Press Releases

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...

Assemblymember Yuh-Line Niou Statement Opposing Family Separation Practices

New York, NY – Today, immigration advocates led a rally at Foley Square in support of Xin Qing You, a husband and father of two who was arrested and detained by I.C.E agents in the middle of his green card interview. In response, Assemblymember Yuh-Line...

Assemblymember Yuh-Line Niou Passes 9/11 Health Bill

Albany, NY - This week, Assembly Bill A10499 (Niou), which assists individuals who participated in World Trade Center rescue, recovery or clean-up operations, passed the Assembly. In previous years, this legislation has passed the Assembly, but this...

Statement from Assemblymembers Niou and Glick and Senator Kavanagh on Governor Cuomo Signing Bill to Include Battery Park City Residents on the BPCA Board

New York, NY – Governor Andrew Cuomo recently signed S7284/A8986 (Kavanagh/Glick), which makes technical changes necessary to effectuate legislation requiring that the Battery Park City Authority Board include at least two residents of Battery Park City....

Assemblymember Yuh-Line Niou Statement on City’s Plan to Change Specialized High School Admissions

New York, NY – This past weekend, Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York City Schools Chancellor Richard A. Carranza announced a new plan to phase out and eventually eliminate the Specialized High School Admissions Test (SHSAT). The Mayor and Chancellor Carranza’s...

Assemblymember Yuh-Line Niou Calls For Expedited Repairs at 85 Bowery and Date for Tenants’ Return

New York, NY – Today, tenants of 85 Bowery rallied at the entrance of City Hall to express their frustration with their ongoing displacement and delays in repairs. Among tenants’ demands was a call for the city to provide a deadline which provides a date...

Assemblymember Yuh-Line Niou & Sen. Brad Hoylman Introduce Legislation to Fight Intrusive Robocalls

New York, NY – Assemblymember Yuh-Line Niou and Senator Brad Hoylman introduced legislation (A10739/S8674) with the aim to stop the scourge of robocalls in New York. Since 2015, the number of unwanted robocalls has increased by 115%. This massive increase...

Testimony of Assemblymember Yuh-Line Niou regarding the New York City Housing Authority’s (NYCHA) Draft Agency Plan for Fiscal Year 2019

Thank you for the opportunity to submit comments regarding the New York City Housing Authority’s (NYCHA) Draft Agency Plan for FY 2019. I am Assemblymember Yuh-Line Niou, and I represent the 65th Assembly District, which covers the lower Manhattan...

Assemblymembers Niou, Kim & Electeds Host 2018 Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Celebration & Advocacy Day

Albany, NY – Yesterday, Assemblymember Yuh-Line Niou and Assemblymember Ron Kim, Co-Chairs of the Asian Pacific American Legislative Task Force, hosted the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Celebration & Advocacy Day in the New York State Capitol....

Assemblymember Yuh-Line Niou Statement on New York Attorney General

Albany, NY – TODAY, the New York State Assembly and Senate voted to fill the vacancy for the seat of Attorney General. The joint legislature voted to keep Barbara Underwood, the New York State Solicitor General since 2011, in the seat until an election...

Assemblymember Niou, Electeds Push for DOT to Act on Traffic Issues at Clinton and Grand

New York, NY – In April, Assemblymember Yuh-Line Niou and Senator Brian Kavanagh spearheaded a letter from elected officials to New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner Polly Trottenberg and New York Police Department (NYPD) Commissioner...