Press Releases

Opponents of GMO Labeling Lie to New Yorkers in Desperate Bid to Win Back Public Opinion

New York, NY – Today, Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF-Manhattan), sponsor of bill A. 617-A, New York’s GMO labeling bill, blasted corporate opponents for their recently launched misinformation campaign designed to confuse New Yorkers who overwhelmingly...

Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal & Upper West Side Community Mourn Loss of Neighbor, David Wichs, in Crane Collapse

"Our Upper West Side community has been left reeling after learning that one of our own lost his life as a result of the crane collapse in Lower Manhattan. Though no words could ever hope to make David Wichs' family whole again, all of our hearts are...

Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal and Advocates to NYC Dept. of Health: “We’re Rabid Over Proposed Regs That Will Neuter Dining with Dogs Law”

New York, NY – Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF-Manhattan) and nearly a dozen advocates at a New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) opposed the agency’s proposed regulations on the dining with dogs law in comments at...

Senator Hoylman & Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal Announce Legislation to Crack Down on Landlords Who Flout Rent-Stabilization Laws

New York – On the heels of an explosive ProPublica report showing thousands of landlords are flouting New York’s rent-stabilization laws, State Senator Brad Hoylman and Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal this week will introduce new legislation that...

Testimony of Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal Before New York State Homes and Community for Rent Controlled Housing Accommodations Located in the City of New York

Good morning. I am Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal and I represent the Upper West Side and parts of the Clinton/Hell’s Kitchen neighborhoods in Manhattan. As the representative of a large number of rent-controlled tenants, a long-time affordable...

AARP Salutes Linda Rosenthal for Leadership in Helping NY Family Caregivers

New York, N.Y. – AARP saluted Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal today with a plaque for her leadership in helping establish a new law that will support millions of family caregivers across New York when their loved ones go into the hospital and as they...

Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal’s New Law Will Help Seniors and Disabled People to Freeze Their Rents

New York, NY – Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF-Manhattan) announced that her bill requiring landlords to notify tenants about programs to freeze their rents was signed into law by the Governor. “The SCRIE and DRIE programs are critical...

Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal’s New Law Turns the Heat Lamp on Pet Dealers to Provide Better Instruction

New York, NY – Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF-Manhattan) announced that her bill to require pet dealers to provide consumers with instructions on the care of small animals became law today. The law, which takes effect in 90 days, would require...

Testimony of Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal Before the City Planning Commission on the Zoning for Quality and Affordability (ZQA) and Mandatory Inclusionary Housing (MIH) Text

I am Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal, and I represent the 67th Assembly district, which includes the Upper West Side and parts of Hell’s Kitchen in Manhattan. I would like to thank the City Planning Commission (CPC) for the opportunity to comment...

Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal Announces Law to Protect Millions of Family Caregivers

New York, NY – Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF-Manhattan) today announced that the Governor has signed her bill, the CARE Act (Caregiver Advise, Record and Enable Act, to empower New York’s growing population of family caregivers into law....

Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal’s New Law Puts Pups At The Table With Their Owners

New York, NY – Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF-Manhattan) announced that her bill, A.5956-C/S.4327-A, which would permit restaurants to allow pet dogs to accompany diners in outdoor dining areas, was signed into law by the Governor today. The...

Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal Passes Law Protecting Opioid-Addicted Defendants’ Access to Life-Saving Harm Reduction Drugs

New York, NY – Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal, Chair of the Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, announced today that her bill to protect opioid-addicted defendants was signed into law by the Governor. The bill would allow opioid-addicted defendants...

Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal Calls on NYC DOT to Redesign City’s #1 Most Dangerous Intersection After Today’s Fatal Crash

New York, NY – Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF-Manhattan) called on the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) to implement a safety redesign of the dangerous intersection at West 57th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue in light...

Bill Allowing New Yorkers to Dine With Their Dogs Passes Assembly, Now Heads to Governor’s Desk

New York, NY – Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF-Manhattan) today announced that her legislation to allow New Yorkers to dine with their dogs in outdoor restaurants just passed the Assembly and now heads to the Governor’s desk for signature. “It’s...

Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal Announces Assembly Passage of Her Bill to Empower New York’s Caregivers

New York, NY – Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF-Manhattan) announced that her bill, A.1323, the CARE Act (Caregiver Advise, Record and Enable Act) to empower caregivers and protect New Yorkers who convalesce at home after a hospitalization, today...

Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal Applauds Governor Action on Nail Salon Workers, Urges Passage of Her Bills to Guarantee Nail Salon Worker Health and Safety

New York, NY – Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF-Manhattan) applauded Governor Cuomo’s announcement to address the exploitation of New York’s nail salon workers and called for swift passage of three of her bills (A.825, A.526 and A.5501) which...

City Limits – OpEd: Why We Must End Vacancy Decontrol to Save Rent-Regulated Housing

It’s a perfect storm. Soaring income inequality resulting from stagnating wages and skyrocketing costs of living have created a situation in which 30 percent of all New York City households are severely rent-burdened, meaning they are paying more than...

Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal Leads Undercover Airbnb: Illegal Hotel Sting Operation

New York, NY– In response to the rampant growth of Airbnb illegal hotel listings, New York State Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF-Manhattan) conducted an undercover sting operation of Airbnb illegal hotel use. Assemblymember Rosenthal began...

Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal Applauds Huge Victory for GMO Labeling: U.S. District Court Blocks Industry Attempt to Squash Implementation of Vermont’s GMO Labeling Law

New York, NY – Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF-Manhattan), sponsor of the bill A.617, which would require mandatory GMO labeling in New York State, today applauded the U.S. District Court for the District of Vermont’s decision not to block...

Helping Family Caregivers a Top Priority: Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal, AARP

NEW YORK, New York – State Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF-Manhattan), joined by AARP and other advocates on the steps of City Hall, announced today that together they have made it a top priority this year to help millions of family caregivers...