District 33 - Council Member - Democrat
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Stephen Levin

Stephen Levin

District 33 - Council Member - Democrat
Stephen Levin entered the New York City Council in January, 2010, as the representative for District 33, Brooklyn Heights, Greenpoint; parts of Williamsburg, Park Slope, Boerum Hill.

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Constituent Services 
If you need assistance with a problem you are having in the community, please call my office at 718-875-5200 or email slevin@council.nyc.gov.

Scheduling
To request a meeting or invite the councilmember to an event, please contact his scheduler, Kevin Carroll, at kcarroll@council.nyc.gov.

Press Inquiries
For press inquiries, please contact the councilmember's communications director, Matt Ojala, at mojala@council.nyc.gov.

Background Information
Stephen Levin was elected in 2009 to represent the 33rd District in the New York City Council, which includes the diverse communities of Greenpoint, parts of Williamsburg, Vinegar Hill, Dumbo, Brooklyn Heights, Downtown Brooklyn, Boerum Hill and parts of Park Slope.

A native of Plainfield, New Jersey, Stephen moved to Brooklyn to work as a community organizer after graduating from Brown University. Stephen started his career by simultaneously running a Lead Safe House program and an anti-predatory lending program, both based in Bushwick. The Lead Safe House program helped to relocate families of lead-poisoned children out of hazardous apartments. Stephen also used this program to work with homeowners to effectively and efficiently remediate lead contamination. As director of the anti-predatory lending program, Stephen organized homeowners throughout the community through grassroots outreach and community workshops about the dangers of subprime mortgages. Working with the City, local elected officials, and advocacy groups, Stephen was able to galvanize the community against the unscrupulous lending practices that were decimating the neighborhood with foreclosures. In 2006, Stephen went to work for the New York State Assembly, where his non-profit experience allowed him to advocate effectively for constituents.

During his first term in the City Council, Stephen has proven to be a leader on education and early childhood issues, and an advocate for increased open space in our communities and transportation safety initiatives. He has passed legislation requiring the Dept. of Education to notify families and teachers about potential PCB contamination, and has sponsored resolutions calling for mandatory kindergarten and breakfast-in-the-classroom, as well as stronger standards for Rent Guidelines Board members.

In addition to serving as Chair of the Subcommittee on Planning, Dispositions and Concessions, Council Member Levin serves on the Education, Economic Development, Environmental Protection, General Welfare, Land Use, and Lower Manhattan Redevelopment committees.