Local Government

Do Not Call Registry

If you want to add your phone number to the National Registry, please visit their website at www.donotcall.gov where you will find all the instructions on how to register your telephone(s). You may register either at the website or by calling 1-888-382-1222. 

If you receive unwanted telemarketing calls, you may file a complaint directly with the National Do Not Call Registry by calling the toll free line at 1-888-382-1222 or filing directly online at www.donotcall.gov. When filing your complaint, you must have the date the call was received and either the name or the phone number of the telemarketing company.

You can find free educational materials on a variety of consumer topics, press releases, and other important information on the FTC website at www.ftc.gov.

Related Document: FTC_Do_Not_Call_info.pdf

Do you need to report litter, loitering, panhandling, cracked sidewalks, or homelessness?

Call 311, text 311-692 or visit the 311 website to log a complaint. Complaints become part of the City’s electronic record, and are routed to agency staff for action.

More calls guarantee closer attention to the area.

You can also enter 311 requests online at www.nyc.gov/311.

Overflowing garbage cans belonging to the Dept of Sanitation should be reported at: http://www1.nyc.gov/nyc-resources/service/1979/litter-basket-request-or-complaint

If you see something illegal, dangerous, or someone who is a danger to themselves or others call 911 – do not call 311 if there is an emergency. Lewd, inappropriate behavior such as nudity or inappropriate sexual displays quality for 911.


The Department of Sanitation launched donateNYC, an online tool designed to make finding and giving second-hand goods easier for New Yorkers. donateNYC provides residents with a website and mobile app to help them search by material and location to find the most convenient place to give or find reusable goods. For local nonprofit organizations in need of donated goods, or businesses looking to donate, donateNYC offers an online materials exchange where they can connect, donate and receive reusable goods.

DSNY Organics Collection Service

Enroll in DSNY’s Organics Collection Service

Instead of sending food waste, soiled paper, and yard waste to landfills, residents can turn them into compost and clean energy by joining NYC Sanitation’s curbside organics program!

All apartment buildings, nonprofits, city agencies, and community based organizations in Manhattan may be eligible for organics collection service. You simply need to request the program online [on.nyc.gov/request-organics] to receive free brown bins. Before receiving service, DSNY staff will work with individual buildings to develop site-specific plans; will provide training to building staff, develop outreach and maintenance strategies, and troubleshoot any issues with organics collection service.

For more info on the program visit nyc.gov/organics.

The DSNY does not collect any waste from commercial organizations.

Bureau of Recycling and Sustainability, NYC Department of Sanitation


The New York City Department of Sanitation is seeking locations with indoor storage space that can host eCycleNYC bins for electronics recycling. Interested building owners and managers can fill out this form, and DSNY will be in touch. Learn more about ecycleNYC at www1.nyc.gov/assets/dsny/site/services/electronics/overview-electronics-ecycle. Enroll in the program at www1.nyc.gov/assets/dsny/site/services/electronics/ecycle-nyc

ecycleNYC is a free and convenient electronic waste collection for residential buildings of 10 or more units. The DOS provides this service in conjunction with ERI, which recycles electronics following the strictest industry and environmental standards. Be sure to erase your sensitive data.

Eleanor Roosevelt Democratic Club

Address: P.O. Box 1159, Murray Hill Station, New York, NY 10156

Telephone: 212-687-6874

Email: info@erdc-ny.org

The Eleanor Roosevelt Democratic Club is the official Democratic Club for New York State’s 74th Assembly District, Part D which is on the midtown east side of Manhattan in New York City. For the boundaries of the District, please see the map. Our members generally live within Part D which runs from 24th Street to 44th Street and includes all or part of the neighborhoods of Kips Bay, Murray Hill, Tudor City, Turtle Bay and the UN area.

Federal Trade Commission (FTC) website to report fraud

The Federal Trade Commission has launched a new website reportfraud.ftc.gov

At ReportFraud.ftc.gov, consumers will find a streamlined and user-friendly way to submit reports to the FTC about scams, frauds, and bad business practices. The FTC has long encouraged consumers to report these issues to the FTC when they encounter them, whether or not they lost money to the fraud.

Food Scraps for composting Drop-Off Site at St. Vartan’s Park

You can drop off food scraps for composting at St. Vartan’s Park (near the entrance at 1st Avenue and 36th Street). Open Saturdays from 10am-4pm. See flyer at the link below for guidelines on what types of food scraps to drop off. Learn more and volunteer online or email CompostStVartan@gmail.com. Help recycle food scraps in a way that will benefit our parks and gardens!

Related Document: St_Vartan_composting_Flyer_20210501.pdf

Governor Kathy Hochul New York

Governor Andrew Cuomo

Website contact form: www.governor.ny.gov/content/governor-contact-form

Telephone: 1-518-474-8390

Office hours: 9am to 5pm

Postal Mail:

The Honorable Kathy Hochul

Governor of New York State

NYS State Capitol Building
Albany, NY 12224 

Heat Season Rules

The City Housing Maintenance Code and State Multiple Dwelling Law require building owners to provide heat and hot water to all tenants. Building owners are required to provide hot water 365 days a year at a constant minimum temperature of 120 degrees Fahrenheit.

Between October 1st and May 31st, a period designated as “Heat Season,” building owners are also required to provide tenants with heat under the following conditions:

– Between the hours of 6am and 10pm, if the outside temperature falls below 55 degrees, the inside temperature is required to be at least 68 degrees Fahrenheit.

– Between the hours of 10pm and 6am the inside temperature is required to be at least 62 degrees Fahrenheit. There is no longer any outside temperature requirement during these hours.

Tenants who are cold in their apartments should first attempt to notify the building owner, managing agent, or superintendent. If heat is not restored, the tenant should call the City’s Citizen Service Center at 311. For the hearing-impaired, the TTY number is 212-504-4115. The Center is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.