Local Government

New Robot and Drone rules for NYC

A new website will allow New Yorkers to apply for permit to legally take off and land a drone within New York City.

The applications, which must be made in advance of flights, will be reviewed by the NYPD and Department of Transportation for approval.

Applicants must have authorizations to fly their devices from the Federal Aviation Administration, a requirement that likely will largely restrict use to business-related purposes.

Permit holders must also take off from designated sites, report crashes or accidents to the NYPD, notify relevant community boards and the public if they plan to capture photos or video and tell New York City’s Cyber Command of any cybersecurity incidents involving devices.

Learn more.

New York City Campaign Finance Board

100 Church Street
12th Floor
New York, NY 10007

Information for Voters, Candidates, explanation of the laws and rules.

New York City Department of Design & Construction (DDC) Projects Map

Map of DDC projects

DDC website: nyc.gov/ddc

New York City Department of Sanitation Digest of Codes

Call 311 or text 311-692 for complaints. Or visit their website: www.nyc.gov/sanitation

Poison Control Center call: 212-764-7667


Business owners are required to have proof of private carter service and must follow rules on when trash may be placed on sidewalks for collection. All trash must be placed out for collection as close to collection time as possible. If refuse is scheduled to be picked up after closing, merchants must place refuse outside within one hour of closing. If the collection service is performed during the business day, the refuse must be placed out for collection within two hours of collection time.

DOS rules also state that all cardboard must be flattened and secured with twine or placed in recycling containers or paper recycling bags. You may not use cardboard boxes as receptacles, even for flattened cardboard.


Related Document: digest.pdf

New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG)

New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) has a COVID-19 legal hotline for help with various issues related to the pandemic, including stimulus checks, unemployment assistance, and public benefits. They are open from 7 am to 1 pm, Monday through Friday at 929-356-9582.

New York State Assembly Member – 73rd Assembly District – Alex Bores

New York State Assembly Member represents the 73rd Assembly District in Albany.

Telephone: 212-605-0937

Office at:

353 Lexington Avenue

Suite 704

New York, NY 10016

New York State Division of Consumer Protection

The New York State Division of Consumer Protection educates and empowers New York’s consumers. Among other duties, the Division resolves thousands of consumer complaints through voluntary mediation each year, enforces the New York State Do Not Call Law, represents ratepayers, and creates policies to help New Yorkers be informed consumers in the marketplace. They can help navigate refunds, extensions and more. Form to file a complaint dos.ny.gov/consumerprotection/form/ComplaintForm1.asp.

Consumer Helpline: (800) 697-1220

New York State Flu Tracker

With a flu vaccine finder, daily/weekly flu statistics and other useful information.

Find pharmacies and clinics offering flu shots through the NYC Health Map. You can sort for free shots and for locations covered by Medicare and Medicaid. a816-healthpsi.nyc.gov/NYCHealthMap/home/ByServices?services=59

New York State Senator – Liz Krueger – 28th Senate District

Email: lkrueger@nysenate.gov

District office:

211 East 43rd Street
Suite 1201
New York , NY 10017

Phone: 212-490-9535

Fax: 212-499-2558

New York State Senator, 27th District – Brad Hoylman

New York’s 27th State Senate District covers much of the heart of Manhattan, including the neighborhoods of Clinton/Hell’s Kitchen, Chelsea, Greenwich Village, the Upper West Side, Midtown/East Midtown, Columbus Circle, Times Square, Stuyvesant Town-Peter Cooper Village, the East Village and Lower East Side.

Email: hoylman@nysenate.gov

Telephone: 212-633-8052


Legislative Office Building
Room 413,
Albany, NY 12247

District office:

322 Eighth Avenue
Suite 1700, New York
NY 10001