Press Releases

Assemblyman Dinowitz Holds Well-Attended Town Hall Meeting on Expiring Tenant Protection Laws

Bronx, NY – Last night, Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz (D-Bronx) held a town hall meeting at the Kingsbridge Public Library on New York’s tenant protection laws, which are due to expire in June. Over 100 community members attended the event. Assemblyman...

Assembly Committees on Consumer Affairs, Health Hold Public Hearing on Bill to Label Sugary Drinks

New York, NY – Today, Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz, Chair of the Committee on Consumer Affairs and Protection, and Assemblyman Richard N. Gottfried, Chair of the Committee on Health, held a joint public hearing on A.2320, sponsored by Assemblyman Dinowitz,...

Rent Regulation in New York City

The New York State Assembly will consider many issues this legislative session, but few are of greater importance to New York City residents than the tenant protection laws that are due to expire on June 15th. These laws regulate over a million rent-stabilized...

Dinowitz, Cohen Announce Improvements to BxM4 Express Bus Schedule

Bronx, NY – Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz (D-Bronx) and Council Member Andrew Cohen announced their successful efforts to adjust the schedule of the BxM4 Express Bus, as requested by numerous commuters who rely on the service each day. On weekdays, the...

Assemblyman Dinowitz Announces $125K Grant to Riverdale YM-YWHA for First Barrier-Free Playground in Northwest Bronx

Bronx, NY – Today, Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz (D-Bronx) presented a $125,000 check to Riverdale YM-YWHA Chief Executive Officer Deann Forman for the construction of a new, barrier-free playground for young children at the Riverdale YM-YWHA. The barrier-free...

Assemblyman Dinowitz Introduces Bill to Mandate 7 Year Email Retention Period for State Employees

Albany, NY – Assemblyman Dinowitz (D-Bronx) has introduced legislation to require state agencies and members of the executive staff to retain emails for a minimum of 7 years, which would bring New York State in line with federal guidelines for email...

Assemblyman Dinowitz: It’s Time to Stop Chronic Underfunding of NYC Schools

Bronx, NY – Assemblyman Dinowitz (D-Bronx) called for an end to the funding inequities in public schools in New York State. According to a report by the Alliance for Quality Education and the Public Policy and Education Fund of New York, New York City...

Assemblyman Dinowitz Congratulates Carl Heastie on Being Elected Speaker of the Assembly

Bronx, NY – Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz (D-Bronx), Chair of the Bronx Assembly Delegation, today congratulated Carl Heastie on being elected Speaker of the New York State Assembly. Assemblyman Dinowitz said, “I would like to offer my heartfelt...

Assemblyman Dinowitz Applauds Attorney General Schneiderman for Joining Efforts to Protect Consumers from Data Breaches

Bronx, NY – Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz (D – Bronx), Chair of the Committee on Consumer Affairs and Protection, applauded Attorney General Eric Schneiderman for his efforts to improve state laws protecting consumers from data breaches. Attorney General...

Assemblyman Dinowitz, Author of NYS Anti-Human Trafficking Law, Urges New Yorkers to be Aware of Potential Human Trafficking

Bronx, NY – Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz (D – Bronx), author of New York State’s comprehensive anti-human trafficking law, urged New Yorkers to be aware of possible incidences of sex and labor trafficking, and to contact New York State’s free,...

Assemblyman Dinowitz Applauds Lifting of Cell Phone Ban in NYC Schools

Bronx, NY – After city officials confirmed that the New York City Department of Education would lift the ban on cell phones in schools beginning in March 2015, Assemblyman Dinowitz (D-Bronx) issued the following statement: "I am heartened by Mayor...

Assemblyman Dinowitz Announces Intention to Re-Introduce Pro-Tenant Legislation at Bronx Tenants Rally

Bronx, NY – Speaking at the “Bronx Tenants” rally to strengthen New York State’s rent laws, Assemblyman Dinowitz (D-Bronx) announced his intention to reintroduce several bills that would protect tenants’ rights in the upcoming legislative session....

Assemblyman Dinowitz Praises Decision to Ban Hydrofracking in New York State

Bronx, NY – Assemblyman Dinowitz (D-Bronx), co-sponsor of legislation to place a moratorium on hydrofracking in New York State, praised New York State’s decision to ban the practice following a report by the New York State Department of Health that...

Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz, Bronx Science Alum, Testifies in Support of SHSAT at NYC Council Hearing

New York, NY – Yesterday, Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz (D-Bronx) testified at a New York City Council hearing on diversity in New York City schools. In his remarks, Assemblyman Dinowitz expressed his strong support for the current admissions processes...

Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz, Other Elected Officials Insist That Permanent Changes Must Be Made to Improve Service on Bx7 and Bx10 Bus Lines

Bronx, NY – After hearing from MTA NYC Transit officials, Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz, State Senator Jeffrey Klein, Council Member Andrew Cohen, and Bronx Community Board 8 Traffic & Transportation Committee Chair Michael Heller declared the MTA’s...

Assemblyman Dinowitz Warns Bronx Residents of Scams Including Ones Involving Green Dot MoneyPak Cards

Bronx, NY – Assemblyman Dinowitz, Chair of the New York State Assembly Committee on Consumer Affairs and Protection, has been contacted by numerous constituents about several scams this holiday season, including ones that involve Green Dot MoneyPak...

Assemblyman Dinowitz Applauds Decision by New York State Court Of Appeals to Protect Tenants in Rent-Stabilized Apartments

Bronx, NY – In light of the New York State Court of Appeals ruling on Thursday that upheld the rights of tenants in rent-stabilized apartments, Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz (D-Bronx) issued the following statement: “I am exceedingly pleased that...

Bronx Nonprofits Pick Up Food from Assemblyman Dinowitz’s Holiday Food Drive

Bronx, NY – Assemblyman Dinowitz was joined at his district office by representatives from the Kingsbridge Heights Community Center and Saint Francis of Rome Church in Wakefield, who picked up thousands of cans, boxes, and jars of food collected by...

Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz Successfully Advocates for More Parking Spaces, Reduction of Oversized Traffic Island in Van Cortlandt Village

Bronx, NY – Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz successfully advocated for seven new parking spaces on Stevenson Place as well as a long-awaited reduction to the traffic island at the intersection of Van Cortlandt Avenue West and Sedgwick Avenue, changes the...

Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz Kicks Off Annual Holiday Canned Food Drive

Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz has kicked off his annual canned food and turkey drive with students from local schools and participating residential buildings. The Assemblyman’s office will be accepting donations until December 15th with a pick-up...