Biography: 
State Assembly Member Harvey Epstein represents the East Side of Manhattan, including the neighborhoods of the Lower East Side, East Village, Alphabet City, Stuyvesant Town/Peter Cooper Village, Murray Hill, Tudor City and the United Nations. Harvey has been a public interest lawyer in New York City since graduating from CUNY Law School in 1994. Throughout his career serving our city, Harvey has worked on critical economic development and housing issues; at the same time, he has worked tirelessly on dozens of pieces of legislation that help the lives of everyday New Yorkers. Specifically, Harvey’s efforts during the five years he served as a tenant member of the Rent Guidelines Board were instrumental in successfully orchestrating the first rent freeze for one-year leases in the 47-year history of the Rent Guidelines Board. An experienced leader and community organizer for social justice, Harvey has been civically active and has served as PTA president for his children’s elementary school. Harvey resides in the East Village with his wife, Anita, two children, Leila and Joshua, and their rescue dog, Homer.