Resources for New Yorkers

Caregiving 101

Our resource page from our Caregiving 101: The Essentials of Caring for Others (And Yourself!) conference for New Yorkers dealing with the challenges that come with caregiving for family members and friends.

Help Guide

This handy brochure is full of important names and phone numbers so you can contact the NYC Office or Department that can help with your problem. Download the MBPO Manhattan Help Guide.

Age-Smart Manhattan

Life as an older Manhattanite can be both delightful and a challenge. This comprehensive guide is part of my office’s ongoing work to foster a more age-friendly city: to help enhance the delight and cope with the challenges. The information within—on benefits, health and wellness, transportation, safety, consumer protection, and life enrichment—can help seniors, their families, and caregivers better utilize the borough’s services and amenities. Learn more…

E-Recycling

E-waste like TVs, cell phones, printers and computers contain hazardous materials like lead and mercury, which can cause serious environmental and health problems when disposed in landfills. Starting January 2015, it is illegal for New Yorkers to discard electronics in the trash – and could lead to a $100 fine. Instead, New Yorkers are required to recycle, resell, or donate all unwanted electronics. It’s better for the environment, and it’s better for you and your family! Learn more…

Earned Income Tax Credit

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is a federal, state, and New York City tax credit for qualifying families, non-custodial parents, or singles who work full time or part time or are self-employed. For working families the credit could be worth up to $8,293. Find out if you qualify. Learn more…

Job Openings: Crossing Guards

With the New York City school year already begun, the NYPD is accepting applications for 41 open school crossing guard positions across Manhattan. If you’re interested in helping protect our city’s kids and want to find out about the application process, click to Learn more…

SNAP Benefits

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly known as Food Stamps) is a critical work support, which provides food assistance for nearly 1.8 million low-income New Yorkers including families, the elderly and the disabled. The primary goal of the program is to help families supplement the cost of their diet with nutritious foods. New York City encourages using SNAP benefits to make healthier choices by purchasing fruits, vegetables and other nutritious items. Learn more…

Voter Information

We have a busy election year ahead of us! Find your polling place, check if you’re registered to vote, and learn more about the candidates and races in your district. Learn more…