Press Releases

Rosenthal Expands Adoption Rights for Unmarried and Same-Sex Couples

New York, NY – New York State Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF, Manhattan) announced that her bill, A.5652-B, landmark legislation permitting unmarried partners, including same-sex couples, to adopt a child together had passed both the Assembly...

Assemblymember Rosenthal Passes Bedbug Disclosure Act

New York, NY – Legislation sponsored by New York State Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF, Manhattan) and Senator Jose Peralta (D/WF, Queens) that would force building owners to disclose a one-year history of bedbug infestations in their buildings...

Rosenthal Animal Spay and Neuter Program Included in Budget Agreement

New York, NY – New York State Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF, Manhattan) proudly announces that her legislation creating a low-cost animal spay and neuter program in New York City has been included in the Transportation and Economic Development...

Statement from Assemblymember Rosenthal on West Park Presbyterian Church Landmark Designation

New York, NY – I am pleased that the City Council voted to officially designate West Park Presbyterian Church a landmark earlier today. It is very gratifying to me after advocating for the designation, along with residents of the Upper West Side, the...

Statement by New York State Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal on Environmental Protection Agency Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Hearing

I am Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal, and I represent the Upper West Side and parts of Hell’s Kitchen/Clinton of Manhattan. According to the EPA’s Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on the Agency’s potential reassessment of its current authorizations...

Statement by Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal in Response to Bigoted Arizona Immigration Law

“While Arizona may be a classic border state, New York is both the ancestral gateway for immigration in this country and remains a common destination for modern immigrants. For this reason, I feel compelled as a member of the New York State Assembly...

Rosenthal Electronic Order of Protection Reform Goes Statewide

New York, NY – Legislation introduced by New York State Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF, Manhattan) allowing family courts to process order of protection notices, more commonly referred to as restraining orders, through electronic means passed...

Rosenthal “Electronic Cigarette” Ban Passes Assembly

New York, NY – New York State Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF, Manhattan) announced that her bill, A. 9529, which requires federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of “electronic cigarettes” before they can be sold in New York...

Assemblymember Rosenthal Hosts Maple Day for West Side Students

New York, NY – New York State Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF, Manhattan) hosted her annual “Maple Day” event on April 16, 2010 for students at P.S. 166, P.S. 87 and P.S. 9. The event offered urban students the opportunity to learn about...

Rosenthal Announces Legislation to Alleviate Bedbug Burden

New York, NY – New York State Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF, Manhattan) unveiled a two-bill legislative agenda intended to combat the growing epidemic of bedbugs in New York, which have caused tremendous anguish, anxiety and financial hardship...

Rosenthal and Allies Rally to Save Cancer Funding in This Year’s Budget

New York, NY – New York State Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF, Manhattan) hosted a rally in the state’s Legislative Office Building in Albany today to convey the importance of maintaining funding levels in the state budget for Cancer Screening...

Assemblymember Rosenthal’s “Yoga Bill” Passes Assembly

New York, NY – New York State Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF, Manhattan) announced the passage of her bill that exempts instructors of yoga from licensing requirements by the New York State Education Department (SED). The legislation was introduced...

Assemblymember Rosenthal Hosts Successful Foreclosure Event for Impacted Constituents

New York, NY – New York State Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF, Manhattan) hosted a successful forum on February 17, 2010 for the residents of buildings 200 West 93rd Street and 201 West 92nd Street, in response to notices placed in the buildings’...

Assemblymember Rosenthal: MTA Tax Plan Appeases Suburban Voters at NYC’s Expense

New York, NY – New York State Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF, Manhattan) strongly opposed the Governor’s plan announced earlier this month to recalculate the MTA’s “Mobility Tax” that 12 New York State counties are subject to that would...

Assemblymember Rosenthal: Ethics Bill’s Veto Override Failure Squanders Chance at Reform

New York, NY – New York State Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF, Manhattan) expressed regret that the New York State Senate was unable to muster the two-thirds majority necessary to override Governor Paterson’s veto of ethics legislation. Although...

Assemblymember Rosenthal Introduces Bill Restricting Cruelty Against Cattle

New York, NY – New York State Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF, Manhattan) unveiled a bill last week that would prohibit the docking of tails in cattle – a cruel practice where cows’ tails are forcibly removed, usually without anesthesia....

Assemblymember Rosenthal Applauds State Supreme Court Ruling on Unjust Rent Guidelines Board Practices

New York, NY – New York State Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF, Manhattan) today lauded a State Supreme Court decision striking down the city’s Rent Guidelines Board’s unequal system of levying higher charges on leases of long-term rent-stabilized...

Assemblymember Rosenthal Applauds EPA-DOE PCB Agreement: “Now We Will Know If Our Kids Are At Risk”

New York, NY – New York State Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF, Manhattan) expressed her support for the agreement announced today between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the City of New York to develop a pilot mechanism to...

Assemblymember Rosenthal Pushes Back Against Drastic MTA Cuts to Schoolkids and the Disabled

New York, NY – New York State Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF, Manhattan) condemned the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) for voting to deny essential transportation services to the disabled and to abandon their subsidy of MetroCards for...

Assemblymember Rosenthal Applauds Lord & Taylor for Ending Sale of “Raccoon Dog” Fur

New York, NY – Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF, Manhattan) applauded Lord & Taylor’s recent decision to remove all raccoon dog fur products from its stores and to amend its advertising practices to ensure consumers are aware of what materials...