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Assemblymember Yuh-Line Niou on Protests and Police Accountability Reforms

I am the only Asian American woman in the New York State Legislature. I stand in solidarity with my Black and Brown family and friends. My community also feels this incredible aching pain.We feel the justified rage throughout our country at the racist...

Assemblymember Yuh-Line Niou’s Update on Legionnaire’s Disease at Two Bridges Condominium

The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has given an update that after two months of water testing at Two Bridges Condominium, the water is free of Legionnaires and safe for all use.This comes two months after the DOHMH confirmed multiple...

Assemblymember Yuh-Line Niou’s Statement on Wall Collapse at 60 Norfolk St

We are devastated to learn that a wall collapse at 60 Norfolk has killed one person and left another individual injured. The accident occurred at the former site of Beth Hamedrash Hagodol Synagogue.The victims of the wall collapse are construction workers...

Assemblywoman Yuh-Line Niou Statement on Horrific Murders in Chinatown

Assemblymember Yuh-Line Niou released the following statement in response to the news of five assaults which resulted in four deaths in Chinatown.“I am devastated to learn this morning that last night in Chinatown, five men — all believed to...

Assemblymember Yuh-Line Niou’s Testimony before the Public Campaign Financing Commission

The current system of pay-to-play politics in Albany cannot continue any longer. New Yorkers everywhere have lost faith in our democracy because of the influence corporations can have on our elections and legislative process. The only people legislators...

Assemblymember Yuh-Line Niou on Borough Based Jail Plans and Closure of Rikers’ Island

Introduction and Site ChangeThe horrific deaths of Kalief Browder and Layleen Polanco exemplify the disturbing treatment of pre-trial detainees and failure to maintain our criminal justice system. Rikers Island is unequivocally an inhumane and decaying...

Assemblymember Yuh-Line Niou on Successful Return of 85 Bowery Tenants

“Today our hearts are filled with joy as 83-85 Bowery tenants are finally able to return to the home they were forced to evacuate on a cold winter night. Since the beginning of this nightmare, my office has worked tirelessly advocating for a just...

Assemblymember Yuh-Line Niou on Elizabeth Street Garden

Thank you for the opportunity to speak on the proposed plans for Elizabeth Street Garden. My name is Yuh-Line Niou. I serve as the Assembly Member for the 65th Assembly District which is home to the Elizabeth Street Garden.Following the demolition of...

A/M Yuh-Line Niou Responds to Supreme Court Decision to Uphold Trump Travel Ban

New York - Today, The Supreme Court rejected a challenge to President Trump’s September 2017 travel ban. By a vote of 5-4, the divided court upheld the Trump travel ban, which imposes serious immigration restrictions for citizens of eight countries trying...

Statement from Assemblymembers Niou and Glick and Sen. Kavanagh Urging Appointment of Residents to Battery Park City Authority Board

New York, NY – Today, at a routine meeting of the Battery Park City Authority Board, Dennis Mehiel, the Chair and CEO of the Authority and one of three board members serving with an expired term, announced his resignation. Under two laws enacted in the...

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