Free Legal Services for All

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams is pleased to present Free Legal Services for All at the People’s House, Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209  Joralemon Street, Downtown Brooklyn.

Legal services are offered in a variety of fields. Please call 718-802-3777 to make an appointment.

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Homeowner Protection Program (HOPP)

Did you know that since 2010, almost 3,000 New Yorkers have have been victims of foreclosure rescue scams? Legitimate help with your mortgage is just a phone call away.

Free, professional advice is available through the NYS Attorney General’s Homeowner Protection Program (HOPP). Call 1-855-466-9456 (1-855-HOME-456) today to connect with a qualified legal services or housing counseling professional.

You can also visit www.AGScamHelp.com.

Youth Summer Resource Expo

In less than 24 hours District 35 will have one of the most information packed Youth Summer Resource Expo Ever!!! I hope I can still count on you to spread the word and extend the invitation to at least 10 of your friends, family, neighbors, colleagues, community and networks. With over 40 organizations ready to share information and raffle off great prizes I anticipate seeing you all there!

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3/12 Event: 2017 Youth Summer Resource Expo

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Participants will be announced soon!

Video Visitation: TELESTORY

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Free Video Visitation for Families Separated by Incarceration

TeleStory is a free video visitation program that brings storytime back to separated families. Over a live video feed at the Library, children can read books, share stories and visit for an hour with their incarcerated parents. TeleStory video visits are also available to parents of teens at Department of Correction facilities.

What You Need to Know

  • TeleStory is a free service available at certain branches of Brooklyn Public Library, New York Public Library and Queens Library.
  • TeleStory video visits are by appointment only. Schedule an appointment at a Library near you.
  • The video visits last for one hour each. Please be on time for your visit.
  • When you arrive for your TeleStory visit, you’ll be greeted by a friendly librarian and a welcoming space filled with books and toys.
  • TeleStory video visits aim to supplement, not replace, in-person visits.
  • In Brooklyn, the Osborne Association offers planning support for re-entry after incarceration and assistance to families coping with the incarceration of a loved one. 

    To make an appointment, call 718-916-9408 or email telestory@bklynlibrary.org.

    For Video Visitation at New York Public Library or Queens Library, call 311.

    For more information on jail based library services, click here.

    BRANCHES OFFERING VIDEO VISITATION

    • Bedford 496 Franklin Avenue
    • Brownsville 61 Glenmore Avenue
    • Bushwick 340 Bushwick Avenue
    • Canarsie 1580 Rockaway Parkway
    • Central Library 10 Grand Army Plaza
    • Coney Island 1901 Mermaid Avenue
    • Crown Heights 560 New York Avenue
    • Flatbush 22 Linden Boulevard
    • Macon 361 Lewis Avenue
    • New Lots 665 New Lots Avenue
    • New Utrecht 1743 86th Street
    • Red Hook 7 Wolcott Street

BK District 35: March Community Board and Precinct Council Meetings

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The following are the scheduled meetings for the community boards and precinct councils within the 35th Council District in Brooklyn.

NOTE: Meetings are subject to change. Please call to confirm.

Brooklyn Community Board No. 2

Meeting (second Wednesday of the month): March 8 at 6 PM

Location: YWCA, 30 Third Avenue, 2nd Floor Gallery,  Brooklyn, NY

Phone: (718) 596-5410

Email: cb2k@nyc.rr.com


Brooklyn Community Board No. 3

Meeting (first Monday of the month): March 6 at 7PM

Location: Restoration Plaza -1368 Fulton St, basement level, Brooklyn, NY

Phone: (718) 622-6601

Email: bk03@cb.nyc.gov


Brooklyn Community Board No. 6

Meeting (second Wednesday of the month): March 8 at 6:30PM

Location: John Jay Educational Campus Auditorium – 237 7th Avenue Brooklyn, NY

Phone: (718) 643-3027

Email: Info@BrooklynCB6.org


Brooklyn Community Board No. 8

Meeting (second Thursday of the month): March  9 at 7PM

Location: 1000 Dean Street Brooklyn, NY

Phone: (718) 467-5574

Email: info@brooklyncb8.org


Brooklyn Community Board No. 9

Meeting (fourth Tuesday of the month): March 28 at 7PM

Location: M.S. 61 – 400 Empire Boulevard Brooklyn, NY (stationary location)

Phone: (718) 778-9279

Email: bk09@cb.nyc.gov


71st Precinct

Meeting (every third Thursday of the month): March 16 at 7:30 PM

Location: M.S. 61 -400 Empire Boulevard Brooklyn, NY (stationary location)

Main Line: (718) 735-0511

Community Affairs: (718) 735-0527


77th Precinct

Meeting (every second Monday of the month): March 13 at 7:30PM

Location: TBD Brooklyn, NY

Main Line: (718) 735-0611

Community Affairs: (718) 735-0634


78th Precinct

Meeting (every last Tuesday of the month): March 28 at 7:30PM

Location: 78th Precinct – 65 6th Avenue Brooklyn, NY (stationary location)

Main Line: (718) 636-6411

Community Affairs: (718) 636-6410


79th Precinct

Meeting (every fourth Wednesday of the month): March 22 at 7PM

Location: Brooklyn Job Corps Center – 585 Dekalb Avenue Brooklyn, NY (stationary location)

Main Line: (718) 636-6611

Community Affairs: (718) 636-6626


84th Precinct

Meeting (every third Tuesday of the month): March 21 at 7PM

Location: Brooklyn Borough Hall, Community Room – 209 Joralemon Street Brooklyn, NY (stationary location)

Main Line: (718) 875-6811

Community Affairs: (718) 875-6850


88th Precinct

Meeting (every third Tuesday of the month): March 21 at 7PM

Location: French-speaking Baptist Church – 209 Clermont Avenue Brooklyn, NY

Main Line: (718) 636-6511

Community Affairs: (718) 636-6526


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Meeting (first Wednesday of the month): Cancelled

Main Line: (718) 386-4101

Become a Neighborhood 360° Fellows

The Department of Small Business Services’ Neighborhood 360° Fellows program aims to build a network of innovative community revitalization leaders in New York City. The ten-month program pairs community-based organizations with dynamic organizers who take a cross-sector approach to community action. Fellows take on projects that benefit local organizations, businesses, and jobseekers while gaining diverse, on-the-ground experience in economic development, neighborhood planning, needs assessment, and government-community collaboration.

Applications are now open to be a Neighborhood 360° fellow. Want to learn more about the types of projects a fellow will assist an organization to complete and how to apply? Sign up to attend an information session that will provide an in-depth explanation of fellow requirements, examples of past and upcoming fellows’ projects, and a detailed overview on the application and selection process.