Citizens’ Toolkit

City Limits exists to equip New York City residents to be better citizens and take a bigger role in shaping the future of the five boroughs. These online resources should help:

Notify NYC
Subway and bus service information

lever.jpgThe democratic process
Register to vote
Find your polling place
Run for office
City campaign finance database
City voter guides
State campaign finance database
Federal campaign finance database
City election results
State election results
Join a Brooklyn Community Board

mayor5.jpgCity officials
Watch City Council hearings
Find your representative
Office of the Mayor
City Comptroller
Public Advocate
Borough Presidents: Bronx, Brooklyn. Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island
City Council members
City Council hearings calendar
City Council legislation database
City departments and agencies

jobs-chart.jpgThe budget
City Council budget database
NYC OMB: Budget Documents
Independent Budget Office
State budget information
Federal budget information

Guide to applying for affordable housing
Guía para solicitar vivienda asequibl
Search HPD violations
NYC Buildings Information System
Homeless Shelter Census
Where to go if you’re homeless
Coalition for the Homeless Resource Guide for Homeless New Yorkers
Your Rights as a Tenant
Your Guide to Welfare in NYC

Immigrant Services Guide
NYPD crime map
Weekly NYPD crime statistics
New York State E-Courts
District attorneys: Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island
Federal courts: Eastern District, Southern District
U.S. Attorneys: Eastern District, Southern District
Civilian Complaint Review Board
State Attorney General

Mayor’s Management Report
Citywide Performance Indicators
New York City Vital Statistics