Cortelyou Library - Community Directory

Emergency Numbers:
For Emergency dial 911

Police Precinct
154 Lawrence Ave

Fire Department
Fire Department
Fire Emergency call 911

Engine 281, Ladder 147
1210 Cortelyou Rd

Post Office
Flatbush Center
2273 Church Avenue
Department of Sanitation
District Office BKS 14
356 Winthrop St
(718) 284-2467
Pick-up days: Tues, Fri
Recycling: Fri
Emergency, Police, Fire - 911

To Responsibly Leave an Infant - 1-866-505-SAFE (7233)

Medical information or other services from a New York City agency or department may be obtained by dialing 311

Healthcare Access/Insurance Coverage/Social Services for Immigrant and Low-Income Population in Brooklyn (Free or Low-Cost):
New York Immigrant Coalition - 1-212-627-2227
Centers for Immigrant Health - 1-212-263-8783
Child Health Plus/Family Health Plus (public insurance):
Chinese-American Planning Council (Chinese & Mandarin)- 718-492-0409
COJO Flatbush (Hebrew, Russian, Spanish & Yiddish) - 718-252-5897 or 252-5854
Together Rx Access - 1-800-444-4106
Partnership for Prescription Assistance - 1-888-477-2669

Early Childhood Direction Center (Help for Children with Special Needs) - 718-437-3794
Administration for Children's Services - 1-877-KIDSNYC (543-7692)
Child Support - 1-888-208-4485
Department for the Aging/Senior Centers - 311
Medicare Rights Center - 1-800-333-4114
Handicapped Assistance 212-788-2830
Medicaid/Welfare HRA 877-472-8411
AIDS 800-541-2437
Access a ride 877-337-2017
Breast cancer 800-877-8077
Child Abuse 800-342-3720
Domestic Violance 800-942-6906 or 911 for Police
Drug & Alcohol Abuse 800-522-5353
Empire Medicare Services 800-442-8430
Poison Control Center 212-340-4494
Medicare 800-772-1213
Suicide Prevention 212-532-2400
World Trade Ctr Disaster Post-Traumatic Stress Hotline

Public School
Alexine A.Fenty School (PreK-5)
330 Rugby Rd

I.S.240 Andries Hudde School
2500 Nostrand Ave

Erasmus Hall High School has three campuses as follows:

H.S. for Science & Math
911 Flatbush Ave

Erasmus Hall High School
H.S. for Humanities
911 Flatbush Ave

Erasmus Hall High School
H.S. for Business & Technology
911 Flatbush Ave

P.S. 217
Col. David Marcus School (PreK-5)
1100 Newkirk Av (Newkirk Av and Coney Island Av)

P.S. 249
The Caton School (K-3)
18 Marlborough Rd

Junior High School 62 The Ditmas (6 - 8)
700 Cortelyou Rd

Adult Education
Information on cost listed below was current at time this information was entered. Please call directly for up-to-date information. Contact each entity directly for registration requirements and times.

Agudath Israel of America -- COPE
1577 Coney Island Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11226
718-809-5935 ext. 104
English for Speakers of Other Languages.
Talmud, Current Events, Jewish Phiolosophy

Brookdale Senior Center
817 Avenue H Brooklyn, NY 11230
Computer Basics and Pre-GED classes

Brooklyn College Contiinuing Education
1439 Ingersol Hall, 2900 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11210
English for speakers of other languages, Computer basics,
and GED classes; other subjects as listed in the catalog and on-line
Tuition and fees apply

Cortelyou Branch Library
1305 Cortelyou Road. Brooklyn, NY 11226 718-693-7763
Computer Basics, Microsoft Word, Internet Searching

Flatbush Learning Center at the Flatbush Branch Library
22 Linden Blvd. (near corner of Flatbush Ave.) Brooklyn, NY 11226 718-856-2631
English for speakers of other languages, Adult Basic Education, Computer Basics, GED, Bridge Club, Crocheting Class, SCORE -- Small Business

Midwood Branch Library
975 East 16th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11230 718-252-0967
English for speakers of other languages, Computer Basics

Windsor Terrace Branch Library
160 East 5th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11218 718-686-9707
Computer Basics

Catholic Migration Office
1258 65th Street, Brooklyn, NY 718-236-3000
English for speakers of other languages, Computers for Beginners, Citizenship Workshop, Legal Pastoral, Graphic Design
Cost varies by course, program

Council of Peoples Organization
1087 Coney Island Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11230 718-434-3266
English for speakers of other languages, Computers, Immigration Clinic, After School Program, Programs for Women's Empowerment, Job Training, Healthcare

Church Avensue Merchants Block Association (CAMBR)
885 Flatbush Avenue, 4th floor, Brooklyn, NY 11226
English for speakers of other languages, Literacy, GED, Computers

Erasmus Neighborhood Federation
814 Rogers Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11226, 718-462-7700
English for speakers of other languages, Literacy, GED, Computers

Flatbush Development Corporation
1616 Newkirk Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11226
GED, economic development, housing specialist, Immigration Specialist, job readiness, youth services

Flatbush Haitian Center
1886 Nostrand Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11226 718-940-4177
English for speakers of other languages, GED (combined)

Literacy Assistance Center
This is a hotline for identifying English for speakers of other languages courses in NYC.

Midwood Development Corporation
1416 Avenue M, Brooklyn, NY 11230, 718-376-1098
English for speakers of other languages, GED, Housing Counseling, After School, Employment

St. Paul's Church 157 St. Paul's Place, Brooklyn, NY 11226
Computer Class, Counseling referals
Cost: $2/week

Vanderveer Park Methodist
3114 Glenwood Road, Brooklyn, NY 11210 718-434-3745 or -3741
Spanish for adults
Call for cost

Young Israel of Midwood Senior Services
1694 Ocean Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11230 718-253-7800
English for speakers of other languages, Computers, Lunch, Tai Chi, aerobics, cardio vascular exercises, reflexology, art, dance, arts and crafts, lectures, case assistance, trips
Free, ID required

Community Board
Community Board No. 14
Chairman: Alvin M. Berk
District Manager: Doris Ortiz

810 East 16th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11230-3010

Phone: 718-859-6357
Fax : 718-421-6077

Polling Place
To register to vote or to find your polling place
call 212 Vote-NYC (212-868-3692) or visit