Welcome Letter

Welcome to my New York State Assembly website, an online resource for us to stay connected! This site will bring you news about my legislation, committee work, and a vast array of resources available through our state's 100 agencies. You will also find my contact information, recent activities, and upcoming events.

It is an absolute honor to represent the people of the 56th Assembly District. We are fortunate to live in a culturally rich and historically significant community. Bedford Stuyvesant and Crown Heights are home to legacy families, stellar businesses and organizations, famed artists and musicians, and everyday people who enrich our quality of life. 

As your representative in the New York State Assembly, I have the privilege of introducing legislation and negotiating a budget that secures resources for our community. Your trust in my ability to address the issues most important to you fuels my work to enhance our healthcare system and improve our schools, to facilitate career opportunities, start and grow your businesses, and ensure our collective safety. 

Your feedback is important to me so please click here to join my email list and feel free to email me directly anytime at zinermans@nyassembly.gov. My staff and I stand ready to help you access resources, navigate state matters, and to connect you to your federal and local government officials as needed. We welcome your special requests for proclamations, citations, or certificates for achievements and special occasions for individuals or organizations. You may also request letters of support or expressions of sympathy.

My District Office is in Restoration Plaza, 1368 Fulton Street, 3rd floor. To schedule an appointment, please call (718) 399-7630 or use the link to request a meeting. Thank you for visiting and for the opportunity to serve you. I encourage you to visit this site often and stay connected.

Stay safe and well,
Stefani L. Zinerman
Member of the Assembly
56th District, Kings County, Brooklyn


Assemblymember  Stefani Zinerman

Stefani L. Zinerman was elected to the 56th District in the New York State Assembly on November 3, 2020, to represent the historic neighborhoods of Bedford-Stuyvesant and Crown Heights in Brooklyn. She joins the Legislature as an experienced government, nonprofit and small-business professional who has pioneered efforts in workforce development and healthy aging initiatives.

Stefani is a tireless advocate for civil rights and justice and champions education access, food justice, housing stability and maternal health. As a Silver Life Member and Member-At-Large of the Brooklyn NAACP, she continuously promotes voter rights and is a recognized leader in voter education, engagement and registration.

Prior to her election to the New York State Assembly, Stefani worked in local and state government, beginning as Chief of Staff for the 36th Council District for five years before moving into the role of Director of Special Projects for State Senator Velmanette Montgomery. Her entire career has focused on equity and access as a Program Manager for several human rights organizations, including the Research Foundation/CUNY, the Algebra Project, the Education Development Center, the Community Service Society and the American Red Cross.

An active member of Community Board 3, the 81st Precinct Community Council, Community Education Council 16 and Boys and Girls High School Community Advisory Committee, Stefani continues to work on education equity, public safety and emergency preparedness. During her tenure at the New York City Council, she served as Chair of the Age Friendly Neighborhood Initiative and worked closely with community stakeholders to expand the program, which led to Brooklyn receiving recognition as an Age Friendly City in 2019.

Stefani is committed to building a better future for the 56th District and works diligently to enhance the quality of life for everyone in her community through coalition building and mission-driven actions. She believes that reliable health care, racial equity, housing stability and wealth-building is the key to a sustainable future for the people, the businesses and the community institutions of Bedford-Stuyvesant and Crown Heights.

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