Press Releases

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,...

Statement from Assemblyman Dinowitz on the DOE’s Proposed Co-Location at Clinton High School

“The Department of Education (DOE) seems to be addicted to restructuring. They did it numerous times with our local school boards and they’re doing it over and over again with our public high schools. This corporate mentality of focusing on...

Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz Praises Governor Cuomo's Address to Bronxites at Lehman College

Bronx - Governor Andrew Cuomo came to the 81st Assembly District last week, visiting Lehman College to present an abbreviated version of his recent State of the State address. Lehman President Ricardo Fernandez, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.,...

Dinowitz Named Chairman of State Assembly Bronx Delegation

Bronx - Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz (D-Bronx) has been named Chairman of the State Assembly's Bronx delegation by the 11 Bronx members of the New York State Assembly. As the consensus choice for Chairman, Mr. Dinowitz will now be the point person in...

Assemblyman Dinowitz Calls on Department of Education to Rename PS 7 After Long-Time Principal Milton Fein

Bronx - In a letter addressed to NYC schools’ Chancellor Dennis Walcott, Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz called on the Department of Education to rename PS 7 after its long-time Principal, Milton Fein. Below is the text of the letter sent to Chancellor...

Assembly Passes Dinowitz Bill Requiring Doctors to Post Product Recall Information

Bronx - Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz (D-Bronx) is pleased to announce the Assembly’s passage of A.00375, legislation he sponsored requiring primary care physicians to post information detailing how parents can subscribe to the U.S. Consumer Product...

Assembly Passes Dinowitz Bill Requiring Doctors to Post Product Recall Information

Bronx - Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz (D-Bronx) is pleased to announce the Assembly’s passage of A.00375, legislation he sponsored requiring primary care physicians to post information detailing how parents can subscribe to the U.S. Consumer Product...

Letter on Montefiore and Westchester Square Medical Center

Statement from Assemblymember Jeffrey Dinowitz: “Good morning. Thank you to the New York State Nurses Association for inviting me, my apologies for not being able to be with you in person. I have concerns about the proposed changes to both...

Con Ed Agrees to Add Power to South Riverdale after Meeting with Assemblyman Dinowitz and Local Residents

At a meeting organized by Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz (D-Bronx), representatives from Con Edison as well as residents from buildings on Johnson, Palisade and Independence Avenues and the Assemblyman discussed the issue of chronic power outages in the...

Assemblyman Dinowitz Calls on DOT to Fix Island at the Intersection of Sedgwick Avenue and Van Cortlandt Park West

Bronx - Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz (D-Bronx) has made a formal request to the Department of Transportation to fix a newly installed island that is creating a potentially dangerous situation for motorists and pedestrians at the intersection of Sedgwick...

Assemblyman Dinowitz: “Assembly Budget Protects Seniors, Rejects Cuts to EPIC and Title XX”

The New York State Assembly unveiled it’s 2011 budget plan which included full funding restorations to two of the most vital programs for New York’s seniors, Title XX and EPIC. As part of his Executive Budget, Governor Cuomo proposed drastic...

Assemblyman Dinowitz, Council Member Koppell and State Senator Espaillat Announce Town Hall Meeting

Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz, Council Member Oliver Koppell, State Senator Adriano Espaillat, and the Riverdale YM-YWHA will host a town hall meeting to discuss critical issues such as the City and State budgets, education funding, job creation and economic...

Assemblyman Dinowitz Requests Bus Stop Location be Moved

Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz has requested that the Department of Transportation change the site of the northbound BX-7 bus stop that is located on Riverdale Avenue between Greystone Avenue and West 231st Street. The Assemblyman is asking that the bus...