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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NYC.Community.Lawyer

NYC.Community​.Lawyer works to get affordable legal help into the hands of the people who need it, regardless of income. They can help individuals and groups with legal issues around organizing, incorporation, and other legal needs.

Type: General Resources

Active Design in NYC Schools

The Active Design Toolkit for Schools provides ideas and resources to incorporate active design into schools in NYC. Many of the ideas presented are simple, but have immense potential to improve the overall success, health and well-being of students.

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

Housing Services for Homeless or Formerly Homeless Individuals

Lenox Hill Neighborhood House provides support to more than 500 men and women each year who are homeless, formerly homeless, or threatened with eviction and life on the streets through the Homeless and Housing Services Department. 

Type: General Resources

Tenant Support Through Political Activity

Tenants Political Action Committee supports candidates for political office in New York who are strong supporters of tenants' rights.

Type: General Resources

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