Community Resources

Coronavirus Information:

Immediate Needs

Invisible Hands - safe, free deliveries of RX & groceries for the most at risk in NYC and parts of NJ. Request a delivery or Volunteer

Lower Manhattan stores delivering groceries (from Downtown Alliance)

Stay Current

Text COVID to 692-692 to get SMS text updates with latest news and developments in New York City

News from the Mayor's Office

Sign up for COVID-19 email updates from New York State

Service and travel updates from the MTA 


Health tips from the NYC Department of Health

The World Health Organization

Parents & Children

Updates from the NYC Department of Education

Application for Department of Education loan of iPad for student remote learning.   Download multilingual application instructions.

Coronavirus related resources for mothers and expectant mothers from Hudson River Park Mothers Group

Free day-by-day projects to keep at-home kids reading, thinking, and growing from Scholastic

Money & Business

Small Business Paycheck Protection Program
The Paycheck Protection Program provides small businesses with fully forgivable loans to pay up to 8 weeks of payroll costs including benefits. Funds can also be used to pay interest on mortgages, rent, and utilities. Small businesses with 500 or fewer employees—including nonprofits, veterans organizations, tribal concerns, self-employed individuals, sole proprietorships, and independent contractors— are eligible.

Here's a link help locate eligible PPP lenders:

Free one-on-one counseling for SBA loan application assistance is available from the New York Small Business Development Center:

Information on resources for business owners from the NYC Department of Small Business Services

Taxi driver guidance from the Taxi & Limousine Commission

The 7-day waiting period for unemployment assistance has been waived. If you were recently laid off (even if it's only temporary), you can file for unemployment here


Have COVID-19 questions? Ask a scientist

Have Coronavirus anxiety? Resources for anxiety and your mental health

Elected Officials


U.S. Senator for New York, Kirsten Gillibrand

U.S. Senator for New York, Charles E. Schumer

U.S. Congressman, 10th District, Jerrold Nadler

U.S. Congresswoman, 7th District, Nydia M. Velazquez

U.S. Congresswoman, 12th District, Carolyn B. Maloney

Lookup Your Congressmember

New York State:

NYS Governor Andrew Cuomo

NYS Lieutenant Governor, Kathy Hochul

NYS Attorney General, Letitia James

NYS Comptroller, Thomas P. DiNapoli

NYS Senator, 27th SD, Brad Hoylman

NYS Senator, 26th SD, Brian Kavanagh

NYS Assemblymember, 66th AD, Deborah J. Glick

NYS Assemblymember, 65th AD, Yuh-Line Niou

Lookup Your NY State Senator

Lookup Your NY State Assemblymember

NYS Committee, 65th AD, Christopher Marte

NYS Committee, 65th AD, Jenny Lam Low

NYS Committee, 66th AD, Ben Yee

NYS Committee, 66th AD, Rachel Levine

Manhattan County District Leaders

New York City:

NYC Mayor, Bill de Blasio

NYC Comptroller, Scott M. Stringer

NYC Public Advocate, Jumaane Williams

Manhattan Borough President, Gale Brewer

NYC City Council Speaker and District 3 Councilmember, Corey Johnson

NYC City Councilmember, District 1, Margaret S. Chin

NYC City Councilmember, District 2, Carlina Rivera

Lookup Your City Council Member

Get Neighborhood Information

Find Your Poll Site

Community Boards

Manhattan Community Board 1: Financial District, Seaport/Civic Center, Tribeca, Ellis Island, Governor's Island, Liberty Island

Manhattan Community Board 2: Greenwich Village, SoHo, NoHo, Little Italy, Chinatown, Hudson Square and Gansevoort Market

Manhattan Community Board 3: Lower East Side, Chinatown, Two Bridges, Tompkins Square and East Village


1st Precinct: WTC, Tribeca, Wall Street and west side of Broadway in SoHo

5th Precinct: Chinatown, Little Italy, Bowery, east side of Broadway in SoHo

6th Precinct: Greenwich Village, Washington Square Park

7th Precinct: Lower East Side

9th Precinct: NoHo, East Village

311 Online

NYC 311 Online

NYC Public Schools

Find my public school

Universal Pre-Kindergarten

Register for Public Kindergarten

Apply to Public Middle School

Apply to Public High School

Downtown Public Elementary Schools


PS / IS 276 (Battery Park City School)

PS 89


PS 234

PS 150


PS 343 Peck Slip School


PS / I S 397 Spruce Street

PS 130 Hernando DeSoto School


PS 1 Alfred E. Smith

PS 2 Meyer London

PS 42 Benjamin Altman

PS 124 Yung Wing

PS / IS 126 Jacob August Riis / MAT

Affordable Housing

Apply for Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption (SCRIE)

Apply for Disability Rent Increase Exemption (DRIE)

Subscribe to NYC Housing Connect to find out about upcoming affordable housing lotteries

City Council Speaker Johnson's Free Housing Clinic

Mobilization for Justice Advocacy & Legal Services


NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

NYC HHC, Gouverneur Medical Center
227 Madison Street

NY Presbyterian, Lower Manhattan Hospital
170 William St.

Planned Parenthood
26 Bleecker

Apicha Community Health Center
400 Broadway