Local Government

DSNY Organics Collection Service

Enroll in DSNY’s Organics Collection Service

Instead of sending food waste, soiled paper, and yard waste to landfills, residents can turn them into compost and clean energy by joining NYC Sanitation’s curbside organics program!

All apartment buildings, nonprofits, city agencies, and community based organizations in Manhattan may be eligible for organics collection service. You simply need to request the program online [on.nyc.gov/request-organics] to receive free brown bins. Before receiving service, DSNY staff will work with individual buildings to develop site-specific plans; will provide training to building staff, develop outreach and maintenance strategies, and troubleshoot any issues with organics collection service.

For more info on the program visit nyc.gov/organics.

The DSNY does not collect any waste from commercial organizations.

Bureau of Recycling and Sustainability, NYC Department of Sanitation



The New York City Department of Sanitation is seeking locations with indoor storage space that can host eCycleNYC bins for electronics recycling. Interested building owners and managers can fill out this form, and DSNY will be in touch. Learn more about ecycleNYC at www1.nyc.gov/assets/dsny/site/services/electronics/overview-electronics-ecycle. Enroll in the program at www1.nyc.gov/assets/dsny/site/services/electronics/ecycle-nyc

ecycleNYC is a free and convenient electronic waste collection for residential buildings of 10 or more units. The DOS provides this service in conjunction with ERI, which recycles electronics following the strictest industry and environmental standards. Be sure to erase your sensitive data.

Eleanor Roosevelt Democratic Club

Address: P.O. Box 1159, Murray Hill Station, New York, NY 10156

Telephone: 212-687-6874

Email: info@erdc-ny.org

The Eleanor Roosevelt Democratic Club is the official Democratic Club for New York State's 74th Assembly District, Part D which is on the midtown east side of Manhattan in New York City. For the boundaries of the District, please see the map. Our members generally live within Part D which runs from 24th Street to 44th Street and includes all or part of the neighborhoods of Kips Bay, Murray Hill, Tudor City, Turtle Bay and the UN area.

E-mail Address for Deceptive Spam: Spam@uce.gov


Consumers who wish to forward unwanted or deceptive spam to the FTC should use the spam@uce.gov address. Whenever you complain about spam, it's important to include the full email header.

Consumers who think they have been taken advantage of by a spam scam can file a complaint with the FTC online at www.ftc.gov. Complaints will help the FTC find and stop people who are using spam to defraud consumers.

To learn more about how to avoid spam scams and reduce the clutter in your in-box, visit www.ftc.gov/spam.

Copies of the consumer publications about reducing spam are available from the FTC’s Web site at http://www.ftc.gov.

Federal Trade Commission (FTC) website to report fraud

The Federal Trade Commission has launched a new website reportfraud.ftc.gov

At ReportFraud.ftc.gov, consumers will find a streamlined and user-friendly way to submit reports to the FTC about scams, frauds, and bad business practices. The FTC has long encouraged consumers to report these issues to the FTC when they encounter them, whether or not they lost money to the fraud.

Food Scraps for composting Drop-Off Site at St. Vartan's Park

You can drop off food scraps for composting at St. Vartan's Park (near the entrance at 1st Avenue and 36th Street). Open Saturdays from 10am-4pm. See flyer at the link below for guidelines on what types of food scraps to drop off. Learn more and volunteer online or email CompostStVartan@gmail.com. Help recycle food scraps in a way that will benefit our parks and gardens!

Related Document: St_Vartan_composting_Flyer_20210501.pdf

Governor Kathy Hochul New York

Governor Andrew Cuomo

Website contact form: www.governor.ny.gov/content/governor-contact-form


Telephone: 1-518-474-8390

Office hours: 9am to 5pm


Postal Mail:

The Honorable Kathy Hochul

Governor of New York State

NYS State Capitol Building
Albany, NY 12224 

Heat Season Rules

The City Housing Maintenance Code and State Multiple Dwelling Law require building owners to provide heat and hot water to all tenants. Building owners are required to provide hot water 365 days a year at a constant minimum temperature of 120 degrees Fahrenheit.

Between October 1st and May 31st, a period designated as “Heat Season,” building owners are also required to provide tenants with heat under the following conditions:

- Between the hours of 6am and 10pm, if the outside temperature falls below 55 degrees, the inside temperature is required to be at least 68 degrees Fahrenheit.

- Between the hours of 10pm and 6am the inside temperature is required to be at least 62 degrees Fahrenheit. There is no longer any outside temperature requirement during these hours.

Tenants who are cold in their apartments should first attempt to notify the building owner, managing agent, or superintendent. If heat is not restored, the tenant should call the City’s Citizen Service Center at 311. For the hearing-impaired, the TTY number is 212-504-4115. The Center is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 

How to request a free bike rack from NYC DOT

You can request a free bike rack from the City Department of Transportation (DOT). 
CityRacks are free sidewalk bicycle parking racks, placed throughout New York City by DOT. They to encourage cycling for commuting, short trips and errands. CityRacks accommodate all types of bicycles and locks. CityRacks are not intended to be used for long-term parking. Bulk requests from Business Improvement Districts, civic associations or other groups of community members are encouraged and will be prioritized. To contact Community Board 6, email office@cbsix.org.


Internet crime (cyber crime) tips to stay safe

Key ways to stay safe on your smart phone:

  1. Do not respond to suspicious text messages. Don't even reply by messaging “STOP” or “NO."
  2. Do not click on hyperlinks or attachments in suspect messages.
  3. Take steps to filter unwanted messages or block them before they reach you.

Consumer advocates offer guidance on protecting against scam texts. Read their advice—and consider sharing it with loved ones.

  • Several mobile phone providers allow you to block a sender by forwarding unwanted texts to 7726 ("SPAM"). Check with your provider about this and other blocking options available on your phone, through your wireless provider or using a call-blocking app. Here's more from the Federal Trade Commission.
  • Do not respond to texts from unknown numbers or others that appear suspicious. Replying “STOP” or “NO” signals that your phone number is active, and your number could be sold to other criminal.
  • Keep in mind that scammers often spoof phone numbers — including in texts — by making it appear the texter is local or from a legitimate entity to trick you into responding.
  • Be extra cautious if pressured to immediately divulge information or make a payment.
  • Never share personal or financial information via a text, email or phone call.
  • If you're not sure a text is legit, contact the purported sender using a phone number you know to be legitimate.
  • Do not click on links or attachments in untrustworthy texts. If a friend sends you a text with a suspicious link, check with the acquaintance to determine if he or she has been hacked.
  • Report scam texts to the FCC, the FTC, the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center and to the entity whose name appears in the suspect message.

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