Press Releases

Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal Hosts 8th Annual Maple Day in Manhattan at P.S. 51 and P.S. 811

New York, NY – Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF-Manhattan) hosted her 8th annual Maple Day in Manhattan with the Verona-Verona-Sherrill School District (Central New York) to teach elementary school students in her district about the importance...

Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal to Introduce Legislation Requiring That Buildings Offer Equal Access to All Tenants to Building Amenities and Common Areas

New York, NY – After hearing from numerous tenants living in and around her district, Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF-Manhattan) will introduce legislation to penalize landlords who discriminate against rent-regulated tenants by prohibiting...

Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal Calls for Passage of Her Bill to Ban Vanity Piercing and Tattooing of Animals

New York, NY – Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF-Manhattan) today responded to reports that a Brooklyn tattoo artist tattooed his dog following a medical procedure and called for the passage of her bill, A.739-A, which would ban the practice. “Tattooing...

Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal Slams Frivolous Landlord Lawsuit Against Basic Tenant Protections

New York, NY – Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF-Manhattan) today blasted the Rent Stabilization Association (RSA) of New York for filing a frivolous lawsuit against New York State Homes and Community Renewal (HCR) and the Tenant Protection Unit...

Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal Explores Public Dangers from Radon in Natural Gas at Assembly Hearing

New York, NY – Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF-Manhattan) held a joint hearing today with the Committees on Health; Energy; Corporations, Authorities and Commissions; and Environmental Conservation and the Legislative Commission on Science and...

Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal Issues a Challenge to Walgreens and National Pharmacy Chains: Stop Selling Cigarettes in New York

New York, NY – On the heels of CVS Caremark’s decision to no longer sell tobacco products in its stores, Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF-Manhattan) issued a challenge to Walgreens, the owner of Duane Reade Pharmacies, Wal-Mart Stores Inc.,...

Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal to Monsanto at Annual GMO Lobby Day in Albany: GMO Labeling will be Law in New York

New York, NY – Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF-Manhattan) was joined by advocates, experts and her colleagues in state government at a news conference and rally this afternoon to call upon the New York State Legislature to pass her bill, A.3525-A/S.3835-A,...

Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal’s Statement on the 41st Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

“Today marks the 41st anniversary of Roe v. Wade. Though we should be celebrating a decision that has saved the lives of millions of women, instead, we stand at a moment where anti-choice extremists have doubled down on their attempts to dismantle abortion...

Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal’s Groundbreaking Legislation to Crack Down on Puppy Mills Becomes Law

New York, NY – Longtime animal advocate Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF-Manhattan) announced today that her legislation allowing local governments across the state to regulate the sale of animals by breeders and by pet stores, was signed into...

Manhattan Politico’s Come Together to Raise More Than $11,000 for Typhoon Haiyan Survivors

New York, NY – Manhattan elected officials, political clubs and neighborhood and community groups came together last Tuesday night to raise more than $11,000 for the survivors of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. The event, West Siders Coming Together:...

Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal Applauds Passage of “Stock Epi-Pen” Legislation and Urges New York State Legislature to Follow Suit

New York, NY – Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF- Manhattan) commended the U.S. Senate’s passage last Thursday of the School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act (H.R. 2094) after passage by the U.S. House of Representatives in July of this year....

Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal Leads Hundreds of Animal Advocates to Urge Governor Cuomo to Sign Groundbreaking Bill to End Puppy Mills

New York, NY – Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF-Manhattan) was joined by her colleagues in government and animal advocates from across the state at a news conference and rally in support of her legislation, bill A.740-A/ S. 3753-A, which would...

Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal’s Legislation Will Protect Rent-Regulated Tenants Filing for Bankruptcy Protection

New York, NY – In a recent trend, bankruptcy courts statewide have been allowing bankruptcy trustees to count the value of rent-regulated tenants lease as an asset when that tenant files for bankruptcy. Last year, Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF-Manhattan)...

Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal’s Statement on Conviction of Strawberry Fields Rapist

“Justice was served today,” said Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF). “The victim of this criminal's rape was left with physical and mental wounds, and the attack, which took place in broad daylight, left our community reeling. While a prison...

Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal Passes Legislation to Prevent Children Strangulation Deaths

New York, NY – Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF-Manhattan) announced today that she passed legislation (A.812-A/ S.3678-A), carried by Partick M. Gallivan in the State Senate, that would protect infants and young children against the dangers...

Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal Announces Law That Will Make Health Care Proxies More Accessible to Public

New York, NY – Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF-Manhattan) today announced that the Governor has signed into law her bill that will make health care proxies more accessible to the public. “Although most people make advance plans for major...

Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal’s Contribution to Texas State Senator Wendy Davis’ 13-Hour Filibuster – Go Wendy!

New York, NY – Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF-Manhattan) sent the following letter to Texas State Senator Wendy Davis, in support of her 13-hour filibuster to prevent legislation that would make it near-impossible for most Texas women to obtain...

Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal Rails Against Sky-High RGB Rent Increases

New York, NY – Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF-Manhattan), a life-long affordable housing and tenant advocate, railed against today’s decision by the New York City Rent Guidelines Board (RGB) setting rent increases at 4% and 7.75% for one-year...

Assemblymember Rosenthal Passes Two Important Bills to Protect Tenants and Affordable Housing

New York, NY – Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF-Manhattan) today announced that she passed two bills that will protect tenants and preserve affordable housing. Assembly bill A.991 would overturn a pro-landlord decision by the New York City...

Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal Stands With Parents and Children to Urge Passage of Bill to Train Teachers to Give Life-Saving Epipen

New York, NY – Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF – Manhattan) was joined by advocates, concerned parents and children who suffer with severe food allergies to demand passage of her bill, A.759-A, which would provide for teachers to take a free,...