Democratic incumbent Annette Robinson faces Republican Henry Snead in next week's election.
Robinson is a former City Council member forced out of office in 2001 due to term limits. She joined the Assembly in 2002 and says she is specifically concerned with families and economic development.
Snead is a district leader for the county Republican Party and served as a local delegate to the Giuliani presidential campaign earlier this year.
Robinson most recently reported campaign contributions and expenditures in July. At that time, she had a negative balance of $22,655. Reports for Snead were not available.
The 54th district comprises Tompkins Park North, Weeksville and Bedford-Stuyvesant.