Local Government

Metropolitan Republican Club

Address: 122 East 83rd Street, New York, NY 10028-0838 Telephone: 212-288-8606 Email: mail@metclubnyc.org

MSWAB Comprehensive Database Provides Manhattan Residents with Options for Donation, Sharing, Selling, Swapping, and more

To reduce the enormous volume of reusable household items and furnishings thrown in the garbage and sent to landfills, the Manhattan Solid Waste Advisory Board (MSWAB) has published a database covering hundreds of organizations where no-longer-wanted items can be donated, shared, sold or swapped in New York City. This extensive resource is the first of its kind - compiled from many sources - where citizens can learn how to keep usable, good condition items in circulation, and also find great buys for quality items (or get them for free).

The database is available on the MSWAB website, accompanied by an interactive map, to help readers locate these resources.  Donate, Reuse & Repair Factsheet. Full database and map manhattanswab.org/donate-reuse-repair.


MTA mobile buses and vans - for assistance with MetroCards

Mobile sales vehicles can help with:

  • Apply for Reduced-Fare MetroCards
  • Transfer MetroCard balances (Full fare and Reduced-Fare)
  • Exchange a damaged Reduced-Fare MetroCard for a temporary replacement
  • Report a lost/stolen Reduced-Fare MetroCard
  • Ask about any MetroCard-related issues

See full schedule and locations at new.mta.info/fares/metrocard-mobile-sales 


neighborhoods.nyc is a private-public partnership between the City of New York and Vizalytics Technology, Inc. It opens up government data so that it can be seen by the public. If you allow the website to "know" your Location or enter Murray Hill as the neighborhood, you will see information about traffic, transit, schools, complaints, etc. in Murray Hill.

You can sign up to get email or text notices of 311 service requests and other public information at citygram.nyc.

New app for NYC students distance learning: Learn at Home

This app is now available on all DOE-issued iPads. The?Learn at Home app supports students’ remote-learning needs. It gives parents, students, and staff the ability to stay connected and informed through quick access to student accounts, other learning apps and technical support.

The app provides students with links to all the tools they need to attend class, complete assignments, and track their progress. The Learn at Home features can be accessed at schools.nyc.gov/learning/learn-at-home.

New York City Campaign Finance Board

100 Church Street
12th Floor
New York, NY 10007

Information for Voters, Candidates, explanation of the laws and rules.



New York City Department of Design & Construction (DDC) Projects Map

Map of DDC projects

DDC website: nyc.gov/ddc

New York City Department of Sanitation Digest of Codes

Call 311 or text 311-692 for complaints. Or visit their website: www.nyc.gov/sanitation

Poison Control Center call: 212-764-7667


Business owners are required to have proof of private carter service and must follow rules on when trash may be placed on sidewalks for collection. All trash must be placed out for collection as close to collection time as possible. If refuse is scheduled to be picked up after closing, merchants must place refuse outside within one hour of closing. If the collection service is performed during the business day, the refuse must be placed out for collection within two hours of collection time.

DOS rules also state that all cardboard must be flattened and secured with twine or placed in recycling containers or paper recycling bags. You may not use cardboard boxes as receptacles, even for flattened cardboard.


Related Document: digest.pdf

New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG)

New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) has a COVID-19 legal hotline for help with various issues related to the pandemic, including stimulus checks, unemployment assistance, and public benefits. They are open from 7 am to 1 pm, Monday through Friday at 929-356-9582.

New York State Division of Consumer Protection

The New York State Division of Consumer Protection educates and empowers New York’s consumers. Among other duties, the Division resolves thousands of consumer complaints through voluntary mediation each year, enforces the New York State Do Not Call Law, represents ratepayers, and creates policies to help New Yorkers be informed consumers in the marketplace. They can help navigate refunds, extensions and more. Form to file a complaint dos.ny.gov/consumerprotection/form/ComplaintForm1.asp.

Consumer Helpline: (800) 697-1220

Displaying 51 - 60 of 107 records.