Press Releases

Assemblyman Dinowitz to Introduce New Legislation to Protect Consumer Reviews

Bronx, NY – Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz (D-Bronx) has announced that he is introducing legislation to protect the rights of consumers to review products and services. While most businesses have recognized the growing importance of consumer reviews,...

Unsightly Clothing Bins Thrown Out: Sanitation Removes Bins at Request of Assemblyman Dinowitz

Bronx, NY – Recently, many large receptacles have appeared throughout the northwest Bronx that solicit donations of old clothes. While messages on the bins claim that all collected clothes would be donated to charitable causes, Assemblyman Jeffrey...

Crosswalk to Nowhere No More: Assemblyman Dinowitz Applauds Installation of Curb Cuts at Busy Intersection

Bronx, NY – For many years, the crosswalk from the northeast corner to the northwest corner of Kingsbridge Avenue and West 231st Street was useless to those with wheelchairs, walkers or baby strollers because there was no curb cut on the northwest...

Assemblyman Dinowitz’s 2014 Summer Concert Series Concludes in Henry Hudson Park with Classic Jams from the 60s, 70s, and 80s

Bronx, NY – Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz (D-Bronx) joined residents of Riverdale in Henry Hudson Park last night to wrap up his 2014 Summer Concert Series in the Northwest Bronx in a rousing fashion. Over 150 people came out on a beautiful summer...

Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz Applauds Return to Alternate Side Parking on Riverdale Avenue

Bronx, NY – Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz (D-Bronx) applauds the city for returning to a sensible, alternate side parking schedule on Riverdale Avenue between West 236th and West 238th Street, as he had previously requested. Earlier this year, the...

Statement by Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz on the Sergeants Benevolent Association Urging Against Holding 2016 Convention in Brooklyn

I am very disappointed that the Sergeants Benevolent Association placed full-page ads in our daily newspapers that urged the chairperson of a national political party to choose a location other than New York City for the party’s 2016 national convention....

Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz Calls on DOT to Repair Dangerously Deteriorated Retaining Walls on Henry Hudson Parkway

Bronx, NY – Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz (D-Bronx) has alerted the NYS DOT to a dangerous road condition on Henry Hudson Parkway between West 231st and West 235th Streets and has asked that they make immediate repairs. The retaining walls that divide...

Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz and State Senator Jeffrey Klein Demand Improved MTA Service for Bx7 and Bx10 Bus Lines

Bronx, NY – Standing near the all-too-often overcrowded bus stop on West 231st Street and Broadway, Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz (D-Bronx) and State Senator Jeffrey Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) called on the MTA to resolve the severe shortage of buses...

Keep the Specialized High Schools Special

Let’s be clear: there is something wrong when only 13% of the students in New York City’s specialized high schools are Latino or African American. However, I do not believe that the problem lies with the Specialized High School Admissions Test...

Assemblyman Dinowitz Kicks Off 2014 Summer Concert Series in Northwest Bronx

Yesterday evening, Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz (D-Bronx) welcomed State Senator Jeffrey Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester), Council Member Andrew Cohen, and members of the community to the first concert of his 2014 Summer Concert Series at a park in the Amalgamated...

Assemblyman Dinowitz on Wasteful MTA Advertising During Labor Dispute

Statement by Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz: “I am pleased to hear that a tentative agreement has been reached to avert a LIRR strike and ensure that millions of New Yorkers can get to work on time on Monday. Still, I am concerned that the MTA sponsored...

Assemblyman Dinowitz: Hobby Lobby Sets Very Dangerous Precedent, Strikes Blow to Women’s Equality

“I am absolutely outraged by today’s Hobby Lobby Supreme Court decision, which explicitly allows for-profit companies to eliminate or limit the birth control coverage their employees receive. It’s hard to believe we live in a country where...

Legislature Passes Dinowitz Measure to Address and Prevent Child Identity Theft

New York State Assembly Consumer Affairs Committee Chair Jeffrey Dinowitz (D-Bronx) announced today the passage of legislation that he sponsored along with Senate Consumer Affairs Committee Chair Lee M. Zeldin (R-Suffolk) in both the Assembly and the...

Jeffrey Dinowitz: Assembly Bans Hydrofracking Until 2017

Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz (D-Bronx) announced the Assembly passed legislation that he co-sponsored suspending the Department of Environmental Conservation’s issuance of new natural gas drilling permits for horizontal drilling and high-volume hydraulic...

Assemblyman Dinowitz: Presidential Elections Should Be Determined By the National Popular Vote

Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz (D-Bronx) helped the Assembly pass legislation he sponsored to permit New York to join an interstate compact to award its electoral votes to the presidential candidate who wins the national popular vote (A.4422-A). The measure...

Statement from Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz Regarding the Decision by CVS to Stop Selling Tobacco Products

"Countless people die each year as a result of tobacco use, yet so many businesses sell this dangerous product. Sometimes it takes one health conscious business to start a trend that can hopefully spread to many other businesses. "I applaud CVS for...

DOT to Add “No Standing Anytime” Sign on Stevenson Place Following Dinowitz Complaint

Bronx- In response to a letter written by Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz (D-Bronx) the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) has agreed to add a missing “No Standing Anytime” sign near 3845 Sedgwick Avenue. Currently, the signage...

Dinowitz Legislation Will Increase Access to Life-Saving Overdose Antidote Naloxone

Albany- Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz (D-Bronx) has announced that he is sponsoring legislation in the Assembly, A.8637, which would help prevent accidental opioid overdoses and save thousands of lives in New York by increasing access to the opioid overdose...

Dinowitz Proposes Legislation to Classify E-Cigarette Cartridges as Tobacco Products

Albany – Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz (D-Bronx) has announced that he is sponsoring new legislation in the Assembly, A.8594, which would classify e-cigarette cartridges, which are filled with nicotine and other unknown chemicals, as tobacco products...

Dinowitz to Introduce New Legislation Keeping the Basics in Schools

Albany – Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz (D-Bronx) has drafted and will soon introduce legislation that would require both cursive writing and memorization of the multiplication table to be part of the basic education curriculum in New York. With...