NYC Civic - Services - New York, New York, USA

Support for human needs and infrastructure
  • Human: Health and human services
    • -USA Human-: National Health and Human services; you can use these directories to find doctors, hospitals, dentists, and other health and human services
  • Transport: New York City offers a dizzying array of transit options; it is one of the largest metropolitan areas in the world and is part of the transit-rich eastern seaboard corridor from Boston to Philadelphia to Washington
    • citibike: Bicycle-sharing network; self-service system; stations throughout the city; lead sponsor is Citibank; an excellent way to get around the city; gives freedom to many people who wish to have transportation alternatives; colorful kiosks conveniently placed provide healthy transportant to a wide range of people
    • BikeNYC: all things bicycling in New York City; calendar and daily tips and deals; source to connect with the vibrant world of bicycling in New York City; Five Boro Bike Tour
    • Alternatives: Transportation Alternatives; group working for better bicycling, walking and public transit, fewer cars, safer, calmer neighborhood streets and car-free parks
    • Google Transit: map your transit route and schedule; can plan trips on the following agencies in this area: Long Island Bus, Long Island Railroad, Metro-North Railroad, MTA Bus, NYC Transit, Staten Island Ferry, PATH Rail, AirTrain JFK, AirTrain Newark
    • Port Authority: Port Authority of New York and New Jersey; transportation mega-agency which develops transportation infrastructure throughout the metropolitan region; including airports, bridges, tunnels, marine terminals, industrial parks, heliports, bus terminals, and trains; PATH Rail, Port Authority Bus Terminal, George Washington Bridge Bus Station, Journal Square Transportation Center, E-ZPass, Airports (JFK, EWR, LGA, SWF, TEB), George Washington Bridge, Holland Tunnel, Lincoln Tunnel, Bayonne Bridge, Geothals Bridge, Outerbridge Crossing, World Trade Center
    • MTA: Metropolitan Transportation Authority; a New York State agency; divisions include New York City Transit (city buses, subways, and railroads) and commuter railroads (MetroNorth and Long Island Railroad) and Long Island Bus
    • PATH: heavy rail rapid transit system; links Manhattan and Jew Jersey; PATH = Port Authority Trans-Hudson Corporation; established 1962; subsidiary of The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
    • NJTransit: New Jersey's public transportation corporation; services include bus, rail and light rail transit, linking major points in New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia
    • Amtrak: Amtrak passenger train service; from New York's Penn Station at 33rd and 8th Streets; train service to the eastern seaboard
    • SI Ferry: Staten Island Ferry; ferryboat service between St. George on Staten Island and Whitehall Street in lower Manhattan
    • NY Waterway: Ferry and excursion fleet
    • Seastreak: Ferry service; runs from Manhattan (E 34th St and Wall St Pier 11) to Highlands, New Jersey (Keyport, Sandy Hook)
    • GotoBus: Bus reservation system; buses connecting many cities including NYC
    • 511NY: Transit info and planning; telephone and Web service offering information on transportation services and conditions throughout New York State
    • Auto-Free: Auto-Free New York; a group that works to improve the livability of the city through pedestrian spaces
    • Car Free: Possible in NYC; with exceptional walkability and extensive transit systems, you could easily live without a car in NYC
    • Car Sharing: Avoid owning a car; be car-free as much as possible, but keep the idea that you can rent or borrow a car only when you need it--for a big project or trip to far-out areas, for example
    • Straphangers: Straphangers Campaign; coalition of transit activists who want better subways and buses
    • TRANSCOM: Regional coalition; consists of transportation and public safety agencies in the New York - New Jersey - Connecticut metropolitan region; created in 1986 to provide a cooperative, coordinated approach to regional transportation management
    • NYC DOT: New York City's Department of Transportation; manages much of the city's transportation infrastructure, including city streets, highways, sidewalks, and bridges
    • Council: New York Metropolitan Transportation Council; planning organization for region including New York City, Long Island and the lower Hudson Valley; site includes links to transit services
    • JFK: JFK International Airport
    • LGA: La Guardia Airport
    • EWR: Newark Liberty International Airport
    • AirTrain JFK: JFK airport train service; connects JFK International Airport and MTA Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) trains, MTA New York City Transit (NYCT) subways, and local buses; operated by the Port Authority of NY & NJ
    • AirTrain EWR: Newark airport train service; connects EWR Newark Liberty International Airport with NJ TRANSIT commuter and Amtrak regional trains and is an on-airport service taking travelers between the airline terminals, rental car facilities, hotel shuttles and central parking lots; operated by the Port Authority of NY & NJ
    • NY Airport Svc: New York Airport Service; provides transportation service to and from Manhattan (New York City), JFK Airport, LGA Airport, and Midtown Hotels.
    • LimoLiner: NYC-Boston luxury bus; bus service with a focus on amenities, comfort, and productive travel time as well as avoiding delays from air or train travel; between the Hilton Boston Back Bay and the Hilton New York in Midtown Manhattan; stop in Framingham, MA (on request)
    • Roads: Guide to NY, NJ roads; gives information, pictures, and links to help you use roads and highways in the metro area
    • EZPass: an electronic toll collection system; drivers prepay tolls and attach a small electronic device to their vehicles; tolls are automatically calculated and deducted from the prepaid accounts as E-ZPass customers pass through the toll lanes
  • Facilities: Institutions, units, organizations, or systems that build, distribute, plan, or and keep area resources or infrastructure working
    • Con Ed: Consolidated Edison Company of New York; a regulated utility, provides electric service in New York City, gas service, steam
    • Castle Oil: Independent distributor of heating oil
    • Planning: Regional Plan Association; works on long-term regional plans for 31-counties in NY-NJ-CT
    • NYCWastele$$: New York City Partnership for Waste Prevention; with and support from the New York City Department of Sanitation; learn how to reduce waste, reuse items, and recycle when necessary
    • Sanitation: NYC Sanitation Dept; collects residential and institutional refuse and recyclables
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