Local Government

Brad Lander – New York City Comptroller

Contact website: https://comptroller.nyc.gov/about/contact-our-office

Telephone: 212-669-3916


1 Centre Street
19th Floor
Room 517
New York, NY 10007

Brian P. Kavanagh (D), State Senator – 26th Senate District

( D ) 26th Senate District (The Brooklyn Waterfront & Lower Manhattan)
Chair, Committee on Housing, Construction and Community Development

Email: kavanagh@nysenate.gov

250 Broadway
Room 2011
New York, NY 10007
Phone: 212-298-5565
Fax: 212-431-7836

Burglary Prevention Tips from the 17th Police Precinct

– Lock your doors and windows – especially near rear fire escapes

– Do not buzz in strangers – question contractors and inspectors before buzzing

– Anyone doing work or inspection should have proper ID and authorization from the super

– If window locks are inoperable, notify super and building management

– If you see suspicious persons, notify 911

call 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline / ThriveNYC / Mental Health Hotline

July 22, 2022, Mental Health Hotline launched, call 988.

Call 1-888-NYC-WELL If you are thinking about suicide, or know someone who is, counselors are available to listen to and support you 24/7. Contact NYC Well by calling 888-NYC-WELL (888-692-9355), texting “WELL” to 65173 or chatting at nyc.gov/nycwell. If you or someone you know is at immediate risk of hurting themselves, or in immediate danger because of a health condition or other situation, call 911.

Carlina Rivera – NYC Council Member – District 2

Carlina Rivera – Council Member District 2

The 2nd Council District which includes the diverse neighborhoods of the East Village, Flatiron, Gramercy Park, Rose Hill, Kips Bay, Murray Hill and the Lower East Side.

District Office

209 East 3rd Street
New York, NY 10009 

212-677-1077 phone
212-677-1990 fax

Legislative Office

250 Broadway, Suite 1808
New York, NY 10007

Email: District2@council.nyc.gov

She was elected to office in 2017 with 83% of the vote, and has established herself as a leader on many issues, including affordability, preservation, open space, resiliency, education equality, and small business survival.

Center for Urban Community Services (CUCS) connects NY’ers to services

The Center for Urban Community Services (CUCS) has launched a new initiative to connect New Yorkers with income support, health insurance, financial coaching, and civil legal services. Learn more at cucs.org/our-story

Charles E. Schumer (D) U.S. Senator, 12th Congressional District

Senator Schumer can be contacted through his website:


New York City Office:

780 Third Avenue (between 48th & 49th Street)
Suite 2301 
New York, NY 10017

Phone: 212-486-4430 

Fax:  202-228-2838

TDD:  212-486-7803

Washington telephone number:  202-224-6542

Citizen Preparedness Training

New York State is offering two hour training sessions for residents to have the tools and resources to prepare for any type of disaster, respond accordingly and recover as quickly as possible to pre-disaster conditions.

Each family participating will receive a free Citizen Preparedness Corps Response Starter Kit.

Citizens Union

Address: Citizens Union, 299 Broadway, New York, NY 10007

Phone: 212-227-0342

Email: citizen@citizensunion.org

Citizens Union Foundation’s watchdog publication Gotham Gazette, provides New Yorkers with illuminating analyses on policy, long-form interviews with thought leaders, and underreported stories about the actions of government and government officials.

Community Advocate Center

For community advocates
Communities thrive when we work together
October 25, 2021, reportfraud.ftc.gov, by Ami Dziekan, Division of Consumer Response and Operations
Every day dedicated community advocates work to improve the lives and protect the rights of people across the country. The FTC is proud of our work with the legal services community and we are excited to share the Community Advocate Center reportfraud.ftc.gov/#/community, a new resource to help you report to the FTC your clients’ experiences with fraud, scams, and bad business practices…When advocates tell us people’s stories through ReportFraud.ftc.gov, the FTC can give tailored advice on next steps, including specific info about how to try to recover their money. [The FTC wil use] reports from your community to stop bad practices, get money back for your clients, and educate people about how to avoid the latest scams. Please sign up today: ReportFraud.ftc.gov/community.
[You have to register as a Report Fraud Community Advocate to use this advocate center to report fraud for your clients.]