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:

Go to your topic:
General
The democratic process
City officials
The budget
Housing
Justice
Statistics
Transit
Health
Social Services
Personal Finance
Education

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311
Notify NYC
NYC open data
WiFi access in parks
Map of city resources


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
CheckbookNYC
State budget information
Federal budget information


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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
Housing Connect: Lotteries for affordable units


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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
NYC Board of Correction meetings
NYC Human Rights Commission
Workers’ rights


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Mayor’s Management Report
Citywide Performance Indicators
New York City Vital Statistics
Poverty in NYC by neighborhood


Health

Vaccines and Flu Shots
Health Insurance
Immunization Records
NYC Condoms
Help with Drug and Alcohol Use
Sexual Health Clinics
Mental Health First Aid
Farmers Markets
Help to Quit Smoking
Restaurant Grades
NYC Health & Hospitals: Find a Doctor


Transit

• MTA: Subway Map | Trip Planner | Service Updates | Service Guide
• Long Island RR: Map | Schedules | Ticket Info
• Metro North RR: Map | Schedules | Fares
• Staten Island RR: Map | Schedules
• PATH: Maps|Schedules|Fares
• NJ Transit: Trip Planner | Rail Map |Rail Schedule | Bus Maps | Bus Schedules | Bus Fares
• Amtrack: Maps | Schedule | Fares
• Ferries: SI Ferry Schedule | NYC Ferry Routes & Schedules | Other ferries
• Streets: Bike lane map | Crash map | Traffic advisories | Real-time traffic info and cameras | Alternative side parking | Pay parking tickets | Contest parking tickets


Social Services
Help for senior citizens
Childcare services search
Family Justice Centers
Resources for families in shelters
HIV/AIDS services
Immigration legal services
Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities
Your Guide to Welfare in NYC
Service opportunities
Assistance for veterans
Domestic violence resource directory


Personal finance
File a consumer complaint
Tax-filing rescources
Financial counseling
Small Business Services
NYC Employees Retirement System


Education

School Search
Pre K finder
K-3 Finder
NYC DOE: Academics
Special Ed. Family Resources