Community Resources


Safety and Legal Assistance


NYC 311 Online

FDNY's Guide to Fire and Life Safety

Ready New York Earthquake Safety

Ready New York: My Pet's Emergency Plan


Crime Prevention Book For Seniors - NYPD

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

Legal Assistance

Victim Resources - Manhattan DA's Office

Mobilization for Justice Advocacy & Legal Services

Legal Aid Society

New York City Bar Justice Center (provides several programs including a Legal Referral Service)

Legal Services NYC

New York Legal Assistance Group


Coronavirus Information:

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

Health tips from the NYC Department of Health

Coronavirus related resources for mothers and expectant mothers from HRP Mamas

Health Information and Resources

The World Health Organization

Tips for staying healthy from NYC Department of Education

NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

NYC HHC, Gouverneur Medical Center
227 Madison Street

NY Presbyterian, Lower Manhattan Hospital
170 William St.

Mount Sinai Beth Israel
281 Frist Avenue

Planned Parenthood
26 Bleecker

Apicha Community Health Center
400 Broadway

Health Insurance Renewals


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 (tools for tenants to exercise their rights)

New York Peace Institute (specialize in tenant-landlord mediation services)

Housing Court Answers

Legal Aid Society Housing Help

Housing Preservation & Development (HPD)

New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA)

Division of Homes and Community Renewal's Tenant Protection Unit

Manhattan DA's Office Tenant Protection Unit

VOLS Legal Services Senior Law Project - helps seniors with landlord-tenant issues as well as documents needed to maintain income and avoid homelessness

Home Energy Assistance Program (a federally funded program that assists eligible households with grants to pay energy costs)

Education and Schools

NYC Public School Information

Find my public school

Universal Pre-Kindergarten Enrollment

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 343 Peck Slip School


PS / I S 397 Spruce Street

PS 130 Hernando DeSoto School

PS 150


PS 1 Alfred E. Smith

PS 2 Meyer London

PS 42 Benjamin Altman

PS 124 Yung Wing

PS / IS 126 Jacob August Riis / MAT

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

Money and Business

If you were recently laid off (even if it's only temporary), you can file for unemployment here

Taxi driver guidance from the Taxi & Limousine Commission

Property Assessment Appeals

Small Business Assistance
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.

Notice: The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) ended on May 31, 2021. Existing borrowers may be eligible for PPP loan forgiveness.

SBA also offers additional COVID-19 relief.

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

Government and Elected Officials

News from the Mayor's Office

Get Neighborhood Information

Find Your Poll Site


U.S. Senator for New York, Kirsten Gillibrand

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

U.S. Congressman, 10th District, Daniel Goldman

Lookup Your Congressmember

New York State:

NYS Governor Kathy Hochul

NYS Lieutenant Governor, Antonio Delgado

NYS Attorney General, Letitia James

NYS Comptroller, Thomas P. DiNapoli

NYS Senator, 27th SD, Brian Kavanagh

NYS Assemblymember, 61st AD, Charles Fall

NYS Assemblymember, 65th AD, Grace Lee

NYS Assemblymember, 66th AD, Deborah J. Glick

Lookup Your NY State Senator

Lookup Your NY State Assemblymember

Democratic State Committee

NYS Committee, 61st AD, Jill Goodkind
NYS Committee, 61st AD, Akm Mike Bhuiyan

NYS Committee, 65th AD, Kathryn Freed
NYS Committee, 65th AD, Morton Minsley

NYS Committee, 66th AD, Rachel Levine
NYS Committee, 66th AD, Ben Yee

New York City:

NYC Mayor, Eric Adams

NYC Comptroller, Brad Lander

NYC Public Advocate, Jumaane Williams

Manhattan Borough President, Mark Levine

NYC City Council Speaker and District 28 Councilmember, Adrienne Adams

NYC City Councilmember, District 1, Christopher Marte

NYC City Councilmember, District 2, Carlina Rivera

Lookup Your City Council Member

Manhattan County District Leaders


Crime Prevention Book For Seniors - NYPD

University Settlement's Wellness Together Home-Based Care Program for Seniors

Visiting Neighbors (support for seniors)

Apply for Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption (SCRIE)

VOLS Legal Services Senior Law Project - helps seniors with landlord-tenant issues as well as documents needed to maintain income and avoid homelessness

Quality of Life

NYC Human Resources Administration - apply for, rectify and manage benefits

Service and travel updates from the MTA 

Discounted MetroCard

Department of Sanitation

Office of Parking Summons Advocate

Office of the Taxpayer Advocate


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