City & Other Services

Brooklyn Public Library

280 Cadman Plaza at Tillary Street Brooklyn, NY 11201 (718) 623-7000

Community Board 2

Shirley McCrae, Chairperson Robert Perris, District Manager Carol-Ann Church, Assistant District Manager

350 Jay Street, 8th Floor Brooklyn, NY 11201-2921 (718) 596-5410 (718) 852-1461 (f) Brooklyn Community Board 2 is one of 59 geographically exclusive, independent City agencies that serve as the most local form of representative government in New York City. The community board consists of up to 50 non-salaried members, organized in committees and led by elected officers. The board is supported by a small paid staff. Brooklyn Community District 2 consists of Downtown Brooklyn, the residential and mixed-use neighborhoods around it, including Boerum Hill, Brooklyn Heights, Clinton Hill. Downtown Brooklyn, DUMBO, Farragut, Fort Greene, Fulton Ferry Landing, Vinegar Hill and Wallabout, and the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Community boards are responsible principally for local review of land use and other applications, budget allocations, and municipal service delivery.

Emergencies and Accidents

Call 911 and provide the operator with your name and location.


In an emergency, always call 911 to report a fire.

Engine Company 224 274 Hicks Street (btw Joralemon and State Streets)

Engine Company 205, Ladder 118 74 Middagh Street (btw Henry and Hicks Streets)

Police (84th Precinct)

Captain Roberto Melendez

301 Gold Street Brooklyn, NY 11201

Precinct: (718) 875-6811 Community Affairs: (718) 875-6850 Crime Prevention: (718) 875-6363 Domestic Violence: (718) 834-4579 Youth Officer: (718) 834-4581 Auxiliary Coordinator: (718) 875-6368 Detective Squad: (718) 875-6687

The 84th Precinct encompasses four distinct residential areas within northwestern Brooklyn: Brooklyn Heights, Boerum Hill, Vinegar Hill, and the Farragut Houses. It also serves a varied business community, including the Fulton Street Mall, Atlantic Avenue, Court Street’s Lawyers Row, Montague Street, MetroTech’s financial and utility district, and the mixed-use commercial buildings and lofts within Vinegar Hill. Also within its confines are Brooklyn Borough Hall, the Municipal Building, the Brooklyn House of Detention, the NYC Fire Department Headquarters, the Board of Education, the New York City Transit Authority Headquarters, NYPD “911” Building, and the Transit Museum, as well as the Federal, State Supreme, Criminal, Civil, Bankruptcy and Family Court.  Additionally, the 84th Precinct is a prime conduit for thousands of people commuting to and from Manhattan via major arterial highways, subways and local roadways, those traversing the Brooklyn Bridge and the Manhattan Bridge.

Post Offices

271 Cadman Plaza East at Tillary Building

210 Joralemon Street, Municipal Building

Sanitation Department

The Sanitation Department picks up trash, recyclables and organics on different days depending on your address. To find out what your pick-up days are, download DSNY Info, the official Department of Sanitation app for service reminders, special event schedules & more.

Available for iOS  and Android.

Social Security Administration

154 Pierrepont Street Brooklyn, NY 11201


2/3 Trains: Borough Hall, Clark Street (at Henry Street) 4/5 Trains: Borough Hall A/C Trains: Jay Street-Metro Tech, High Street (at Cadman Plaza West) F Train: Jay Street-Metro Tech R Train: Borough Hall (at Court and Montague Streets)