Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz

Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz Assemblyman for Brooklyn’s 45th Assembly District, which includes parts of Sheepshead Bay, Gravesend, Manhattan Beach, Midwood, and Brighton Beach.

Steven H. Cymbrowitz represents the 45th Assembly District in Brooklyn as a full-time Assemblyman. He was first elected to the Assembly in November 2000. Assemblyman Cymbrowitz' district includes parts of the following communities: Sheepshead Bay, Midwood, Manhattan Beach, Gravesend and Brighton Beach. Preparing himself for public service, Assemblyman Cymbrowitz earned a bachelor's degree from C.W. Post College, a master’s degree in social work (MSW) from Adelphi University and a law degree from Brooklyn Law School. Assemblyman Cymbrowitz has worked to improve housing and protect neighborhoods throughout his professional career. He began his community work in Brighton Beach where he organized the businesses to assure the survival of the shopping strip and provided the technical assistance that led to the creation of neighborhood groups. After several years of grassroots community work, Assemblyman Cymbrowitz assumed leadership positions including Executive Director of the North Brooklyn Development Corporation, Director of Housing and Community Development for the Metropolitan New York Coordinating Council on Jewish Poverty, Assistant Commissioner of the Division of Homeless Housing Development for the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD), Assistant Commissioner of the Division of Housing Production and Finance for HPD and Deputy Commissioner of Development at HPD. Assemblyman Cymbrowitz also served as the New York City Housing Authority's Director of Intergovernmental Relations. In this capacity, he was responsible for developing the Housing Authority's legislative initiative and worked closely with elected officials in both Albany and New York City. Assemblyman Cymbrowitz, representing a shorefront community, has been in the forefront of issues involving safeguarding his district from natural disasters. His efforts prompted New York City to greatly improve its Evacuation Plan. He has also held hearings on protecting Sheepshead Bay to focus attention on this beautiful and sensitive natural resource. Assemblyman Cymbrowitz channels his concern for the health of New Yorkers into both his work on the Health Committee and activities in his own district including regular free health screenings, health seminars and health fairs. He was the catalyst responsible for Maimonides Medical Center opening Brooklyn’s first and only Cancer Center. Assemblyman Cymbrowitz prides himself on having an effective district office. Hundreds of constituents turn to the Sheepshead Bay office, each year, to ask questions, give opinions and get help with community and personal problems. The office staff includes a bilingual aide to assist Russian-speaking constituents with problems and answer their questions. Assemblyman Cymbrowitz also operates a “mobile office” that regularly reaches out to constituents at various locations in his district. Communicating with his constituents is high on Assemblyman Cymbrowitz’ agenda. Assemblyman Cymbrowitz stays in touch with his constituents through community meetings, as well as sending out newsletters (both paper and email) and other mailings on important topics, and appearing on local radio and television programs. Assemblyman Cymbrowitz is the Chair of the Assembly’s Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, and a member of the following Standing Committees: Codes; Environmental Conservation; Health; Insurance; Steering. Assemblyman Cymbrowitz and his wife Vilma reside in Brighton Beach.

The Board of Elections has extended its Early Voting hours:Today: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.Tomorrow (10/31): 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.Sund...
10/30/2020

The Board of Elections has extended its Early Voting hours:

Today: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tomorrow (10/31): 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday (11/1): 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Find your early voting site at https://vote.nyc/page/early-voting-information

Today, eight years to the day since Hurricane Sandy devastated our southern Brooklyn community, I spoke to RTVi  on how ...
10/29/2020

Today, eight years to the day since Hurricane Sandy devastated our southern Brooklyn community, I spoke to RTVi on how far we've come and how far we still need to go to become truly recovered and resilient. I was joined by Alexander Sirotin, who documented firsthand the local damage caused by Hurricane Sandy.

This disgusting anti-Semitic graffiti was found today at a popular cafe on Avenue P and East 2nd Street. It is deeply im...
10/27/2020

This disgusting anti-Semitic graffiti was found today at a popular cafe on Avenue P and East 2nd Street. It is deeply important to bring attention to incidents like this because they demonstrate the alarming reality that Jewish communities remain in peril here in New York, one of the most diverse cities in the world. Hatred against Jewish people and any community wrongly perceived as “other” has no place in our community and will not deter us from our larger mission of increasing tolerance and understanding among all who live and work here. Two years ago today, the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh was the scene of one of the worst hate crimes in modern memory. As we remember this tragic anniversary, we must increase our resolve by speaking out against anti-Semitism and bigotry whenever and wherever it occurs.

Early voting begins today and continues through November 1st. Find your designated site and hours at https://vote.nyc/pa...
10/24/2020

Early voting begins today and continues through November 1st. Find your designated site and hours at https://vote.nyc/page/early-voting-information. If you’re voting absentee, you can also drop off your ballot at any early voting site. You’ll see a blue drop box for absentee ballots. Exercise your right to vote!

My mask & hand sanitizer giveaway is going on til 1 pm today. Stop by if you can!
10/20/2020

My mask & hand sanitizer giveaway is going on til 1 pm today. Stop by if you can!

Tomorrow (Tuesday) from 10 am - 1 pm, I’m sponsoring a reusable mask and sanitizer giveaway at the American Legion Marlb...
10/19/2020

Tomorrow (Tuesday) from 10 am - 1 pm, I’m sponsoring a reusable mask and sanitizer giveaway at the American Legion Marlboro Memorial Post at 300 Avenue X. Stop by!

Houses of worship and non-profits serving Brighton Beach, Gravesend, Manhattan Beach, Midwood and Sheepshead Bay — see t...
10/15/2020

Houses of worship and non-profits serving Brighton Beach, Gravesend, Manhattan Beach, Midwood and Sheepshead Bay — see the flyer below and click here to fill out a request form: http://bit.ly/CymPPE

10/14/2020

The Census ends tomorrow, October 15th. If you haven’t yet responded, you can fill it out now at my2020census.gov or by calling 844-330-2020. Do your part and get counted!

Kudos to my constituent Jorden Amir, who produced and directed a virtual benefit concert celebrating Broadway that premi...
10/11/2020

Kudos to my constituent Jorden Amir, who produced and directed a virtual benefit concert celebrating Broadway that premieres tonight at 7:15 pm! This talented teen is a student at Edward R. Murrow H.S.

Here's the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ncgrc9_c1zY

Today — October 9th — is the final day to register to vote in NYS for the November 3rd election!
10/09/2020

Today — October 9th — is the final day to register to vote in NYS for the November 3rd election!

10/08/2020
10/07/2020
To all who celebrate Sukkot, may you and your family enjoy the bounties of good health, peace and prosperity. Chag Samea...
10/02/2020

To all who celebrate Sukkot, may you and your family enjoy the bounties of good health, peace and prosperity. Chag Sameach!

Today would have been my parents’ 75th wedding anniversary. They got married on Oct. 2, 1945 after being liberated from ...
10/02/2020

Today would have been my parents’ 75th wedding anniversary. They got married on Oct. 2, 1945 after being liberated from the Warta Slave Labor Camp and spent their honeymoon walking from Poland through Czechoslovakia to a DP camp in Germany.

10/01/2020

To address the COVID spike in our community, the city is setting up walk-up testing tents at the following locations starting tomorrow, October 2nd. Hours are 9 a.m to 5 p.m.

— Kings Hwy & E. 15th (near Q station)
— Ave. U & W. 13th St. (near Spumoni Gardens)

It's heat season in NYC! From October 1 through May 31, all residential building owners are required to maintain indoor ...
10/01/2020

It's heat season in NYC! From October 1 through May 31, all residential building owners are required to maintain indoor temperatures at 68 degrees when outdoor temperatures fall below 55 degrees during the day. Indoor temperatures must be a minimum of 62 degrees overnight regardless of outdoor temperatures. Building owners are legally required to provide hot water at 120 degrees year-round.

As we begin Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I salute my wife Vilma, her mother Carmen, my Communications Director Adrienn...
10/01/2020

As we begin Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I salute my wife Vilma, her mother Carmen, my Communications Director Adrienne Knoll, and all the women who know firsthand what it means to battle this disease. As of January 2020, there are more than 3.5 million women with a history of breast cancer in the U.S. Besides skin cancer, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among American women. While advances in treatment have improved the outcome for breast cancer patients, early detection offers the best chance for a cure. All women should perform monthly breast self-examinations, as well as get annual mammograms and clinical exams. Being proactive is the only way to keep ourselves healthy.

I’ve added two new flu shot dates and later hours to accommodate people coming home from work. COVID protocols will be s...
10/01/2020

I’ve added two new flu shot dates and later hours to accommodate people coming home from work. COVID protocols will be strictly observed. Thanks to our partners at Maimonides Medical Center for helping to keep our community healthy!

Yesterday I distributed 500 boxes of non-perishable foods donated by FreshDirect to residents of Marlboro Houses. Joinin...
09/30/2020

Yesterday I distributed 500 boxes of non-perishable foods donated by FreshDirect to residents of Marlboro Houses. Joining me (l. to r.) were Joseph Imeduglia of Heartshare Human Services, which provided the volunteers who distributed the food; Despina Costalas, Rep. Max Rose's office; Iuliia Yarislavsky, representing Senator Diane Savino; Betty James, President of the Marlboro Residents Association, which got the word out about the distribution); Assemblyman William Colton; Roseanne DeGennaro, Director of the Marlboro Senior Center, whose staff also helped with the distribution; and a Residents Association Executive Board member. Thanks to Larry Scott Blackmon from FreshDirect (shown 2nd from right in the second photo) for all his help in arranging the distribution. The pandemic has vastly increased food insecurity in our city and it’s vital that we do all we can to help those experiencing a need. Anyone seeking food assistance should go www1.nyc.gov/assets/dsny/contact/services/COVID-19FoodAssistance.shtml

09/29/2020
09/27/2020

To all observing Yom Kippur, g'mar chatima tova and have an easy fast.

The Census ends in 6 days. Don’t miss your chance to help our community get the federal funding we need! Go to my2020Cen...
09/24/2020

The Census ends in 6 days. Don’t miss your chance to help our community get the federal funding we need! Go to my2020Census.gov and fill out your Census form today.

Just 7 days left to make your voice count in the Census! Go to my2020census.gov and fill out your Census form today.
09/23/2020

Just 7 days left to make your voice count in the Census! Go to my2020census.gov and fill out your Census form today.

There are 9 days left for you to respond to the 2020 Census. Now more than ever our communities need their fair share of...
09/21/2020

There are 9 days left for you to respond to the 2020 Census. Now more than ever our communities need their fair share of federal funding, and that won’t happen without an accurate count. If you still haven’t filled out your Census form, go to my2020census.gov.

09/21/2020
09/21/2020

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg grew up at 1584 East 9th Street, in the district I’m now privileged to represent in the Assembly, and she spent her formative years in classrooms at PS 238 and James Madison HS. Just think of all the girls and young women in our community today who are following in her literal footsteps, playing and reading and studying and imagining a future with goals that are more achievable thanks in no small part to the decades of trailblazing service performed by a hardworking kid from Midwood. #RBG

To all who celebrate the Jewish New Year, may you be inscribed in the Book of Life for a year of good health, happiness ...
09/18/2020

To all who celebrate the Jewish New Year, may you be inscribed in the Book of Life for a year of good health, happiness and peace. L'Shanah tova!

A new survey commissioned by the Claims Conference reveals that two-thirds of American millennials and Gen Z-ers don't k...
09/16/2020
Nearly two-thirds of US young adults unaware 6m Jews killed in the Holocaust

A new survey commissioned by the Claims Conference reveals that two-thirds of American millennials and Gen Z-ers don't know that six million Jews were murdered in the Holocaust -- and, incredibly, more than 1 in 10 believes that Jews caused the Holocaust. While these results are shocking to many of us, in truth they're not terribly surprising. As the years pass, the Holocaust will continue fading from public memory unless there is a conscientious and comprehensive commitment to Holocaust education in our schools across our nation.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/sep/16/holocaust-us-adults-study

According to survey of adults 18-39, 23% said they believed the Holocaust was a myth, had been exaggerated or they weren’t sure

Educating young people about the Holocaust has always been deeply important to me personally and professionally. I was h...
09/15/2020

Educating young people about the Holocaust has always been deeply important to me personally and professionally. I was happy to award a laptop computer to P.S. 195 teacher Offra Finale, whose students won first place in my annual Holocaust Memorial Creative Arts Contest last year. My most recent contest and awards program had to be cancelled due to the pandemic, but I’m committed to finding a way to make this year’s contest happen, perhaps using a digital platform to showcase the work of our students. Stay tuned for details.

Rosh Hashanah can be a challenging time for seniors and families in need. I was happy to help out at a food distribution...
09/14/2020

Rosh Hashanah can be a challenging time for seniors and families in need. I was happy to help out at a food distribution hosted by the Kings Bay Y in partnership with Met Council that ensured that hundreds of seniors and families will be able to participate fully in our holiday traditions.

The Census will be ending soon, so if you haven’t responded please do so today. Our communities need their fair share of...
09/14/2020

The Census will be ending soon, so if you haven’t responded please do so today. Our communities need their fair share of federal funding and that won’t happen without an accurate count. Go to my2020Census.gov & #BeCounted!

I was honored to attend an event on the Boardwalk celebrating the life of Adam Nicoletti, a very special man in our comm...
09/14/2020

I was honored to attend an event on the Boardwalk celebrating the life of Adam Nicoletti, a very special man in our community who lost his life to COVID. I was privileged to have met Adam on a number of occasions, and I know he would’ve appreciated his family and friends coming together to remember the deep impact he had on so many people. Thanks to Susan Nicoletti for organizing such a fitting tribute to her brother’s life.

Kudos to my staff member Tamara Kotsar, who did a great job representing me today at the Association of East European Je...
09/14/2020

Kudos to my staff member Tamara Kotsar, who did a great job representing me today at the Association of East European Jewry’s annual Holocaust commemoration at Holocaust Memorial Park. It’s so important that we continue to talk about the climate of hatred and ignorance that caused the murder of six million Jews by the Nazis. Only by talking and remembering do we ensure that people understand the dangers of remaining silent in the face of bigotry. Thank you to Bella Gubenko for organizing this event. #NeverAgain

Pausing with the 61st Precinct to remember the victims and first responders. We'll never forget your courage and sacrifi...
09/11/2020

Pausing with the 61st Precinct to remember the victims and first responders. We'll never forget your courage and sacrifice. #StrengthInCommunity

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Assemblyman Cymbrowitz, There is a page on facebook that I and many ,many more people would love you to read and hear all the horror stories that we the people are putting up with with Optimum/Cablevision. It is Called Optimum/Cablevision Sucks. and they have to be straighten out with better government laws. They Cablevision, their services are terrible. Changing companies are not any better they all lie when they sell us a plan and so much more . In your spare time please, please see how many people have joined the page and what their complaints are all at once. I already had Lenny trying to help me you can ask him to get a view of what was happening with them. Thanks for listening.
What is your position regarding all of these recorded instances of mass gatherings in Midwood, Williamsburg, and Borough Park, from hasidic communities refusing to cease congregating?
Someone from your team is collecting signatures and canvassing on my block for your re election. In light of our current situation your person should not be entering people homes,collecting signatures using the same pen. It’s irresponsible and puts everyone at risk!! This occurred in Brighton beach by Grady high-school.
Assemblyman Cymbrowitz, according to this article many members of Assembly did not read the how far the bail reform went, that was included in the budget. As your constituent, I would like to know if you read it before voting on it. Thank You for your time.
What are you doing about Bail Reform, you voted for it and it is creating a danger for many people including Domestic Violence victims. #NoBailFail https://www.facebook.com/groups/3508292032576997/?fref=nf Here Are All The Crimes That Now Fall Under The Bail Reform Law: • 2nd degree Burglary of a residence • 2nd degree Burglary as a Hate Crime • 3rd degree Burglary of a commercial building • 3rd degree Burglary as a Hate Crime • 2nd degree Robbery aided by another person • 2nd degree Robbery as a Hate Crime • 3rd degree Robbery • Criminal sale of a controlled substance (multiple counts) • Using a child to commit a controlled substance crime • Criminal possession of a controlled substance (multiple counts) • Criminal sale of a controlled substance in or near a school • Criminal injection of a controlled substance into another person • Criminal sale of a controlled substance to a child • Criminal sale of a prescription for a controlled substance by a pharmacist • Criminal possession or creation of Methamphetamines • 3rd degree Assault • 3rd degree Assault as a Hate Crime • Reckless Assault of a child by a day care provider • Reckless Assault of a child • Stalking (multiple counts) • Stalking as a Hate Crime (multiple counts) • Vehicular Assault (multiple counts) • Aggravated Vehicular Assault • Aggravated Assault on a child under 11 years-old • Aggravated Assault on a child under 11 years-old as a Hate Child • Menacing (multiple counts) • Menacing as a Hate Crime (multiple counts) • Reckless Endangerment (multiple counts) • Promoting a suicide attempt • 1st degree Stalking while committing a sex offense • Criminal Obstruction of Breathing • Criminally Negligent Homicide • 2nd degree Vehicular Manslaughter • Aggravated Vehicular Manslaughter • 2nd degree Manslaughter • Unlawful Imprisonment (multiple counts) • Unlawful Imprisonment as a Hate Crime (multiple counts) • Aggravated Labor Trafficking • Custodial Interference (multiple counts) • Substitution of children • Coercion (multiple counts) • Coercion as a Hate Crime (multiple counts) • Criminal Trespass (multiple counts) • Criminal Trespass as a Hate Crime (multiple counts) • Possession of burglar’s tools • Unlawful possession of a police scanner • Criminal Mischief (multiple counts) • Criminal Mischief as a Hate Crime (multiple counts) • Criminal Tampering (multiple counts) • Cemetery Desecration (multiple counts) • Aggravated Cemetery Desecration (multiple counts) • Reckless Endangerment of property • Tampering with a consumer product (multiple counts) • Graffiti • Possession of Graffiti tools • 3rd degree Arson • 4th degree Arson • 5th degree Arson • 3rd degree Arson as a Hate Crime • 4th degree Arson as a Hate Crime • 5th degree Arson as a Hate Crime • Grand Larceny (multiple counts) • Grand Larceny at a Hate Crime (multiple counts) • Aggravated Grand Larceny of an ATM • Petit Larceny • Petit Larceny as a Hate Crime • Computer Tampering (multiple counts) • Computer Trespass • Unauthorized use of a computer • Unlawful duplication of computer materials (multiple counts) • Welfare Fraud (multiple counts) • Criminal use of a public benefits card (multiple counts) • Criminal possession of a public benefits card (multiple counts) • Unauthorized use of a vehicle (multiple counts) • Auto stripping (multiple counts) • Theft of services • Unauthorized use of a credit card • Jostling • Fraudulent Accosting • Criminal Possession of Stolen Property (multiple counts) • Forgery (multiple counts) • Criminal possession of a forged instrument (multiple counts) • Criminal possession of forgery devices • Criminal possession of a Vehicle ID Number • Forgery of a Vehicle ID Number • Falsifying business records (multiple counts) • Tampering with public records (multiple counts) • Offering a false instrument for filing (multiple counts) • Insurance Fraud (multiple counts) • Health insurance fraud (multiple counts) • Criminal diversion of prescription medications (multiple counts) • Commercial bribery (multiple counts) • Rent Gouging (multiple counts) • Residential mortgage fraud (multiple counts) • Aggravated identity theft (multiple counts) • Bribery (multiple counts) • Perjury (multiple counts) • Bail jumping (multiple counts) • Obstructing governmental administration (multiple counts) • Obstructing governmental administration with a self-defense spray device • Killing a Police Dog or Police Horse • Obstructing emergency medical services • Obstructing governmental services with a bomb • Escape (multiple counts) • Promoting prison contraband (multiple counts) • Resisting arrest • Hindering prosecution (multiple counts) • Making a false sworn statement • Bribing a witness • Receiving a bribe as a witness • Bribing a juror • Receiving a bribe as a juror • Providing a juror with a gratuity • Tampering with a juror (multiple counts) • Tampering with physical evidence • Compounding a crime • 1st degree Criminal Contempt – refusing to be sworn in as a witness • 2nd degree Criminal Contempt • ALL Gambling offenses • ALL Prostitution offenses • Providing indecent material in minors (multiple counts) • Riot (multiple counts) • Criminal Anarchy • Harassment (multiple counts) • Harassment as a Hate Crime (multiple counts) • Aggravated Harassment (multiple counts) • Aggravated Harassment as a Hate Crime (multiple counts) • Aggravated Harassment of an employee by an inmate • Criminal nuisance (multiple counts) • Falsely reporting a crime • Pointing a laser at an aircraft (multiple counts) • Harming a service animal (multiple counts) • Public lewdness • Illegal eavesdropping • Dissemination of unlawful surveillance (multiple counts) • Non-support of a child (multiple counts) • Endangering the welfare of a child • Assisting in female genital mutilation • Endangering the welfare of an incompetent or physically disabled person • Endangering the welfare of a vulnerable elderly person • Endangering the welfare of a disabled person (multiple counts) • Promoting an obscene sexual performance by a child • Possession of an obscene sexual performance by a child • Promoting a sexual performance by a child • Possessing a sexual performance by a child • 4th degree Criminal possession of a weapon • Criminal possession of a weapon on school grounds • Criminal possession of a firearm • 3rd degree Criminal possession of a weapon • Criminal purchase or disposal of a weapon • Unlawfully wearing a body vest • Unlawfully fleeing a police officer in a vehicle (multiple counts) • Enterprise corruption • Money Laundering (multiple counts) • Money Laundering in support of terrorism (multiple counts) • Corrupting the government (multiple counts) • Criminal solicitation (multiple counts) • Conspiracy (multiple counts) • Conspiracy as a Hate Crime (multiple counts) • Criminal facilitation (multiple counts)
Dear Assemblyman Cymbrowitz, I am a voter in your district and I do not support the Campaign Finance Commission’s efforts to destroy the Libertarian Party and other parties in New York that aren’t Democratic and Republican. I am enrolled in the Democratic Party. The Democratic and Republican Parties are in control of every aspect of the rules for their political competitors and cheating those other party competitors is unacceptable. I deserve to have choices and I want to be able to tell my friends and family that my representative didn’t try to stay in power by cheating your smaller competitors. Sincerely, Scott McCarthy
I would really like to see this graffiti removed as it’s an eyesore for all residents and visitors coming into Manhattan Beach. It’s on a Serving Area Interface (SAI) at Pritchard Mall - closest to 200 Corbin Place, Brooklyn, NY, 11235. I’m unsure as to when this defacing happened but if you pull up the mall on Google Maps street view, it’s usually in near pristine condition.
Happy New year Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz.
Congrats on all the jobs you just killed! construction workers (electricians, carpenters, plumbers, roofers, tile installers, HVAC installers, etc) and small businesses get crushed by the absurd $15,000 cap on apartment improvements? So many workers in your district are going to lose their jobs.
Please, please, vote no on A2371a tomorrow. Thank you.
Thank you for protecting our religious freedom! Please vote NO on A2371a
Oppose A2371a