|Address||1311 Brightwater Avenue 10J |
Brooklyn, New York , United States
Aug 31, 2012 01:30pm
Anti-Gay Marriage - Pro-Choice - Pro-Gun control -
|Info||teven H. Cymbrowitz represents the 45th Assembly District in Brooklyn as a full-time Assemblyman. He was first elected to the Assembly in November 2000. Mr. Cymbrowitz' district includes parts of the following communities: Sheepshead Bay, Midwood, Manhattan Beach, Gravesend and Brighton Beach. He holds a bachelor's degree from C.W. Post College, a Master’s Degree in social work 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. Most recently, Mr. Cymbrowitz has 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, is the Chairman of the Assembly’s Subcommittee on Shoreline Protection, which has prompted New York City to greatly improve its Evacuation Plan and also held hearings on protecting Sheepshead Bay. 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.
Communicating with his constituents is high on Assemblyman Cymbrowitz’ agenda. His office staff includes a bilingual aide to assist Russian-speaking constituents with problems and answer their questions. Assemblyman Cymbrowitz stays in touch with his constituents through community meetings, as well as sending out newsletters and other mailings on important topics. He also hosts a weekly television show, Local Perspectives with Assemblyman Cymbrowitz, which is cablecast on BCAT Thursdays at 11:30 am and 7:30 pm, on channels 56 (Time Warner) and 69 (Cablevision), and appears on local radio programs.
Assemblyman Cymbrowitz and his wife, Vilma Huertas-Cymbrowitz reside in Brighton Beach.