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Protecting New York’s Drinking Water

Dear friends,Yesterday in Albany I joined with environmental and health advocates and other legislators to urge the immediate passage of legislation I'm sponsoring in the Assembly to protect New York's drinking water. My bill, (A.7839), would...

Gottfried & Hoylman Bill to Require Plant-Based Food Options in Hospitals Passes Through the Legislature

Albany, NY – Assembly Health Committee Chair Richard Gottfried and Senator Brad Hoylman’s bill to require plant-based food options in hospitals ( S1471A/A4072 ) passed through both houses of the State legislature yesterday. The bill, introduced...

Assembly Passes Legislation to Protect and Support Victims of Domestic Violence in New York State

This week, the New York State Assembly passed a package of legislation that I was proud to support which will help survivors of domestic violence in seeking justice. To learn more about these bills, please see the news release from Assembly Speaker Carl...

Joint Statement on 14th Street Busway
by Assemblymember Richard N. Gottfried, Congressman Jerrold Nadler, NYC Council Speaker Corey Johnson, Senator Brad Hoylman, and
Assemblymember Deborah J. Glick

“The decision by the New York City Department of Transportation and MTA to pilot a Transit/Truck Priority lanes on 14th Street raises many concerning issues for our constituents who reside on the blocks to the immediate north and south of 14th Street....

Joint Letter to NYCHA about Fulton Houses Re-development Plan by Assembly Member Richard N. Gottfried, Congressman Jerrold Nadler, NYC Council Speaker Corey Johnson, Senator Brad Hoylman, and Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer

City Revokes Permits for “Supertall" Building on West 66th Street

"I applaud the Department of Buildings' (DOB) revocation of the permits for the luxury high-rise tower proposed on West 66th Street by the Extell Corporation. "This victory -- at least for now -- came in response to the challenge filed by Landmark...

Richard Gottfried's Health-Care Crusade Is Paying Off

Dear friend,The Nation magazine just published an article on the New York Health Act, my bill to establish single-payer universal health care coverage in New York, and I want to share it with you."Richard Gottfried's Health-Care Crusade Is Paying...

Statement from Assembly Member Richard Gottfried on the NYC Dept. of Building’s Revocation of Permits for ‘Supertall’ Development on W. 66th Street

New York – Assembly Member Richard N. Gottfried issues the following statement today in response to the New York City Department of Building’s decision to revoke permits for the Extell development on West 66th Street:“I applaud the Department...

Protecting the Right to Gender Identity and Expression: "GENDA" Passes Assembly and Senate, Governor Expected to Sign

The Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act ("GENDA," A747/S1047), which protects transgender people under the State Human Rights Law and the hate crimes law, was approved by the Assembly and Senate today and is expected to be signed into law...

Honoring the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Dear friend,Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was an extraordinary leader who knew that real change requires action.  Though he was arrested over two dozen times, physically assaulted, and had his home bombed, he never wavered in his pursuit of racial...

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Joint Statement on the New York City Planning Department’s Proposed Zoning Text Amendment on Mechanical Voids

Testimony before the Mayor’s Office of Special Enforcement in Support of Proposed Rules for the Enforcement of Local Law 146 for the year 2018

Public Charge Rule Comment by NYS Assemblymembers

Public Charge Rule Comment by NYS Assemblymembers

Expand and Strengthen Right to Counsel

Testimony by Assembly Member Richard N. GottfriedBefore the NYC Human Resources AdministrationOffice of Civil JusticePublic Hearing on the Universal Access to Legal Services Programfor Tenants Facing EvictionThursday, November 15, 2018My name is Richard...

RTCNYC Coalition Draft Testimony for OCJ Hearing on 11/15

The Right to Counsel NYC Coalition, which led the campaign for a right to counsel in eviction cases in NYC, is proud of the City’s new groundbreaking legislation and applauds the City Council and Mayor for adopting the legislation and the Administration...

Small Business Jobs Survival Act

Intro 737-ATestimony of Assembly Member Richard N. GottfriedPublic Hearing: City Council Committee on Small BusinessCity HallOctober 22, 2018I am New York State Assembly Member Richard N. Gottfried and I represent the 75th Assembly District in Manhattan. ...

Letter to MTA in Regards to Supplemental Environmental Assessment (SEA)

Vote Rent Freeze

Testimony by Assembly Member Richard N. GottfriedBefore the New York City Rent Guidelines BoardTuesday, June 19, 2018 My name is Richard N. Gottfried. I represent the 75th Assembly District in Manhattan, which includes the neighborhoods of Chelsea,...

Statement on the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commissionís Proposed New Rules and Amendments to Existing Rules in Chapters 2, 5, 7 and 11 of Title 63 of the New York City Rules

Joint Testimony by State Senator Liz Krueger and Assembly Member Richard N. GottfriedBefore the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission We offer this testimony to express our reservations about many of the new rules and amendments to Title...

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