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(VACANT)
Member of the New York State Senate representing the 20th Senatorial District
 
 
2010 VOLUNTEER DIRECTORY
Looking for a volunteer opportunity in Brooklyn for yourself or someone you know? Look no further! This handy guide to volunteer opportunities was a project sponsored by Assemblymembers Jim Brennan & Joan Millman, Community Boards 6 & 7, Council Member Brad Lander, District Attorney Charles J. Hynes, New York Methodist Hospital, Park Slope 5th Avenue BID, Park Slope Civic Council, Park Slope Parents, Prospect Park YMCA, and State Senators Eric Adams & Velmanette Montgomery.
 
 
440 GALLERY
440 Gallery is a small artist run collective in Park Slope Brooklyn, NY dedicated to the exhibition and sale of artwork. The artists in the collective represent a broad spectrum of styles and media including painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, assemblage, and installation. The gallery also invites artists and curators from outside the collective for seasonal group shows. The goal is to facilitate a lively exchange, both within the neighborhood, and the artistic community at large.
 
 
Address: [map] 440 6th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Telephone: (718) 499 3844
Email: gallery440@verizon.net
Days & Hours: Thursday and Friday 4 - 7 PM
Saturday and Sunday 11 - 7 PM
Agency Head: Nancy Lunsford
Website: http://440gallery.com/
78TH PRECINCT YOUTH COUNCIL
The 78th Precinct Youth Council is a non profit all volunteer organization that manages baseball and basketball activities for boys and girls from kindergarten through High School. Most of our participants live in neighborhoods surrounding Prospect Park, Brooklyn. We promote the emotional and social development of youngsters through athletics. We teach and develop skills, foster teamwork and emphasize sportsmanship in a supervised, competitive league structure. Our Board is committed to our youngsters' development and to encouraging parent involvement. The Council prides itself on being an active member of our community. Fees are charged to help defray costs and public fundraising is conducted to insure that all interested children, regardless of their financial resources or athletic ability are eligible to participate.
 
 
Address: [map] 123 7th Avenue, PMB202
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Email: contactus@78youthsports.org
Days & Hours: Check website for events and program schedules
826NYC
826NYC is a nonprofit writing center designed to help students ages 6-18 develop their writing skills. We are dedicated to providing students with free access to writing workshops, publishing projects, and one-on-one help with homework and English language learning. All of our programs are challenging and enjoyable, and ultimately strengthen each student's power to express ideas effectively, creatively, confidently, and in his or her individual voice.
 
 
Address: [map] 372 5th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Telephone: (718) 499-9884
Email: scott@826nyc.org
Agency Head: Scott Seeley, Director of Operations
A VIEW FROM THE HOOK
Red Hook, Brooklyn
 
 
Email: adamarmstrong@earthlink.net
Agency Head: Adam Armstrong, resident blogger
ACTIVE STREET CONSTRUCTION PERMITS ISSUED BY NYCDOT
To begin a search, you must first select a borough and at least one other location parameter (e.g. Community District or On Street). Select additional criteria to further narrow a search. Alternatively you may simply enter a permit number.

Clicking on the Permit Number in the Search Results page will open a pop-up window with additional permit details.
 
 
ADAMS, HON. ERIC
President of the Borough of Brooklyn
 
 
Address: [map] Brooklyn Borough Hall
209 Joralemon Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Telephone: (718) 802-3700
Fax: (718) 802-3778
Email: info@brooklynbp.org
ADDED VALUE
Added Value's mission is to promote the sustainable development of Red Hook by nurturing a new generation of young leaders. We work towards this goal by creating opportunities for the youth of South Brooklyn to expand their knowledge base, develop new skills and positively engage with their community through the operation of a socially responsible urban farming enterprise.
 
 
Address: [map] 370 Van Brunt Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231
Telephone: (718) 855-5531
Fax: (718) 855-5497
Email: Email form available at website
Days & Hours: Check website for program and schedule information
Agency Head: Ian Marvy, Executive Director
Website: http://added-value.org/
AFRICAN AMERICAN PLANNING COMMISSION (AAPCI)
The African American Planning Commission (AAPCI) Inc., is a New York City-based 501(c)(3), nonprofit organization committed to addressing issues of homelessness and developing innovative solutions to joblessness which in turn leads to the self-reliance and the economic independence of those served.
 
 
Address: [map] 647A Degraw Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217-3111
Telephone: (718) 857-8705
Fax: (718) 857-0091
Email: MOkebiyi@aapci.org
Agency Head: Matthew Okebiyi, Executive Director
AHRC BROOKLYN BLUE FEATHER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
The Brooklyn Blue Feather Elementary School is built upon the belief that by utilizing the methodology known as Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) in partnership with families, a profound difference can be made in the life of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
 
 
Address: [map] 477 Court Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231
Telephone: (718) 834-0597
(718) 834-0692
Fax: (718) 834-0768
Capacity: 150 children
Group Day Care - Private
AIKIDO OF PARK SLOPE
Aikido classes offered in Park Slope.
 
 
Address: [map] 555 5th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Telephone: (718) 788-5932
Days & Hours: Check website for more information
Agency Head: Hal Lehrman, Jr., Director
AL-MADINAH SCHOOL
Al-Madinah School is just one of the many Islamic schools run by Al-Iman Society. The mission of Al-Madinah School is to assist Muslim parents in raising the next generation of Muslims in the West by teaching and instilling in them the Islamic way of life through the teachings of the Glorious Quran and the Authentic Sunnah. At Al-Madinah School, a safe and healthy Islamic environment is created for our children through the on-going education of living Islam in every part of the school day - during lunchtime, while talking, walking, playing and interacting with people throughout the day. Teachers and Staff, along with students, live Islam through their behavior, social interaction and code of dress.
 
 
Address: [map] 383 3rd Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Telephone: (718) 222-4986
Fax: (718) 222-4985
Email: info@almadinah-school.com
Grades: PK, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Agency Head: Zenab Elkady, Principal
Farhana Masood, Principal
Reda Elhaddad, Principal
Capacity: 655
Website: http://www.almadinah-school.com/
ALL ABOUT FIFTH
What's happening on Park Slope, Brooklyn's 5th Avenue today? Bookmark this site and stop by every day to find out! Tips? Ideas? Wanna blog for us?
 
 
Email: whatsupon5thave@gmail.com
Agency Head: Rebeccah Welch, resident blogger
ALL SAINTS' CHURCH (EPISCOPAL)
We are the Family of Jesus, empowered by God’s Holy Spirit to teach the Gospel of Christ, minister His healing, and lead others to accept and encourage one another up to full maturity in Christ. Together we bear witness to the power of Jesus and His presence in the world.
 
 
Address: [map] 286-88 7th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Telephone: (718) 768-1156
Fax: (718) 768-1156
Email: ascparkslope@yahoo.com
Days & Hours: Service Schedule
Sunday and Wednesday, 10:00 am
ALONZO A. DAUGHTRY MEMORIAL DAY CARE CENTER #2
ACD funded Day Care services in the Park Slope community.
 
 
Address: [map] 333 2nd Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Telephone: (718) 596-1993
Fax: (718) 596-6579
Email: AlonzoDaughtryDCC2@hotmail.com
Agency Head: Dr. Karen S. Daughtry, Director
Gwendolyn E. Wilson, Chairperson, Board of Directors
Capacity: 75 children
Group Day Care - Public
AMERICAN LEGION, MICHAEL A. RAWLEY JR. POST 1636
The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is the nation’s largest wartime veterans service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow servicemembers and veterans.
 
 
Address: [map] 193 9th Street
Brookyn, NY 11215
Telephone: (718) 788-3499
Agency Head: Philip J Dugan, Commander
Peter Deangelis, Adjutant
AMERICAN LEGION, SIXTH MEMORIAL POST 1833
The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is the nation’s largest wartime veterans service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow servicemembers and veterans.
 
 
Address: [map] 389 5th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Telephone: (718) 369-4580
Agency Head: Thomas A Piccolo, Commander
Albert S Passaretti, Jr., Adjutant
AMERICAN VETERANS (AMVETS)
For almost 60 years, AMVETS has provided service and support to America’s veterans and their communities. At every level of our organization, people are involved in making a difference in the lives of those who have given so much to this country. We pride ourselves especially on helping veterans to help themselves, whether by providing them with sound professional advice on entitlements or pursuing issues important to them on Capitol Hill. I invite you to review on the pages that follow the entire spectrum of AMVETS activities undertaken to improve the quality of life for this nation’s citizens, especially our men and women in uniform and their predecessors.
 
 
Address: [map] Post 101
103 President Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231
Telephone: (718) 788-1792
Email: amvets@amvets.org
Agency Head: S. John Sisler, National Commander
AMERIKICK.COM
Teaching Kenpo karate, women's cardio kick in Park Slope.
 
 
Address: [map] 529 5th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215-4807
Telephone: (718) 768-8200
Days & Hours: Check website for more information
Agency Head: Dennis and Sharon Tosten, Masters
Alex Davydov, Sensei
ANN C. ELLIS (ACE) EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER
ACD funded Day Care services in the Park Slope community.
 
 
Address: [map] 199 14th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Telephone: (718) 788-2668
Fax: (718) 788-5265
Email: MichelleRehefeld@aol.com
Agency Head: Michelle Rehefeld
Capacity: 55 children
Group Day Care - Public
ANTIQUE AUTOMOBILE ASSOCIATION OF BROOKLYN, INC.
Founded in 1959, our club was chartered by New York State in November 1962 as a not-for-profit corporation. Our membership has grown from 135 to 280 over the last four years. Our annual show has been hosted by the National Park Service at Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn, New York, for the past five years. In 2000, there were 450 cars and 3,500 spectators present, which is our all-time high. We have 10 meetings per year, on the first Tuesday of each month (except July & August), at the Knights of Columbus Hall, corner of Nostrand Avenue and Quentin Road, in Brooklyn, New York. We publish 10 newsletters per year. Our annual picnic is at Ecology Village at Floyd Bennett Field in June and is free to members. We participate in several Brooklyn Street Fairs including Seventh Heaven, Atlantic Antic and Court Street Fair as well as several parades. We show our cars twice a year at senior centers in Brooklyn.
 
 
Address: [map] 811 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Telephone: (718) 788-3400
Email: Bklyncarclub@aol.com
Agency Head: Leonard Shiller, President
Meetings: First Tuesday of each month (except July & August), at Sts. Simon & Jude Church school cafeteria - Ave T & Van Sicklen St., Brooklyn, NY
ARAB-AMERICAN FAMILY SUPPORT CENTER (AAFSC)
The Arab-American Family Support Center [AAFSC] is the first social service agency in New York to target the marginalized and underserved community of Arab immigrants. It is located in Brooklyn, where the majority of Arab immigrants reside, but serves all Arab-Americans in New York City. Its activities are directed towards newly arrived Arab immigrants, and its main purpose is to strengthen families and to help them adapt to life in the United States.
 
 
Address: [map] 150 Court Street, 3rd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Telephone: (718) 643-8000
Fax: (718) 797-0410
Email: Online email form available
Agency Head: Lena Alhusseini, Executive Director
Samer Khalaf, Chair, Board of Directors
ARTICHOKE DANCE COMPANY
Artichoke Dance Company's mission is to make dance as a theatrical experience accessible to all people. The Company creates unique dance works, presents public performances and offers participatory educational experiences in dance and dance making by using the interactive, cooperative, and community-building aspects of dance to develop physical, creative, and social skills and artistic and cultural understanding. Artichoke Dance Company has engaging educational programs for young people both during school and after school and presents performances and lecture demonstrations at schools.
 
 
Address: [map] 121 Sterling Place, #2B
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Telephone: (917) 627-8770
Email: info@artichokedance.org
Agency Head: Lynn Neuman, Director
Website: http://www.artichokedance.org
ARTSCETERA
ArtsCetera is a family-oriented arts organization serving the neighborhoods of Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn Heights, Boerum Hill and Park Slope in Brooklyn, New York. ArtsCetera director Nanette De Cillis introduced Music Together® to Brooklyn in 1993. As her music classes for infants and toddlers grew in popularity, and with the dream of creating a multi-use space dedicated to arts activities, ArtsCetera was born in 1998. In addition to its music and art classes for children, ArtsCetera has become distinguished as an alternative space to view contemporary art and continues to expand its roster of performances and other arts-related events. ArtsCetera takes pride in building relationships in the community to support positive child development and create new opportunities for children, adults and families.
 
 
Address: [map] 212 Smith Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

mailing address:
376 6th Avenue, Apt. #2
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Telephone: (718) 643-6817
Fax: (718) 643-6817
Email: info@artscetera.com
Days & Hours: Call for more information
Agency Head: Nanette DeCillis, Director
ASIAN AMERICAN WOMEN ARTISTS ALLIANCE (AAWAA)
The Asian American Women Artists Alliance (AAWAA) is a non-profit women artists organization based in New York. We are a unique women collective organizing two to four exhibitions a year. AAWAA was formed in an attempt to lessen the social and cultural isolation under which we work, to encourage each other in our individual efforts, to develop and promote our works as well as win recognition in the greater artistic community.
 
 
Address: [map] 136 15th Street, basement
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Telephone: (718) 788-6170
Fax: (718) 788-6170
Email: info@aawaa.org
Days & Hours: Check website for events and program schedules
Agency Head: Yan Kong, Executive Director
Website: http://www.aawaa.org/
ATLANTIC AVENUE BETTERMENT ASSOCIATION
The Atlantic Avenue Betterment Association was formed in 1993 to address the concerns of the hundreds of people who live and work here. AABA members are dedicated to preserving the historic character of the Avenue, as well as improving our quality of life and work, on issues such as safety, traffic calming, zoning issues, sanitation, and Avenue beautification.
 
 
Address: [map] 321 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Telephone: (718) 852-7418
Email: aaba@atlanticavenuebkny.com
Agency Head: Sandy Balboza, President
ATLANTIC AVENUE LOCAL DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
The Atlantic Avenue Local Development Corporation is a Section 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization committed to the economic development of the Atlantic Avenue area from Fourth Avenue to the waterfront in Brooklyn, New York. In addition to the Atlantic Avenue Master Plan, the LDC's recent activities have included implementation of streetscape improvements, outreach to property owners to encourage historic storefront preservation, and advocacy on issues of importance to the retail and residential community.
 
 
Address: [map] 494 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Telephone: (718) 875-8993
Fax: (718) 935-0832
Email: atlanticave@atlanticave.org
Agency Head: Angela Ferrante, President
B61 PRODUCTIONS (***INACTIVE SINCE 2006***)
B61 Productions is an independent news site dedicated to covering Red Hook, Brooklyn.
 
 
Email: geton@b61productions.com
BARGEMUSIC
Since 1977 when it was founded by violinist Olga Bloom, Bargemusic has been a showcase for chamber music on the Brooklyn waterfront and become a champion of chamber music throughout the United States. Both musicians and the public enjoy chamber music in the intimate setting for which the genre was originally intended. The Barge, a 102-foot long converted barge once used by the Erie Lackawanna Railroad, offers a splendid performance space with wood paneling, a fireplace, and spectacular views of the lower Manhattan skyline along the East River. In an effort to maintain the intimacy of each concert, seating is limited to 125 persons.
 
 
Address: [map] Fulton Ferry Landing
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Telephone: (718) 624-2083
Fax: (718) 624-1155
Email: info@bargemusic.org
Days & Hours: Thursday through Saturday, 7:30pm
Sunday, 4:00 pm
Check website for performance schedule
Agency Head: Olga Bloom, President
Fees: Ticket Prices:
$35 - Regular Admission
$20 - Students (full-time)
$25 - Seniors THURSDAY ONLY
$40 - Enhanced Concert (more than 4 musicians)

BARTEL-PRITCHARD SQUARE WAR MEMORIAL
District parkland
 
 
Address: [map] Bartel Pritchard Square
Brooklyn, NY 11215
BEANSPROUTS OF BROOKLYN, INC.
Day Care services in the Park Slope community.
 
 
Address: [map] 454-56 6th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Capacity: 21 children
Group Day Care - Private
BEANSPROUTS OF BROOKLYN, INC.
Day Care services in the Park Slope community.
 
 
Address: [map] 410 6th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Capacity: 45 children
Group Day Care - Private
BECOME AN AUXILIARY POLICE OFFICER!
The Auxiliary Police are civic-minded, individuals who volunteer to assist their local Police Precincts, Housing Police Service Area, and Transit Borough Queens, by performing uniformed patrol in their communities. They are recruited, trained and equipped by the Police Department. They come from many diverse backgrounds and a myriad of occupations throughout the City, such as computer programmers, mechanics, merchants, nurses, security guards, school teachers, students, etc. Please note that Auxiliary Police Officers are volunteers and do not receive salaries.
 
 
Telephone: (212) AUX-1000 or
(212) 289-1000
BELANTHI ENTERPRISES, INC.
Belanthi Gallery exhibits contemporary art in all styles and media. Music instruction is also available through Belanthi, including piano, voice, music theory, audition coaching and ear training and sight singing.
 
 
Address: [map] 142 Court Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Telephone: (718) 855-2769
(718) 624-9420
Fax: (718) 624-8199
Email: belanthi@earthlink.net
Agency Head: Paullete Hios, President and Executive Director
BELLA VOCE SINGERS
Bella Voce Singers is a women's choir based in Brooklyn, New York. The choir gives numerous concerts throughout the year, including regularly scheduled performances in the Park Slope and Bay Ridge neighborhoods of Brooklyn.

Bella Voce is now a 38-member multigenerational group dedicated to excellence in choral singing. Our mission is to enrich and educate our members and our audiences by performing a diverse repertoire with an emphasis on contemporary choral composers such as Gwyneth Walker, Elizabeth Alexander, Clifton J. Noble, Jr, Joan Szymko, Eleanor Daley, and Abbie Betinis, and by bringing other new and lesser-known works to the community. We have performed with many choirs including the New York Treble Singers, the Davidson Singers, Damkoren SALT (from Sweden), and Coro Musa (from Japan), and we are a regular participant in the bi-annual New York Women and Girls' Choir Festival. Bella Voce Singers released its first CD recording in the spring of 2010, called "Songs of Peace and Love".
 
 
Email: bellavocesingers@gmail.com
Website: http://www.bellavocesingers.com
BETHEL BAPTIST DAY CARE CENTER
ACD funded Early Childhood Education Programs, Family Services and Day Care Services in the Gowanus community.
 
 
Address: [map] 242 Hoyt Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Telephone: (718) 834-9292
Fax: (718) 222-9118
Agency Head: Rev. Chaptman, President
Vernessa Edness, Chairperson of the Board
Carlene Smith, Educational Director
Lilton Mitchell, Secretary of Board
Capacity: 65 children
Group Day Care - Public
BICYCLE CITIRACKS SUGGESTION FORM
DOT's CityRacks provide free sidewalk bicycle parking racks throughout the five boroughs.

The CityRacks program receives thousands of requests, and they are handled on a first come, first served basis. Therefore, it may take six months or more before we can investigate new requests. Thank you for your patience and understanding. We will do our best to investigate your request as quickly as possible.
 
 
BIG MOVIES FOR LITTLE KIDS
A gentle introduction to the world of cinema. Big Movies for Little Kids is a film series for children ages two and up. We screen films every other Monday (except holidays) at Cobble Hill Cinemas in Brooklyn during the school year. Admission is $7.00 per person. Advance tickets are available at the box office one week prior to each screening or online at cobblehilltheatre.com
 
 
Address: [map] Cobble Hill Cinemas
265 Court Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231
Telephone: (718) 596-9113
Email: bigmoviesforlittlekids@gmail.com
Days & Hours: Every other Monday
BLOCK PARTY PERMIT INFORMATION
Having a block party? Make sure you leave yourself enough time to plan the event! A helpful downloadable memorandum is attached with instructions for how to apply. For more information, contact the CB6 District Office.
 
 
Address: [map] Brooklyn Community Board 6
250 Baltic Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201-6401
Telephone: (718) 643-3027
Fax: (718) 624-8410
Email: info@BrooklynCB6.org
Agency Head: Craig Hammerman, District Manager
Daniel M. Kummer, Chairperson
BLUE RIDGE FOUNDATION NEW YORK
Blue Ridge Foundation New York supports start-up nonprofit organizations in New York City. Our mission is to help develop effective strategies for connecting people living in high poverty communities to the opportunities, resources, and support that they need to fulfill their full potential. We pursue our mission by engaging deeply with talented leaders to turn innovative ideas into sustainable, effective organizations and by working to facilitate connections among our network of grantees. Over time, we hope that our grantees demonstrate tangible ways that well-designed and well-executed strategies can positively impact children, families, and communities and move us closer to achieving equal opportunity in New York City and beyond.
 
 
Address: [map] 150 Court Street, 2nd floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Telephone: (718) 923-1400
Fax: (718) 923-2869
Email: info@brfny.org
Agency Head: Matthew Klein, Executive Director
John A. Griffin, Founder and Trustee
BOCOCALAND
We started this website for you—parents in the Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, and Boerum Hill neighborhoods. As parents ourselves, we wanted to have a one-stop resource for all the great stuff you can do around here, as well as news, gossip and neighborhood goings-on. But mainly, we wanted to give a voice to the community. That includes message boards that will allow you to speak to each other, meet each other, buy, sell and exchange goods and find new ways to make living here better. We ask that you bear with us as we find our footing—and please, please, please, let us know how we’re doing. Want to see more of something? Give us a yell. Think we’re leaving something out? We like constructive criticism. But most importantly, keep tuning in. We promise to update the site whenever we can and hope it will help make your life just a little easier.
 
 
Email: tobey@bococaland.com
Agency Head: Tobey Grumet Segal, resident blogger
BOERUM HILL ARTS CENTER
Presents a variety of events, including theater, music (folk, sacred, jazz, etc.) and dance. The Center works with other local organizations, and its mission is "to bring the arts to the community, and the community to the arts."
 
 
Address: [map] 490 Pacific Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Telephone: (718) 855-9865
Email: bhartscenter@yahoo.com
Days & Hours: Call or email for more information
Agency Head: Heloise Gruneberg, Founder
BOERUM HILL ASSOCIATION
The Boerum Hill Association is a voice for all residents — owners, renters, and business owners — interested in preserving and improving the quality of life in Boerum Hill. It publishes a newsletter; holds general membership meetings open to all; sponsors the bi-annual Boerum Hill House Tour; maintains a vibrant on-line discussion group; and liaises with community, city, and state organizations. The BHA keeps residents aware of current community issues and provides a forum for neighbors to communicate their opinions and concerns. For people who live or have business in or near Boerum Hill, getting involved in the BHA is a great way to get to know the community.
 
 
Address: P.O. Box 020583
Brooklyn, NY 11202-0538
Telephone: (718) 928-2425
Fax: (718) 928-2425
Email: bha_board@yahoogroups.com
Agency Head: Howard Kolins, President
BOERUM PARK
District parkland
 
 
BOY SCOUT TROOP 14/CUB SCOUT PACK 14
Boy Scouts of America Troop/Pack 14 has operated in the Park Slope area for more than 60 years. It's local sponsoring agency is The Old Stone House of Brooklyn, located in J.J. Byrne Park, which is the site of weekly meetings. It serves boys ages 6 to 10 (Cub Scouts) and 11-14 (Boy Scouts) and conducts programs in keeping with the guidelines of the Greater New York Council, Boy Scouts of America
 
 
Address: There is no Troop/Pack 14 office;

District Scout Executive Office
13 Hanson Place
Brooklyn, NY 11217-1414

Boy Scout Troop 14/Cub Scout Pack 14
c/o John C. Muir, Brooklyn Council Rep.
206 St. John's Place
Brooklyn, NY 11217-3406
Telephone: (718) 622-7686

District Scout Executive Office:
(718) 399-1595

The Old Stone House:
(718) 768-3195
Email: JandBMuir@aol.com
Days & Hours: District Scout Executive Office:
Monday through Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Old Stone House:
Wednesday through Sunday, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Agency Head: Stuart Septoff, Scoutmaster
Kim DeLeon, Cub Leader
Meetings: weekly at The Old Stone House, 4 times a month, Thursdays, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm;
plus activities on selected weekends
BQE WATCH (***INACTIVE SINCE 2011***)
The Brooklyn-Queens Expressway: Fatalities Waiting to Happen
 
 
Email: wernercohn@mac.com
Agency Head: Werner Cohn, resident blogger
BREEDINGGROUND PRODUCTIONS
breedingground productions was founded in 2000 to develop a community and an alternative production venue for independent artists in all creative disciplines. We choose our projects and collaborators on the basis of intelligence, commitment, innovation, and the desire for an evolving dialogue with our audiences. Our mission is to create and maintain a breedingground for innovation in the creative arts that transcends financial and commercial limitations.
 
 
Address: [map] 300 8th Street, 2C
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Telephone: (347) 683-7698
Email: info@breedingground.com
Days & Hours: Check website for more information
Agency Head: Tomi M. Tsunoda, Business Manager
BRENNAN, HON. JAMES F.
Member of the New York State Assembly representing the 44th Assembly District
 
 
Address: [map] 416 7th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215-7327
Telephone: (718) 788-7221
Fax: (718) 965-9378
Email: brennaj@assembly.state.ny.us
BRIC ARTS | MEDIA | BKLYN
Since our inception in 1979, BRIC has enriched the cultural landscape of Brooklyn by presenting, producing and enabling a wide array of quality contemporary art, performing arts and community media programs. As a non-profit arts organization, we have been a leader in innovation in the arts and media, a proud participant in the revitalization of Prospect Park and a champion of arts education through our programs. BRIC reaches upwards of a million Brooklyn residents each year with compelling and accessible programs. Individuals, non-profits, community groups, school children, educators and artists borough-wide all benefit from our exhibitions, performances, television programs, and education programs as well as the subsidized platforms we offer for artists and community members to develop and present works.
 
 
Address: [map] 647 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Telephone: (718) 683-5600
Fax: (718) 802-9095
Email: bric@bricartsmedia.org
Days & Hours: Check website for events and program schedules
Agency Head: Leslie G. Schultz, Executive Director
Lizanne Fontaine, Chair, Board of Directors
BRIDGERUNNERS MOTORCYCLE CLUB
The Bridgerunners Motorcycle Club was established in 1992. It's members are dedicated to brotherhood, respect and the art of motorcycle riding. The club was originally quartered on Walcott Street in the Red Hook Section of Brooklyn and moved to it's present location on the banks of Gowanus Canal the following year. This year year marks the Club's 19th year at its Butler street address. The Club holds a number of open house nights and fundraisers throughout the year. Brooklyn's BridgeRunners biggest event comes on the third Saturday of June with our annual block party.
 
 
Address: [map] 234 Butler Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217
BROOKLYLN COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
Brooklyn Community Foundation improves the lives of people in Brooklyn by strengthening communities through local giving, grantmaking and community service.

Founded in October 2009, the Brooklyn Community Foundation was established to grow local giving and attract new philanthropic resources to New York City's most populous borough, to boost the essential services and innovative programs of its nonprofit community.

The creation of the Brooklyn Community Foundation was led by the board leadership and staff of the Independence Community Foundation, which was the largest private foundation in Brooklyn distributing over $70 million in grants from 1998-2009.

After extensive consultation and research, the ICF Board of Directors elected to transfer its entire endowment to create the Brooklyn Community Foundation, a public charity, and to raise additional funds from all who live in or care about Brooklyn to invest in its future.

Independence Community Foundation's endowment ensures that there are no administrative or fundraising costs to donors of the Brooklyn Community Foundation. Every dollar raised supports the work of nonprofits in Brooklyn.
 
 
Address: [map] 182 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Telephone: 347-750-2310
Fax: 718.722.5757
Email: use contact form on website: http://www.brooklyncommunityfoundation.org/about/contact
Agency Head: Cecilia Clarke, President & CEO
Alan Fishman, Chairman
BROOKLYN ACADEMY OF MUSIC (BAM)
Dating from its first performance in 1861, BAM has grown into a thriving urban arts center that brings international performing arts and film to Brooklyn.
 
 
Address: [map] 30 Lafayette Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Telephone: (718) 636-4100
Fax: (718) 636-4106
Email: info@bam.org
Days & Hours: Check website for performance schedule
Agency Head: Karen Brooks Hopkins, President
Alan H. Fishman, Chairman, Board of Trustees
Harvey Lichtenstein, President Emeritus
BROOKLYN AIDS TASK FORCE
The Brooklyn AIDS Task Force is a non-profit, multi-ethnic, community service program dedicated to providing the HIV-infected and affected individuals of Brooklyn with culturally-sensitive HIV/AIDS prevention education, comprehensive social services and extensive community advocacy. BATF is the oldest and largest HIV/AIDS organization in Brooklyn and is viewed as a leader and resource for all other Brooklyn HIV/AIDS providers.
 
 
Address: [map] Park Slope Office
502 Bergen Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Telephone: (718) 622-2910
Fax: (718) 623-1158
Email: batf@batf.net
Agency Head: Elaine Greeley, Executive Director
BROOKLYN AIKIKAI
Brooklyn Aikikai was established to spread the teachings, discipline, and philosophy of Aikido, as created by its founder, O'Sensei. Brooklyn Aikikai is affiliated with the United States Aikido Federation Western Region, headed by Professor T. K. Chiba, Shihan.
 
 
Address: [map] 408 3rd Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Telephone: (718) 643-6044
Email: mail@brooklynaikikai.com
Days & Hours: Check website for more information
Agency Head: Robert D. Savoca, Chief Instructor
BROOKLYN AMERICAN YOUTH SOCCER ORGANIZATION (AYSO) REGION 0473
AYSO is a nationwide non-profit organization that develops and delivers quality youth soccer programs in a fun, family environment based on AYSO's Five Philosophies: » Everyone Plays - Our program’s goal is for kids to play soccer—so we mandate that every player on every team must play at least half of every game. » Balanced Teams - Each year we form new teams as evenly balanced as possible—because it is fair and more fun when teams of equal ability play. » Open Registration - Our program is open to all children between 4-1/2 and 19 years of age who want to register and play soccer. Interest and enthusiasm are the only criteria for playing. » Positive Coaching - Encouragement of player effort provides for greater enjoyment by the players and ultimately leads to better-skilled and better-motivated players. » Good Sportsmanship - We strive to create a positive environment based on mutual respect rather than a win-at-all-costs attitude, and our program is designed to instill good sportsmanship in every facet of AYSO.
 
 
Address: [map] 491 1st Street (correspondence)
Brooklyn, NY 11215

Meg Harriman, Registrar (registration)
104 St. Marks Place
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Telephone: (718) 923-1099
Email: info@brooklynayso.org
Days & Hours: Check website for events schedules
Agency Head: Bruce Shearouse, Regional Commissioner
BROOKLYN ART SPACE
Brooklyn Art Space is a membership organization that provides a large space in which visual artists can, as members, do their artwork without incurring the prohibitive expense of a private studio. Brooklyn Art Space is also a gallery where member artists can, for a small fee, exhibit and sell their work. It is a place where artists can come together with other artists in a supportive creative community.
 
 
Address: [map] 168 7th Street, 3rd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Telephone: (718) 858-9069
(917) 575-2533
Email: info@brooklynartistsgym.com
Days & Hours: Public Hours: Monday through Sunday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, with extended hours on various days
Member Hours: 24/7
Check website for events and program schedule
Agency Head: Peter Wallace
BROOKLYN ARTS COUNCIL, INC. (BAC)
The Brooklyn Arts Council, Inc. (BAC) is a service organization dedicated to helping artists, arts organizations, and community groups promote and sustain the arts. BAC is unique in the borough in that it assists artists -- both amateur and professional -- in all disciplines.
 
 
Address: [map] 55 Washington Street, Suite 218
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Telephone: (718) 625-0080
Fax: (718) 625-3294
Email: bac@brooklynartscouncil.org
Days & Hours: Monday through Friday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Check website for performance schedule
Agency Head: Ella J. Weiss, President
Dr. Thomas F. Schutte, Chairman, Board of Directors
BROOKLYN ARTS EXCHANGE (BAX)
BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange—arts and artists in progress - is a multi-arts non-profit organization in Park Slope, Brooklyn, founded in 1991 (as the Gowanus Arts Exchange). Our mission is to provide a nurturing, year-round performance, rehearsal and educational venue in Brooklyn that encourages artistic risk-taking and stimulates dialogue among diverse constituencies.
 
 
Address: [map] 421 5th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Telephone: (718) 832-0018
Fax: (718) 832-9189
Email: info@bax.org
Days & Hours: Check website for events and program schedules
Agency Head: Marya Warshaw, Founder and Executive Director
Deborah Schwartz, President, Board of Directors
BROOKLYN ATLANTIS
Brooklyn Atlantis is a team of scientists and engineers seeking to learn from the pollution of the Gowanus Canal. We’ve designed and constructed an Aquatic Robotic Vehicle (ARV) to be placed in the canal, which collects sensor data (to test water quality, temperature, etc) and also pictures both below and above the water level. This is where YOU, our citizen scientists, come into play. We need help tagging all of the images that our ARV has collected, whether it is a fish, soda can, or rock. It’s simple! Just login or create an account here and press participate to start tagging. Helping the environment has never been so easy!
 
 
Email: info@brooklynatlantis.poly.edu
Website: http://www.brooklynatlantis.poly.edu/home.php
BROOKLYN ATLANTIS
Brooklyn Atlantis is a team of scientists and engineers seeking to learn from the pollution of the Gowanus Canal. We’ve designed and constructed an Aquatic Robotic Vehicle (ARV) to be placed in the canal, which collects sensor data (to test water quality, temperature, etc) and also pictures both below and above the water level. This is where YOU, our citizen scientists, come into play. We need help tagging all of the images that our ARV has collected, whether it is a fish, soda can, or rock. It’s simple! Just login or create an account here and press participate to start tagging. Helping the environment has never been so easy!
 
 
Email: info@brooklynatlantis.poly.edu
Website: http://www.brooklynatlantis.poly.edu/home.php
BROOKLYN BOTANIC GARDENS
The mission of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden is to serve all the people in its community and throughout the world by: Displaying plants and practicing the high art of horticulture to provide a beautiful and hospitable setting for the delight and inspiration of the public. Engaging in research in plant sciences to expand human knowledge of plants, and disseminating the results to science professionals and the general public. Teaching children and adults about plants at a popular level, as well as making available instruction in the exacting skills required to grow plants and make beautiful gardens. Reaching out to help the people of all our diverse urban neighborhoods to enhance the quality of their surroundings and their daily lives through the cultivation and enjoyment of plants. Seeking actively to arouse public awareness of the fragility of our natural environment, both local and global, and providing information about ways to conserve and protect it.
 
 
Address: [map] 1000 Washington Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11225
Telephone: (718) 623-7200
Email: info@bbg.org
Days & Hours: Seasonal, check website for days and hours
Agency Head: Scot Medbury, President
Earl D. Weiner, Chair, Board of Trustees
Fees: Check website for fee schedule
Website: http://www.bbg.org/
BROOKLYN BUGLE
The Brooklyn Bugle is a collective of journals, blogs and websites covering Brooklyn, New York and beyond.
 
 
Telephone: (646) 657-9242
Email: info@thebrooklynbugle.com
Agency Head: John “Homer Fink” Loscalzo, Publisher
BROOKLYN BUS MAP
Boroughwide map of the Metropolitan Transit Authority's bus system in Brooklyn. REQUIRES ADOBE READER.
 
 
BROOKLYN CENTER FOR PSYCHOTHERAPY
Community mental health center.
 
 
Address: [map] 300 Flatbush Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Telephone: (718) 622-2000
Fax: (718) 398-3328
BROOKLYN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Founded in 1918, the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce is a private, non-profit business assistance and economic development organization dedicated to helping Brooklyn businesses grow and to promoting economic development of the borough. With over 1,200 Members from across the borough, the Brooklyn Chamber is the largest chamber of commerce in New York City. Most of our Members are small businesses, however, we also represent large manufacturers, wholesale distribution companies, banks and utilities. We are the voice of the Brooklyn business community. In the words of Crain’s New York Business, the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce is “an activist champion of small business.”
 
 
Address: [map] 25 Elm Place, Suite 200
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Telephone: (718) 875-1000
Fax: (718) 237-4274
Email: info@brooklynchamber.com
Agency Head: Carl Hum, President & CEO
Peter M. Meyer, Chairman, Board of Directors
BROOKLYN COMMUNITY CHORUS
The Brooklyn Community Chorus is an independent community choir in Park Slope, Brooklyn. It is open to anyone who loves to sing a variety of music, both sacred and secular, classical and popular, historic and contemporary. All ages are welcome; no auditions are needed.
 
 
Address: [map] c/o The Old First Reformed Church
729 Carroll Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Telephone: (917) 514-4591
Email: Ethan@brooklyncommunitychorus.org
Days & Hours: Call or email for more information
Agency Head: Ethan Schlesser, Co-Artistic Director
Steve Coburn, Co-Artistic Director
Marlene Clary, Founder
BROOKLYN DAILY
FINALLY! BROOKLYNDAILY.COM! The Community Newspaper Group is proud to announce BrooklynDaily.com — your new home for hyper-local Brooklyn news on your computer, smartphone, or iPad.
 
 
Address: [map] Courier Life Publications
One Metrotech Center, Suite 1001
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Telephone: (718) 260-2500
Email: Editorial@CNGLocal.com
Agency Head: Vince DiMiceli, Editor
BROOKLYN DAILY EAGLE
(Brooklyn Daily Eagle)
 
 
Email: edit@brooklyneagle.net
BROOKLYN DESIGN LAB
Brooklyn Design Lab offers design and art classes in a studio environment for early childhood (ages 18m-4) and grade school (grades K-6) students as well as grown-ups. All of our classes are hands-on, process-driven and focused. Students of all ages explore a set of materials, a theme, or an area of study in depth. Class sizes are strictly limited so that students can get the most out of each course, the time spent with their teachers, and their fellow students. BDL values process over product and the fun of creating over all.
 
 
Address: [map] 413A 7th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Telephone: (917) 657-7441
Email: info@brooklyndesignlab.org
Days & Hours: Check website for more information
Agency Head: Amy Yang, Founder+Teacher
BROOKLYN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (BEDC)
BEDC seeks to create and expand economic opportunity throughout Brooklyn by implementing business and neighborhood development and planning activities to support and create sustainable jobs, industries and communities.
 
 
Address: [map] Kingsborough Community College
2001 Oriental Boulevard, Room T-4162
Brooklyn NY 11235
Telephone: (718) 368-6790
Fax: (718) 368-6788
Email: info@bedc.org
Agency Head: Joan G. Bartolomeo, President
Charles Koehler, Chairman, Board of Directors
BROOKLYN FENCING CENTER
The Brooklyn Fencing Center opened in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, in January 2003. We are proud to be Brooklyn's first competitive fencing club, and our mission is to make the excitement and joy of fencing more accessible to Brooklynites of all ages. Our new permanent location at 62 4th Street features showers, locker rooms and over 5,000 square feet of fencing facilities.
 
 
Address: [map] 62 4th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231
Telephone: (718) 522-5822
Email: info@brooklynfencing.com
Days & Hours: Check website for program schedules
Agency Head: Rolando Balboa, Founder and Head Coach
BROOKLYN FREE SPACE
Day Care services in the Park Slope community.
 
 
Address: [map] 298 6th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Capacity: 30 children
Group Day Care - Private
BROOKLYN HEIGHTS MONTESSORI SCHOOL
Brooklyn Heights Montessori School is a dynamic and progressive independent day school for children two years old through grade eight, including a program for preschool children with special learning needs.
 
 
Address: [map] 185 Court Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Telephone: (718) 858-5100
Fax: (718) 858-0500
Email: info@bhmsny.org
Agency Head: Dane Peters, Head of School
Regina M. Neal, President, Board of Trustees
BROOKLYN KENSHIKAI
Monte Allen's Brooklyn Kenshikai Dojo has a family atmosphere. Students of all ages learn at a pace suited to their own individual needs. Respect and discipline are a large part of our training, as well as rigorous but safe physical exercise. We offer a flexible schedule of both adult (ages 16 and up) and children's (ages 5–15) classes. Feel free to stop by and observe a class. We also invite you to try a FREE CLASS before you decide to enroll. We don't require you to sign any contracts; fees are paid on a monthly basis. We also offer both morning and evening Yoga classes for adults. It's invigorating and great for flexibility andmuscle tone and health.
 
 
Address: [map] 534 3rd Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Telephone: (718) 965-8410
Email: monteallenkarate@aol.com
Days & Hours: Check website for more information
Agency Head: Shihan Monte Allen, Owner
BROOKLYN LYCEUM
Performing arts center, coffee house and rental space for performance artists.
 
 
Address: [map] 227 4th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Telephone: (718) 857-4816
Fax: (718) 398-7301
Email: online submission form available
Days & Hours: Check website for events and program schedules

Brooklyn Lyceum Coffee Shop hours
Monday through Friday, 6:30 am - 3:00 pm
BROOKLYN MUSEUM
The Brooklyn Museum is the second largest art museum in New York City and one of the largest in the United States. One of the premier art institutions in the world, its permanent collection includes more than one and a half million objects, from ancient Egyptian masterpieces to contemporary art, and represents almost every culture. It is housed in a 560,000 square foot, Beaux-Arts building that welcomes approximately half a million visitors each year. Located in Central Brooklyn, a half-hour from midtown Manhattan with its own subway stop, the Museum is set on Eastern Parkway and one block from Grand Army Plaza in a complex of 19th-century parks and gardens that also contains Prospect Park, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and the Wildlife Center.
 
 
Address: [map] 200 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, NY 11238-6052
Telephone: (718) 638-5000
Fax: (718) 501-6136
Email: info@brooklynmuseum.org
Days & Hours: Check website for program and events schedules
Agency Head: Arnold L. Lehman, Museum Director
Fees: $6 - Contribution
$3 - Students with valid ID
$3 - Older Adults
Free to Members and children under 12 accompanied by an adult.
BROOKLYN PARKINSON GROUP
Brooklyn Parkinson Group is a non-profit organization which offers monthly activities for families affected by PD, at no charge. Support group meetings provide a place to learn and share with others. Knowledgeable speakers and support group members talk together about topics of interest to families affected by Parkinson's Disease.
 
 
Address: [map] 200 Hicks Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201-4108

mailing address:
Brooklyn Parkinson Group
P.O. Box 24583
Brooklyn, NY 11202-4583
Telephone: (718) 522-0553
Fax: (718) 522-4922
Email: info@brooklynparkinsongroup.org
Days & Hours: Call for events and program schedules
Agency Head: Olie Westheimer, Executive Director
BROOKLYN PATRIOTS SOCCER CLUB
The Brooklyn Patriots Soccer Club was established in 1994 to provide an opportunity for young players from our diverse community to play soccer at all levels. BPSC is a community-based soccer organization open to all young people of every level and background. The Club combines a strong intramural program with highly competitive travel teams. The Club has always had as its mission to encourage teamwork, to promote good sportsmanship, and to develop self-esteem through playing soccer. The newly renovated athletic fields at the Parade Ground serve as the Home Field of the Brooklyn Patriots. The state-of-the-art soccer fields are used by the Club year long for all intramural and travel teams training activities as well as home game events. Travel teams compete in the Cosmopolitan Junior Soccer League in New York City and participate in various tournaments in the New York area throughout the year. BPSC is a sponsor of the Prospect Park Alliance.
 
 
Address: [map] 220 East 18th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11226
Telephone: (718) 282-9625
Email: info@brooklynpatriots.org
Days & Hours: Check website for events schedule
Agency Head: Antonio Vargas, President
BROOKLYN PHILHARMONIC
The mission of the Brooklyn Philharmonic is to introduce the best new music of our time while shining new light on the great repertoire of the past. We are committed to education and serving the diverse needs of our community. We invite you to join the musicians and dedicated Friends who make these programs possible. By joining, you will receive special benefits that will enrich your experience with the Brooklyn Philharmonic.
 
 
Address: [map] 55 Washington Street, Suite 656
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Telephone: (718) 488-5700
(718) 488-5913, Subscriber Hotline
Fax: (718) 488-5901
Email: info@brooklynphilharmonic.org
Days & Hours: Check website for more information
Agency Head: Alan Pierson, Artistic Director
BROOKLYN PUBLIC LIBRARY - CARROLL GARDENS BRANCH
Begun in 1901 in rented quarters at Smith and Carroll Streets, the then-Carroll Park Branch moved in 1905, to Clinton Street to its Carnegie library designed by William B. Tubby. At its community's request, the branch was renamed the Carroll Gardens Branch in 1973, after an extensive renovations.
 
 
Address: [map] 396 Clinton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231
Telephone: (718) 596-6972
Fax: (718) 596-0370
Days & Hours: Monday, 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tuesday, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday, 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday, 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Friday, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sunday CLOSED
Agency Head: Cheryl Powell, Branch Librarian
BROOKLYN PUBLIC LIBRARY - CENTRAL LIBRARY
Each year, more than 1.5 million people — almost the equivalent of the entire population of Brooklyn — use the Central Library. Containing more than 1.5 million books, magazines, and multimedia materials, it provides services to all ages, free Internet access throughout the building, and, since September of 1997, a Multilingual Center for non-English speakers and those interested in linguistics. Opened on February 1, 1941, the Central Library is the major reference center for BPL’s 60-location system. The library’s notable architecture was created to resemble an open book, with the spine on Grand Army Plaza and the building’s two wings opening like pages onto Eastern Parkway and Flatbush Avenue.
 
 
Address: [map] Central Library
Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11238
Telephone: (718) 230-2100
Fax: (718) 398-3947
Email: On-line form available
Days & Hours: Monday, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday through Thursday, 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sunday CLOSED
Agency Head: Dionne Mack-Harvin, Interim Executive Director
Thomas Amon, President, BPL Board of Trustees
BROOKLYN PUBLIC LIBRARY - PACIFIC BRANCH
Pacific Branch was the first Carnegie library to open in Brooklyn. The building won praise for its 'dignified' design and its first-of-its-kind children's room.
 
 
Address: [map] 25 Fourth Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Telephone: (718) 638-1531
Fax: (718) 638-1580
Days & Hours: Monday, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday, 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Wednesday, 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday, 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Friday, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sunday CLOSED
Agency Head: G. Costa, Branch Librarian
BROOKLYN PUBLIC LIBRARY - PARK SLOPE BRANCH
Known as "Prospect Branch" until 1975, Park Slope Branch began at the turn of the century with a small collection of natural history books housed in Prospect Park's Litchfield Mansion. It soon moved to a storefront on Ninth Street, and in 1906 a Carnegie library was built across the street. Interior features include a stained-glass archways supported by freestanding columns, two tiled fireplaces and a vaulted, stained-glass ceiling- original details that remains today.
 
 
Address: [map] 431 Sixth Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Telephone: (718) 832-1853
Fax: (718) 832-9024
Days & Hours: Monday, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday, 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday, 10:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Thursday, 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday CLOSED
Agency Head: Lee Levy, Branch Librarian
BROOKLYN PUBLIC LIBRARY - RED HOOK BRANCH
An architectural gem, the original Red Hook Branch was the only Brooklyn Carnegie library to be built in Mediterranean Revival style. A fire in 1945 closed the library on Visitation Place, and the city decided to demolish rather than restore it. The branch used rented quarters until 1975 when the current 7,500 square-foot one-story brick library was built on Wolcott Street.
 
 
Address: [map] 7 Wolcott Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231
Telephone: (718) 935-0203
Fax: (718) 935-0135
Days & Hours: Monday, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday, 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday, 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Friday, 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Saturday, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sunday CLOSED
Agency Head: Salvador Salame, Branch Librarian
BROOKLYN PUBLIC LIBRARY - THE BUSINESS LIBRARY
Since 1943, the Business Library has supported the needs of businesses and individuals by providing free access to business and investment resources. Corporations, small business owners, investors, employees, students and entrepreneurs turn to the Business Library for up-to-date information on business in Brooklyn, in New York City's four other boroughs, in New York State, in the United States and around the world. The Business Library is centrally located in downtown Brooklyn, the heart of Brooklyn's business and civic life. MetroTech Center, the Brooklyn Marriott and Borough Hall are steps away.
 
 
Address: [map] 280 Cadman Plaza West
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Telephone: (718) 623-7000
Email: busref@brooklynpubliclibrary.org
Days & Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday, 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday, 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Saturday, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sunday CLOSED
Agency Head: Susan Phillis, Branch Librarian
BROOKLYN RED HOOK LION'S CLUB
To create and foster a spirit of understanding among all people for humanitarian needs by providing voluntary services through community involvement and international cooperation. The Lion's motto is: "We Serve"
 
 
Address: [map] 495 Columbia Street, #2D
Brooklyn, NY 11231
Telephone: (718) 834-0557
Email: LHEmusic@aol.com
Agency Head: Jay McKnight, Executive Director
Website: http://www.lionsclubs.org
BROOKLYN SOCIETY FOR ETHICAL CULTURE
Welcome! The Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture (BSEC) is a congregation of individuals and families who choose to emphasize personal growth and social progress as high on their list of priorities. We offer platforms for adults and classes for children from 11:00 to 12:30 every Sunday. We are a liberal religious and educational fellowship without formal creed or dogma. We hold a strong, shared faith in the potential of human beings to develop our compassion, wisdom, and ability to work together - to bring about a caring, just and sustainable world. BSEC is a community of communities, attracting good people from all religious traditions, backgrounds, races, family configurations and sexual orientations.
 
 
Address: [map] 53 Prospect Park West
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Telephone: (718) 768-3234
Fax: (718) 768-3278
Email: bordeau.bsec@gmail.com
Days & Hours: Check website for services, events and program schedules
Agency Head: Catherine Bordeau, Leader in Training
Re Horowitz, President
BROOKLYN STREETS, CARROLL GARDENS
Progressive politics, transit issues, the neighborhood I love, and whatever else strikes my fancy.
 
 
Email: firstandcourt@gmail.com
Agency Head: Gary Reilly, resident blogger
BROOKLYN WATERCOLOR SOCIETY
The Brooklyn Watercolor Society is a non-profit community arts organization that was started in 1972, now consisting of 40 watercolor artists, who have all lived, worked, or even studied or taught in Brooklyn. Many of our members have graduated from prestigious art schools including Pratt Art Institute. Some are now well known artists and have won awards for their work. As a close-knit group of professional watercolor artists, we are dedicated to showing our work and educating others about the joys of watercolor. Some members teach watercolor in the metropolitan area, including the Brooklyn Botanic Garden and the New York Horticultural Society.
 
 
Address: [map] 454 2nd Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Telephone: (718) 965-3024
Email: info@bws.org
Days & Hours: Check website for events and program schedules
Agency Head: Albert Lee Massimi, President
BROOKLYN WATERFRONT ARTIST'S COALITION (BWAC)
The Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC, pronounced bee-wack) is a 501.c.3 non-profit corporation. Organized in 1978 by 16 artists looking for a place to exhibit, BWAC has grown to become Brooklyn's largest artist-run organization with over 400 members. Our artist/members are the management, leadership, board and staff. We have two synergistic missions: to assist emerging artists in advancing their artistic careers; to present the art-of-today in an easily accessible format. For 30 years, BWAC has been exhibiting the artwork of local Brooklyn artists. Our three annual mega-exhibits and outdoor sculpture show present a wide variety of contemporary visual arts from the traditional to the experiemental cutting edge.
 
 
Address: [map] 499 Van Brunt Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231
Telephone: (718) 596-2507
Email: bwacinfo@aol.com
Days & Hours: Check website for events schedule
Agency Head: Jane Gutterman, Arts Administrator
John Strohbeen, President
BROOKLYN WING TZUN KUNG FU SCHOOL
Our Mission: To Teach the System Wing Tzun and it's Philosophy as a way of life. WT grows out of the Taoist tradition in Chinese Philosophy - "Tao" means " The Way." It signifies life's eternal movement of growing, blooming, fading away, and never-ending renewal. To achieve his unity with the Tao, man must become as the Tao: spontaneous, open, simple, and flexible - not hard and arrogant. When using Wing Tzun in self-defense or applying its principles in every day life, one becomes like a river flowing to the sea. Even if a mountain obstructs the river's flow it will not be stopped It will reach its goal naturally, unavoidably, while overcoming all obstacles on the way.
 
 
Address: [map] Brooklyn Park Slope School
@Way of Action
316 7th Street, 2nd floor
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Telephone: (646) 369-7704
Email: edgarrotger3@msn.com
Days & Hours: Check website for more information
Agency Head: Si-Sok Edgar Rotger, Primary Instructor
BROOKLYN WORKSHOP GALLERY
Brooklyn Workshop Gallery is a semi-collective atelier space dedicated to the celebration of cultural expressions, transparency in our processes, the sharing of our philosophies and a welcome to others with creative ideas.

BWG is home to Workshop Gallery Artists Foundation, a non-profit foundation whose purpose is to promote and facilitate the process of keeping traditional art craft alive and vibrant in our world and to encourage the interpretation and expression of such through the individual artisan.
 
 
Address: 393 Hoyt Street Brooklyn NY 11231
Telephone: 718.797.9427
Email: brooklynworkshopgallery@earthlink.net
Days & Hours: DAILY noon - 6:00 p.m.
closed Wednesdays and Thursdays
Agency Head: Martine Bisagni, Director
BROOKLYN WRITERS SPACE
The Brooklyn Writers Space was founded by playwrights Scott Adkins and Erin Courtney in 2002. Since opening, the Writers Space has served over 700 writers by providing a professional, respectful, and quiet environment for writers. In 2007, the Brooklyn Writers Space partnered with the Brooklyn Artists Gym to establish a new kind of space. Room 58 provides everything the Writer Space does with an additional room for writers to take care of the business side of writing. In addition, the writer members share a beautiful bright 10,000 square foot loft space with the visual artist members of the Brooklyn Artists Gym. In 2010, the Brooklyn Writers Space opened another quiet only space on Court Street to serve the writers of Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, Red Hook and Boerum Hill. This space is a classic Carroll Gardens store front. All spaces provide writers with a desk, a lamp and a chair on a first come first serve basis. Coffee is always on hand, as well as provide your own paper printing, wi-fi(if you are trying to get away from the internet we can help you with that too), storage ($30 per quarter), and kitchenette lounge areas for socializing. Each space is unique by location and by services, the Garfield location has a roof deck with monster tomato plants, Room 58 has a HUGE bright lounge with really comfy couches, and the Court Street location has plenty of books and very comfy reading lounge. All spaces are accessible 24/7.
 
 
Address: [map] 58 Garfield Place, ground floor
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Telephone: (718) 788-2697
Fax: (718) 504-4316
Email: scott@brooklynwriters.com
Days & Hours: Check website for more information
Agency Head: Scott Adkins, Founder & Manager
Erin Courtney, Founder & Manager
BROOKLYN YOUTH CHORUS ACADEMY
We are proud of how far we’ve come since 1992: from 45 kids rehearsing in a donated space in Downtown Brooklyn to more than 300 students enjoying a wide range of music courses in our own renovated building in Cobble Hill. Under the encouraging eye of artistic director and founder Dianne Berkun, we have become an uplifting artistic community, building confidence and self-esteem with every high note and harmony.
 
 
Address: [map] 179 Pacific Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201-6209
Telephone: (718) 243-9447
Fax: (718) 855-1371
Email: info@brooklynyouthchorus.org
Days & Hours: Check website for program and events schedules
Agency Head: Dianne Berkun, Founder and Artistic Director
Valerie G. Lewis, Executive Director
Mary Anne Yancey, Chair, Board of Directors
BROOKLYN-QUEENS CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC
Founded in 1897, the Brooklyn-Queens Conservatory of Music has been serving the New York musical community for over a century. The Conservatory promotes individual and community growth through music, and is committed to making music accessible to people of all ages, backgrounds, and skill levels. Through our long-standing commitment to the highest quality in arts education, the Conservatory has the distinction of being one of the oldest and largest community music schools in the nation.
 
 
Address: [map] 58 7th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Telephone: (718) 622-3300
Fax: (718) 622-3957
Email: karen.geer@bqcm.org
Days & Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Check website for program and events schedules
Agency Head: Karen Geer, Executive Director
George Badecker, Chairperson, Board of Directors
BROOKLYN-QUEENS EXPRESSWAY
District parkland
 
 
BROOKLYNIAN.COM
Brooklynian.com is a place to find useful information and news about specific neighborhoods in Brooklyn. You can send private messages to other users if you register, or visit our "other" discussion boards, including The Classifieds (LOCAL personal or small business ads only, please), The Lounge (general chat), Brooklyn and Beyond, and ASK BROOKLYNIAN (general discussions about how the site works or doesn't work).
 
 
Email: admin@brooklynian.com
BROWNSTONER: BROOKLYN INSIDE AND OUT
Brownstoner.com is a site about Brooklyn real estate and renovation, and all the tangential topics that impact life inside and outside the home in Brooklyn. Launched in October 2004 by Jonathan Butler, the site currently has about 100,000 unique visitors per month.
 
 
Email: brownstoner@brownstoner.com
Agency Head: Jonathan Butler, resident blogger
BUDGET PUBLICATIONS (NEW YORK CITY)
This link will bring you directly to the Office of Management and Budget's page containing all of the City budget publications that are available electronically including but not limited to the most recent version of the City's budget, Major Financial Plan, Ten-Year Capital Strategy, September Capital Commitment Plans, Monthly Report on Current Economic Conditions, etc.
 
 
Address: [map] Office of Management and Budget
75 Park Place, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10007
Telephone: 311 or (212) NEW-YORK outside NYC
Email: Online email form available
BUILD IT GREEN! NYC
Build It Green! NYC, is New York City's only non-profit retail outlet for salvaged and surplus building materials. Our warehouse has everything from panel doors to high end refrigerators and shutters to movie props. Our mission is to keep these materials out of the landfill, while offering deep discounts on their resale. We are sponsored by Community Environmental Center (CEC) www.cecenter.org. Founded in late 2004, our Astoria warehouse opened in February of 2005. Our second reuse center is now open 5 days a week in Gowanus, Brooklyn.

We have over 75 tons of materials on sale at half or below their new prices:

• doors
• flooring
• sinks and toilets
• lighting
• windows
• trim
• cabinets
• metal studs And much, much more...

A Better NYC:
All proceeds help support CEC's environmental initiatives around the city, including the Western Queens Compost Initiative, BIG!Blooms scaffolding program for raised garden beds at community gardens, BIG!NYC Gives Back donation program for non-profits and community groups, and so much more. Previous programs have included NYC Cool Roofs, Film Biz Recycling, and education programs at Solar 1. Solar 1 provides education programs in local schools, covering topics such as renewable energy and the East River ecosystem. They also host environmental lectures, and arts events throughout the year.

Why Reuse?
Did you know that over 38,000 tons* of building material are thrown out every day in New York City? (* according to PlaNYC's 2011 chapter "Solid Waste") These materials are clogging our landfills, releasing carbon into the atmosphere, and creating a need for more materials to be manufactured. Reuse is a logical and environmentally friendly alternative to discarding durable materials. Reuse just makes sense, economically and environmentally. Where do the materials come from?
Salvaged materials have been taken from a variety of buildings about to be demolished or remodeled in New York City. Surplus materials have been donated by building suppliers and contractors interested in protecting the environment and reducing their waste. And many materials have been donated by someone just like you! Thinking of replacing things around your house? Consider their usefulness to someone else and bring them down any time we're open!

Green Products:
Build It Green! NYC might be expanding its stock of building materials to include environmentally friendly and non-toxic materials based on customer interest. If you have a green product you'd like to see us carry, make a suggestion!
 
 
Address: [map] 69 9th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Telephone: 718-725-8925
Days & Hours: Wednesday - Friday: 10am - 6pm Saturday & Sunday: 10am - 5pm (closed Monday & Tuesday)
Website: http://www.bignyc.org
BUILDINGS INFORMATION SYSTEM (BIS)
The Department’s Buildings Information System (BIS) provides the public with real-time access to Department data and information, including:

Complaints
Inspections
Application processing
Accounting information
Periodic safety reports
Equipment tracking
Trade licensing and contractor tracking
Helpful Information for Users
 
 
Website: http://www.nyc.gov/html/dob/html/bis/bis.shtml
BUSH-CLINTON PLAYGROUND
District parkland
 
 
CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH OF RED HOOK (BAPTIST)
To spread the gospel of Jesus Christ and to serve Red Hook and the communities at large.
 
 
Address: [map] 773 Hicks Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231
Telephone: (718) 596-5054
(718) 522-5159
Fax: (718) 625-3454
Email: calvary773@aol.com
Days & Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
Agency Head: Reverend John A. Credle, Jr., Pastor
CAMPAIGN FINANCING
The New York City Campaign Finance Board was created in 1988 as an independent, nonpartisan city agency. The CFB has three primary mandates: administering the Campaign Finance Program, publishing the Voter Guide, and overseeing the Debate Program. The CFB is composed of five board members: two are appointed by the mayor, two by the speaker of the City Council, and one, the chairman, by the mayor after consultation with the speaker. The Board is strictly nonpartisan, and by law the mayor's and the speaker's two appointees must come from different political parties. Board members serve staggered, five year terms.
 
 
Address: [map] Campaign Finance Board
40 Rector Street, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10006
Telephone: (212) 306-7100
Fax: (212) 306-7143
Email: info@nyccfb.info
Agency Head: Amy Loprest, Executive Director
Joseph P. Parkes, S.J., Chairman
CARROLL GARDENS ASSOCIATION, INC.
Our mission is to preserve our communities and prevent the deterioration of our neighborhoods through affordable housing development, property management, economic revitalization, and outreach and advocacy programs. Our vision includes the opportunity for individuals and families to enhance their dignity by achieving independence and productivity in order to empower them to become integrated contributing members of their communities.
 
 
Address: [map] 201 Columbia Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231
Telephone: (718) 243-9301
Fax: (718) 243-9304
Email: info@carrollgardensassociation.com
Days & Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Agency Head: Vilma V. Heramia, CEcD, Acting Executive Director
CARROLL GARDENS BROOKLYN HISTORY (***INACTIVE SINCE 2011***)
I will devote this blogspot to being a Carroll Gardens archival resource, to promote maintaining our neighborhood in a manner that preserves, recognizes, and respects its contextual and historical significance and architectural integrity, and to protect our local heritage from the challenge of out-of-character development.
 
 
Email: BBrookhart@urbanmgt.com
Agency Head: Barbara Brookhart, resident blogger
CARROLL GARDENS COUNSELING CENTER
Community mental health services.
 
 
Address: [map] 102 3rd Place
Brooklyn, NY 11231
Telephone: (718) 935-1660
CARROLL GARDENS DIARY
From Charles Carroll's post to posts on the EPA, we cover all aspects of Carroll Gardens news, history, politics and fun facts. Original photographs are courtesy of Max Flatow. We are doing a continuing series on iconic local businesses.
 
 
Agency Head: Michael Brown, resident blogger
CARROLL GARDENS NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION, INC.
The Carroll Gardens Neighborhood Association, Inc., a Not-For-Profit 501(c)(1) Corporation, was organized in 1990 as the First Place Tri-Block and Summit Street Association, and meets monthly at 7:30pm on the second Monday of the month from September through June.
 
 
Address: [map] c/o 436 Sackett Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231
Telephone: (718) 858-4699
Email: info@carrollgardensbrooklyn.org
Agency Head: Maria Pagano, President
Meetings: Second Monday of the month, 7:30 pm
(September through June)
Hannah Senesh Community Day School
342 Smith Street (between First/Second Places)
CARROLL GARDENS NEIGHBORHOOD WOMEN
Educational services for adults: BA college program in liberal arts, GED, ESL, basic skills, and counseling. Helps clients in the community improve academic skills to pass GED exam. Emphasis on writing and math. Class 2 evenings/week. Intake done once a month, August-May.
 
 
Address: [map] 294 Smith Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231
Telephone: (718) 624-3475
Email: cngwinc@aol.com
CARROLL PARK
District parkland 1.874 Acres

Brooklyn's third-oldest park is named for Charles Carroll (1737-1832), an American Revolutionary leader and signer of the Declaration of Independence, for whom Carroll Street is also named. He served in the Continental Congress from 1776-78 and represented Maryland in the Senate from 1789-92. Carroll, whose family emigrated to the Maryland colony from Ireland, is the only Roman Catholic to have signed the Declaration of Independence.

The park originated in the late 1840s as a private community garden shortly after much of the neighborhood, which now comprises the Carroll Gardens Historical District, was laid out by surveyor Richard Butt. The land was acquired for use as a public park by the City of Brooklyn in 1853. It was first improved around 1870 when a drainage system was installed, a children's playground was built, and new walks were laid. Subsequent renovations in the 1890s, 1930s, and 1960s introduced new design features and playgrounds, which increased opportunities for active recreation.

In 1994 Carroll Park underwent a $1.3 million capital reconstruction and redesign, funded by Borough President Golden. Improvements included new plantings, reorganization of the playspaces and the installation of play equipment. The historic character of the park was also restored with decorative cast iron gates and fencing that echo the fences of neighborhood brownstones and motifs on the bronze and granite Soldier and Sailors World War I Monument (1920) by sculptor Eugene H. Morahan that was conserved under the same project.
 
 
CARROLL PARK WAR MEMORIAL
District parkland
 
 
CATHEDRAL SCHOOL OF BROOKLYN
Private/Parochial elementary and middle school in the Park Slope community.
 
 
Address: [map] 910 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Telephone: (718) 783-8204
Fax: (718) 783-7531
Email: mrsam@mailexcite.com
Agency Head: Heron A. Sam, Administrator
Grades: PK, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Capacity: 130
CB6 WEBSITE DIRECTORY SUBMISSION FORM
This form is to be used by persons wishing to submit an organization for listing in the Brooklyn Community Board 6 on-line directory of government agencies and public services. To be eligible for inclusion the organization should ideally be based in, or share in whole or in substantial part its primary service area with, the Brooklyn Community Board 6 district. Listings that appear on the website must either be of government agencies, non-profit organizations, community-based organizations, or other organizations that are not primarily organized to be commercial or partisan in nature.
 
 
Address: [map] Brooklyn Community Board 6
250 Baltic Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201-6401
Telephone: (718) 643-3027
Fax: (718) 624-8410
Email: info@BrooklynCB6.org
Agency Head: Craig Hammerman, District Manager
Daniel Kummer, Chairperson
CENSUS FACT-FINDER
The New York City Census FactFinder provides quick and easy access to population information from the 2000 U.S. Census. To begin, either enter an address, select a point of interest or subway station, or choose a community district. For addresses, points of interest and subway stations, also indicate your choice of profile by census tract, community district or by all tracts within a buffer distance of your location.
 
 
Address: [map] Department of City Planning
Brooklyn Office
16 Court Street, 7th floor
Brooklyn, NY 11241
Telephone: 311 or (212) NEW-YORK outside NYC
Email: Online email form available
Agency Head: Amanda Burden, Commissioner
CENTER FOR ANTI-VIOLENCE EDUCATION (CAE)
The Center for Anti-Violence Education (CAE) works as a catalyst for change in the lives of women, LGBT people, teen women, children, and other communities especially affected by violence. CAE’s programs are designed to develop participants’ skills, knowledge, and awareness to enable them to heal from, prevent, and counter violence. We do this work to actively create a peaceful, just, and equitable world.
 
 
Address: [map] 327 7th Street, 2nd floor
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Telephone: (718) 788-1775
Fax: (718) 499-2284
Email: info@caeny.org
Days & Hours: Check website for program and event schedules
Office hours 10:00am - 6:00pm, Monday through Friday
Agency Head: Tracy Hobson, Executive Director
CENTER FOR URBAN PEDAGOGY (CUP)
CUP makes educational projects about places and how they change. Our projects bring together art and design professionals - artists, graphic designers, architects, urban planners - with community-based advocates and researchers - organizers, government officials, academics, service-providers and policymakers. These partners work with CUP staff to create projects ranging from high school curricula to educational exhibitions. Our work grows from a belief that the power of imagination is central to the practice of democracy, and that the work of governing must engage the dreams and visions of citizens. CUP believes in the legibility of the world around us. What can we learn by investigation? By learning how to investigate, we train ourselves to change what we see.
 
 
Address: [map] CUP at the Old American Can Factory
232 3rd Street, #D201
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Telephone: (718) 596-7721
Email: info@anothercupdevelopment.org
Agency Head: Christine Gaspar, Executive Director
Damon Rich, Founder & Chair, Board of Directors
CENTRAL FILMS, INC.
Central Films, a production company founded in 1989, produces film and video in several categories: short film, documentary, feature film, animation and public service announcement. Their productions have been screened at festivals and broadcast on television throughout the world.
 
 
Address: [map] 272 6th Avenue, #2R
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Telephone: (718) 788-2296
Fax: (718) 854-0763
Email: frflt@aol.com
Days & Hours: Call or email for more information
Agency Head: Julie Goldman, President
CG CORD/CARROLL GARDENS COALITION FOR RESPECTFUL DEVELOPMENT
CG CORD IS DEDICATED TO PRESERVE THE UNIQUE, HISTORICAL CHARACTER OF THE CARROLL GARDENS, BROOKLYN, AREA, AND TO PROTECT OUR COMMUNITY FROM GREEDY AND ILL-CONCEIVED OVER-DEVELOPMENT. WE INSIST THAT OUR COMMUNITY HAVE A SAY IN OUR FUTURE DEVELOPMENT, ESPECIALLY AS IT RELATES TO OUR HISTORICAL CONTEXT, OUR SAFETY, OUR INFRASTRUCTURE, AND OUR PROTECTION FROM SEVERE ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARDS. CORD WAS FOUNDED IN MAY, 2007, WITH THE 'PROTECT OUR HOMES' PETITION BELOW.
 
 
Email: CGCORD@GMAIL.COM
CHARACTERS OF GOWANUS (***INACTIVE SINCE 2010***)
This Web site, created as a multimedia thesis at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, features stories and captures the passion and the energy of this unwavering breed of Brooklynite — the characters of Gowanus.
 
 
Email: CharactersOfGowanus@gmail.com
Agency Head: Sarah Portlock, Publisher
Rob Anderson, Publisher
CHICKPEAS CHILDCARE CENTER
Day Care services in the Park Slope community.
 
 
Address: [map] 451 7th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Capacity: 20 children
Group Day Care - Private
CHN MEDICAL OFFICE
Call for more information
 
 
Address: [map] 88 Visitation Place
Brooklyn, NY 11231
Telephone: (718) 923-8200, extension 8540
CHOCOLATE CHIP CHAMBER MUSIC
Chocolate Chip Chamber Music made its debut as a children’s chamber music series in May 2006. Located in the heart of Park Slope, Brooklyn, the series features professional musicians in engaging and interactive mini-concerts designed for two to six year olds. The concerts are comprised of an opening chocolate chip cookie theme song “sing-along,” and a number of very brief musical selections performed by the musicians. “Baker Bobbie” serves as the emcee and mascot, and often finds her way out of a perplexing problem with the help of the audience and the musicians. Each piece of music is introduced in such a way as to involve the listeners fully – from clapping games to movement and acting. Programs are typically tied to a particular theme such as dance or storytelling, so as to further educate and inspire children and parents. Performances end with instrument demonstrations – a hands-on experience for curious preschoolers, and a chocolate chip cookie for all in attendance.
 
 
Address: [map] c/o Old First Reformed Church
126 Seventh Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Telephone: (347) 768-7998
Email: info@chocolatechipmusic.org
Days & Hours: Check website for program and event schedules
Agency Head: Helen Richman, Founder and Artistic Director
CHOO CHOO TRAIN DAYCARE
At Choo-Choo Train Daycare we believe one of the most important factors for children’s intellectual growth is their own natural curiosity. To foster and develop this curiosity the curriculum is child-centered, hands-on, and based on open-ended questions. Our goals promote socialization and self-sufficiency while nurturing emotional, intellectual and physical growth in a safe, loving environment—in which the imagination can expand freely.
 
 
Address: [map] 539 Court Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231
Telephone: (718) 797-9050
Email: contact@choochootraindaycare.com
Capacity: unknown
Group Day Care - Private
CHRIST CHURCH OF COBBLE HILL (EPISCOPAL/ANGLICAN)
Check website for programs provided
 
 
Address: [map] 326 Clinton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231
Telephone: (718) 624-0083
Fax: (718) 624-7913
Email: christchurchcobblehill@gmail.com
Days & Hours: Check website for services and events schedules
Agency Head: Reverend Ronald T. Lau, Vicar
CHURCH OF ST. SAVIOUR (CATHOLIC, ROMAN)
Check website for programs provided
 
 
Address: [map] 611 8th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Telephone: (718) 768-4055
Fax: (718) 768-4872
Email: stsaviourchurch@aol.com
Days & Hours: Check website for services, events and program schedules
Agency Head: Reverend Daniel S. Murphy, Pastor
William Williamsen, Deacon
Karen Cappiello, Church Secretary
CHURCH OF THE REDEEMER (EPISCOPAL)
NOTE: As of the Spring 2012, the physical location of Redeemer is being redeveloped and the church building has been closed. The congregation of Church of The Redeemer is currently worshiping at St. Luke & St. Matthew (Clinton Hill), Brooklyn
 
 
Address: [map] 561 Pacific Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Telephone: (718) 875-4464
Fax: (718) 624-1811
Agency Head: Reverend Michael Sniffen, Priest-in-Charge
CHURCH OF THE VIRGIN MARY (CATHOLIC, GREEK/MELKITE)
Check website for more information
 
 
Address: [map] 216 Eighth Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215-2604
Telephone: (718) 788-5454
Fax: (718) 499-7702
Email: fr_antoine@hotmail.com
Days & Hours: Services Schedule
Daily Liturgy, 9:30 am
Sunday Liturgy 11:00 am
Agency Head: Reverend Father Antoine Rizk, Pastor
CHURCH! OF PARK SLOPE (CHRISTIAN, NON-DENOMENATIONAL)
What Church! of Park Slope will be and do. A Community of Christians, not defined by a building, that blurs the line between church and community... Building relationships that share Jesus Christ's love with Park Slope, Brooklyn... Resulting in changed lives that will change the world.
 
 
Address: [map] Camp Friendship (services)
339 8th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215

326 6th Street (mailing address)
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Telephone: (718) 768-2613
Fax: (718) 768-2613
Email: brad@churchofparkslope.org
Days & Hours: services at 6:00 PM
Agency Head: Brad Canning, Lead Pastor
CITIZENS FOR NYC
Citizens for NYC, a nonprofit organization founded in 1975 as the Citizens Committee for New York City, mobilizes New Yorkers to improve their neighborhoods in the areas of Beautification and the Urban Environment, Safety, Poverty, Youth Service and Entrepreneurship, and Neighborhood Diversity. We help New Yorkers build strong neighborhood volunteer groups that solve local problems, providing small grants, workshops, self-help information and assistance to more than 12,000 grassroots volunteer groups throughout the city’s five boroughs. Citizens for NYC is your partner for better neighborhoods.
 
 
Address: [map] 305 Seventh Avenue, 15th floor
New York, NY 10001-6008
Telephone: (212) 989-0909
Fax: (212) 989-0983
Email: info@citizensnyc.org
Agency Head: Michael Clark, President
Henry Cornell, Chairman, Board of Directors
Jacob K. Javits, Founder
CIVILIAN COMPLAINT REVIEW BOARD
The New York City Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB) is an independent and non-police mayoral agency. It is empowered to receive, investigate, hear, make findings and recommend action on complaints against New York City police officers which allege the use of excessive or unnecessary force, abuse of authority, discourtesy, or the use of offensive language. Investigations are conducted in an impartial fashion by the board's investigative staff, which is composed entirely of civilian employees. Complaints may be made by any person whether or not that person is a victim of, or witness to, an incident. Dispositions by the board on complaints are forwarded to the police commissioner. As determined by the board, dispositions may be accompanied by recommendations regarding disciplinary measures.
 
 
Address: [map] Civilian Complain Review Board
40 Rector Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10006
Telephone: 311 or (212) NEW-YORK outside NYC
(212) 504-4115, TTY/TDD
Email: Online complaint form available
Agency Head: Joan Thompson, Executive Director
Daniel Chu, Esq., Chair
CLAIM FORMS
Claims against the City of New York are filed through the Comptroller's Office Bureau of Law & Adjustment. Under Section 50-e of the General Municipal Law, all tort claims against the City of New York should be in writing on the enclosed forms or in a similar format. The Notice of Claim must be Notarized and served Personally or by Certified Mail within ninety (90) days from the date of the occurrence All forms are in the Adobe .pdf format. If you do not have the plug-in program needed to read these files, you can obtain it by following this link.
 
 
Address: [map] Office of the New York City Comptroller
1 Centre Street, Room 1225
New York, New York 10007
Telephone: (212) 669-8750
Agency Head: John C. Liu, Comptroller
CLARKE, HON. YVETTE D.
Member of the United States House of Representatives representing the 9th Congressional District
 
 
Address: [map] 123 Linden Boulevard, 4th floor
Brooklyn, NY 11226
Telephone: (718) 287-1142
Fax: (718) 287-1223
Email: Online email form available
COBBLE HILL ASSOCIATION
Since 1958, we've been working to make Cobble Hill a better place to live.
 
 
Address: P.O. Box 376
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Email: CHA@cobblehillassociation.org
Agency Head: Paco Abraham, President
COBBLE HILL BALLET
Colette Linton-Meyer trained at the Royal Academy of Dance in London, England. She is a licentiate of the Royal Academy, which is recognized worldwide. Colette has been teaching this method of training for the past ten years in New York. During her time in New York, she has trained dancers of all ages, some of whom have been accepted to prestigious ballet programs around America. Colette is excited to bring her knowledge and experience to the children in our neighborhood.
 
 
Address: [map] Christ Church Parish Hall
326 Clinton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

mailing address:
PO Box 310 823
Brooklyn, NY 11231
Telephone: (347) 267-5592
Email: info@cobblehillballet.com
Days & Hours: Check website for more information
Agency Head: Colette Linton-Meyer
COBBLE HILL BLOG
Presented by the Brooklyn Bugle
 
 
Email: tips@cobblehillblog.com
Agency Head: Homer Fink, Publisher
COBBLE HILL COMMUNITY SUPPORTED AGRICULTURE (CSA)
CSA is a mutually beneficial relationship in which a farm supports the community’s need for fresh, nutritious organic food, and community support allows a farmer to devote his energies to conscientious and sustainable farming practices. CSA members make a commitment to support the farm throughout the season and assume the costs, risks and bounty of growing food along with the farmer. Becoming a member creates a responsible relationship between people and the food they eat, the land on which it grows and those who grow it.
 
 
Address: [map] Pick-up Site:
Christ Church
326 Clinton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Telephone: (718) 858-9009
Email: martha@cobblehillcsa.org
Agency Head: Chris Caveglia, General Coordinator
Martha Rowen, Webmaster
COBBLE HILL HEALTH CENTER
Cobble Hill Health Center is a non-profit skilled nursing facility located on Henry Street in the historic Cobble Hill section of Brooklyn. We have been at the forefront of innovative and progressive treatment for the elderly and disabled for almost 30 years. At Cobble Hill Health Center, we are focused on compassionate care. When you or a loved one needs long-term care or short-term rehab, our Concierges- experienced staff members trained to provide personal, one on one care-will smooth the transition from home to our facility and help with the adjustment to a new environment.
 
 
Address: [map] 380 Henry Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Telephone: (718) 855-6789
Fax: (718) 852-5673
Email: cmodica@cobblehill.org
Agency Head: Olga Lipschitz, Administrator
COBBLE HILL PARK
District parkland
 
 
COBBLE HILL PLAYGROUP
A first-rate educational experience in a nurturing, creative, and kid-friendly environment. At the COBBLE HILL Playgroup, your children will explore their world and learn to conquer it. They will test their independence, spark their imagination, build lasting friendships, and discover their own individual gifts and abilities, all in a safe, structured setting. This is your school.
 
 
Address: [map] 136 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231
Telephone: (718) 243-0440
Email: admin@cobblehillplaygroup.com
Agency Head: Carol Troha, Director
Elizabeth Ernish, Board President
Capacity: 30 children
Group Day Care - Private
COFFEY PARK
District parkland
 
 
COFFEY PARK GARDENERS
We are a diverse group of Red Hookers who volunteer together to help with gardening duties that keep Coffey Park clean, green and welcoming.
 
 
Email: coffeyparkgardeners@gmail.com
Agency Head: Molly Rouzie, Executive Director
COLLAGE STUDIO
Studio Creative Play is a non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring holistic creative enrichment and expression, and artistic visibility and promotion to all age groups. The studio is a diversity track organization as it supports and encourages participation from multi-cultural communities. It is Studio’s intent to foster in each of its program participants a new, distinct, and continuously evolving foundation of creative perspective.
 
 
Address: [map] Studio Creative Play & Family and Friends Center (program space):
Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
53 Prospect Park West
Brooklyn, NY 11215-2629

Mailing address:
123 7th Avenue, PMB #109
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Telephone: (718) 623-2775
Email: info@studiocreativeplay.com
Agency Head: Khahtee V. Turner, Director
COLUMBIA WATERFRONT NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION (COWNA)
The formation of the Columbia Waterfront Neighborhood Association was rooted in the wave of community involvement in the Pier 7-12 redevelopment forums co-hosted by the EDC and CB6 during 2005/2006. Since then, CoWNA has grown into an active and participatory neighborhood advocacy group representing the wide array of concerns and interests of the people and businesses who proudly call the Columbia Waterfront home.
 
 
Email: info@cowna.org
Agency Head: Norman Cox, President
COMMITTEE TO IMPROVE CARROLL PARK
The Committee to Improve Carroll Park's mission is to improve and maintain Carroll Park, both infrastructure and gardens, and produce fun events at the park including the Annual Halloween Haunted House, an evening movie series during the summer, community flea markets, concerts, etc.
 
 
Address: [map] 225 Carroll Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231
Telephone: (718) 852-1340
Fax: (718) 852-2961
Email: friendsofcarrollpark@yahoo.com
Agency Head: Sara Weber, President
Meetings: first Thursday of each month, March through November, at the Robert Acito parkhouse in Carroll Park
COMMUNITY EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAMS (CERT)
NYC Community Emergency Response Teams (CERTs) are groups of community-based volunteers that undergo an intensive, 11-week training program in disaster preparedness and basic response skills. Topics include Fire Safety, Search and Rescue, and Disaster Medical Operations. After completing training, teams support their local communities by assisting with emergency education and response. Emergency services personnel are the best equipped to respond to emergencies. However, following a catastrophic disaster, NYC CERTs can handle initial emergency recovery while they wait for professional first responders. During non-emergency situations, NYC CERTs educate their communities on emergency preparedness.
 
 
Address: [map] Office of Emergency Management
165 Cadman Plaza East
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Telephone: 311 or 212-639-9675 outside NYC
Email: Online email form available
Agency Head: Joseph F. Bruno, Commissioner
CONGREGATION B'NAI JACOB OF PARK SLOPE (JEWISH, ORTHODOX/MODERN)
Congregation B’nai Jacob is a family-friendly Orthodox synagogue in Park Slope. A warm, welcoming and diverse community reflective of Park Slope’s character is a feature of the synagoge, and the building is more than a century old and recently restored. Rabbi Shimon Hecht is the community’s Rabbi and hosts a Parsha lecture every Wednesday night at the synagogue. Daily classes cover a broad range of Jewish interest from Maimonodies in the morning to evening lectures on Torah, Chassidut, Kabbalah and Halacha. A regular rotation of Shabbatons, guest speakers and Carlebach-style Kabbalat Shabbattim offer new comers opportunities to add a new dimension to their Jewish social life and culture in Park Slope. The additional feature of Congregation B’nai Jacon is morning davening minyan that is open to all, and offers Kaddesh and welcomes beginner daveners. Join us for a Shabbat and let us welcome you.
 
 
Address: [map] 401 9th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Telephone: (718) 832-1266
Email: office@parkslopeshul.org
Days & Hours: Check website for services, events and program schedule
Agency Head: Rabbi Shimon Hecht
Elie Massias, President
CONGREGATION BETH ELOHIM (JEWISH, REFORM)
Beth Elohim is the largest and most active Reform Jewish Congregation in Brooklyn. Today, more than 1,000 people belong to Beth Elohim. We have programs of study, prayer, community service and recreation that bring many people into the temple buildings.
 
 
Address: [map] 274 Garfield Place
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Telephone: (718) 768-3814
Fax: (718) 768-7414
Email: abachman@cbebk.org
Days & Hours: Check website for services, events and program schedules
Agency Head: Rabbi Andy Bachman
David Kasakove, President
Paul Basista, Executive Director
CONGREGATION BETH ELOHIM ECC
Day Care services in the Park Slope community.
 
 
Address: [map] 169-79 8th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Capacity: 145 children
Group Day Care - Private
CORA DANCE
The Cora Studio is home to the professional company Shannon Hummel/Cora Dance and the company's educational initiative the Cora School for Dance. The Cora Studio is a 16'x30' unobstructed space that is available for a sliding scale fee to choreographers and dance artists. Cora Dance is the critically acclaimed professional dance company performing the collaborative works of choreographer Shannon Hummel. Cora Inc. which includes Cora Dance – the professional company – and Cora School for Dance – the educational outgrowth of that company exists to support the choreographic and educational vision of dance artist Shannon Hummel. Hummel’s collaborative vision for making and teaching dance is rooted in the belief that collaboration is most successful when diverse artistic points of view are given a respectful environment in which they can be shared, appreciated and utilized. Therefore, Cora constantly explores how to better serve its artists financially, physically and emotionally so that a rich environment where individual artistry may flourish can exist, thus strengthening the work of the group.
 
 
Address: [map] 201 Richards Street, Box #5
Brooklyn, NY 11231
Telephone: (718) 858-2520
Email: shummel@coradance.org
Days & Hours: Check website for program and event schedules
Agency Head: Shannon Hummel, Artistic Director
CORRUPTION IN CITY GOVERNMENT: HOW TO REPORT IT
DOI's role as the City's watchdog is supported by the thousands of complaints it receives each year. Our website will give you background on recognizing wrongdoing, the City rules governing corruption reporting, and the various ways to contact DOI to report corruption. Everyone can help "Get the worms out of the Big Apple."
 
 
Address: [map] Department of Investigation
80 Maiden Lane
New York, NY 10038
Telephone: (212) 825-5900
Email: Online email form available
Agency Head: Rose Gill Hearn, Commissioner
COURIER-LIFE PUBLICATIONS
Your Neighborhood, Your News!
 
 
Address: [map] One MetroTech Center North – 10th Fl
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Telephone: (718) 260-2500
Email: editorial@cnglocal.com
COURT STREET MERCHANTS ASSOCIATION
Mission statement not available
 
 
Address: [map] 509 Court Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231
Fax: (718) 875-0998
Email: email@courtstreetmerchants.org
Agency Head: Vincent Mazzone, President
COURT TREE COLLECTIVE
Court Tree Collective is a group of artists with a shared aim of bringing art and cultural events to the Carroll Gardens neighborhood of Brooklyn. Unique events include gallery programs and workshops, art classes and cooking demonstrations. Facilities in the space include a fully functional kitchen, classroom environment and gallery space. We are located 2 blocks from the F and G Carroll Street stop at 371 Court Street – 2nd Floor.
 
 
Address: [map] 371 Court Street, 2nd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11231
Telephone: 718.422.7806
Email: info@courttree.com
Agency Head: Stephen & Amy (Founders)
Website: http://www.courttree.com
COURT TREE COLLECTIVE
Court Tree Collective is a group of artists with a shared aim of bringing art and cultural events to the Carroll Gardens neighborhood of Brooklyn. Unique events include gallery programs and workshops, art classes and cooking demonstrations. Facilities in the space include a fully functional kitchen, classroom environment and gallery space. We are located 2 blocks from the F and G Carroll Street stop at 371 Court Street – 2nd Floor.
 
 
Address: [map] 371 Court Street, 2nd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11231
Telephone: 718.422.7806
Email: info@courttree.com
Agency Head: Stephen & Amy (Founders)
Website: http://www.courttree.com
CRASH STAT
CrashStat is a project of Transportation Alternatives. CrashStat was funded by a grant from the New York State Governor's Traffic Safety Committee through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

We believe that the City of New York should develop a comprehensive plan to eliminate traffic deaths and serious injuries. To achieve this Vision Zero policy there must be a culture shift -- inside city government and among all New Yorkers -- to stand against continued traffic violence in New York City. The more people that see this site and begin to understand the breadth of traffic violence, the more people will believe it is time to change the way we have engineered our streets and the way we enforce against dangerous driving behaviors.

Advocates, neighborhood groups, healthcare professionals, journalists, planners, politicians and New Yorkers from every walk of life can help make a difference. We hope you'll share this site with others and start demanding answers from the NYPD, the Department of Transportation, your elected representatives, your community board and your precinct community council.
 
 
Website: http://crashstat.org
CREATE!
CREATE!'s mission is to expand life possibilities through the arts. Our programs enable students and teachers to discover new and exciting approaches to learning and education, while empowering artists with unique opportunities to share their talents and experience. We are committed to nurturing the creative lives of young people by providing motivational, alternative programs to students of all backgrounds and experience.
 
 
Address: [map] 14 Verona Street, #3C
Brooklyn, NY 11231
Telephone: (718) 643-7775
Fax: (718) 643-0097
Email: info@createnewyork.org
Days & Hours: Call for more information
Agency Head: Emily Schriebl, Arts in Education Director
CUOMO, HON. ANDREW M.
Governor of the State of New York
 
 
Address: [map] Office of the Governor
State Capitol
Albany, NY 12224
Email: Online email form available
DAILY SLOPE
DailySlope.com is a community site for the Park Slope neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York.
 
 
Email: hello@dailyslope.com
DANCE THEATRE ETCETERA
Premised on the belief that the arts are an effective vehicle for social transformation, Dance Theatre Etcetera unites artists and community members as co-creators in dynamic cultural activities. Through site-specific performances, festivals, parades, and performing arts and media education programs, Dance Theatre Etcetera stimulates the social imagination through acts of informed expression.
 
 
Address: [map] 480 Van Brunt Street
Brooklyn NY 11231
Telephone: (718) 643-6790
Fax: (718) 643-6733
Email: martha@dtetc.org
Days & Hours: Check website for program and event schedules
Agency Head: Martha Bowers, Executive Director
DE BLASIO, HON. BILL
Mayor of the City of New York
 
 
Address: [map] Office of the Mayor
City Hall
New York, NY 10007
Telephone: 311 or (212) NEW-YORK outside NYC
Fax: (212) 788-2460
Email: Online email form available
DEPARTMENT OF CITY PLANNING GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION BY ADDRESS
The input data is an address such as 22 Reade Street or a place name such as City Hall. The geographic information returned is, in general, associated with the entire block on which the input address is located. The information returned includes one of the cross streets at each end of the block and identifiers for administrative and political districts in which the block is located.
 
 
Website: http://gis.nyc.gov/dcp/at/f1.jsp
DEPAUL HEAD START
Head Start services in the Park Slope community.
 
 
Address: [map] 71 Lincoln Place
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Capacity: 32 children
Head Start - Public
DESTINATION RED HOOK (***INACTIVE SINCE 2010***)
A community blog from Dance Theatre Etcetera
 
 
Email: email comment form available on blog site
DIASPORA COMMUNITY SERVICES (FORMERLY HAITIAN WOMEN'S PROGRAM)
Diaspora Community Services is a social support service agency that empowers families and individuals to maximize their abilities to succeed through culturally sensitive health promotion, family support services and advocacy.
 
 
Address: [map] 182 4th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217-3110
Telephone: (718) 399-0200
Fax: (718) 399-0360
Email: info@diasporacs.org
Agency Head: Carine Jocelyn, Executive Director
DIMATTINA PLAYGROUND
District parkland
 
 
DINAPOLI, HON. THOMAS P.
Comptroller of the State of New York
 
 
Address: [map] 110 State Street
Albany, NY 12236

NYC Office:
633 3rd Avenue, 31st floor
New York, NY 10017
Telephone: (212) 681-4825
Fax: (212) 681-4468
Email: osdc@osc.state.ny.us
DODGE YMCA
The first Brooklyn YMCA building opened at 502 Fulton Street in 1885, housing the first YMCA swimming pool in the nation. With offices in Brooklyn Heights, today's Dodge YMCA is open. Operating programs at 12 community sites, the Brooklyn Central YMCA serves the neighborhoods of Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill, Clinton Hill, Fort Greene, Carroll Gardens and Boerum Hill with programs for children and teens. The Dodge YMCA needs qualified people to work in our after-school programs (3-6 pm on school days), summer day camp and sports leagues. The YMCA provides training and development.
 
 
Address: [map] 225 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Telephone: (718) 625-3136
Fax: (718) 625-3736
Days & Hours: Check website for events and program schedules
Agency Head: Eileen O'Connor, Executive Director
Gil Aronow, Chair, Board of Directors
EARLY SPROUTS
Day Care services in the Park Slope community.
 
 
Address: [map] 506 6th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Capacity: 15 children
Group Day Care - Private
EILEEN C. DUGAN SENIOR CENTER
Counseling, community services, full recreation program, lunch program for seniors age 60 and over. Provides senior citizens with a place to gather informally for a nutritious meal and for social, recreational, and educational activities. Also offers information regarding benefits and entitlements. Italian and Spanish spoken.
 
 
Address: [map] 380 Court Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231
Telephone: (718) 596-1956
Fax: (718) 596-4677
Days & Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Agency Head: Max Minauro, Executive Director
Carol Reid, Program Director
Capacity: 3,240 average meals/month
ELDERCARE NEW YORK, INC.
Geriatric Care Management: Assisting older people and their families in assessing elder care needs and arranging services, including, but not limited to, care in their own home.
 
 
Address: [map] 476 2nd Street, #3
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Telephone: (718) 499-5306
Fax: (718) 499-5307
Email: sschwartzman@eldercareny.com
Agency Head: Steven Schwartzman, Director
ELLA YANG FINE ART STUDIO
Representational oil paintings made in Brooklyn without irony Original Fine Art: Contemporary cityscapes, landscapes, and interiors
 
 
Address: [map] 168 7th Street, Suite #2L
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Telephone: (917) 364-6166
Email: Yangella@aol.com
Agency Head: Ella Yang
EMS PATIENT SATISFACTION SURVEY
In support of the Mayor's initiative to create Citywide customer service standards that agencies are required to meet, FDNY has launched an online EMS Patient Satisfaction Survey. This 11 question survey gives patients and their families the opportunity to provide feedback to the FDNY on the service provided by EMS and the private ambulances dispatched through the City's 911 system. The survey is anonymous and the results will be used to improve the quality of EMS patient service.
 
 
ENGINE COMPANY 202/LADDER COMPANY 101 - RED HOOK RAIDERS
(NB: Not a City of New York website) Located just outside the Red Hook, Brooklyn end of the Brooklyn-Battery tunnel, this firehouse was one of the first firehouses to respond to the September 11, 2001 attack on the WTC. On that day Ladder 101 lost all seven men who answered that call. Their brothers from Engine 202, who also answered that call, were uninjured. Both the engine and ladder trucks were destroyed. This website is dedicated to documenting the story of this firehouse.
 
 
Address: [map] 31 Richards Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231
Email: Online email form available
ENGINE COMPANY 279/LADDER COMPANY 131 - HAPPY HOOKERS
(NB: Not a City of New York website) Post 9/11 photo tribute to this Red Hook firehouse.
 
 
Address: [map] 252 Lorraine Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231
ERNEST PORCELLI ART GLASS
Welcome to ERNEST PORCELLI's Art Glass Studio online. Working out of Brooklyn, New York, Ernest Porcelli has practiced the craft of stained glass art for more than 30 years. In both 2004 and 2005, Ernest was a finalist for the distinguished Niche Award. His work has received notable attention in national publications, appeared in major motion pictures, and featured in museum stores and galleries nationwide. Ernest Porcelli welcomes individual custom commissions and production orders, as well as restoration projects. He is listed with New York Landmarks Conservancy as a recommended conservator of leaded glass.
 
 
Address: [map] 543 Union Street, #3A
Brooklyn, NY 11215-1072
Telephone: (718) 596-4353
Fax: (718) 596-4353
Email: EPorcelliArt@gmail.com
Days & Hours: By appointment only
Agency Head: Ernest Porcelli
EXPEDITION GOWANUS
Surrounded in a constructed wetland and powered by vikings ’Jerko the Gowanus Water Vacuum’ is a salvaged houseboat that has been transformed into a laboratory and showspace for do-it-yourself sustainability experiments.
 
 
Email: expeditiongowanus@gmail.com
F***ED IN PARK SLOPE
Embracing the Hate
 
 
Email: effedinparkslope@gmail.com
FALCONWORKS ARTISTS GROUP
Falconworks Artists Group's mission is to empower individuals and communities through theater in order to effect social change. Founded in 1997 and incorporated in 2004, Falconworks achieves its aims through theater workshops that cultivate participants' ability to tell their and their communities' stories directly to diverse local audiences. Falconworks focuses its activities in South Brooklyn, especially in Red Hook with programs based on the principles of popular education. These principles include using a dialogical approach, participant driven content, a cycle of action and reflection and the goal of transformation.
 
 
Address: [map] mailing address:
PO Box 310283
Brooklyn, NY 11231-0283

office:
135 Richards Street, #1C
Brooklyn, NY 11231
Telephone: (718) 395-3218
Email: info@falconworks.com
Days & Hours: Check website for events and program schedules
Agency Head: Reg Flowers
FAMILIES FIRST
Families First Brooklyn is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to supporting families. We offer a wide variety of high-quality classes for children ages 0-7, support groups for parents, and enriching parenting workshops. Our facility also has a drop-in play space where parents, caregivers, and children can socialize and play indoors. Families First is located in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, and is surrounded by Brooklyn Heights, Carroll Gardens, Boerum Hill, and Red Hook.
 
 
Address: [map] 250 Baltic Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201-6401
Telephone: (718) 237-1862
Fax: (718) 260-9402
Email: familiesfirst@nyc.rr.com
Days & Hours: Check website for events and program schedules
Agency Head: Beth Winson, Director
Maria Pagano, Assistant Director
Atea Martin, Co-President
FDNY - ENGINE 202/LADDER 101
Fire protection and emergency medical services.
 
 
Address: [map] 31 Richards Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231
FDNY - ENGINE 220/LADDER 122
Fire protection and emergency medical services.
 
 
Address: [map] 530 11th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215
FDNY - ENGINE 239
Fire protection and emergency medical services.
 
 
Address: [map] 395 4th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215
FDNY - ENGINE 279/LADDER 131
Fire protection and emergency medical services.
 
 
Address: [map] 252 Lorraine Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231
FDNY - SQUAD 1
Fire protection and emergency medical services.
 
 
Address: [map] 788 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215
FEDERAL RULEMAKING: PARTICIPATE IN THE PROCESS
This U.S. Government Web site makes it easier for you to participate in Federal rulemaking – an essential part of the American democratic process. As a member of the public you can submit comments on regulations so the Government can take your views into account. On this site, you can find, view, and submit comments on all Federal Register rulemaking documents. Selected Agencies have posted Federal Register rulemaking materials on this site.
 
 
Telephone: (877) ERUL-HLP, or
(877) 378-5457
Email: Online email form available
Days & Hours: Calls are answered:
Monday through Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, EST
FIFTH AVENUE COMMITTEE, INC.
The Fifth Avenue Committee, Inc. (FAC) is a non-profit community-based organization in South Brooklyn. We are neighbors working together for a vibrant and diverse community where all residents have genuine opportunities to achieve their goals, as well as the power to shape the community's future. FAC's mission is to advance social and economic justice in South Brooklyn. We develop and manage affordable housing, create economic opportunities, organize residents and workers, offer student-centered adult education, and combat displacement caused by gentrification.
 
 
Address: [map] 621 Degraw Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Telephone: (718) 237-2017
Fax: (718) 237-5366
Email: mdelauz@fifthave.org
Days & Hours: Main Office: Monday through Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Class Hours vary, inquire separately
Agency Head: Michelle de la Uz, Executive Director
Kali Ndoye, Co-Chair, Board of Directors
Josh Wolf-Powers, Co-Chair, Board of Directors
FILE A 311 COMPLAINT
Visit this site to access 311 Online's most popular complaint services. If you don't see what you are looking for in this list, try searching 311. For best results, search for the specific problem you want to report, such as "taxi overcharge" or "no heat."
 
 
FILM BIZ RECYCLING (FBR)
MISSION: Film Biz Recycling (FBR) is a not-for-profit organization, creating socially responsible and sustainable solutions from media industry waste.

PROCESS: Fostering relationships with NYC decision-makers in film, tv, theater, commercial, and other media production occupations to ensure excess materials are donated to Film Biz Recycling who will re-purpose or place for an extended life.

Operating a social enterprise PROP SHOP business that provides the entertainment industry with an accessible, production-friendly space to receive material donations.

Evaluating donated materials and recipients for optimum sustainability (social need and environmental impact).

Developing redistribution networks which include: • Local Charity Donation • Self-sustaining Creative Reuse Center • Community-Building Initiatives • Media Production Industry

Creating environmentally focused educational platforms.

Assembling metrics to establish standards in waste reduction and responsible media production.

SERVICES:

Sustainable Enterprise • Film Biz Recycling operates FILM BIZ PROP SHOP, which sustains our not-for profit activities and services, creates awareness for our cause, as well as expands job employment in the “green biz” sector. The PROP SHOP is located in a 10,000-foot warehouse in Gowanus, Brooklyn.

Education • FBR develops, coordinates and hosts seminars in our warehouse space focusing on reuse and the media production, construction and creative arts industries. • FBR independently, and in partnership with other organizations, offers sustainable production manager classes. • FBR hosts REWORKSHOP where artists teach skills to community residents and members of the FBR community. • FBR provides internship opportunities to students in the media production, product design and fine arts.

Consultation (short list) • FBR will consult on individual media production projects to inventory, repurpose, and place their unused and expendable materials used during production.

Green Storage Cleanouts • FBR provides crew, cleanout and placement services for media productions.

Community/Public Meeting Space • FBR provides meeting and studio spaces to local community groups, businesses and individuals.

Biz to Biz Program • FBR provides office materials and furniture to local small businesses free of charge.

Art Incubator • GALA-Re is our internal studio and exhibition space featuring the work of upcoming artists who whose work revolves around reuse.

Job Creation • Through the growth of our services, FBR continues to expand job creation in the sustainable business sector.
 
 
Address: 540 President Street
Brooklyn, NY
Telephone: 347-384-2336
Email: info@filmbizrecycling.org
Days & Hours: FBR PROP SHOP
Mon – Fri: 10 – 7
Sat & Sun: 12 – 7

FBR UPSCYCLE STUDIO
Mon – Fri: 10 – 7
Sat & Sun: 12 – 7

FBR REWORKSHOP
(coming soon)
Website: http://www.filmbizrecycling.org
FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST, SCIENTIST (CHRISTIAN SCIENCE)
Christian Science churches throughout the world are branches of The Mother Church, The First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, Massachusetts.
 
 
Address: [map] 156 Sterling Place (church)
Brooklyn, NY 11217

338 Flatbush Avenue (mail and reading room)
Brooklyn, NY 11238
Telephone: (718) 783-0375
Days & Hours: Services Schedule
Sunday, 11:00 am
Wednesday, 7:30 pm*
(*held in Reading Room)

Reading Room Hours:
Monday, 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday, 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wednesday, 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday, 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Friday, 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Saturday, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday, 12:15 pm - 12:45 pm
FLYING BRIDGE COMMUNITY ARTS
Creates community-based and site-specific video, music, art and theater programs. Current programs include the Flying Bridge Community Arts Center, offering performance series and classes for children and adults, and Video Bridge, a documentary video production company for teenagers.
 
 
Address: [map] 522A Court Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231-3916
Telephone: (718) 853-4792
Fax: (718) 853-4792
Email: jjreinier@aol.com
Days & Hours: Call for more information
Agency Head: Jill Reinier, Executive Director
FOOD FIRST CONOVER HOUSE
Internationally provides medical care for AIDS/HIV & TB infected persons, feeds the hungry, homeless housing, & emergency shelter for domestic violence victims. Services include: Medical Corp. (Day Treatment Program specializing in AIDS general medicine); vocational ed. (cooking classes, demo workshops, & informative shopping trips with a dietician to assist persons & families living with AIDS & TB learn about proper nutrition); & Advocacy & Supportive Counseling (medical advocacy provided for PWAs living in apartments for individuals under treatment for TB). Also provides prisoners' resources.
 
 
Address: [map] 165 Conover Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231
Telephone: (718) 624-1950
Fax: (718) 624-1989
Email: Food1st@aol.com
Days & Hours: Food Pantry:
Wednesday, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
FORTH ON FOURTH AVENUE (FOFA)
FOFA is a volunteer committee that provides an active forum and voice for people who live, work, and make use of the stretch of Fourth Avenue between Flatbush Avenue and the Prospect Expressway. Our Goals: Create a safe, multiuse, clean and green streetscape for all Fourth Avenue users. Enhance aesthetics and strengthen the connection to place and street-level activity of buildings on Fourth Avenue. Preserve affordable housing and advocate for a greater diversity of housing options on or near Fourth Avenue. Promote greater economic benefits for existing retail and commercial businesses and encourage development of new retail and commercial businesses on Fourth Avenue.
 
 
Address: 123 7th Avenue
P.O. Box 172
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Telephone: (347) 871-0477
Email: fofa@parkslopeciviccouncil.org
Agency Head: S.J. Avery, Co-Chair
Elise Selinger, Co-Chair
Meetings: Second Tuesday of the month;
7:45am at 621 Degraw Street
FOUND IN BROOKLYN
Most of the Time
 
 
Email: Foundinbrooklyn@gmail.com
Agency Head: Lisanne McTernan, resident blogger
FREE103POINT9
free103point9 is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit media arts organization focused on establishing and cultivating the genre "Transmission Arts" by promoting artists who explore ideas around transmission as a medium for creative expression including investigations in AM and FM radio, Citizen's Band, walkie talkie, generative sound, and other broad and microcasting technologies. free103point9 serves diverse public audiences through programs including an online radio station, a distribution label, a performance/exhibition/transmission series, an education initiative, and a preservation program.
 
 
Address: [map] 302 5th Avenue, #3F
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Telephone: (917) 297-1537
Email: gjh@free103point9.org
Days & Hours: Check website for events and program schedules
Agency Head: Galen Joseph-Hunter, Executive Director
FRIENDS AND RESIDENTS OF GREATER GOWANUS (FROGG)
Work towards an eco-safe and healthy Gowanus Canal corridor and watershed including restoration of the natural environment; Save and protect its industrial heritage and support its innovative and creative future; and Maintain an organization that affords communication opportunities to the community at large.
 
 
Email: froggowanus@gmail.com
FRIENDS OF BOND (***INACTIVE SINCE 2009***)
FRIENDS OF BOND is a group of neighbors, living on or near Bond Street, who initially came together in response to the proposed Toll Brothers development on the Gowanus Canal. FOB seeks to bring together community groups in order to effectively address questions and issues of concern about development in the Gowanus area.
 
 
FRIENDS OF BROOKLYN COMMUNITY BOARD 6, INC.
Friends of Brooklyn Community Board 6, Inc. was established in 2003 to support the work of Brooklyn's Community Board 6 and improve the quality of life in the district. Friends provides planning, advocacy, research and administrative resources to supplement the limited capacities and budget of the Community Board, thus enabling the Board properly to carry out its City Charter-mandated task of evaluating the needs of and advocating on behalf of its communities. Through this balance of public and private resources, Friends of Community Board 6 aims to drive the balanced growth of all the communities it serves.
 
 
Address: [map] 250 Baltic Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201-6401
Telephone: (718) 643-4752
Fax: (718) 624-8410
Email: info@fbcb6.org
Agency Head: Craig Hammerman, Executive Director
Daniel M. Kummer, Chairperson, Board of Directors
FRIENDS OF CARROLL GARDENS LIBRARY
The FRIENDS OF CARROLL GARDENS LIBRARY has been revived! We are newly chartered by the Brooklyn Public Library and welcome all local library-lovers to join us as we work to make our branch a reflection of our vibrant neighborhood- interests, history and community. We're ready to go- and would love to have you join us.
 
 
Address: [map] 396 Clinton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231
Email: friendscglibrary@gmail.com
Agency Head: Nina Guralnick, President
FRIENDS OF CARROLL PARK
The Committee to Improve Carroll Park's mission is to improve and maintain Carroll Park, both infrastructure and gardens, and produce fun events at the park including the Annual Halloween Haunted House, an evening movie series during the summer, community flea markets, concerts, etc.

Carroll Park is the vital center of Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, spanning the block between Smith, Court, Carroll and President Streets. Originally a private community garden, Carroll Park was acquired by the City of Brooklyn in 1852, making it Brooklyn’s third oldest public park. It is named in honor of Charles Carroll (1737 – 1832), the last surviving signer of the Declaration of Independence, who died at the age of 96.

In 1993, the park was redesigned and reconstructed by the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation in consideration of the many activities enjoyed in the park. Improvements included new gardens, reorganization of the play spaces, and a compass rose sprinkler area. Decorative cast iron gates, fencing and lighting now mirror the historic brownstone character of the neighborhood. At the center of the park stands the bronze and granite Soldiers and Sailors World War I Monument, sculpted in 1920.

Today, there is something for everyone at Carroll Park – from bocce courts to basketball hoops, from baseball home plate to baby swings, from arts & crafts in the park house during the summer to Shakespeare at the monument. Check out the calendar here on our website for more details about recent and upcoming events in Carroll Park!
 
 
Email: friendsofcarrollpark@yahoo.com
Agency Head: Sara Weber, President
Meetings: first Thursday of the month at 7:30PM in the park house
Website: http://www.carrollparkbrooklyn.org/
FRIENDS OF DOUGLASS/GREENE PARK, INC.
The Friends of Douglass/Greene Park, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization. Our mission is to work with the surrounding communities and organizations to revitalize Thomas Greene Park and to support ecological, recreational, educational and economic uses that increase the park’s attractiveness as a destination while respecting the character of the surrounding areas.
 
 
Address: [map] 358 Fulton Street, 3rd floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Email: info@friendsofdouglassgreenepark.org
Agency Head: Sue Wolfe, President
Website: friendsofdouglassgreenepark.org
FRIENDS OF ENNIS PLAYGROUND
Friends of Ennis Playground advocate for improvements to Ennis Playground. One initiative is to recruit volunteers to clean and maintain the playground. Ennis Playground is between 11th & 12th Streets and 2nd & 3rd Avenues
 
 
Address: [map] 135 13th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Telephone: (718) 576-3108
Fax: (718) 499-9641
Email: info@gowanusalliance.org
Days & Hours: Monday, Wednesday & Friday 9am to 3pm
Agency Head: Paul Basile, Director
Meetings: Quarterly
Website: http://friendsofennisplayground.org/
FRIENDS OF FIREFIGHTERS, INC.
Friends of Firefighters, Inc. is a New York City not-for-profit organization that began as a community-based response to the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11th. While Friends of Firefighters initially responded to the immediate needs of the firehouses, our mission has evolved and expanded in the years since to include the entire firefighting community of Greater New York. Having built trust amongst this traditionally closed population, Friends of Firefighters is a conduit linking both active and retired members of the FDNY to the appropriate programs that fit their needs.
 
 
Address: [map] 199 Van Brunt Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231
Telephone: (718) 643-0980
Fax: (718) 643-1240
Email: info@friendsoffirefighters.org
Website:: http://www.friendsoffirefighters.org/
FRIENDS OF PARK SLOPE PLAYGROUND
Local residents who want to participate in creating a vibrant and safe community playground. The Park Slope Playground is located behind P.S. 282 off 6th Avenue between Lincoln and Berkeley Places.
 
 
Telephone: (917) 573-4316
Email: david.golub@gmail.com
Agency Head: David Golub, Media Contact
GALLOP NYC
We are a non-profit organization based in New York City that offers therapeutic horsemanship programs to children and adults with disabilities. We serve 150 riders a week and operate our riding program at three main locations, though our schedule at each varies with the season: Kensington Stables in the Kensington/Windsor Terrace neighborhood in Brooklyn, plus the nearby Bowling Green, an outdoor site adjacent to Prospect Park; Lynne’s Riding School in Forest Hills, Queens; Jamaica Bay Riding Academy on the Belt Parkway in Brooklyn.
 
 
Address: [map] 540 President Street, 3rd floor
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Telephone: (917) 740-4696 (leave message)
Email: For Riders: info@gallopnyc.org For Volunteers: volunteer@gallopnyc.org
Agency Head: Alicia Kershaw. Executive Director
Suzy Marquard, President, Board of Directors
GARDEN OF UNION
District parkland
 
 
GARDEN OF UNION, INC.
The Garden of Union, Inc., located on Union Street between Fourth Avenue and Fifth Avenue in Park Slope, Brooklyn, is a community-based garden with volunteer members who use organic principles of gardening. The Garden is a welcoming area of green beauty in our urban environment, with seasonal varieties of vegetables and flowers, shrubs and trees - a place to garden or just relax, visit and/or hold member-based activities. New members are always welcome to join; past garden experience is helpful but not necessary.
 
 
Address: [map] Union Street between 4th and 5th Avenues

mailing address:
862 President Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Telephone: (718) 622-4963
Email: garden@choplogic.net
Days & Hours: Open Hours for 2007, April through October
Saturdays: 10am - 2pm
Sundays: noon - 6pm
Agency Head: Claudia Joseph, President of the Board of Directors
Meetings: 7:00 pm on the third Tuesday of each month
at Ozzie's Coffee Shop
249 5th Avenue
GESTARC GALLERY
Gestarc is a non profit gallery conceived, funded, built and operated by a group of five Brooklyn based artists/ architects. Thorsten Foerster, Jim Dreitlein, Serban Ionescu,Tara Rodriguez Besosa and Adam Golinczak. The name is culled from the words ‘gesture’ and ‘architecture’ two keynotes regarded as exciting modulators for the project development and intervention in spheres of the art, architecture and other. Per project basis, the Gestarc Group is intent on the use and the study of hidden notions referred to as ‘supplement-x’ or ‘x’. This has been and shall remain the contiguity of focus for the Gestarc generated work. Work generated by other voices will be selected and shown with/ in its own independent vital stress, circumstances and media.
 
 
Address: [map] 390 Van Brunt Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231
Days & Hours: Thursdays and Fridays, 7:55 pm - till closing/and only for openings
Saturday, 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sunday, 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
GILDA'S CLUB
Gilda's Club is a special place where the focus is on living with cancer. And where men, women and children with any kind of cancer and their family members and friends can plan and build life-changing emotional and social support. If you are a person with cancer, family member or caring friend, we urge you to seek emotional and social support - it's as important as medical care. At Gilda's Club, where every membership is free-of-charge, a community of support is developed in which people of all ages with all kinds of cancer learn from one another how to live more fully.
 
 
Address: [map] 502 Eighth Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Telephone: (718) 788-1600
Fax: (718) 788-1642
Email: sopper@gildasclubnyc.org
Agency Head: Scott Opper, LCSW
GILLIBRAND, HON. KIRSTEN
Member of the United States Senate representing the State of New York
 
 
Address: [map] 780 Third Avenue, Suite 2601
New York, NY 10017
Telephone: (212) 688-6262
Fax: (212) 688-7444
Email: Online email form available
GOD'S OUTREACH CENTER OF DELIVERANCE
To educate the whole being spiritually, physically, mentally and emotionally and to empower the residents of Red Hook.
 
 
Address: [map] 603 Clinton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231
Telephone: (917) 373-3486
Email: godsoutreachcntr@aol.com
Agency Head: Tonya Holloway, Reverend
GOWANUS ALLIANCE
We are an organization dedicated to the enhancement and development of the Residential, Retail, Commercial and Industrial Life of our Gowanus neighborhood. We are working towards attracting new businesses to the area and assisting existing businesses with expansion plans that will result in much needed job creation in the area, thereby reducing the current high level of unemployment. We plan to keep members informed and updated about incentive programs and tax abatement programs available to businesses.
 
 
Address: [map] 135 13th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Telephone: (718) 576-3108
Fax: (718) 499-9641
Email: info@gowanusalliance.org
Days & Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
9am to 3pm
Agency Head: Paul Basile, President
Meetings: Monthly
Website: http://www.gowanusalliance.org
GOWANUS ARTISTS (AGAST)
The Gowanus Artists Studio Tour (AGAST) began in 1997 as a way for fifteen artists to introduce their work to the neighborhoods surrounding the Gowanus Canal. Since then the Tour has rapidly grown in participation and stature, drawing visitors not only from all over Brooklyn, but also from Manhattan and the suburbs. Today, the Gowanus Artists, an equal opportunity organization, includes professional, visual artists with studios in Brooklyn near the Gowanus Canal, in an area bounded by 5th Avenue, Baltic Street, Smith Street, and 10th Street. Some Gowanus Artists have established gallery representation, while others are just emerging on the art scene. As a community, we are serious about perfecting our chosen crafts and keeping our studios in the Gowanus Canal area. We operate primarily on a volunteer basis, and depend on the artists' participation fee and the generosity of our sponsors to enable communications and organization of our event. The annual open studio tour is held each October. This year we have 114 participating artists and expect over 2,500 visitors.
 
 
Telephone: (718) 435-5358
Email: Info@gowanusartists.com
Website: http://www.gowanusartists.com/
GOWANUS BALLROOM
The Gowanus Ballroom is an alternative exhibition space located along the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn, NY.

Once operated as a steel mill in the 1800′s, this 12,000-square-foot space sits beneath 50-foot cathedral ceilings with a 4,000-square-foot mezzanine overlooking the lower gallery. In 2010, Josh Young of Serett Metal retooled the space and founded Gowanus Ballroom.

The space now serves both as a metal fabrication shop that frequently opens its doors to artists and assists or teaches them to build, and as a creative exhibition space that showcases the talents of emerging artists and designers in the Brooklyn area.

Finding Us Gowanus Ballroom is a little tricky to find if you haven’t been here before. The address is 55 9th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11215. It is in Gowanus, near the under-construction Smith and 9th Street subway stop. When on 9th, you cross under the bridge and make an immediate left into the complex following the canal. We are located in the building with the large smokestack directly behind FIND furnishings. Drive all the way back through the complex parking lot and follow the signs for Serett Metal, or if you are on foot, walk down and into the complex and make your first right into the alley. You’ll see the sign for Serett Metal dead ahead, and you’ll know you’re there.
 
 
Address: [map] 55 9th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Telephone: 347.460.2687
Email: gowanusballroom@gmail.com
Agency Head: Josh Young: Founder
Curators: Courtney Jordan, Kristin Kunc, and George Sferra.
Website: http://gowanusballroom.com
GOWANUS CANAL COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
The Gowanus Canal Community Development Corporation (GCCDC) is a neighborhood preservation non-profit organization dedicated to the revitalization of the Gowanus Canal area in South Brooklyn, New York, for twenty-four years. Our community-based group has an extensive record of initiatives and involvement in the physical improvement of the Gowanus Canal, Red Hook and Carroll Gardens communities. GCCDC’s efforts are focused on the environmental remediation of the Gowanus Canal, housing, economic development, and commercial revitalization.
 
 
Address: [map] 201 Columbia Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231
Telephone: (718) 858-0557
Fax: (718) 858-2416
Email: gowanus@gowanus.org
Days & Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Agency Head: Bill Appel, Executive Director
Jean Austin, Chairperson, Board of Directors
GOWANUS CANAL CONSERVANCY
The Gowanus Canal Conservancy’s mission is to be the steward for the preservation, restoration and green development of the Gowanus Canal and environs for the greater good of the community.
 
 
Address: P.O. Box 150-652
Brooklyn, New York 11215
Telephone: (718) 541-4378
Email: info@gowanuscanalconservancy.org
GOWANUS DREDGERS CANOE CLUB
The Gowanus Dredgers Canoe Club is a volunteer organization that is dedicated to providing waterfront access and education to the public. We are located on the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn, New York and run programs on the shorelines of Gowanus, Red Hook, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Staten Island and Long Island City. During the past season, over 1,000 individuals participated in our programs and we logged over 2,000 trips on the Gowanus Canal. As people experience and enjoy the waterfront through our programs, they become advocates for its revitalization. These efforts are proving to be fruitful. Due to the rise in popularity of canoeingt and kayaking on the Gowanus Canal, the City of New York has commenced construction an upgrade to the flushing pump that will improve the water quality of the Gowanus and the EPA has elected to designate the Gowanus Canal a superfund site, promising a cleaned waterway by 2023. All of our activities are free and our calendar will be updated as more events are scheduled. Our facilities are available to the general public to launch canoes, kayaks and rowboats.
 
 
Address: P.O. Box 24403
Brooklyn, NY 11202-4403
Telephone: (718) 243-0849
Email: dredgers@excite.com
Days & Hours: Check website for events and program schedules
Agency Head: William Duke, Captain
GOWANUS LOUNGE
(NOTE: Original site created by Robert Guskind was archived, last entry on April 6, 2009. ARCHIVED VERSION AVAILABLE VIA THIS SITE) This is a new blog, picking up where Bob left off...
 
 
Agency Head: Robert S. Guskind, founder, editor and publisher (deceased)
GOWANUS PLAYGROUND
District parkland
 
 
GOWANUS PRINT LAB
The Gowanus Print Lab is a fully-loaded screen printing workspace in the Gowanus area of Brooklyn. Our main focus is to provide our members with everything one could need to complete a variety of screen printing projects. Membership includes the use of inks, emulsions, squeegees and screens – all you need to supply is your art, whatever you’re printing on and yourself! Whether you are an artist looking to print an edition of posters, a textile designer printing yardage of fabric, or a t-shirt designer who wants to print an upcoming collection on one of our manual presses, we are ready to accommodate everyone. We offer screen printing workshops from beginner to advanced levels, as well as a variety of classes, and even monthly studio rentals for those who prefer to have their own dedicated space. Check out our membership page or give us a call for more information!
 
 
Address: [map] 54 Second Avenue
(btw 7th and 8th Streets)
Brooklyn, NY 11215

Telephone: 718.788.3930
Email: info@gowanusprintlab.com
Days & Hours: MON 10am – 10pm
TUE 10am – 10pm
WED 10am – 10pm
THU 10am – 10pm
FRI 10am – 10pm
SAT 10am – 7pm
SUN 10am – 7pm
GOWANUS STUDIO SPACE
In it's simplest form, The Gowanus Studio Space is a workshop for designers, artists and entrepreneurs. We are a community of artisans working to improve the relationship between the art and design fields, while making significant creative inroads for individuals and the surrounding community.
 
 
Address: [map] 166 7th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Telephone: (347) 948-5753
Email: info@gowanusstudio.org
Website:: gowanusstudio.org
GRACE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH (METHODIST)
Thank you for visiting Grace United Methodist Church on the web. Our work is spiritual first. You are welcome here regardless of your outlook, or languages you speak. We here at Grace are rich in diverse races and cultures. Together we meet as children of God and seek to provide the good news of saving 'Grace' for the world. Here 'Grace' is at work always!
 
 
Address: [map] 33 7th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Telephone: (718) 230-3473
Fax: (718) 230-1879
Email: pastor@graceumcbrooklyn.org
Days & Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00am-1:00 pm
(After hours - Phone: (718) 230-0777)
Agency Head: Reverend HyoungDock Yoo, Pastor
GRAND ARMY PLAZA
District parkland
 
 
GRAND ARMY PLAZA COALITION
The Grand Army Plaza Coalition (GAPCo) is an alliance of stakeholders in Brooklyn's Grand Army Plaza, encompassing community groups, cultural organizations, and advocates who work together to improve the welfare of Grand Army Plaza. GAPCo seeks to understand how Grand Army Plaza functions today, to envision how the Plaza might function better, and to implement solutions that realize that vision.
 
 
Email: info@grandarmyplaza.net
GREENMARKET
For over 30 years, GrowNYC's Greenmarket staff, volunteers and farmers have been working to promote regional agriculture, preserve farmland and ensure a continuing supply of fresh, local produce for all New Yorkers. Free family friendly events and activities at our markets every week!
 
 
Address: [map] 51 Chambers Street, Room 228
New York, NY 10007
Telephone: (212) 788-7900
Fax: (212) 788-7913
Days & Hours: Wednesdays, May-Nov, 8:00am - 3:00pm, Windsor Terrace (Prospect Park West and 15th Street)

Saturdays, Year-round, 8:00am - 4:00pm, Grand Army Plaza

Sundays, Apr-Dec, 8:00am - 4:00pm, Carroll Gardens (Carroll Street between Smith/Court Streets)
Agency Head: Marcel Van Ooyen, Executive Director
GREENWOOD BAPTIST CHURCH (BAPTIST)
Call or email for more information
 
 
Address: [map] 461 6th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Telephone: (718) 768-2488
Email: gwood2000@netzero.net
Agency Head: Pastor Ernest H. Jones
GROUNDSWELL COMMUNITY MURAL PROJECT
Groundswell Community Mural Project is a Brooklyn-based, 501(c)(3) founded in 1996 to bring together professional artists, grassroots organizations and communities in partnership to create high quality works of public art in under-represented neighborhoods. Our work inspires youth, communities and artists to take active ownership of their future and equips them with the tools necessary for social change.
 
 
Address: [map] 540 President Street, Suite 1A
Brooklyn, NY 11215-1489
Telephone: (718) 254-9782
Fax: (718) 254-9783
Email: director@groundswellmural.org
Agency Head: Amy Sananman, founder and Executive Director
GUITAR AMONG OTHERS
Since 1989, Guitar Among Others has presented its unique annual concert series in diverse halls such as: Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, the Church of St. Luke-in-the-Fields, Florence Gould Hall, and the Brooklyn Playhouse.
 
 
Address: [map] 225 13th Street, #5D
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Telephone: (718) 788-1988
Email: info@guitaramongothers.org
Days & Hours: Check website for more information
Agency Head: Winslow Browning, Artistic Director
HANNAH SENESH COMMUNITY DAY SCHOOL
The Hannah Senesh Community Day School is an exceptional co-educational K-8 community of learners. Our unique program offers students and their families a strong tradition of academic excellence, along with a welcoming and inclusive environment of religious and cultural integration. Community is not just a part of our name- it is truly central to our identity. Our students are drawn from a diversity of Jewish backgrounds, and our community includes many varied voices and perspectives. What unites us all is a commitment to raising lifelong learners, motivated by passion and creativity, dedicated to building connections, and inspired by kindness and respect. Hannah Senesh students embody the values of a rich Jewish tradition while embracing the promise and possibility of the modern world.
 
 
Address: [map] 342 Smith Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231
Telephone: (718) 858-8663
Email: info@hannahsenesh.org
Agency Head: Nicole Nash, Head of School
Grades: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
HAROLD ICKES PLAYGROUND
District parkland
 
 
HEART OF BROOKLYN
The Heart of Brooklyn is a unique partnership among six of Brooklyn's most prestigious cultural institutions: Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn Children's Museum, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn Public Library, Prospect Park Alliance and Prospect Park Zoo. To utilize their collective resources to better serve a multi-ethnic Brooklyn-based community as well a larger public, these organizations formed Heart of Brooklyn as a non-profit organization in July 2001.
 
 
Address: [map] 135 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, NY 11238
Telephone: (718) 638-7700
Fax: (718) 638-7740
Email: info@heartofbrooklyn.org
Agency Head: Ellen F. Salpeter, Director
HEARTS AND HOMES FOR HOMELESS DOGS, INC.
Hearts and Homes for Homeless Dogs, Inc. is a nonprofit (501)c organization. Since 1990, Founders Mel Salamone and Roseann Savasta, have dedicated themselves to caring for Brooklyn’s homeless, abandoned and abused dogs. Every humanly, possible effort is made to comfort, heal and nurture these animals until they can be placed in good homes. All rescued dogs, and the more than occasional cat or kittens, are spayed or neutered and must be up to date on vaccinations before they can be adopted. Together with Todd Puma, Jamie Benson, Laurie Bleier and the many volunteers and foster parents, Hearts and Homes has placed more than 1,500 dogs, working seven days a week.
 
 
Address: [map] 879 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Telephone: (718) 216-2364
Email: info@heartsandhomes.org
HEIGHTS AND HILLS, INC.
Heights and Hills promotes successful aging in the community. Our mission statement is guided by the following beliefs: • Older adults are assets to their communities. • Older adults’ skills, experience, and wisdom enhance our civic organizations and institutions as well as individual lives. • Older adults are an economic asset to communities. • Making communities livable for older adults benefits all residents. Heights and Hills provides case management services to homebound elderly, caregiver support services/training/education to families caring for aging friends and relatives, transportation services and volunteer opportunities.
 
 
Address: [map] 57 Willoughby Street, 4th floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201-5290
Telephone: (718) 596-8789
Fax: (718) 403-0346
Email: info@heightsandhills.org
Days & Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00 - 5:00
Agency Head: Judy Willig, Executive Director
HELEN OWEN CAREY DAY CARE
Day Care services in the Park Slope community.
 
 
Address: [map] 71 Lincoln Place
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Telephone: (718) 638-4100
Fax: (718) 638-4104
Agency Head: Leonard Fennell, Director
Capacity: 135 children
Group Day Care - Public
HELICON, INC.
Helicon, Inc., the Mathematics Resource and Support Center for Females, a 501(c)(3) not-forprofit tax-exempt organization, was founded in 1999 for the purpose of helping females learn the mathematics—and "numbers-related" disciplines—they need to achieve their academic and career goals.
 
 
Address: [map] 125 8th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Telephone: (212) 529-0244
Email: allannahthomas@heliconinc.org
Agency Head: Allannah Thomas, Founder and Executive Director
HERE IN RED HOOK (***INACTIVE SINCE 2012***)
Photographs about the light, the people, the streets and the community in Red Hook, Brooklyn.
 
 
Email: avernonjones@gmail.com
Agency Head: Andy Vernon-Jones, resident photographer-blogger
HERE'S PARK SLOPE
Scoops, Storefronts, History, and Local Deals in the heart of Brooklyn
 
 
Email: dan@heresparkslope.com
Agency Head: Dan Myers, resident blogger
HOLY FAMILY (CATHOLIC, ROMAN)
Call for more information
 
 
Address: [map] 205 14th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Telephone: (718) 768-0736
Fax: (718) 832-2879
Days & Hours: Call for services and events schedules
Agency Head: Reverend Thomas E. Fox
HONEYDEW DROP CHILDCARE
Honeydew Drop Childcare is a licensed group family day care. We provide the perfect balance between a home and a school. We offer a flexible childcare schedule. We provide full day, half day and drop-off care for children 10 months to 3 1/2 years old.
 
 
Address: [map] 107 President Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231
Telephone: (877) 61-HONEY
Email: honeydewdaycare@yahoo.com
Agency Head: Fabiola Santos-Gaerlan, Director
Capacity: unknown
Group Day Care - Private
HONEYDEW DROP CHILDCARE
Honeydew Drop Childcare is a licensed group family day care. We provide the perfect balance between a home and a school. We offer a flexible childcare schedule. We provide full day, half day and drop-off care for children 10 months to 3 1/2 years old.
 
 
Address: [map] 277 14th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Telephone: (718) 788-9633
Email: info@honeydewdrop.com
Agency Head: Fabiola Santos-Gaerlan, Director
Capacity: unknown
Group Day Care - Private
HOOK PRODUCTIONS
Hook Productions (in collaboration with RECyouth) is a City Parks Foundation's Technology Initiative, After School Program, that provides professional, state-of-the-art production and technology training for High School aged youth in Brooklyn. As part of a comprehensive, long-term strategy to improve neighborhood parks and public spaces, this innovative project will spark student's interest in learning while strengthening their commitment to their community. Through various fun and creative activities, hands-on experience with a broad range of computer programs and experience collaborating with local artists and community organizations, Hook Productions helps students discover their unique talents and gain the academic and marketable life skills that will enable them to break into a career in a variety of creative industries.
 
 
Address: [map] Hook Productions is held in the Computer Resource Center @ Sol Goldman Red Hook Recreation Center
155 Bay Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231
Telephone: (718) 722-3219
Fax: (718) 722-7241
Email: s.smith@parks.nyc.gov
Days & Hours: SUMMER HOURS:
Monday through Thursdays, 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Agency Head: Shawn Smith, Program Director
HOUSING CODE VIOLATIONS
Access to the Department of Housing Preservation and Development's database of Housing Code violations.
 
 
Address: [map] HPD Enforcement Services
210 Joralemon Street, Room 806
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Telephone: (718) 802-3662
HOUSING WORKS, INC.
Housing Works, Inc. is a non-profit organization that provides health services and housing to New Yorkers who are homeless and living with HIV/AIDS. We are pioneers of nonprofit social enterprise, and have opened 12 thrift shops over the past 15 years, to generate critical revenue for our mission. Our stores sell donated items, and all surplus funds go towards support services for our clients. We have recently opened our 12th shop in Park Slope, at 266 5th Avenue on the corner of Garfield and 5th, across the street from Ozzie's Coffee in the former bathroom and tile shop.
 
 
Address: [map] 266 5th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Email: H.Stevens@housingworks.org
Days & Hours: Monday through Saturday, 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sunday, 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Agency Head: Holly Stevens, Volunteer Coordinator (Park Slope)
HUGGS DAY SCHOOL, INC.
Day Care services in the Park Slope community.
 
 
Address: [map] 763 President Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Capacity: 50 children
Group Day Care - Private
HUMAN COMPASS GARDEN
District parkland
 
 
IMANI HOUSE, INC. (IHI)
IMANI HOUSE, INC. (IHI) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that opened its Brooklyn Project in 1990 with a mission to assist low income youth, immigrants and families in Brooklyn and Liberia, West Africa. What started as learning and support center to promote sub stainable approaches to building healthy communities and developing neighborhoods to become self-sufficient in order to improve the quality of life of their families, their communities and themselves. IMANI HOUSE is a community based multicultural organization that provides many programs, services and hope to the many immigrants, youth and other area low-income residents. All of our programs are offered free of charge and include: Martial Arts and Youth Development, Adult Literacy/ESOL/Citizenship and life skills, Building Bridges Bias Awareness and Prevention Youth Peer Educator's Program, Food Pantry and Nutrition program, HIV/AIDS Awareness - Health and Civics Education, and Information and Referral services to; continuing education, social services, jobs, and other Community Based Organizations offering skill building programs and social services.
 
 
Address: [map] 76A 5th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217-1988
Telephone: (718) 638-2059
Fax: (718) 789-1094
Email: imani@imanihouse.org
Agency Head: Bisi Iderabdullah, Executive Director
IMBY: A REAR WINDOW VIEW OF BROOKLYN'S SOUTH SLOPE
NEW ARCHITECTURAL VOYEURISM
 
 
IMMANUEL & FIRST SPANISH CHURCH (METHODIST)
Call for more information
 
 
Address: [map] 422 Dean Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Telephone: (718) 622-8296
Email: emanuelfumc@aol.com
Agency Head: Reverend Elisa M. Vicioso, Pastor in Charge
INTERFERENCE ARCHIVE
The Interference Archive is a collection of political posters, prints.

IA has used these materials in exhibitions, made them available for study to researchers, artists, activists, and designers, and presented our creative research in a variety of cultural venues (including the New Museum, Carnegie Mellon University, Brown University, Creative Time, and the US Social Forum, just to name a few). Through installations, exhibitions, public talks, and publishing, IA creates spaces in which to explore, critique, and understand the aesthetics and culture produced by both movements for social change and counter-cultural communities. In the US, there are no archives devoted specifically to these materials. The IA was founded on the belief that these ephemeral and aestethetic materials are important for understanding social history as well as contemporary cultural practices.

Artists Dara Greenwald and Josh MacPhee named their collection The Interference Archive (IA) in 2004 when they put together a collection of the paper ephemera produced by protestors at the Republican National Convention in New York to create an art installation that would put these disparate items together in one space for contemplation. The IA has built an international collection of a variety of media and art produced by both protest and counter-cultural movements.
 
 
Address: 131 8th St, Brooklyn, NY 11215
Days & Hours: Sunday: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Website: http://interferencearchive.org/
INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF BROOKLYN
Our mission is to foster enthusiasm for dual-language excellence at an early developmental stage so that children become native speakers of two languages. By encouraging creativity, critical thinking, social skills, adaptability, global citizenship, and intercultural understanding, we will impart our own desire for lifelong educational excellence and plant the seeds that will give our children the preparation and drive for success.
 
 
Address: [map] 298 6th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Telephone: (718) 369-3023
Fax: (718) 369-3023
Email: info@isbrooklyn.org
Days & Hours: Preschool:
Monday through Friday, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm or 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Playgroups:
Monday through Saturday, 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Afterschool:
Monday through Thursday, 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Agency Head: Rebecca Skinner, Director
J.J. BYRNE PARK
District parkland
 
 
JAMES, HON. LETITIA
Public Advocate of the City of New York
 
 
Address: [map] Office of the Public Advocate
1 Centre Street, 15th Floor
New York, NY 10007
Telephone: (212) 669-7250
Fax: (212) 669-4701
Email: GetHelp@pubadvocate.nyc.gov
JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL 051 - THE WILLIAM ALEXANDER SCHOOL (K051)
William Alexander Middle School Values: *High standards for educational excellence. *Social growth, emotional development, and respect for oneself and others *Inquiry-based curriculum in which children drive their own learning. *In-depth study of the arts. *Integrating the arts and literacy across all subject areas. *A community in which all members have a voice. *After school activities that support all aspects of the curriculum.
 
 
Address: [map] 350 5th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Telephone: (718) 369-7603
Fax: (718) 499-4948
Grades: 6, 7, 8, SE
Agency Head: Lenore Berner, Principal
Brian Cohen, PTA Co-President
Mellen O'Keefe, PTA Co-President
Parent Coordinator: Audrey Komaroff, (347) 563-5371
Student Enrollment: 1068
JUSTICEWORKS COMMUNITY
JusticeWorks Community, a nonprofit organization based in Brooklyn, New York, was founded in 1992 by criminal justice experts, exprisoners, and religious leaders in response to the social crisis triggered by the tripling of the female prison population in one decade. The mission of JusticeWorks is to educate, organize and mobilize a national partnership of religious and secular grassroots groups to advocate for just and humane criminal justice policies for women.
 
 
Address: [map] 1012 Eighth Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Telephone: (718) 499-6704
Fax: (718) 832-2832
Email: info@justiceworks.org
Agency Head: Mary-Elizabeth Fitzgerald, Executive Director
Ellen Hirsch, President, Board of Directors
KANE STREET SYNAGOGUE (JEWISH, CONSERVATIVE/EGALITARIAN)
Organized in 1856, Congregation Baith Israel Anshei Emes, better known as Kane Street Synagogue, is Brooklyn's oldest continuously functioning Jewish congregation. We are a Conservative, egalitarian synagogue of about 275 households located in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, and are a member of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism.
 
 
Address: [map] 236 Kane Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231
Telephone: (718) 875-1550
Fax: (718) 797-1152
Email: office@kanestreet.org
Days & Hours: Check website for services, events and program schedules
Agency Head: Rabbi Samuel H. Weintraub
Susan Rifkin, President
Linda Kass-Mahler, Office Manager
KCH FIFTH AVENUE HEALTH CENTER
Free women's health OB/GYN exams and PAP smears. Childcare, immunization for all childhood diseases, urine and blood tests, lead poisoning, vision and hearing. A preventive program checking growth and development.
 
 
Address: [map] 503 5th Avenue, 2nd floor
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Telephone: (718) 768-7284
Fax: (718) 768-1334
Days & Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
KENTLER INTERNATIONAL DRAWING SPACE
The Kentler International Drawing Space, located in Red Hook, Brooklyn, is dedicated to bringing important and timely contemporary art by emerging and established artists to the public. The gallery exhibits drawings and work on paper by New York based artists as well as artists nationally. In addition, the gallery sponsors an international program for exhibitions of visiting artists from other countries. A flatfile of drawings and works on paper by contemporary artists is available for viewing by curators, collectors and the general public. The Kentler gallery, founded by artists Florence Neal and Scott Pfaffman, opened its doors in April of 1990 and quickly became the focus of a burgeoning artists community in this historic, inspiring, yet challenging area of the New York City.
 
 
Address: [map] 353 Van Brunt Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231
Telephone: (718) 875-2098
Email: info@kentlergallery.org
Days & Hours: Check website for current and past exhibits
Agency Head: Florence Neal, Director
KIDS ON FIFTH CHILDREN'S
Day Care services in the Park Slope community.
 
 
Address: [map] 323 5th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Capacity: 26 children
Group Day Care - Private
KIDS ON FIFTH PRE-SCHOOL
Day Care services in the Park Slope community.
 
 
Address: [map] 295 5th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Capacity: 20 children
Group Day Care - Private
KOLOT CHAYEINU/VOICES OF OUR LIVES (JEWISH, PROGRESSIVE)
Kolot Chayeinu/Voices of Our Lives is a Jewish congregation in Brooklyn, where doubt can be an act of faith and all hands are needed to build our community. We are creative, serious seekers who pray joyfully, wrestle with tradition, pursue justice and refuse to be satisfied with the world as it is. As individuals of varying sexual orientations, races, family arrangements, and Jewish identities and backgrounds, we share a commitment to the search for meaningful expressions of our Judaism in today's uncertain world.
 
 
Address: [map] 1012 8th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Telephone: (718) 390-7493
Email: info@kolotchayeinu.org
Days & Hours: Check website for services, events and program schedules
Agency Head: Rabbi Ellen Lippmann
LANDER, HON. BRAD
Member of the New York City Council representing the 39th Councilmanic District
 
 
Address: [map] 456 5th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Telephone: (718) 499-1090
Fax: (718) 499-1997
Email: lander@council.nyc.gov
LEGAL AID SOCIETY, BROOKLYN NEIGHBORHOOD OFFICE
Areas of Practice include Family Law (i.e., divorce, domestic violence, custody, child support, foster care, permanency planning, adoption and guardianship), Housing and AIDS representation (i.e., one paralegal offers a variety of services for HIV- and AIDS-infected persons, including permanency planning, advance medical directives, wills, stand-by guardianships and adoption proceedings).
 
 
Address: [map] 111 Livingston Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Telephone: (718) 722-3100
Fax: (718) 722-3093
Days & Hours: FAMILY LAW:
Intake Procedure: Call for appointment.

HOUSING:
Intake Procedure: By appointment arranged at Courthouse Office, 141 Livingston Street, 2nd floor, daily from 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

AIDS REPRESENTATION PROJECT:
Intake Procedure: Call for appointment or walk-in on Thursdays from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. at Kings County Hospital, H Building, 3rd floor and on alternate Fridays from 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. at Interfaith Medical Center, 1545 Atlantic Avenue, 3rd floor, Brooklyn.
LEGAL AID SOCIETY, BROOKLYN OFFICE FOR THE AGING
Areas of Practice: Particular emphasis on concerns of the elderly: eviction prevention, government benefits (including public assistance, food stamps, social security, SSI, Medicaid, home care, Medicare and veterans benefits), rights of persons in congregate care facilities (hospitals, nursing homes and adult homes), family law (including elder abuse, grandparent custody and visitation and defense of Article 81 guardianship proceedings), consumer, utilities and general cases (including foreclosures, advance directives and wills).
 
 
Address: [map] 111 Livingston Street, 7th floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Telephone: (718) 645-3111
Fax: (718) 260-4722
Days & Hours: Intake Procedure: By telephone appointment only; call every other Monday starting at 10:00 a.m. until all appointment slots are filled. Home visits available for those physically unable to travel.
LESBIAN HERSTORY ARCHIVES
Our Mission and Principles From the beginning the Archives' founders developed a statement of purpose and a set of principles to guide the development of the collection. We adhere to these purposes and principles today. Statement of Purpose: The Lesbian Herstory Archives exists to gather and preserve records of Lesbian lives and activities so that future generations will have ready access to materials relevant to their lives. The process of gathering this material will uncover and collect our herstory denied to us previously by patriarchal historians in the interests of the culture which they serve. We will be able to analyze and reevaluate the Lesbian experience; we also hope the existence of the Archives will encourage Lesbians to record their experiences in order to formulate our living herstory. We will collect and preserve any materials that are relevant to the lives and experiences of Lesbians: books, magazine, journals, news clippings (from establishment, Feminist or lesbian media), bibliographies, photos, historical information, tapes, films, diaries, oral histories, poetry and prose, biographies, autobiographies, notices of events, posters, graphics and other memorabilia.
 
 
Address: [map] 484 14th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215

mailing address:
LHEF, Inc.
P.O. Box 1258
New York, NY 10116
Telephone: (718) 768-DYKE
Fax: (718) 768-4663
Days & Hours: Check website for online schedule
LEVIN, HON. STEPHEN
Member of the New York City Council representing the 33rd Councilmanic District
 
 
Address: [map] 410 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Telephone: (718) 875-5200
Fax: (718) 643-6620
Email: slevin@council.nyc.gov
LIBRARY CARD: HOW TO APPLY
Find out how to apply for a library card in person at any of the Brooklyn Public Library's 60 branches, reserve a book, manage your library account, perform online searches of library catalogue and other library services.
 
 
Address: [map] Central Library
Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11238
Telephone: (718) 230-2100
Email: Online email form available
Days & Hours: Check website for days and hours of individual branches
LICH DENTAL CLINIC
Dental Clinic. The clinic offers services to MR/DD individuals on Monday morning only. Call for an appointment. Parental consent or medical clearance from medical doctor is needed if patient has major problems.
 
 
Address: [map] Dental Clinic-Main Building-2nd Floor
339 Hicks Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Telephone: (718) 780-1243
LICH STANLEY LAMM INSTITUTE
Full compliment of clinic services including psychiatric, speech therapy, psychology, social work, physical therapy, occupational therapy, nutritional therapy.
 
 
Address: [map] 110 Amity Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Telephone: (718) 780-1014
Fax: (718) 780-2849
LICH WATCH (***INACTIVE SINCE 2011***)
THE LONG ISLAND COLLEGE HOSPITAL == WHAT'S EXCELLENT, WHAT'S GOOD, AND WHAT NEEDS IMPROVEMENT
 
 
Email: wernercohn@mac.com
Agency Head: Werner Cohn, resident blogger
LITTLEFIELD
Littlefield is a performance and art space in Brooklyn’s Gowanus neighborhood nestled between Park Slope and Carroll Gardens. Housed in an old, 6200-square foot warehouse dating from the 1920s, littlefield merges the Gowanus’ industrial past with a sustainable future. These elements include a landscaped interior courtyard, sound walls formed from recycled rubber tires, a bar built from salvaged bowling alley lanes, and energy supplied by wind power. Future projects include a grey-water system and a landscaped roof that will reduce littlefield’s footprint to virtually zero while providing fresh ingredients for our menu. Coupled with an industrial/organic aesthetic is a state-of-the-art sound system designed for live music, art installations, and film screenings. The main system is based around the latest 3-way loudspeaker arrays by EAW, powered by QSC amplifiers, and digitally controlled via networked Rane processors. As an added acoustical and functional feature, a moveable partition was built to separate the performance space from the gallery/bar. When the partition is fully closed, the performance space can accommodate up to 300 people while the gallery/bar can hold up to 100. For larger performances, the partition can be moved to one side and littlefield can hold up to 400 people.
 
 
Address: [map] 622 Degraw Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Email: hey@littlefieldNYC.com
Agency Head: Julie Kim and Scott Koshnoodi, Owners
LONG ISLAND COLLEGE HOSPITAL, VICTIM SERVICES
Victim Services: In this web site, we've gathered information a survivor of abuse needs to know: your rights in the legal system; how to recognize the signs in friends and family members who are in abusive situations; and how to deal with the situation after abuse occurs. Also, learn how to protect yourself by learning about what you can do to prevent this from happening. Our resource also provides national, metropolitan and Continuum numbers to provide assistance, support and counseling.
 
 
Address: [map] 339 Hicks Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Telephone: (718) 780-1459, LICH Rape Crisis Intervention/Victims of Violence Program (After 5:00 pm, please leave a message on the machine) and to volunteer

(718) 780-1961, Sexual Assualt Examiner Program - Trained medical staff on call to treat rape victims (Accessed through ER & RCIP/VOVP)

(718) 780-1961, Emergency Department, Amity Street (between Hicks & Henry)
LOUIS VALENTINO JR. BALLFIELD
District parkland
 
 
LOUIS VALENTINO JR. PARK & PIER
District parkland
 
 
LUTHERAN FAMILY HEALTH CENTER
Lutheran Family Health Center in Park Slope offers medical, dental, OB/GYN, and same day sick visits provided by a team of health professionals on a private practice model. The Park Slope Family Health Center, which opened in 1990, is a beautiful, modern health facility conveniently located on 13th Street between 4th and 5th Avenues in Park Slope.
 
 
Address: [map] 220 13th Street
Brooklyn NY 11215
Telephone: (718) 832-5980
Fax: (718) 832-5991
Days & Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday - Saturday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday, 9:00 am - 8:00 pm by appointment.
Evening hours are also available.

Dental services are available:
Monday, Friday & Saturday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday - Thursday, 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Agency Head: Judith Flores, MD, Site Director
Wendy Ifill, Administrative Coordinator
MAKEVILLE STUDIO KIDS
The creative urge to make things comes naturally to kids. Building and making bring together an irresistible combination of play, learning, and a sense of accomplishment. How fun is this! We get to work with some of the most creative, excited, open-minded people on the planet--kids! And we get to share our love of woodworking with these natural builders and makers who could not be happier to learn from us. There's just nothing better than the look on a kid's face saying "I made this!" Who we are Makeville Studio is owned and operated by Robyn Mierzwa, a long-time woodworker and mom to two daughters ages 9 and 12 who love to make stuff.
 
 
Address: [map] 119 8th Street, Unit 208
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Telephone: (917) 873-5542
Email: hello@makeville.com
Days & Hours: Hours: The studio is open by appointment, for classes and studio time, and by luck. We're happy to have visitors--just email or call ahead of time to make sure someone will be there.
Agency Head: Robyn Mierzwa, Executive Director
MANY VOICES, INC.
Many Voices is a not-for-profit, tax exempt educational organization that has produced award-winning visual and textual books and documentary films that comment on and elucidate contemporary social issues, such as aging in America, drug addiction and pediatric HIV.
 
 
Address: [map] 472 13th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215-5207
Telephone: (718) 788-5342
Fax: (718) 788-5377
Email: manyvoicesinc@aol.com
Days & Hours: Call or email for more information
Agency Head: Eugene Richards, Co-Director
MARY MCDOWELL CENTER FOR LEARNING
The Mary McDowell Center for Learning is an independent, Friends elementary school for children with learning disabilities. As its guiding principle, the Center believes that every child with learning disabilities can learn with the support of a community dedicated to specialized teaching, cooperation and respect.
 
 
Address: [map] 20 Bergen Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Telephone: (718) 625-3939
Fax: (718) 625-1456
MCBROOKLYN
MACRO/MICRO BROOKLYN Big Brooklyn, small Brooklyn.
 
 
Email: macrobrooklyn@gmail.com
MCCABES MUSIC
McCabes Music specializes in traditional and contemporary Irish music, providing artists for concerts and educational programs throughout the United States and Ireland.
 
 
Address: [map] 208 Prospect Park West, #3D
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Telephone: (718) 832-3440
Fax: (718) 832-7500
Email: spirit6315@aol.com
Days & Hours: Check website for more information
Agency Head: Cady Finlayson, President
MELTDOWN INC.
Meltdown Inc. offers: performing arts and events production; multimedia (experimental music, theater and video); teen leadership and after-school programs; health education and violence prevention programs; and community development, consulting and couseling.
 
 
Address: [map] 346 Flatbush Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11238
Telephone: (718) 857-MELT
Email: downmelt@aol.com
Days & Hours: Call or email for more information
Agency Head: Bronwyn Rucker, Artistic Director
MEMORIAL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (PRESBYTERIAN)
Call for more information
 
 
Address: [map] 186 St. Johns Place
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Telephone: (718) 638-5541
Email: CLOWNMINISTRY33@aol.com
Agency Head: Reverend Maria Felix, Pastor
MENCHACA, HON. CARLOS
Member of the New York City Council representing the 38th Councilmanic District
 
 
Address: [map] 5601 5th Avenue, S-2
Brooklyn, NY 11220
Telephone: (718) 439-9012
Fax: (718) 439-9042
MERCY HOME FOR CHILDREN - VISITATION RESIDENCE
Mercy Home is dedicated to serving persons who are developmentally disabled. This dedication is grounded in the belief that, as members of the family of God, all people have a right to a life with dignity and purpose; have a right to an education which will help them develop their potential to the fullest, and have a need to love and be loved. It is the mission of Mercy Home to assure the quality of life for persons with developmental disabilities through the recognition of each person's inherent dignity and absolute right to a life filled with love and learning. Mercy Home operates residence & treatment center (ICP). Offers social services & therapies. Education provided by Board of Education if under 21. Over 21 attend day treatment or sheltered workshop. Few vacancies.
 
 
Address: [map] 104 Visitation Place
Brooklyn, NY 11231
Telephone: (718) 855-8083
Email: elatouche@mercyhomeny.org
Agency Head: Sister Catherine Crumlish, RSM, Executive Director
Elinor Latouche, Assistant Executive Director, Programs
MERU ART
Meru Art is a 1,200 square foot exhibition space on the Brooklyn waterfront. Our focus is on artists of any culture using any media. The emphasis is on mature aesthetics. The space also serves as a venue for performances.
 
 
Address: [map] 203 Columbia Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231
Telephone: (718) 852-6575
Email: meruart@mindspring.com
Days & Hours: Call or email for more information
Agency Head: Piper Piper, Artistic Director
METROPOLITAN ROD & GUN CLUB
For nearly three quarters of a century the Metropolitan Rod and Gun Club has been a meeting place for Brooklyn (and New York City) sportsmen (and, more recently, sportswomen). In 1932 a handful of Brooklyn hunting and fishing enthusiasts became the prime movers in the formation of the Club. It was incorporated on December 6, 1934. Today, Metro has over 250 members, representing a cross section of residents of the Greater New York Area. Metro members have hunted and fished throughout the continental United States, in Canada as far north as the Yukon, and in Alaska and the Arctic Circle. Our members have also visited Africa, the Far East, Mexico and South America. Metro pistol team members participate in Greater New York Pistol League competitions, and are perennial contenders for top honors in the League.
 
 
Address: [map] 162 Pacific Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Telephone: (718) 625-8019
Email: membership@metrorgc.org
Days & Hours: Call or email for more information
MICCIO DAY CARE CENTER
Day Care services in the Red Hook community.
 
 
Address: [map] 595 Clinton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231
Telephone: (718) 852-4560
(718) 852-4562
Fax: (718) 852-4561
Email: dmont@palnyc.org
Days & Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Agency Head: Doris Montgomery, Executive Director
Capacity: 90 children
Group Day Care - Public
MICRO MUSEUM
Micro Museum, founded in 1986, is an interdisciplinary art center servicing over two hundred working artists. Micro Museum is located at 123 Smith Street in Downtown Brooklyn. Our clients are award winning actors, dancers, directors, performers, musicians, clowns, belly dancers, literary and media artists who are producing work for audiences all over the world.
 
 
Address: [map] 123 Smith Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Telephone: (718) 797-3116
Email: executive@micromuseum.com
Days & Hours: Check website for events and program schedules
Agency Head: Kathleen & William Laziza, Founding Directors
MILLMAN, HON. JOAN L.
Member of the New York State Assembly representing the 52nd Assembly District
 
 
Address: [map] 341 Smith Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231
Telephone: (718) 246-4889
Fax: (718) 246-4895
Email: millmaj@assembly.state.ny.us
MISSION FOR TODAY
Call for more information
 
 
Address: [map] 298 6th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Telephone: (718) 768-4203
Email: dlw29@aol.com
Agency Head: Dr. D.L. Williams
MISSION FOR TODAY WORLD OF CHILDREN
Day Care services in the Park Slope community.
 
 
Address: [map] 298 6th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Capacity: 53 children
Group Day Care - Private
MONARCH PLAYSCHOOL
Day Care services in the Carroll Gardens/South Brooklyn community.
 
 
Address: [map] 271 Smith Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231
Capacity: 20 children
Group Day Care - Private
MONTESSORI SCHOOL OF NEW YORK
Day Care services in the Park Slope community.
 
 
Address: [map] 105 8th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Capacity: 45 children
Group Day Care - Private
MONTGOMERY, HON. VELMANETTE
Member of the New York State Senate representing the 25th Senatorial District
 
 
Address: [map] 30 Third Avenue, Room 615
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Telephone: (718) 643-6140
Fax: (718) 237-4137
Email: montgome@senate.state.ny.us
MOSLEY, HON. WALTER T.
Member of the New York State Assembly representing the 57th Assembly District
 
 
Address: [map] 55 Hanson Place
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Telephone: (718) 596-0100
Fax: (718) 596-4992
Email: MosleyW@assembly.state.ny.us
MOTHER CABRINI PARK
District parkland
 
 
MOTOR VEHICLE SERVICES
Register/renew vehicle registration, apply for/renew a driver's license, order personalized license plates, schedule a road test, order inspection stickers, and other motor vehicle-related services.
 
 
Address: [map] NYSDMV - Brooklyn Office
Atlantic Center, Second Floor
625 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Telephone: (718) 966-6155
or (212) 645-5550
Days & Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
(Written tests, Monday through Friday, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm)
(No CDL testing)
MOUNTAIN REDBIRD MUSIC
We organize and host the annual Park Slope Old-Time & Bluegrass Music Jamboree, a day-and-a-half event featuring workshops, jamming and concerts of old-time and bluegrass music -- the traditional music of the Appalachian Mountain region. In addition, we book the weekly Good Coffeehouse concert series, in cooperation with the Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture.
 
 
Address: [map] 565 9th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Telephone: (718) 965-8490
Fax: (718) 504-4679
Email: info@jamesreams.com
Days & Hours: Check website for events and program schedules
Agency Head: Tina Aridas, Manager
NADLER, HON. JERROLD
Member of the United States House of Representatives representing the 10th Congressional District
 
 
Address: [map] 2875 West 8th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11234
Telephone: (718) 373-3198
Fax: (718) 996-0039
Email: Online email form available
NARCO FREEDOM, INC.
We provide a first-rate facility in a pleasant atmosphere. Our mission is to provide effective drug treatment services that will "Impact" the lives of persons suffering from addiction and medical issues. In pursuit of that mission, we address individual needs through comprehensive assessment and personalized treatment plans, focusing on changing attitude, consciousness and behavior. Our goal is to redirect the client from a dysfunctional lifestyle to a productive and responsible member of the community.
 
 
Address: [map] 561 Court Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231
Telephone: (718) 802-1111
Fax: (718) 802-9013
Email: belle.ingram@narcofreedom.com
Agency Head: Belle Ingram, Executive Director
NATIONAL DO NOT CALL REGISTRY
The National Do Not Call Registry is open for business, putting consumers in charge of the telemarketing calls they get at home. The Federal government created the national registry to make it easier and more efficient for you to stop getting telemarketing calls you don’t want. Registration is free. The Federal Trade Commission, the Federal Communications Commission, and the states are enforcing the National Do Not Call Registry. Placing your number on the registry will stop most, but not all, telemarketing calls.
 
 
Telephone: (888) 382-1222
TTY (866) 290-4236
NEIGHBORS HELPING NEIGHBORS, INC.
Neighbors Helping Neighbors' mission is to empower low and moderate income Brooklyn residents to secure quality housing and build financial assets. We are committed to providing the highest quality of service in our efforts to: Educate and counsel people so they can help themselves Organize people so they can act collectively and help one another Network with other community organizations Serve as an advocate for and conduit of resources in the community.
 
 
Address: [map] 443 39th Street, Suite 202
Brooklyn, NY 11232
Telephone: (718) 686-7946
Fax: (718) 686-7948
Email: info@nhnhome.org
Days & Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Please call to schedule appointment for specific services.
Agency Head: Julia Fitzgerald, Executive Director
Michael Wadman, President, Board of Directors
NEW BREED CHURCH OF THE JOSHUA AND CALEB MINISTRIES
To save souls by spreading the good news of Jesus Christ.
 
 
Address: [map] 66 Lorraine Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231
Telephone: (718) 855-0275
Agency Head: Adolph Tucker, Bishop
NEW BROWN MEMORIAL BAPTIST CHURCH (BAPTIST)
To save souls by spreading the Good News of Jesus Christ.
 
 
Address: [map] 609 Clinton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231
Telephone: (718) 624-4780
Agency Head: Martin Reid, Reverend
NEW HORIZONS SCHOOL (K442)
At NHMS, we believe in and are committed to... Academic Achievement Collaborative Team Teaching (CTT) Data driven differentiation Small group instruction Project-based curriculum State-of-the art Arts and Technology program Social development Accountable 1:1 conversations between staff and students Mutual respect Social responsibility Peer mediation School-wide community building initiatives Personal Growth Exposure to a wealth of experiences and opportunities Formative accountability Reflective, informed decision-making
 
 
Address: [map] 317 Hoyt Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231
Telephone: (718) 330-9227
Fax: (718) 330-9251
Grades: 6, 7, 8, SE
Agency Head: Deanna Sinito, Principal
PTA President Information provided by school
Parent Coordinator: Corrine Contrino, (347) 563-5433
Student Enrollment: 183
NEW PATHWAYS COUNSELING CENTER
New Pathways Counseling Center is an established group practice serving Brooklyn's Park Slope community. Our services include individual, group, family, and couple/marital counseling as well as psychological testing and hypnosis. Psychiatric referrals are also available. The New Pathways staff consists of licensed therapists (social workers and psychologists) with extensive post-graduate training. The Park Slope office is conveniently located off Seventh Avenue on Park Place, a quiet, tree-lined street, in a discreet, private, and personal atmosphere. In addition to the Park Slope office, other offices are located throughout the metropolitan region.
 
 
Address: [map] 148 Park Place
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Telephone: (718) 398-1962
Fax: (718) 398-8942
Email: npccllc@aol.com
Days & Hours: Monday through Thursday, 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fridays, 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturdays, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Agency Head: Dr. Steven Fried, Founder and Director
NEW YORK BAROQUE
New York Baroque is a period instrument ensemble performing instrumental and vocal music from the late sixteenth to the early eighteenth centuries.
 
 
Address: [map] 206 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231-3575
Telephone: (718) 852-4544
Fax: (718) 852-8415
Email: nybaroque@aol.com
Agency Head: Jean Murphy, President
NEW YORK CITY COUNCIL
The New York City Council is the legislative branch of City government. Its members are elected every four years and represent districts of approximately 144,000 people. As a result of the City Charter, the composition of the current 51 members are: 10 from Manhattan, 8 from the Bronx, 14 from Queens, 16 from Brooklyn and 3 from Staten Island.
 
 
Address: [map] The Council of the City of New York
City Hall, Room 5
New York, NY 10007
Telephone: (212) 788-7100
Fax: (212) 788-9296
Email: online form available
Agency Head: Hon. Melissa Mark-Viverito, Speaker of the Council
Meetings: Check website for schedule of meetings and hearings
NEW YORK CITY SOLAR MAP
The New York City Solar America City Partnership, led by Sustainable CUNY, is proud to welcome you to the New York City Solar Map.

This map shows existing solar PV and solar thermal installations in NYC and gives an estimate of solar PV potential for every rooftop in the five boroughs.

The New York City Solar Map is a tool that all New Yorkers can use to learn about the potential for solar on their buildings and across the city. It also provides practical information and steps for installing solar.
 
 
Website: http://nycsolarmap.com/
NEW YORK MEMORY CENTER
New York Memory Center is a freestanding, nonprofit, community-based agency providing services to adults with memory loss, their caregivers and families. New York Memory Center operates two day programs: the Lotus Club, an early intervention and support program for those experiencing the earliest stages of Alzheimer's and related dementias, and Memory Life Services, a program that provides more extensive services suitable for adults with middle to later stage memory loss. Accessible transportation with door-to-door escorts is available to most Brooklyn neighborhoods. Daily programs include therapeutic arts, poetry, music, and exercise; one-on-one computer cognitive training classes; peer support group; morning coffee and midday hot meal.

Our mission is to help adults in our community with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias to maintain and/or improve their level of functioning so they can enjoy their later years. We believe that human beings, regardless of age or degree of impairment, can benefit from continuing to participate in the life of a community where they are accepted and have opportunities to experience a sense of purpose and success. Our members are not pressured to be anyone they are not, and they are encouraged to be everything they can.
 
 
Address: [map] 199 14th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Telephone: (718) 499-7701
Fax: (718) 768-2119
Email: staff@nymemorycenter.org
Days & Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Agency Head: Christopher Nadeau, Executive Director
Website: http://www.nymemorycenter.org
NEW YORK METHODIST HOSPITAL
New York Methodist Hospital, a voluntary, acute-care teaching facility located in the Park Slope section of Brooklyn, provides a wide variety of specialized inpatient and outpatient services. Founded in 1881, the Hospital has undergone extensive renovations in recent years and is now one of the 200 largest hospitals in the United States.
 
 
Address: [map] 506 Sixth Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Telephone: (718) 780-3000
(718) 780-3010, Patient Information
(718) 780-3136, Emergency Department
NEW YORK METHODIST HOSPITAL, FAMILY HEALTH CENTER
New York Methodist Hospital has made quality health care accessible to many through its large Out-Patient Department. The hospital also operates several satellite facilities to provide convenient, affordable primary care in neighborhood communities. The centers encourage early intervention and regular, preventive care as the path to better health. Care at a Family Health Center encompasses a full range of services, from general and pediatric care to specialized treatment for chronic illnesses. Services also include: Gynecological/Obstetric Services Diagnostic Testing Counseling Health Education Nutrition Guidance Prenatal Care & Pediatric Immunizations
 
 
Address: [map] 210 Flatbush Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217

South Brooklyn Health Center
120 Richards Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231
Telephone: (718) 783-0070, Flatbush Avenue
(718) 834-8202, South Brooklyn Health Center
Days & Hours: Call for more information
NEW YORK METHODIST HOSPITAL, HEALTH CARE SERVICES FOR SENIORS
Doctors who specialize in "geriatric" medicine focus on the care of older adults. They are concerned with improving the physical and mental function of their seniors as well as with disease detection and treatment. The rapidly increasing seniors population, and the potential for many older adults to enjoy an excellent quality of life, have given this specialized field ever-growing significance.
 
 
Address: [map] 506 6th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Telephone: (718) 780-3000
Email: lhill@nym.org
NEW YORK PERMACULTURE EXCHANGE
Claudia Joseph is the environmental educator at The Old Stone House in Park Slope, Brooklyn. She founded the Permaculture -Exchange in 1998 in Oakland, California and it became the New York Permaculture-Exchange in 2001. The NYPE list facilitates the free exchange of ideas, materials and labor pertaining to permaculture. In recent years environmental workshops, permaculture courses and job listings have been added to the list coverage.
 
 
Address: [map] 375 2nd Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Telephone: (718) 369-1139
Email: permie@earthlink.net
Agency Head: Claudia Joseph, Environmental Educator
NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
Our nation's founders could never have envisioned the scope and breadth of the opportunities the Internet would provide to a participatory democracy. Your representatives in the Assembly "The People's House," are excited to enhance the public's connection to state government by making this site available to you. Composed of 150 members, of which 61 are from the City of New York as follows: Bronx, 10; Kings, 20; New York, 12; Queens, 16; Richmond, 3. Elected for two-year terms expiring December 31st of each even-numbered year.
 
 
Address: [map] The Assembly
Capitol
Albany, NY 12248
Telephone: (518) 455-4100
Email: Online email form available
Agency Head: Hon. Sheldon Silver, Speaker of the Assembly
Meetings: Check website for schedule of meetings and hearings
NEW YORK STATE SENATE
My colleagues and I in the Senate offer this site as a way to enhance the public's ability to learn about their representatives and more actively participate in their government. We are pleased to present this site and its wide array of tools that can be extremely valuable in keeping you up to date on Senate activities and operations. Composed of 62 members, of which 26 are from the City of New York, as follows: Queens, 7; Kings, 9; New York, 4; Bronx, 5; Richmond, 1. Elected for two-year terms which expire December 31 of each even-numbered year.
 
 
Address: The Senate
Capitol
Albany, NY 12247
Telephone: (518) 455-2800
Email: Online email form available
Agency Head: Hon. Dean Skelos, Majority Leader and President Pro Tem
Meetings: Check website for schedule of meetings and hearings
NEW YORK WRITERS COALITION
NY Writers Coalition Inc. (NYWC) provides free and low-cost creative writing workshops throughout New York City for people from groups that have been historically deprived of voice in our society. We also publish our workshop participants' writing and organize public readings of their work. Writing with others in an atmosphere of respect and acceptance, participants discover the value of their own stories, gain confidence and a stronger sense of self and become less isolated from themselves and from society. By creating a community of writers and leaders from diverse backgrounds, we galvanize the voices of the marginalized and create opportunities for all writers to connect with the larger community. NYWC's goal is to create an inclusive city, one that is aware of the diversity of voices within it and honors the lives of all of its citizens.
 
 
Address: [map] 78 8th Avenue, #2E
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Telephone: (718) 783-8088
Email: info@nywriterscoalition.org
Days & Hours: Check website for more information
Agency Head: Aaron Zimmerman, Executive Director
NORTH FLATBUSH AVENUE BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT
The North Flatbush Avenue Business Improvement District is an organization promoting the development of North Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn New York roughly from Grand Army Plaza to the Atlantic Avenue Mall.
 
 
Address: [map] 282 Flatbush Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Telephone: (718) 783-1685
Fax: (718) 228-7813
Email: info@nfbid.com
Agency Head: Sharon Davidson, Executive Director
Regina Cahill, President
NYC CAR ACCIDENT
This noncommercial site seeks to help pedestrians and cyclists by directing them to possible available sources of medical, legal, and other help in New York City. It was compiled by a city cyclist, pedestrian, and occasional driver concerned by the lack of official guidance on how to handle a car-bike/ped crash.

For practical reasons, the site is focused on a single city. But readers throughout New York State may find it useful in accessing the No-Fault and Motor Vehicle Accident Indemnification Corporation (MVAIC) insurance programs. Readers in other states may find the links to general medical and legal expertise of use. (Please note that the site has no connection to or affiliation with the City of New York or other government agency.)
 
 
Email: contact@NycCarAccident.net
Agency Head: Carol Wood
Website: http://nyccaraccident.net/
NYC OASIS INTERACTIVE MAP
The Open Accessible Space Information System (OASIS) website provides the richest source of community maps for New York City -- free and all in one place. It helps nonprofits, community groups, educators, students, public agencies, and local businesses develop a better understanding of their environment with interactive maps of open spaces, property information, transportation networks, and more.

The OASIS website is guided by a collaborative partnership of private and public sector representatives that seek to sustain an accessible information system that helps enhance the stewardship of open space so these areas are linked, diverse and sustainable for the benefit of all people, organisms, and ecosystems in and around New York City.

 
 
Website: http://oasisnyc.net
NYC STREET CLOSURES MAP
Use the new Citywide street closures map to get the latest information about roadwork, parades, street fairs and more, by time, date and location.
 
 
Website: http://gis.nyc.gov/streetclosure/
NYCHA JOSEPH A. MICCIO CENTER
Programs Offered School Year Programs offered: Arts & crafts, homework help, music and dance, sports, computer classes, In-STEP and more. Please contact this center for more information regarding these programs. Summer Programs offered: Summer Day Camp
 
 
Address: [map] 110 West 9th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231
Telephone: (718) 243-1528
Fax: (718) 858-4127
Days & Hours: After-School Program 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Evening Program 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday Program 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Summer Day Camp 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
NYPD - 76TH PRECINCT
To protect and serve the citizens of the 76th Police Precinct.
 
 
Address: [map] 191 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231
Telephone: (718) 834-3211
(718) 834-3207, Community Affairs
Agency Head: Captain Justin Lenz, Commanding Officer
Det. Paul Grudzinski, Community Affairs Officer
P.O. Vincent Marrone, Community Affairs Officer
Jerry Armer, President, 76th Precinct Community Council
Meetings: First Tuesday of the month at 7:30pm
(76th Precinct Community Council)