Press Releases

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 near...

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 the...

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 single...

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...

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 property...