Assemblywoman Helene E. Weinstein
A special report to the
Residents of the 41st Assembly District
Spring 2022
Helene E. Weinstein
Making a Difference in Brooklyn and Albany
Assemblywoman Helene Weinstein Gets Results

Dear Friend,

As your Assemblywoman, my mission has always been to effectively advocate in Albany on issues directly affecting the families living in my district.

As Chair of the Assembly Ways and Means Committee, I have committed to ensuring that the budget crafting process provides an opportunity for all interested parties to weigh in. The 2022-23 State Budget is the product of exhaustive and unbiased consideration, and I feel it is truly sympathetic to the many needs of New Yorkers, state-wide. More importantly, the budget goes great lengths to counteract the adverse effects of rising inflation.

I’ve included some of the highlights below, but, as always, you’re more than welcome to reach out to my office for more information. You can do so by calling (718) 648-4700 or emailing me at

Also, I encourage all to follow me on twitter @heleneweinstein and contact my office to sign up for my free e-newletter, both great ways to stay informed and up to date. Keep safe and stay healthy!




Inflation and Pandemic Relief

After two incredibly challenging years of physical, emotional and economic distress and uncertainty, we’re facing new hurdles. Families are being burdened with rising inflation that’s putting major stress on their wallets.

This year’s budget includes measures to offset the effects of inflation, including various tax cuts, new tax credits, and subsidies:

Education/Higher Education

The budget also makes an historic investment in education, including:


Public Schooling:

Higher Education:

Buying and Staying In Your Home or Apartment

Even prior to the pandemic, buying a home was not an easy task. And, once purchased, the challenge of maintaining regular payments on a mortgage is an issue for many.

In an effort to help those New Yorkers trying to find a home and keeping those who have one in them, the budget makes significant investments in affordable housing and rent and homeownership relief, such as:

Health and Mental Health

We have seen the effects of the pandemic on our health care system as well as on New Yorkers’ mental well-being. This budget addresses the health and wellness of New Yorkers by making critical investments in our health care system as well as in mental health programs that have become more essential to our communities.

We’ve included bonus payments for many full-time health and mental hygiene frontline workers, a long-overdue increase in the home care worker minimum wage, and a boost in funding for peer-to-peer support and counseling for veterans dealing with civilian life transition, PTSD and traumatic brain injury.

For more information on these items and more, please visit

Nostrand Sheepshead Houses Tablet/Phone Distribution
Nostrand Sheepshead Houses Tablet/Phone Distribution
Assemblywoman Weinstein joined State Senator Roxanne Persaud at NYCHA’s Sheepshead/Nostrand House to publicize the services and programs offered through their offices and distribute free cell phones or tablets to qualified NYCHA residents in conjunction with New York City’s Human Resources Administration.

Free Rapid Covid-19 Tests Available!
Free Rapid Covid-19 Tests Available!
At a recent event, Assemblywoman Weinstein and Councilwoman Farah Louis distributed free Rapid Covid-19 Testing Kits and KN95 Masks to their constituents. Please call our district office if you are interested in picking up some Rapid Covid-19 Tests for your family.
Standing With Ukraine
Standing With Ukraine
Along with her City and State Government colleagues, Assemblywoman Weinstein visited the Ukrainian Consulate in New York City to meet with General Oleksii Holubov, Consul General. The Elected Officials expressed their strong condemnation of the unprovoked military action taken by the Russian Federation, and pledged unity with the government and people of Ukraine.

Making Our Streets Safer

Assemblywoman Weinstein often works with the NYC Department of Transportation to repair and improve dangerous and hazardous street conditions that negatively impact the quality of life and safety of you and your neighbors. Some examples of the types of conditions we can help with include:

You can report hazardous conditions by contacting Assemblywoman Weinstein’s community office.

Mobile Tolerance Museum
Mobile Tolerance Museum
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.
Lewis Fidler Park
Lewis Fidler Park
Assemblywoman Weinstein joined family, fellow elected officials and friends in the official ribbon cutting of Lew Fidler Park, located on Emmons Avenue at Knapp Street. The park had been a decades long project of the late Councilman and community leader.

Assemblywoman Weinstein says
“Protect Your Identity”

A Free Shredding Truck Will Be Coming to Our Neighborhood
June 8th
Flatlands Reform Church
3931 Kings Highway
September 15th
Roosevelt Savings Bank
2925 Avenue U


Shred your personal papers for FREE. **No commercial or wet paper - Limit 2 boxes/bags per household**

Register Online
Register Online

Did You Know?

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

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

United Chinese Association of Brooklyn

United Chinese Association of Brooklyn
For two decades, the United Chinese Association of Brooklyn has been working to improve the quality of life for the Chinese-American community, borough-wide. Assemblywoman Weinstein participated in the ribbon cutting for newest branch of the UCAB, on Avenue U.

Criminal Justice Reform: Keeping Us Safe

The 2022-23 State Budget includes meaningful and significant changes to our public safety laws including:

These investments and meaningful changes in public safety law pave a clear path towards a safer and more just New York, which in the end benefits everyone.

Criminal Justice Reform: Keeping Us Safe

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

On the First Tuesday of the Month 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon

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

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

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