Press Releases

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...

Dinowitz Co-Sponsors Legislation with Assembly Speaker Silver Restricting State Aid to Discriminatory Colleges

Albany – New York State Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz joined with Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver in co-sponsoring legislation that would prohibit the use of state aid to fund academic entities that engage in discrimination. The legislation follows...

Assemblyman Dinowitz to Make Major Push for Legislation Creating New State Office to Fight on Behalf of Utility Customers

Bronx- Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz (D-Bronx) announced today that he will once again make a major push to pass legislation, A.6239, which would create a new state consumer advocacy office named the State Office of the Utility Consumer Advocate. Mr....

Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz Calls on Governor Cuomo to Support a June Primary

Bronx – In a letter addressed to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz (D-Bronx) called on the governor to support having a single June primary for all federal and non-federal primary elections in 2014. The change back to a...

Dinowitz Calls on City Council to Approve Kingsbridge Ice Center

Bronx - Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz has called upon the New York City Council to approve the Kingsbridge National Ice Center proposed for the Kingsbridge Armory and urged Councilman Fernando Cabrera to vote for it. “We have a once-in-a lifetime...

Statement by Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz, in Whose District Today’s Tragic Train Derailment Occurred

I am deeply saddened by the loss of life and the terrible injuries that resulted from the Metro North train derailment at the Spuyten Duyvil station in my district. My heart goes out to the families of those who perished, and I know our entire community...

Following a Complaint by Assemblyman Dinowitz, DOT Fixes Sign Error on Independence Avenue

Bronx – Following a complaint letter from Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz (D-Bronx), the New York City Department of Transportation has fixed a parking sign error that led to a slew of unfair parking tickets for motorists on Independence Avenue. The...

Statement from Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz on Bill de Blasio’s Universal Pre-K Proposal

"The election of our new mayor, Bill de Blasio, presents a unique opportunity to finally make real improvements in the educational achievement of young people in our city. While I know that there will undoubtedly be some specific proposals that may be...

Statement by Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz on the Proposed Montefiore/WESTMED Development on Riverdale Avenue

The Montefiore/WESTMED/Simone Development project planned for Riverdale Avenue/Oxford Avenue could be a great benefit for our community, but is unacceptable as proposed. I have some serious concerns which I will raise at the Community Board 8 Land Use...