Press Releases

Councilman Cohen and Assemblyman Dinowitz Celebrate New Kosher Food Site at P.S. 24

BRONX, NY – Starting Monday, the Bronx will no longer be the only borough in New York City without a kosher food distribution site as part of the city’s Get Food program. After weeks of advocacy from Bronx elected officials, the City has agreed...

Assemblyman Dinowitz & Council Member Cohen Call for City to Offer Kosher Meals for Observant Bronxites in Need

Bronx, NY – The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is widespread – kosher-observant residents in the Bronx are facing serious challenges in accessing meals and local pantries are struggling to cope with the surge in demand. Council Member Andrew...

North Bronx Elected Officials Thank Community for Joining Virtual Town Hall

Bronx, NY – Following a successful transition to the virtual world, more than 200 community residents joined local elected officials at Tuesday’s North Bronx Virtual Town Hall to discuss the local response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The audience...

Bronx Officials Put USPS on Notice That Workers Need Protection and Customers Need Information

Bronx, NY – Nearly twenty elected officials representing the Bronx sent a letter to Vice President Mike Pence and United States Postmaster General Megan Brennan to highlight serious concerns about inconsistent and unreliable mail service throughout...

Assemblyman Dinowitz Proposal for Absentee Voting on June 23 to be Made by Executive Order

Bronx, NY – On Wednesday morning, Governor Cuomo announced in his daily COVID-19 briefing that all New Yorkers would be able to apply for an absentee ballot for the June 23 primary and special elections. The still-pending Executive Order is expected...

Senator Hoylman, Assemblyman Dinowitz & Senator Krueger Announce the ‘NYS Tenant Safe Harbor Act,’ Legislation to Prevent a ‘Tidal Wave’ of Evictions During COVID-19 Crisis

New York – Today, Senator Brad Hoylman and Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz, along with Senator Liz Krueger, announced the NYS Tenant Safe Harbor Act. This new legislation would strengthen Governor Andrew Cuomo’s 90-day moratorium on evictions by...

Northwest Bronx Elected Team Celebrates USPS Push to Clear Package Backlog

BRONX, NY – Teamwork appears to have paid off for the elected officials representing the Northwest Bronx as Congressman Eliot Engel, Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz, Council Member Andrew Cohen, and State Senator Alessandra Biaggi have received assurances...

Assemblyman Dinowitz Continues Drive to Expand Absentee Ballot Eligibility for June 23 Primary

Albany, NY – Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz, who has been leading a push for three key adjustments to upcoming primary elections in New York State, succeeded in including in the new state budget a provision to clean up the ballots by only listing the...

Bronx Electeds Thank Altice USA for Removing Restrictions on Students to Access Remote Learning

BRONX, NY – Upon hearing that local schools were having difficulty getting their students connected to remote WiFi because Optimum had a requirement that all outstanding obligations be paid before free WiFi could be delivered, State Senator Jamaal...

Assemblyman Dinowitz Demands Reversal After DMV Says No Extensions for Vehicle Inspections During COVID-19

Bronx, NY – Despite repeated calls from public health experts for everyone to stay at home as much as possible and to limit unnecessary human interaction, the NYS Department of Motor Vehicles is maintaining their requirement for annual vehicle safety...

Assemblyman Dinowitz Raises Concern of Required DMV Vehicle Inspections During Coronavirus

BRONX, NY – As New Yorkers begin to settle in to what is widely expected to be a lengthy period of restrictions on social gatherings and businesses, vehicle owners have started to fret about whether they should continue to get the annually required...

Assemblyman Dinowitz Seeks to Allay Voting Worries Due to Coronavirus Concerns

Dinowitz has proposed new legislation which would move the April 28 Presidential primary to June 23, simplify the ballot, and temporarily authorize absentee voting to New Yorkers who are unable or averse to appear personally at polling sites due to an...

Mayor Approves Request from Assemblyman Dinowitz and Council Member Cohen to Suspend Alternate-Side Parking

Bronx, NY – After an extended advocacy effort from Council Member Cohen and Assemblyman Dinowitz, Mayor Bill de Blasio has agreed to suspend alternate-side parking enforcement until Tuesday, March 24, 2020 and to reevaluate a long-term suspension...

After Community Intervention, State Agency Reverses Jerome Park Reservoir Decision

BRONX, NY – In a gratifying reversal, the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) has rescinded their approval for the NYC Department of Environmental Protection plan to keep empty the North Basin of the nationally registered Historic Jerome Park...

Northwest Bronx Leaders Win Reprieve from Express Bus Service Cuts

Bronx, NY – Express bus riders in the Bronx were spitting mad after the MTA proposed severe reductions in afternoon service as well as route changes that eliminated their service between Riverdale-Upper East Side and in Norwood altogether. Upon learning...

Senator Brad Hoylman and Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz Announce New Legislation Requiring Reporting and Publication of School Immunization Information

New York – Senator Brad Hoylman (D/WF-Manhattan) and Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz (D-Bronx) today announced legislation that would increase public access to immunization data, provide policy-makers with the data they need to ensure New York has the...

Assemblyman Dinowitz and Councilman Cohen Applaud Plans to Add Elevators at West 242 Street and Broadway

Bronx, New York – After years of persistent advocacy for improved accessibility in subway stations throughout the Northwest Bronx, the MTA has agreed to install elevators and make other improvements to bring the West 242nd Street - 1 Train subway...

Assemblyman Dinowitz Fights for Public Financing of Elections

New York, NY – The fight for publicly financed elections and to protect fusion voting in New York State was bolstered by support from Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz, who has submitted his recommendations to the Public Campaign Financing Commission....

MTA Removal of Bus Stop Schedules Draws Ire of CM Cohen and AM Dinowitz

Bronx, NY – Following a recent cost-saving measure from the MTA to remove printed schedules at all bus stops, Council Member Andrew Cohen and Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz have penned a letter expressing their displeasure. The decision, which the...

DOT Approves Long-Sought Left Turn Signal Requested by Dinowitz and Cohen

Bronx, NY – If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, try again. So goes the ubiquitous wisdom that has driven the years-long effort from Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz to install a left-turn signal for southbound traffic along Riverdale Avenue...