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District 11

Eric Dinowitz

Bedford Park, Norwood, Kingsbridge Heights-Van Cortlandt Village, Kingsbridge, Riverdale-Spuyten Duyvil, Wakefield-Woodlawn, Woodlawn Cemetery, Van Cortlandt Park

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January 9, 2022, Dinowitz looks to change how city defines ‘veteran’, The Riverdale Press

Council Member Dinowitz’s bill aimed to redefine what a ‘veteran’ means to include those with less-than-honorable discharges passed, making it the first bill that he has authored to be passed in the Council. 

December 23, 2021, City councilmen alarmed over DOE testing protocols, Bronx Times

City councilmen Eric Dinowitz, Mark Treyger and Mark Levine feel that New York City schools are not making enough of an effort to test and vaccinate students against COVID-19. They believe that with rising case numbers, students and staff should be tested weekly, and that even as some classrooms had to go remote on December 17 due to infections, the schools do not have plans to handle the increase in cases following winter break.

December 15, 2021, Councilman Eric Dinowitz sworn-in at Lehman College ceremony, Bronx Times

Council Member Eric Dinowitz got sworn-in to his first full term in office at the Lovinger Theatre in Lehman College on December 5, and over 300 people attended the event in person.

December 13, 2021, More Neighborhoods and ‘Smart’ Bins Added to NYC’s Composting Program, City Limits
As New York City’s composting program with curbside pick-ups restarts for the first time since the pandemic, Riverdale and Kingsbridge become the first neighborhoods in the Bronx to be added to the program. Bob Fanuzzi of Bronx CB8’s Environmental Committee and Councilmember Eric Dinowitz pushed for these neighborhoods to be added to the program.

October 22, 2021, Governor Hochul Announces Start of $64.4 Million Project to Replace Bronx River Parkway Bridge in the North Bronx, New York State Press Release

Council Member Eric Dinowitz, along with State Department of Transportation Commissioner Marie Therese Dominguez, Representative Jamaal Bowman, Senator Alessandra Biaggi, Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz, and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., offer their support for the newly announced project to replace the Bronx River Parkway Bridge.

October 14, 2021, Local artist honored for uplifting street art, Bronx Times

Council Member Eric Dinowitz, along with Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz and other community members, supported an event at the Kingsbridge Heights Community Center, celebrating local artists and highlighting a new street mural.

September 26, Mosholu Preservation Corporation Celebrates 40 Years in Norwood, Norwood News

Representatives of Mosholu Preservation Corporation (MPC) gathered with local community residents, business owners, and elected officials to celebrate its 40th anniversary on Friday, Sept. 17.

September 24, 2021, Residents roller skate at Williamsbridge Oval Park to celebrate Bronx Skate Night, News 12

The New York City Parks & Recreation Department, Council Member Vanessa Gibson, and Council Member Eric Dinowitz hosted a Bronx Skate Night on Friday, Sept. 24 at Williamsbridge Oval Park.

September 24, 2021, ‘Unfair burden’: Outer-borough residents blast congestion pricing at first NYC public meeting, Silive

Residents of New York City’s outer boroughs appear torn on the implementation of the nation’s first congestion pricing program. Council Member Eric Dinowitz echoes concerns stating that the program needs to include designated revenue for each borough.

September 17, 2021, Elected officials, safe streets advocates call for change after pedestrian fatality, BronxTimes

Council Member Eric Dinowitz, Assemblymember Jeffrey Dinowitz, and safety advocates are demanding action at a busy intersection in Riverdale following the tragic death of a longtime resident.

September 17, 2021, Meg’s Garden is here to stay, DOE says, BronxTimes

DeWitt Clinton sustainability coordinator Raymond Pultinas thanked Dinowitz for his advocacy and looked forward to the next chapter of Meg’s Garden, which is dedicated to longtime community activist Megan Charlop who tragically lost her life in a bicycle accident in 2010.

September 14, 2021, Kids Return to In-Person Learning at Public Schools 18 Months after NYS “PAUSE” Order, Norwood News

Many of New York City’s 1.1 million school children who were sent home in March 2020 when then-Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a statewide “PAUSE” order, amid the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, returned to their classrooms on Monday, Sept. 13, as the City reopened public schools for in-person learning once again.

August 29, 2021, Stanley Manne gives back to help others far less fortunate to succeed, Riverdale Press

Manne attended a groundbreaking ceremony for the institute named in his honor late last month. Joining him were Mayor Bill de Blasio, Councilman Eric Dinowitz, Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz, and state Sen. Jamaal Bailey. Eric Dinowitz, a Bronx Science alum himself, says this kind of public-private partnership is valuable for public schools, which don’t traditionally get the resources they need.

August 27, 2021, A public safety crisis, council members demand mayor take action on illegal dirt bikes, BronxTimes

From popping wheelies, to driving recklessly and riding on sidewalks, illegal dirt bikes and ATVS have wreaked havoc on NYC streets. As a result, members of the City Council are demanding the mayor take immediate action.

August 23, 2021, Bronx lawmakers call on city, schools to implement remote learning option, BronxTimes

New York City Councilman Eric Dinowitz and New York State Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz have sent a joint letter to city Department of Education (DOE) Chancellor Meisha Porter requesting that a centralized remote learning option be made available solely for students who are either too young to be vaccinated or have legitimate medical reasons to not be vaccinated, such as those who are undergoing chemotheraphy or who have compromised immune systems.

Press releases

January 7, 2022, Council Member Dinowitz and Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz Celebrate Win in Fight For Pedestrian Safety Improvements At Kappock Street and Johnson Avenue

December 21, 2021, NYC Council approves street co-naming in Spuyten Duyvil

December 20, 2021, Council Members hold press conference calling on DOE and DOHMH for aggressive COVID testing in schools

December 10, 2021, Inauguration of Council Member Eric Dinowitz attracts Federal, State, and City-wide Elected Officials

October 15, 2021, Curbside Composting Comes to Kingsbridge and Riverdale

September 8, 2021, Efforts of Council Member Eric Dinowitz Conclude in the Preservation of Meg’s Garden

July 26, 2021, Council Member Dinowitz Stands with Former PSC-CUNY Members Who Resigned From Their Union Over Anti-Semitic Resolution

June 3, 2021, Council Member Dinowitz Joins Mayor to Announce School Vaccine Program

June 2, 2021, Council Member Dinowitz Takes Reign of Council Jewish Caucus

May 28, 2021, Council Member Eric Dinowitz Takes Gavel of the Committee on Veterans

May 27, 2021, Council Member Eric Dinowitz Calls on DOHMH and DFTA to Reopen Senior Centers

May 27, 2021, Council Member Eric Dinowitz on School Reopening

May 24, 2021, Council Member Eric Dinowitz Meets with Bronx Parks Commissioner

May 24, 2021, Council Member Eric Dinowitz Visits Brust Park

May 11, 2021, Council Member Eric Dinowitz Calls on RGB to Freeze Rent

April 30, 2021, Council Member Eric Dinowitz Issues Statement On Republican Press Conference at Riverdale Jewish Center


January 21, 2022, Fire Safety Tips, Roundtable on Anti-Semitism, and Budget Allocations

January 12, 2022, January Updates

December 22, 2021, December COVID-19 Updates

December 17, 2021, End-of-year updates

October 1, 2021, Free Paper Shredding, Competitions, and More

September 7, 2021, Back to School and Helmet Giveaway

September 2, 2021, Ida Aftermath Information

August 26, 2021, Henri Aftermath Information

August 20, 2021, Key to NYC

August 13, 2021, Curbside Composting Kick-Off and Veterans Survey

August 2, 2021, Council Member Dinowitz Neighborhood Updates

July 19, 2021, Council Member Dinowitz Neighborhood Updates

July 6, 2021, Council Member Dinowitz Budget Report

July 3, 2021, Libraries, Vaccines, and Neighborhood Office Hours

June 28, 2021, Cooling Centers