Mark Green's Guide to Coping in New York City

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Overview

This indispensable guide includes:

Hotlines for:
Hospital complaints
Domestic Violence
Drug Abuse
Aids
Poison control
HMO complaints
Victim services
Quality of life
Transit complaints
MTA lost and found
Tow-Away
NYS Office of Rent Administration
Department of homeless services
Department of Consumer Affairs
And much more..

Also listed are all: Police precincts
Community Boards
City/state/federal officials

And information on:
Consumer Rights
Services for the Disabled
Services for the Elderly
Help for small businesses
And much more..

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780760720080
  • Publisher: Silver Lining
  • Publication date: 3/3/2000
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.45 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

CONTENTS

Children
Child Care · Family Violence · Adoption and Foster Care · Health Care
· Schools · Runaways · Youth Employment ·Youthline · Day Camps

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Health
Emergencies · Community Health Clinics · Hospitals · Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities · Substance Abuse · HIV/AIDS
· Sexually Transmitted Diseases · Suicide Hotline · Poison Hotline
· Lead Poisoning · Asthma Hotline · Tuberculosis · HMO Complaints

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Police and Fire
Crime Prevention · Emergencies · Crime Tips · Police Precincts
· Transit and Housing Police · Sex Crimes · Victim Services
· Police Misconduct · Central Booking · Legal Referrals · Fire Safety

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Cleaning Up
Pollution · Sanitation · Recycling · Snow Removal · Tree Needs

39

 

Getting Around
Buses and Subways · Trains · Ferries · Streetlights and Traffic Lights ·
Street Signs · Potholes · Parking · Towed Vehicles · Taxis
· Walking and Biking

42

 

Food and Shelter
Building Safety · Complaints and Emergencies ·
Rent Control and Rent Stabilization · Public Housing · Eviction Predicaments
· Gas and Electricity · Food Stamps · Hunger and Homelessness

49

 

Consumer Rights
Complaints · Financial Services · Product Safety · Auto Safety ·
Food and Drug Safety · Cable TV · HMO Complaints

56

 

Services for the Disabled
Blind or Low Vision · Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing · Building Accessibility · Discrimination · Education · Jobs · Housing · Mental Health · Transportation · Parking Permits

62

 

Services for the Elderly
Health Care · Crime and Elder Abuse · Hunger · Transportation ·
Housing · Estates · Pension Information · Help Line

68

 

Protecting Your Rights
Discrimination · Immigrants · Gay Men and Lesbians · Women

74

 

Documents
Birth and Death Records · Marriage and Domestic Partnership
· Accident Reports · Passports · Municipal Archives and Research Center
· Driver. s Licenses · Death in the Family · Taxes

76

 

Help for Businesses
Business Assistance and Opportunities · Financing · Licenses · Sanitation
· Utility Bills

84

 

Leisure Activities
Parks Events and Complaints · Culture · Museums
· Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island · Stadiums · Libraries
· Zoo and Aquarium · Pets · Sky Report

89

 

Toolbox for Democracy
Voting · Volunteering · Access to Government Information and Meetings
· Budget Information · Whistle-blowers

99

 
Appendix

Community Boards

104

Mayor

113

Public Advocate

113

Comptroller

114

Borough Presidents

114

District Attorneys

116

City Council

116

State Officials

135

Federal Officials

165

 
Index

175

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2000

    The book works!

    I needed to get a new birth certificate for my son since I just couldn't find his. I didn't have a clue who to call to get this done - but I found it in this book. Along with a lot of other good information - don't know why someone didn't do it before.

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