Helpful Information

Emergency Services – 911

  • Police

  • Fire Department

  • Hospital

Local Newspapers:

Utilities

101st Police Precinct:

All Non Emergencies – 311

  • No Lifeguard on Duty

  • Cars Parked Illegally

  • Sanitation

  • Heat Complaints

  • Legal Services for the Elderly

  • Parks Department

  • Potholes, Public Service Commission

  • Senior Transportation – Access A Ride

  • Street Light Repair, Transit, Information

  • Illegal Dumping

All Other Services

  • St. John’s Episcopal Hospital.....................(718) 868-7000

  • Social Security & Medicare.........................(800) 772-1213

  • Child Abuse Hotline......................................(800) 342-3720

  • Drug & Substance Abuse............................(800) 621-HOPE

  • Poison Control................................................(212) 764-7667

  • Veteran Affairs................................................(718) 526-1000

  • Department of Finance.................................(718) 699-9811

  • NYC Animal Rescue......................................(718) 649-8600

  • Birth/Death Certificates.................................(212) 788-4500

  • SNAP / EBT Benefits......................................(718) 557-1399

  • NYS Department of Motor Vehicle............(718) 966-6155

  • Parks Complaints (24 Hours)...................... (800) 201-7275

Housing and Home-ownership:

  • Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, General Information......................(800) 424-5401

  • Housing and Urban Development, Housing Counseling Clearinghouse..........(800) 569-4287

  • Housing Court Answers Hotline...................................................................................(212) 962-4795

  • Housing and Community Renewal..............................................................................(866) 275-3427

  • NYC Housing Authority (24 Hour Customer Hotline)..............................................(718) 707-7771

  • Heap (Home Energy Assistance Program).................................................................(800) 692-0557

Education, Employment and Small Business:

  • Federal Student Aid Information Center.................................(800) 433-3243

  • Corporation for National Service, AmeriCorps......................(800) 942-2677

  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission........................(800) 669-4000

  • Small Business Administration...................................................(800) 827-5722

  • US Department of Labor..............................................................(866) 487-2365

  • Internal Revenue Service............................................................(800) 829-1040