Press Releases

Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz Calls for Return of Mass-Testing Site to Lehman College

Bronx, NY – With Bronxites on edge about dramatic increases in COVID-19 infection rates due to the omicron variant, Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz is calling on New York State to reopen a mass-testing site at Lehman College. In the early stages of the...

Statement From Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz on Anti-Vax Rally with Holocaust Imagery Outside Home

Bronx, NY – On Sunday, December 12, 2021, a group of several dozen anti-vaccine protesters held a rally outside the home of Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz. The rally appeared to be organized by John Gilmore of the Autism Action Network and featured remarks...

Assemblyman Dinowitz, Senator Biaggi, and Co-Op Advocates Celebrate Signing of Bill to Allow Cooperators to Apply for Reverse Mortgages

Albany, NY – If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. So goes the maxim for perseverance, a trait which describes the now successful multi-year effort to grant cooperative housing shareholders the same access to reverse mortgages as homeowners....

Assemblyman Dinowitz to Introduce Extension to Absentee Ballot Eligibility Expansion

Albany, NY – As New York approaches the expiration of a provision which currently allows eligible voters to apply for absentee ballots based on temporary illness if there is a risk of contracting or spreading a communicable disease, Assemblyman Jeffrey...

Assemblyman Dinowitz Bill Signed Into Law Expanding Access to File Discrimination Claims

Albany, NY – A newly signed law authored by Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz will make it easier for New Yorkers to pursue claims of discrimination in court. The new law (A1899, Chapter 566), which was signed by Governor Kathy Hochul on November 3, 2021,...

Local Leaders and Safe Streets Advocates Call for Pedestrian Safety Improvements after Tragic Fatality in Bronx

BRONX, NY – Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz, Council Member Eric Dinowitz, Community Board 8 District Manager Ciara Gannon, and advocates for safe streets gathered at the intersection of Kappock Street and Johnson Avenue on Friday, three days after a bus...

Assemblyman Dinowitz Issues Statement on Passage of Critical Housing Protections Extension Bill

Bronx, NY – The Assembly has passed legislation (A40001) introduced by Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz that addresses the following issues: Extends COVID-19 Emergency Eviction & Foreclosure Act protections through January 15, 2022; Extends Tenant Safe...

Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz Responds to SCOTUS Ruling on Eviction Moratorium

Bronx, NY – Following the 6-3 Supreme Court decision on August 26 to overturn the CDC eviction moratorium, which was divided along party lines of the appointing President, Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz issued the following statement: “This politically...

Council Member Eric Dinowitz and Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz Call for Remote Learning Option

Bronx, NY – As New York families prepare to start the school year on September 13, a pair of legislators from the north and northwest Bronx are calling for a remote learning option to accommodate students who are medically unable or ineligible to be...

Statement from Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz on CEEFPA Supreme Court Decision

Bronx, NY – In response to the Supreme Court of the United States’ decision to grant an injunction on behalf of landlords against part of the COVID-19 Emergency Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention Act, Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz (D-Bronx) has issued...

Statement from Assemblyman Dinowitz on Cuomo Resignation

Bronx, NY – In response to the announcement from Governor Andrew Cuomo that he will resign, effective in fourteen days, Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz has issued the following statement: “I am relieved that this deeply troubling episode in New York’s...

Statement from Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz

Bronx, NY – Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz has issued the following statement: “The conduct described in the Attorney General’s report is nauseating and is antithetical to the ideals that we must uphold in New York State. I feel terrible for the...

Statement from Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz

Albany, NY – Amidst a continued failure to issue rent relief payments to property owners on behalf of tenants impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic as part of the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP), Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz has issued the following...

Legislature Passes Utility Consumer Advocate Bill Once More

Albany, NY – If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, again. Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz is continuing his nearly decade-long effort to create an independent office of the Utility Consumer Advocate in New York State and has successfully passed legislation...

Assembly Passes Landmark Family Court Forensic Evaluator Reform

Albany, NY – Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz has passed a landmark bill (A2375B) which creates new standards for a profession that often has significant influence in the outcomes of custody and visitation hearings. The legislation was spurred by the tragic...

Legislature Passes Bill to Allow Senior Coop Owners to Apply for Reverse Mortgage Loans

Albany, NY – Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz has again passed legislation (A1508) to allow seniors living in cooperative apartment buildings to apply for a reverse mortgage, which is a type of loan currently available to homeowners that transfers built-up...

Assemblyman Dinowitz Passes Constitutional Amendment, Will Go Before Voters in November

Albany, NY – The New York State Legislature has unanimously approved a constitutional amendment that seeks to reduce court backlogs by expanding the jurisdiction of New York City’s civil court system. The measure will now appear on ballots statewide...

Assembly Passes Bill to Expand Access to Colon Cancer Prevention

Albany, NY – The effort to combat colorectal cancer in New York has taken another step forward with the passage of legislation (A2085A) from Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz. The legislation aims to expand access to colorectal cancer screenings, which reduces...

Assemblyman Dinowitz Passes Absentee Ballot Tracking Legislation

Albany, NY – As New York State continues taking steps towards broadly expanded vote-by-mail options for eligible voters, Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz has passed legislation (A4186-B) in the Assembly that would require all absentee ballots statewide...

Statement from Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz

Bronx, NY – Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz has issued the following statement on recent events in Israel: “Once again, innocent Israeli civilians – both Jewish and Arab – are under attack by Hamas and allied groups. Over 1,000 rockets have been...