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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Free Tool Library

The Seaport Tool Library provides a variety of free tools and electronic equipment on loan.

Type: General Resources

Grants for Awesome Projects

The Awesome Foundation awards $1,000 grants every month. The money is pooled together from self-organizing “micro-trustees,” and the Foundation provides these grants with no strings attached and claims no ownership over the projects it supports.

Type: Grants & Funding Opportunities

Free Materials Exchange

NYCWasteMatch facilitates the exchange of used and surplus goods and equipment from organizations that no longer need them to other entities that do.

Type: City Services

NYPD Community Councils

Precinct Community Councils are monthly forums between neighborhood residents and police officers from the precinct.

Type: City Services

Street Activity Permit Office

The Mayor’s Street Activity Permit Office issues permits for street fairs, festivals, block parties, green markets, commercial/promotional and other events on the City's streets and sidewalks.

Type: City Services

Community Boards

Community Boards play an important role in improving the quality of life for all New Yorkers. Contact your community board to learn how you can play an active role in shaping your neighborhood.

Type: City Services

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