Assemblywoman Helene E. Weinstein
A special report to the
Residents of the 41st Assembly District
Winter 2021
Helene E. Weinstein
Making a Difference in Brooklyn and Albany
Assemblywoman Helene Weinstein Gets Results

Dear Friend,

My role as your Assemblywoman and Chair of the State Assembly Ways and Means Committee is to advocate on your behalf over matters that directly affect you and your family. The past year and a half has been a true challenge for everyone, but rest assured, my highest priority continues to be serving you and your neighbors to the best of my ability: I am here for you.

Thankfully, due to the high level of vaccination, my office has been able to resume many of the most popular services such as the Half-Fare MetroCard visit, working with the wonderful nurses at Mount Sinai Brooklyn to administer free Flu Shots at the Kings Bay Y and Philip Howard Building, and the return of our super successful Paper Shredding program.

In order to keep up on the latest from my office, sign up for my e-newsletter. You can do so by calling (718) 648-4700 or emailing me at

Keep safe and stay healthy!



Consumer Credit Fairness Act Finally Law

Assemblywoman Weinstein is elated to announce that, over a decade after originally authoring the Consumer Credit Fairness Act (CCFA), and after years of championing the unprecedented protection it would afford to consumers, the CCFA has finally been signed by Governor Hochul and will be enacted into law.

The CCFA protects consumers from wrongful debt collection by:

For more information on this landmark legislation and how it can impact you, please contact the Assemblywoman’s office.

School Supplies Giveaway
School Supplies Giveaway
Assemblywoman Weinstein joined State Senator Andrew Gounardes, and Shea Rubenstein, Executive Vice President of the JCC of Marine Park, to hand out free school supplies to families in need.
Tie-Dye Event
Tie-Dye Event
A big crowd explored their creativity and added a pop of color to their wardrobe with custom-made tie-dyed tees during an amazing event held at the Flatlands Reformed Church. The Assemblywoman co-sponsored the event with Councilwoman Farah Louis.

Applications for the Homeowner Assistance Fund from New York State DHCR Begin January 3rd

The NYS Homeowner Assistance Fund (#NYSHAF) will begin accepting applications to help homeowners affected by #COVID19, on January 3rd.

The New York State Homeowner Assistance Fund (NYS HAF) is a federally funded program dedicated to assisting homeowners who are at risk of default, foreclosure or displacement as result of a financial hardship caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Co-op and Condominium owners qualify!

The NYS HAF will provide homeowners who were affected by COVID-19 with several types of support:

To learn more about the program and sign up for email updates, visit or call 1-844-77-NYHAF.

NYS HAF expects to receive significantly more applications than can be funded by the program. Applications will be processed in the order they were received. Application submission does not guarantee you will receive financial assistance.

Flu Shots
Flu Shots
This year, Assemblywoman Helene Weinstein - with help from the fantastic administrators and nurses at Mount Sinai Hospital of Brooklyn brought the free flu shots outreach program to Sheepshead Bay and residents of the Philip Howard Building at 1655 Flatbush Avenue.
Your Highness Grandmother Pageant
Your Highness Grandmother Pageant
Assemblywoman Weinstein and Assemblyman Colton were in attendance, presenting NYS Assembly Citations to the winners and judges of the Be Proud Foundation’s “Your Highness Grandmother” Event, and received their own awards for support of the organization.

Free Shredding Event
Free Shredding Event
Hundreds of constituents participated in Assemblywoman Weinstein’s free shredding event, protecting their identity by destroying documents with private and personal information.
Remembering 9/11 First Responders
Remembering 9/11 First Responders
Assemblywoman Weinstein joined colleague Jaime Williams at a somber ceremony in Marine Park to praise the actions taken and sacrifices made by first responders in the days following the horrific attacks of September 11th. The Assemblymembers presented a NYS Assembly Proclamation commemorating the event to Joe Fox, former Commanding Officer Patrol Borough Brooklyn South and a current Marine Park resident.

Did You Know?

Assemblywoman Weinstein’s Community Office can help you apply for various programs including but not limited to:

Call our office to find out if you’re eligible and sign up!

Kings Bay Y Celebrates Donation
Kings Bay Y Celebrates Donation
Some young members of the Kings Bay YM-YWHA hold up signs thanking Y Board Member Eugene Shkolnikov for his very generous donation of $40,000 towards their Youth and Teen programs. The Assemblywoman, along with Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz and Executive Director Leonard Petlakh presented Mr. Shkolnikov with a NYS Assembly Proclamation acknowledging his dedication to the cause.
Serenity Garden Dedication Ceremony
Serenity Garden Dedication Ceremony
Assemblywoman Weinstein and Councilman Alan Maisel joined the dedicated volunteers of the Serenity Community Garden as they dedicated a plaque celebrating the original founders and volunteers of this flourishing green space, in the Flatlands neighborhood. Formerly an overgrown eyesore, the garden was acquired by Brooklyn Queens Land Trust in 2017.

Seniors Lunch Program Visit
Seniors Lunch Program Visit
Assemblywoman Weinstein spoke with a constituent about a quality of life issue during one of her regular visits to the Kings Bay Y’s Chinese Seniors Lunch and Recreation Program.
HASC provides vital programming for the developmentally disabled and underprivileged in various sites and residences. The Assemblywoman recently toured one of their facilities with Executive Director Sam Kahn and was able to meet some of the incredibly patient and dedicated staff and their wonderful clients.

Preserving the Character of Our Neighborhoods

Assemblywoman Weinstein has worked hard, and is proud, to maintain a safe residential Assembly District, and takes seriously any efforts to disrupt our quality of life.

Over the past few months, the Assemblywoman has joined her constituents in protesting the inclusion of convicted sex-offenders in a local hotel, preventing a local bar from obtaining liquor license amendments that would allow it stay open and blasting music until the early morning hours, and fighting developers who wished to build a grossly out of character 9-floor housing development in a relatively quiet and overwhelmingly residential area.

If you or your neighbors have an issue that poses a similar risk to your quality of life, please reach out to the Assemblywoman’s office.

Helene Weinstein brings the Senior Half-Fare
MetroCard Bus to the Community Office

You can apply for the Senior Half-Fare MetroCard if you are 65+ or have a Qualifying Disability
(photo identification is required)

Only MetroCard holders get a
FREE transfer between buses and trains

Catch the MetroCard Bus at Assemblywoman Helene Weinstein’s Community Office

3520 Nostrand Avenue • 718-648-4700
On the First Tuesday of the Month 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon

No Appointment Required
Only Cash Transactions

Assemblywoman Weinstein’s Community Office

3520 Nostrand Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11229 • (718) 648-4700

Monday – Thursday: 9:30 am – 5:00 pm • Friday: 9:30 am – 4:30 pm