Local Government

17th Precinct Community Affairs

167 East 51st Street, New York, NY, 10022-6010


The NYPD 17th Precinct is located in midtown Manhattan and comprised of the following communities: Sutton Area, Beekman Place, Kips Bay, Turtle Bay, Murray Hill, Manhattan East and the Rose Hill Community. The Precinct serves three main constituents – residential, business and diplomatic communities.

Neighborhood Coordination officers 17th Pct nyc.gov/site/nypd/bureaus/patrol/precincts/17th-precinct.page

Contact Information Precinct: 212-826-3211

Community Affairs: 212-826-3228

Community Policing: 212-826-3212

Crime Prevention: 212-826-3224

Domestic Violence: 212-826-3210

Youth Officer: 212-826-3207

Auxiliary Coordinator: 212-826-3216

Detective Squad: 212-826-3206


The Precinct Council meeting is held on the last Tuesday of every Month at 6 P.M. at the Sutton Place Synagogue, 225 East 51st Street.

Crime statistics page www1.nyc.gov/assets/nypd/downloads/pdf/crime_statistics/cs-en-us-017pct.pdf.

Access HRA

Access HRA is the portal for New York City residents to check eligibility and gain access to city benefits.

Access NYC

What am I eligible for?
There are over 30 programs you or your family may be eligible for regardless of immigration status and even if you’re already receiving benefits or have a job.

Am I eligible?
Apply now for benefits.
Apply directly for SNAP, Cash Assistance and Medicaid renewal. Apply for all 3 at the same time through the Cash Assistance application. Log into your HRA account.

Vouchers to cover child care costs.

Immigrants: Free and safe legal help

Adopt-a-Basket Program – Volunteer to help keep NYC clean!

The NYC Department of Sanitation (DSNY) is seeking participants for a program that will keep our streets clean. By volunteering for the Adopt-a-Basket program, you will be ensuring that a trash receptacle near you is properly maintained and will not overflow.

Here’s how it works: DSNY provides a supply of plastic liners, a collection schedule, and a direct DSNY contact at its local office. To help, monitor your litter baskets; when they are three-quarters full, remove the used plastic liners, tie them, leave them next to the basket and insert a new liner.

It’s easy to register – just visit nyc.gov/adoptabasket and sign up to help us keep New York City healthy, safe and clean.

Air quality forecast

Data taken from the Department of Environmental Conservation website dec.ny.gov/cfmx/extapps/aqi/aqi_forecast.cfm

Assemblymember Harvey Epstein, Assembly District 74

State Assemblymember Harvey Epstein represents the East Side of Manhattan, including the neighborhoods of the Lower East Side, East Village, Alphabet City, Stuyvesant Town/Peter Cooper Village, Murray Hill, Tudor City and the United Nations.

District Office
250 Broadway,
22nd Floor
New York, NY 10007

Albany Office
427 LOB
Albany, NY 12248

Bellevue-Educare Childcare Center (MAUH)

462 First Avenue, New York, NY 10016


Grades: Pre-K

Bicycle safety tips

Download the NYC Department of Transportation’s official Bike Smart guide to cycling in NYC www1.nyc.gov/html/dot/downloads/pdf/dot_bikesmart_brochure.pdf.
Bike map www1.nyc.gov/html/dot/html/bicyclists/bikemaps.shtml
Read more about bicycle safety at www1.nyc.gov/html/dot/html/bicyclists/biketips.shtml.

Blog: A Brief Guide to Building Research in NYC

By Philip Sutton, Milstein Division of U.S. History, Local History & Genealogy, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building of  the New York Public Library, October 14, 2011.

The New York Public Library’s Milstein Division is home to one of the largest free United States history, local history, and genealogy collections in the country, and many of the library’s patrons are writing their family histories. Many reference questions pertain to building histories, especially in the light of genealogy. Afterall, those ancesters lived somewhere, and it’s natural to wonder what it was like where they lived.

Sometimes patrons are curious about the buildings they live in, when the buildings were built, and by whom. They might wonder, “Who lived in my apartment building?,” “What were they like?,” and “What were their lives like?” The library gets these type of questions so often, they put together a brief guide to the kinds of materials that you might use to research a New York City building’s history. 

Board of Elections in the City of New York

Get information about important voting dates, candidates, polling places. etc.

Executive Office: 32 – 42 Broadway, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10004

Tel: 212-487-5400

For General information email: ElectionInfo@boe.nyc.ny.us

Hours of Operation – 9 A.M. – 5 P.M.

On Election Days, polling places are open 6am to 9pm.

Polling place locator: www.vote.nyc.ny.us/html/home/locator_updates.shtml

You can also view a sample ballot showing the candidates from the polling place locator.

Information about Judges’ elections can be found at: https://www.nycourts.gov/vote