickets issued during the height of the...

Letter elected officials sent to NYC Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia

Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein’s Office Helps Thousands Claim Unemployment Benefits

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit in March, in addition to the obvious health crisis, New York also faced a devastating economic crisis. Countless businesses faced lockdown orders that led to many constituents losing their jobs. While many filed for unemployment...

Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein Joins Forces with Advocacy Groups to Ensure That Child Care Reopens

Over the past several weeks, Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein, along with Agudath Israel of America and other advocacy groups, has been relentlessly advocating for the City of New York to reopen Article 43 school based and Article 47 day care facilities,...

Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein and Councilman Kalman Yeger Demand Mayor de Blasio Re-Open Schoolyard Playgrounds

Letter to Mayor Bill de Blasio demanding that the city’s public schoolyards be opened
On Friday, June 26th, New York State Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein and New York City Councilman Kalman Yeger sent a letter to Mayor Bill de Blasio demanding that the city’s public schoolyards be opened so children will have plenty of space to play.Back...

Joint Statement from Senator Felder, Assemblyman Eichenstein, and Councilman Yeger

Joint Statement from Senator Felder, Assemblyman Eichenstein, and Councilman Yeger
"Individually, each of us exhausted every avenue of diplomacy in our effort to open our playgrounds for the families and children in our city. We advocated sincerely and respectfully, hoping for a willing partner. On Sunday we stood here together,...

Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein to Governor Cuomo: "Stop Punishing Our Children"

Despite weeks of advocacy and deliberation with a group of health experts and camp directors, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced today that sleepaway camps will not be allowed to operate this summer in New York. This decision is a tremendous disappointment...

Assemblyman Eichenstein: Camps Must Open This Summer - Kids Need it Now More Than Ever

"Our children have now been home for 86 long days," said Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein. "That's 86 days without their teachers, without friends, and without a proper educational and social structure. Governor Cuomo, children need normalcy...

Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein Applauds Governor Cuomo for Opening Summer Day Camps

Nearly a month after Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein called for summer camps to be allowed to open this year, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that day camps will be allowed to operate this summer, albeit under strict safety guidelines. After weeks of Assemblyman...