Brooklyn Basics — Licenses, Voting, Zip Codes, Taxes, Civic Issues & Government
As a borough of New York City, Brooklyn has its own courts, police and fire precincts, library system, government agencies, civic groups and local media. This guide offers information on demographics, where to file complaints and queries, getting a drivers license, marriage license and voting in Brooklyn New York. Learn about Brooklyn Borough Hall, community boards, current civic issues and community issues of concern, such as development and rezoning.
Find information on community events, news, and businesses.
Useful information about the different police precincts in Brooklyn. Find the police station nearest you.
Find out who your local elected officials are. Includes information on city, state, and national politicians.
Want to give back to the community? All of the advice you need to find the perfect volunteer match in Brooklyn.
Brooklyn's Gowanus Canal was deemed a Superfund site by the EPA in 2010. Clean up of toxic contaminants will take a decade. What does this mean for playing and living near the Gowanus Canal?
Brooklyn is part of New York City, but in which county is it located? Find the answer to this question.
An in-depth profile of Marty Markowitz, Brooklyn Borough President.
Find information on NYC government and events.
Did you know that you can pay parking tickets, property taxes, business taxes, and water bills online? This government site tells you how.
A look at the Atlantic Yards Project issue in Brooklyn, New York, with insight into both the pros and cons of the biggest development plan in Brooklyn's history.
A FAQ about how to address mail in Brooklyn NY
Of course you can log on or get wifi at Brooklyn's public libraries, and in many cafes and even restaurants. But if you want to use a computer in a park in Brooklyn, where is there free wifi in the parks or other public spaces?
In urban life, it's an honor to have a street named after you. In Brooklyn, and NYC overall, who decides whether a street shall be renamed?