City & Other Services

Brooklyn Heights Library

286 Cadman Plaza West

Managing Librarian:  Rachel Tiemann


Brooklyn Public Library

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

Community Board 2

Lenue H. Singletary, III, Chairperson
Taya Mueller, 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.

Department of Homeless Services

Street Homeless FAQ and How to Help

Questions have come in to the BHA office lately asking about the best response to homeless individuals in the neighborhood, promenade, and parks. We have been told by our local police precinct and City officials that residents can and should report someone who may need help to 311.

When you log a call to 311 or use the app on your phone or computer, it triggers a response from the City’s mobile outreach team who are required to be on site within an hour of the report to offer assistance and services to the individual(s) in question.

Download the Department of Homeless Services guide, or go to their website for more resources and information.

Department of Sanitation (DSNY)

The Department of Sanitation oversees 

  1. Collection (find information on trash, recycling, organics, donated goods and more).  Find your collection schedule here
  2. Cleaning (find information on street cleaning, collection bins, animal waste and more)
  3.  Snow Response (including tracking on PlowNYC)

Alternate Street Parking Calendar 2023


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

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

Landmarks Preservation Commission

The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) is responsible for protecting New York City’s architecturally, historically, and culturally significant buildings and sites by granting them landmark or historic district status, and regulating them after designation.

For general information, call the Public Information Officer at 212-669-7817 or the front desk at 212-669-7855 or complete this web form.
If you have questions about a complaint or violation, please call 212-669-7951 or send an e-mail to
Download the updated LPC Permit Guidebook.

Police (84th Precinct)

Captain Adeel S. Rana
301 Gold Street Brooklyn, NY 11201

Precinct: (718) 875-6811
Community Affairs: (718) 875-6850

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, Montague Street, and MetroTech. 

Community Council President: Mark Gelbs.  Community Council meetings typically take place on the third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM at the Brooklyn Borough President’s Office, 209 Joralemon Street. 

To keep the BHA informed about any criminal activity (after you’ve reported it to the police), security concerns, or other safety issues, you can call us at (718) 858-9193 or send us an email.

Post Offices

271 Cadman Plaza East at Tillary Building

210 Joralemon Street, Municipal Building

Social Security Administration

154 Pierrepont Street Brooklyn, NY 11201