Neighborhood Resources

Our online Neighborhood Resources is a collection of our favorite how-to guides, grant opportunities, workshops, city services and more. New York City is home to a wealth of resources—gather the tools to better your community here!

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Earth911 Recycling Center Locator

With over 350 materials and 100,000+ listings, Earth911, one of North America's most extensive recycling databases, helps you to identify recycling locations for hundreds of different kinds of materials! All you need is the name of the material that you are recycling and zip code!

 

Type: General Resources

Downloadable Tree Bed Waste Reduction Signage

The Ocean by the Park Tree Club, a 2014, 2015, 2017, and 2018 Love Your Block grant recipient based in Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Brooklyn, has designed and is making avaiable fantastic tree bed waste reduction signs for download! Instructions are included!

Type: General Resources

12 Steps to Start a Community Beekeeping Project - Q Gardens

Learn the steps of starting a community beekeeping project from the experiences of Citizens Committee for New York City grantee, Q Gardens!

Type: General Resources

Soil Testing

Brooklyn College provides soil testing at a low cost as part of their commitment to the community. Test your garden's soil to see if it is safe to grow food in. 

Type: General Resources

Water Testing

Cornell University provides information about testing water and soil for contaminants, as well as links to find the public records of water tests. 

Type: General Resources

ioby: Guide to Green Infrastructure

ioby has compiled a guide to five projects that any community group can do to conserve and resuse water as well as reduce pollutants in waterways. 

Type: General Resources

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