Resources

ELECTED OFFICIALS

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New York City

New York City Mayor’s Office

NYC Public Advocate

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams

Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office

Councilmember Laurie Cumbo

Councilmember Brad Lander

New York State

NYS Governor’s Office-Andrew Cuomo

NYS Senate District 25-Vilmanette Montgomery

NYS Senate District 20-Zellnor Myrie

NYS Assembly District 57-Walter T. Mosley

NYS Assembly District 52-Jo Anne Simon

Federal

United States Congress-Ninth District- Yvette Clarke

 

LOCAL COMMUNITY BOARDS

Brooklyn Community Board 2-Park Slope (Pacific to Atlantic)

Brooklyn Community Board 6-Park Slope

Brooklyn Community Board 8-Prospect Heights

 

NYC AGENCIES

NYC 311

NYPD 78th Precinct

NYC Department of Consumer Affairs

NYC Department of Health

NYC Department of Sanitation

NYC Department of Sanitation -Private Carting Guidelines

NYC Department of Sanitation -Fines & Regulation

NYC Department of Small Business

NYC Business Express

NYC Business Solution Center locations

Sbsconnect.nyc.gov-certifications portal

NYC Department of Transportation

NYC Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings

 

TRANSPORTATION:

Citibike-bikeshare

Long Island Rail Road

MTA Brooklyn Bus Map

MTA NYC Subway Map

 

LOCAL LINKS

78th Precinct Community Council

Atlantic Yards Community Development Corporation

Atlantic Yards Report

Barclays Center

Brooklyn Bears Garden

Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce

Brooklyn Nets

Grand Army Plaza Coalition

Link Local-free advertising on LinkNYC kiosks

North Prospect Heights Association

Park Slope Civic Council

Park Slope Neighbors

Park Slope Parents

Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council (phndc)

 

 

BUSINESS RESOURCES

NYC Business Solutions Center Operated by the NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS), the Brooklyn Business Solutions Center’s goal is to improve NYC’s approach to serving small businesses and entrepreneurs, partnering with local development organizations in each borough to offer small businesses easy access to a full range of city and private services not previously available from a single location. 9 Bond Street, 5th Floor 718-875-3400

NYC Business Express another NYC SBS resource, is an online tool that consolidates many of the license, permit, and tax applications required to do business in New York City. The NYC Business Express Incentives Estimator can even provide a customized list of city, state, and federal incentives for which your business may qualify.

The Small Business Development Center -The NY SBDC brings world class business expertise and provides customized solutions through advisement, education, research and advocacy for Entrepreneurs, Innovators and the Small & Medium Enterprise community.

The Business Outreach Center Network (BOC Network) offers free counseling and referrals on all issues involved in starting and growing a business. The BOC Women’s Business Center (WBC) offers:  One-on-One Counseling, Business start-up/expansion, Access to financing, Business-plan development, Workforce development assistance, Legal assistance, Market research/strategies, Import-export information and assistance, Licensing and permit information Product pricing, Procurement assistance and Minority certification.

CAMBA: Program staff at CAMBA assist Brooklyn entrepreneurs with all aspects of starting and expanding a small business. CAMBA Small Business Services (CSBS) promotes economic revitalization by providing services specially tailored to the needs of entrepreneurs in Brooklyn.

Career Services, NYS Department of Labor: The Department of Labor offers information and services to both employers and job seekers. Employers can post openings for all levels of employees (laborers to executives), which are then available online to job seekers throughout the country. Job seekers can create and maintain their resumes, and search and apply for jobs.

Link Local: A free program for small businesses and organizations to promote campaigns and events locally while connecting with their customers and communities through Link kiosks. Complete this form to get started.

New York City Capital Access is a public-private loan guaranty program that enables banks and community development credit unions to make loans to small and medium-sized businesses that fall below the criteria for conventional bank loans. Call: 212-312-4216 or toll-free: 888-NYC-0100, or the EDC Operator: 212-619-5000

New York Business Development Corporation (NYBDC): Almost six decades ago New York’s banks recognized the need for an alternate resource for NYS small businesses and joined together to create New York Business Development Corporation (“NYBDC”). As an alternate lender, NYBDC routinely makes loans to start-up and early stage companies, challenging industries, and in cases where repayment is based on projections.

The New York State Restaurant Association (NYSRA) is a non-for-profit trade association working to promote, represent and educate the food service industry of New York State.  NYSRA promotes the hospitality profession, while serving and representing its members and their customers through advocacy, innovation, and education.

The New York City Hospitality Alliance is a broad-based membership association founded in 2012 to foster the growth and vitality of the industry that has made New York City the Hospitality Capital of the World. It is the first association ever formed in New York City representing all facets of this diverse industry: restaurants, bars, lounges, destination hotels and major industry suppliers.

New York City Office of Nightlife – The Office of Nightlife, at the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, serves as a central point of contact between City agencies, nightlife business owners, residents, employees, patrons, and artists, promoting a safe and vibrant nightlife scene beneficial to all New Yorkers.

New York City Economic Development Corporation – NYCEDC has created an ecosystem to develop businesses across industries and stages of development with access to information, funding, training, and innovative competitions.

Opportunity M/W/DBE -The Opportunity M/W/DBE program is committed to increasing diversity on NYCEDC projects by helping Minority, Women-Owned, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (M/W/DBE’s) overcome challenges that may make it difficult to win contracts on public