Publications

Statements and Testimony

Gov. Paterson Signs Prison Health Bill

The New York State Health Department will oversee HIV and hepatitis C treatment and programs in state prisons and local jails under a landmark bill signed by Governor David A. Paterson. Surprisingly, until now, the state Health Department has had no...

Itís About Your Life, Not ďDeath PanelsĒ

Improving Air Traffic Safety over New York City

My name is Richard N. Gottfried. I represent the 75th Assembly District in Manhattan. The district includes much of the Hudson River waterfront, including the 30th Street Heliport, and neighborhoods bordering Central Park, which is in a major helicopter...

Testimony Before New York City Housing Authority

My name is Richard Gottfried. I represent the 75th Assembly District in Manhattan, which includes the New York City Housing Authorityís Fulton and Elliot-Chelsea Houses. I regret that I am unable to attend this hearing in person. I thank the Authority...

Reject Unfair and Unjustified Rent Increases

My name is Richard N. Gottfried. I represent the 75th Assembly District in Manhattan, which includes the neighborhoods of Chelsea, Hellís Kitchen/Clinton, Midtown, part of the Upper West Side, and Murray Hill. I regret that due to the legislative session...

Western Rail Yards Project

My name is Richard N. Gottfried. I represent the 75th Assembly District in Manhattan, which includes Chelsea, Hellís Kitchen, Midtown, part of the Upper West Side, and Murray Hill. The district includes the Eastern and Western Yards. There have been...

Renew the Rent Laws in New York City

My name is Richard N. Gottfried. I represent the 75th Assembly District in Manhattan, which includes the neighborhoods of Chelsea, Clinton, Murray Hill, Midtown, and part of the Upper West Side. My district has one of the highest concentrations of rent-regulated...

Sensible Plan Needed for Fordham University

We are the State and Federal legislators representing Fordham Universityís Lincoln Square Campus and the blocks surrounding it. Thank you for the opportunity to present testimony before the New York City Planning Commission on Fordhamís Universal Land...

Hotel Pennsylvania, 15 Penn Plaza

I am Assembly Member Richard N. Gottfried. I represent the 75th Assembly District in Manhattan, which includes Chelsea, Hellís Kitchen, Murray Hill, and parts of the Upper West Side and Midtown, including the area of the proposed project site. I regret...

ďLamartine PlaceĒ Historic District

My name is Richard N. Gottfried. I represent the 75th Assembly District in Manhattan, which includes Chelsea, Hellís Kitchen, Midtown, part of the Upper West Side, and Murray Hill. The district includes the proposed Lamartine Place Historic District....

John Peirce Residence, 11 East 51st Street

My name is Richard N. Gottfried. I represent the 75th Assembly District in Manhattan, which includes Chelsea, Hellís Kitchen, Midtown, part of the Upper West Side, and Murray Hill. The district includes the John Peirce Residence. I regret that I cannot...

Eastern Rail Yard Project

Statement atCommunity Board 4, Hudson Yards Community Advisory Committee andRelated/Goldman Sachs Public Meeting520 West 49th Street at Tenth Avenue, Monday, December 1, 2008 My name is Richard N. Gottfried. I represent the 75th Assembly District in...

Public Scoping Hearing: MoMA/Hines Development 53 West 53rd Street

Assembly Member Richard N. GottfriedTestimony before the City Planning CommissionSpector Hall, 22 Reade StreetTuesday, November 18, 2008, 10:00 am I am Assembly Member Richard N. Gottfried. I represent the 75th Assembly District in Manhattan, which...

Supporting Business Improvement Districts

Statement by Assembly Member Richard N. GottfriedNew York City Council Finance CommitteePublic Hearing, November 13, 2008 I am Assembly Member Richard N. Gottfried. I represent the Chelsea, Clinton, Midtown, and Murray Hill neighborhoods and part...

Gov. Patersonís Proposed Health Care Cuts

We should only consider cutting essential services like health care as a last resort. We have been cutting taxes on the wealthiest New Yorkers for years; if we undo just a little of that, we would not have to cut important programs to close the budget...

Proposed Demolition Regulations:
Bad for Tenants and Affordable Housing

Assembly Member Richard N. Gottfried, Testimony before the New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal, 22 Reade Street,Manhattan, Tuesday, August 12, 2008 My name is Richard N. Gottfried. I represent the 75th Assembly...

Support the West Chelsea Historic District

Why Congestion Pricing Lost This Round Ė And Lessons for the Future

The current effort to enact congestion pricing failed because it received overwhelming opposition in the New York State Assemblyís Majority Conference. It also did not appear to have sufficient support in the State Senate, which did not vote on it. I...

Physician Discipline Reform Package Advances in Albany

Informing patients of medical errors; strengthening quality oversight and physician monitoring by hospitals and health plans; and improving physician discipline by the state Health Department are the goals of three bills reported by the Assembly Health...

Expanded Moynihan/Penn Station Redevelopment

Assembly Member Richard N. GottfriedStatement before the public scoping meetingThursday, December 6, 2007 My name is Richard N. Gottfried. I am the Assembly Member representing the 75th Assembly District, which includes the existing Pennsylvania...