Press Releases

Dinowitz: “DOE Approach to G&T is Backwards”

Bronx, NY – In response to tweets from NYC Department of Education Richard Carranza on January 12 and Mayor Bill de Blasio’s announcement on January 13 that the gifted and talented admissions exam will no longer be offered after this year, Assemblyman...

Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz Calls for Tenfold Increase in Vaccine Distribution Capacity

Bronx, NY – New Yorkers have struggled to secure vaccination appointments in the first week of Phase 1B distribution due to a combination of inadequate testing sites and a convoluted and duplicative registration system. Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz...

Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz Statement on Domestic Violence Allegations Against State Senator Sepْlveda

Bronx, NY – After news reports that Bronx State Senator Luis Sepúlveda has been arrested on domestic violence charges, Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz has issued the following statement:“There are unfortunately too many families in our borough...

Statement on Violent Insurrection in U.S. Capitol

Bronx, NY – As violent seditionists breach the United States Capitol Building to block the certification of Joe Biden’s electoral college victory and overthrow the United States government to maintain Donald Trump as President, Assemblyman Jeffrey...

Statement from Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz on Appointment as Chair of Codes Committee

Albany, NY – Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz (D-Bronx) has been appointed as Chairman of the New York State Assembly Standing Committee on Codes with the start of the 2021-2022 New York State Legislature. Assemblyman Dinowitz most recently served as Chairman...

Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz Statement on Critical Housing Protections Legislation

The New York State Assembly is taking up the COVID-19 Emergency Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention Act of 2020, legislation which was introduced by Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz.Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz, Chair of the Assembly Judiciary Committee,...

Legislators and Advocates Call for Federal Funding to Promote Transit Accessibility

New York, NY – The MTA has been left in severe financial straits during the COVID-19 economic crisis, but that won’t stop advocates for transit riders with disabilities from advocating for key accessibility commitments that so far remain unmade. Assemblyman...

Assemblyman Dinowitz Celebrates New Law to Promote Equitable Selection of Subway Accessibility Improvements

New York, NY – The fight for full compliance with the federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) throughout New York’s subway system has surely taken a hit from the COVID-19 economic crisis, but it will move forward in an equitable and transparent...

Assemblyman Dinowitz Celebrates Installation of New Left-Turn Signal

Bronx, NY – After many years of advocacy, Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz can finally end his crusade to get a left-turn signal installed at the intersection of Riverdale Avenue and West 231st Street. The New York City Department of Transportation finally...

Legislators Announce Delay in Chase Plans to Close Knolls Crescent Bank Branch

Bronx, NY – Chase Bank has informed the Office of Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz that they are delaying the closure of their Knolls Crescent branch until at least May 2021. They also stated that they will continue to reevaluate the decision to close this...

Legislators Celebrate Win for Tenants as Governor Signs Longtime Bill into Law

Albany, NY – In less than one month, tenants will have one extra tool in the fight against bad landlords thanks to legislation from State Senator Robert Jackson and Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz. The newly signed law establishes a 60-day maximum for...

Legislators Celebrate Signing of Law to Restrict Auto-Renewal Contracts

Albany, NY – Notoriously difficult-to-cancel contracts will soon be reined in under recently signed legislation from State Senator Brad Hoylman and Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz. The legislation (A3173/S1475) was signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo on November...

Legislators and Advocates Call for End to De Facto Poll Tax on Absentee Ballots

Albany, NY – As record numbers of New Yorkers vote by absentee ballot in the upcoming November 3 election, many have been dismayed to learn that they need to add their own postage in order to return their ballot. Legislators and advocates gathered virtually...

Community Residents Rally to Demand Neighborhood’s Only Bank Remain Open

Bronx, NY – The fight for southern Riverdale’s only bank was ratcheted up a notch as Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz, Council Member Andrew Cohen, representatives of Community Board 8 and Congressman Eliot Engel, and numerous community residents rallied...

23 Legislators Join Assembly Judiciary Chair to Oppose Judicial Terminations

Albany, NY – Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz, Chair of the Assembly Judiciary Committee, was joined by 23 colleagues in a formal letter to Chief Judge Janet DiFiore opposing recently announced cuts from the Office of Court Administration. OCA is terminating...

Judiciary Chair Dinowitz Pushes Back Against Judge Reductions

Albany, NY – On October 1, the New York State Office of Court Administration announced that they would terminate 46 Supreme Court judges as of December 31, 2020 instead of recertifying them to continue working past the age of 70. By law, judges are...

Local Leaders Call for City to Address Rampant Dangerous Driving in Northwest Bronx

Bronx, NY – Community stakeholders are extremely concerned about an apparent uptick in dangerous driving behavior on Independence Avenue, with local residents sharing photos and videos of aggressive speeding and residual tire marks from frequent donuts...

Autozone Finally Removes Graffiti Following Requests from Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz

Bronx, NY – It wasn't quick, but Autozone finally has removed unsightly graffiti that had covered the southern wall of a yet-unopened new store in Kingsbridge. Constituents had reported the graffiti via Twitter and Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz...

Assemblyman Dinowitz Introduces Legislation to Dramatically Increase Penalties for Utility Company Failures

Albany, NY – In response to dramatically underwhelming penalties threatened against utility providers following failures to adequately prepare for and respond to Tropical Storm Isaias, Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz is introducing legislation to significantly...

Legislators and Advocates Announce Push for 'Green Transit/Green Jobs' Legislation in New York State

Albany, NY – One year after New York State enacted monumental climate change legislation, a pair of state legislators are pushing their proposal to reduce carbon emissions in the transportation sector and promote the creation of new, good, climate-friendly...