Press Releases

Assemblyman Dinowitz to Submit Package of Bills Aimed at Protecting Tenants

Bronx- Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz (D-Bronx) is preparing to submit four bills in the State Assembly aimed at protecting tenants by curtailing fees and surcharges that are sometimes imposed by landlords without legal authority. The use of non-rental...

Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz Kicks Off Annual Holiday Canned Food Drive

Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz has kicked off his annual canned food and turkey drive with local students from area schools and the Knolls Co-op Sections 1 and 2. The Assemblyman’s office will be accepting donations until December 13th with a pick-up...

Governor Cuomo Signs Dinowitz Legislation Banning Novelty Lighters

Albany - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced that he has signed into law Assembly bill A.1011, legislation initially proposed by Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz (D-Bronx) which prohibits the retail sale, distribution or offer to sell at retail to...

DOT Installs Dinowitz Requested Speed Hump on Independence Avenue

Bronx - Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz (D-Bronx) is pleased to announce that today the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) has begun installing a speed hump on Independence Avenue, in front of the Schervier Apartments between West 227th and...

In Response to Dinowitz Calls for Action, City Takes Steps to Improve Property on West 238th Street

Bronx- In response to a letter from Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz (D-Bronx) to NYC Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene Assistant Commissioner Mario Merlino, the city has taken action to clean up the vacant property located at 620 West 238th Street in Riverdale....

Zeldin and Dinowitz Work Together to Protect Consumers Against Counterfeit Airbags

Albany - Chairman of the Senate Consumer Protection Committee, Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R-C-I, Shirley) and Chairman of the Assembly Consumer Protection Committee, Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz (D-Bronx), today announced that their legislation, the Counterfeit...

Dinowitz Praises DOT for Prompt Graffiti Removal on Kappock Street and Johnson Avenue

Bronx - Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz (D-Bronx) is praising the work of the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) for their prompt and comprehensive removal of graffiti in his district. Following a series of constituent complaints called into...

Dinowitz Calls for Inspection of Deteriorated Property on West 238th Street

Bronx- In a letter to NYC Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) Assistant Commissioner Mario Merlino, Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz (D-Bronx) called on the Health Department’s Bureau of Veterinary & Pest Control Services to inspect the vacant...

Statement from Assemblyman Dinowitz on the Rent Guidelines Board

The Rent Guidelines Board has once again proven itself to be a rubber stamp for apartment building owners. The latest rent increases are excessive, unjustified and exceed the inflation rate. Housing is becoming increasingly unaffordable for the middle...

Assemblyman Dinowitz Works to Restore Cuts Made to the Office for People With Developmental Disabilities

Albany - Assemblyman Dinowitz (D-Bronx) announced that he helped pass a bill that would restore up to $90 million to the Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) to help nonprofits who work with some of New York’s most vulnerable...

Assembly Passes Dinowitz National Popular Vote Legislation

Albany- Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz (D-Bronx) today announced the New York State Assembly has passed A.4422, legislation he sponsored commonly known as the “National Popular Vote” which would enter New York into a compact among states and the...

Assemblyman Dinowitz Makes It Clear: New York State Will Not Do Business with Iran

“The Assembly passed legislation yesterday (A.6855) I sponsored that builds upon last year’s Iran Divestment Act to protect New Yorkers from unknowingly investing in Iran (Ch. 1 of 2012). “The Iran Divestment Act prohibits New York...

Assemblyman Dinowitz Passes Bills to Strengthen Mitchell-Lama Program and Improve Affordable Housing Options

Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz (D-Bronx) announced the Assembly passed several measures that would strengthen the Mitchell-Lama Housing Program and increase affordable housing opportunities for low-income families. “It’s critical that we...

Dinowitz Calls for Expanded Public Access to Sid Aurgarten Field in North Riverdale

Bronx - In a letter to Bronx Parks Commissioner Hector Aponte, Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz (D-Bronx) called on the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation to expand public access to the newly reopened Sid Aurgarten Field in North Riverdale. Although home...

Assemblyman Dinowitz Applauds DOT’s Quick Removal of Sidewalk Swastikas

Bronx - Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz (D-Bronx) is pleased to announce that two swastikas carved into the sidewalk on West 255th Street between Mosholu Avenue and Fieldston Road have been removed by the Department of Transportation (DOT). The problem was...

Assemblyman Dinowitz Calls on DOF to Dismiss Wrongful Parking Tickets

Bronx - Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz (D-Bronx) is calling on the NYC Department of Finance (DOF) to dismiss a series of parking tickets that were issued as a result of a mistake made by the city Department of Transportation. Motorists who parked in front...

Statement from Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz on the Failed Manchin-Toomey Amendment in the U.S. Senate

“I am totally disgusted by the gutless minority of U.S. Senators who voted against the watered down gun legislation providing for criminal background checks. Most Senate Minority members plus four Majority collaborators knuckled under the influence...

Statement from Assemblyman Dinowitz

“In light of the recent U.S. District Judge’s ruling on Plan B (emergency contraception), I am pleased to hear that emergency contraception will be sold over-the-counter, have no age restrictions, and not require a prescription for women that...

Statement from Assemblyman Dinowitz on the Paid Sick Leave Agreement

“At last there is an agreement to provide paid sick leave to countless thousands of workers in New York City. This is a huge victory. While it doesn't contain everything that I wanted to see, it is certainly an enormous step in the right directi...

Assemblyman Dinowitz Announces Legislation Creating New State Office to Fight on Behalf of Utility Customers

Bronx - Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz (D-Bronx) announced today that he has introduced legislation, A.6239, which would create a new state consumer advocacy office named the State Office of the Utility Consumer Advocate. In the wake of Superstorm Sandy,...