Washington Irving Library - Community Directory

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Emergency Numbers:
83rd Precinct
480 Knickerbocker Ave
(718) 574-1605
Fire Department
Engine Company #365
582 Knickerbocker Ave.
Brooklyn 4 North, 465 Hamilton Ave,Brooklyn,NY, 11232, (718)768-7719, District #3, Days of Pick-up Mon, Wed, & Fri, Recycle day-Friday.
Wyckoff Heights Hospital, 374 Stockholm St., Brooklyn,NY, 11237, (718) 963-7272
Shawn Pharmacy
329 Wyckoff Ave
(718) 417-0200
Public School
Region #4 28-11 Queens Plaza N., Gueens NY, 11101,(718) 391-8300 (no longer CSB #32)

NYC Dept. of Education public School Reports:

School District Website: http://schools.nycenet.edu

PS 86 (K-5), The Irvington School, 220 Irving Ave.,11237,(718)574-0252

PS 106 (K-5),Edward Everett Hale,1314 Putnam Ave.,11221(718)574-0261

P.S 123 100 Irving Ave., 11237,(718)821-4810

PS 376 194 Harmon St., 11237, (718)573-0781

PS 377(K-5),Alejandrina Benitez De Gautier,220 Woodbine St., 11221,(718)574-0325

PS 116 (K-5), Elizabeth L. Farrell, 515 Knickerbocker Ave.,11237,(718)821-4623

PS 151 (K-5)Lyndon B. Johnson,763 Knickerbocker Ave., 11237, (718)821-4800

PS 299(K-5),Thomas W. Field,88 Woodbine St.,11221(718)574-

IS 291(6-8), Roland Hayes,231 Palmetto St.,11221(718)574-0361

Bushwick H.S.(9-12,400 Irving Ave.,(718)381-7100

Private School
St. Brigid's School (PreK-8),438 Grove St.,11237,(718)821-1477 (718)821-1477

St. Elizabeth Seton School (PreK-8),751 Knickerbocker Ave.,11221,(718)386-4050

Daycare/ Preschool
New Life Child Development Center, 295 Woodbine St., 11221, (718)821-3432

Nueva Vida Headstart,271 Melrose St., 11206, (718) 366-1652

Daycare/ Preschool
Audrey Johnson Day Care Center (Ages: 2 1/2 & up) 272 Moffat Street., (718) 574-0130

New Life Day Care #2 (Ages:2 years & up),m 408 Grove Street,(718) 417-4206

Martin de Porres Day Care, (Ages 21/2 years and up)783 Knickerbocker Ave,.(718)497-1835

Kreative Kare Daycare

Social Services:
Social Services
Buena Vida Continuing Care,48 Cedar Street, Brooklyn, NY 11221, (718)455-6200

Bushwick Task Force 144 Bleecker St., 11221,(718)574-5100

Coalition for Hispanic Family Services, 315 Wyckoff Ave., 11237, (718)497-6090, Fax (718) 497-9495

Bushwick Bright Star, 203 Irving Ave., 11237, (718)416-1442, ext 12, Fax 416-1930

Bushwick ACT, 1419-23 Broadway,11221 (718)497-6090, Fax 497-9495

Bushwick Evening Start, 14199-23 Broadway, 11221, (718)443-7906, (718)443-2933

CAMBA,Inc., Broadway House, Women's Shelter, 1245 Broadway, 11221, (718) 453-4870, Fax (718)453-6029

Bushwick Community Service Society,(HIV outreach,Juvenile justice aftercare,family counseling,emergency food & clothing bank, family parenting) 1420 Bushwick Ave.,11207 (718)455-6010

Maternity Infant Care, Family Planning Project,335 Central Ave., (718)443-9300

Roundtable Senior Citizens, 1193 Gates Ave., 11221,(718) 443-7071

Bushwick Resource Coalition, 366 Cornelia St., 11237,(718)456-4653, Fax(718)4546-7068

T.O.P.S. For You Inc.,366 Cornelia St., 11237m (718)821-3821

Bushwick Beacon Lighthouse, I.S. 291, 231Palmetto, 11221, (718)573-7702

Project Bridge, 144 Bleecker St.,(children & Young Adult Services),(718)455-4649

Bushwick Geographic Targeting Task Force (Youth-Link) P.E.A.C.E. Program, Substance Abuse Prevention Education)144 Bleecker Street (718)574-5100

Teen P.AC.T Community Healthcare Network,260 Broadway, 3rd Fl.,11211, (718(387-7341 Fax (718)387-6895

El Puente,Bushwick Center(Services for Youth), 311 Central Ave.,(718)452-0404

Hope Gardens Multi-Service Center (Social Services & programs for Senior Citizens, after school programs, recreation, ESL for Adults, Computer classes & arts and crafts for Seniors,counseling and support group),195 Linden St.,(718)455-1100,HopeGrdens@aol.com

Family Center,144 Bleecker St.(Emergency food & clothing),(718)443-5666

Ridgewood/Bushwick Senior Citizen Center(Services for Senior Citizens),319 Stanhope Ave.,(718)366-3038

Spark Program (Information & Counseling),Bushwick High School, 400 Irving Ave.(718)381-7100

Civic and Merchant Groups:
Civic Association
Bushwick Economic Development Corporation, 61-61B Cooper St.,11207

GuiPond, Bushwick Information, (718)452-6150

Housing Preservation and Development, North Brooklyn Planning Office, 315 Wyckoff Ave., 11237,(718) 386-5300

New York Civic Participation Project, 250 Menahan Street,11221

The Bushwick Observer, Ridgewood Bushwick Senior Citizens Council, Inc., 319 Stanhope St., 11237, (718) 366-3800, Fax (718) 366-8740

Bushwick Shopper, bushwickshopper@yahoo.com, (718) 573-4763

Civic Association
Bushwick Geographic Targeting Task Force (elected officials Bushwick residents,service providers & reps from privated foundations helping to develop new programs and better quality of life for Bushwick residents), 144 Bleecker St.,(718)574-5100

Bushwick Local Development Corp.(for ecomonic recovery and Bushwick well-being), 217 Wyckoff Ave.,(718)366-3800

OBUSTY(Ocean Hill, Bushwick, Bedford Stuyvesant Local Development Corp.(Creating partnerships for a better Brooklyn,1079 Gates Ave., (718)452-6605 or (718) 453-5747,

Community Board
Community Board no.4
315 Wyckoff Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11237, (718)628-8400, Mrs. Anna Gonzalez, Chair, Ms. Nadine Whitted, District Manager.
Also serves Dekalb Branch.

Polling Places:
PS 145, 100 Knoll St. (718) 821-4823

JHS 111, 35 Starr St., (718) 821-4248

Elected Officials:
United states Congress District #12: Hon. Nydia Valazquez, 268 Broadway, 2nd Fl, 11211, Fax(718)599-4537,http://www.house.gov/velazquez/

New York City Council District #37: Hon. Erik Martin Dilan, 387 Arlington Ave., 11208, (718)642-8664,

New York State Assembly District #54: Hon. Darryl C. Towns (D-L)264 Jamaica Ave.,Brooklyn, NY 11207,(718) 235-5627

New York State Senate District #18: Martin Malave Dilan(D-L)
718 Knickerbocker Avenue,Brooklyn,New York,NY 11221

Phone:(718) 573-1726
Brooklyn Borough President: Hon. Marty Markowitz (D),209 Joralemon St., Brooklyn, NY 11201, (718)802-3700,
Polling Place
To register to vote or to find your polling place
call 212 Vote-NYC (212-868-3692)or visit http://www.vote.nyc.ny.us/index.jsp
Bushwick High School Swimming Pool, 400 Irving Ave.

Bushwick Playground, Putnam Ave. between Knickerbocker Ave. & Irving Ave.

Irving Square Park, Halsey St. between Knickerbocker & Wilson Ave.

Houses of Worship
Bethesda Christian Church, 116 Wilson Ave., (718) 821-7698

Calvary Spanish Pentecostal Church, 116 Suydam Ave., (718) 455-7288,

Central Baptist Church, 260 Knickerbocker Ave., (718)381-2055

Congregation Agudas Israel of Ridgewood, 1618 Cornelia St., (718) 417-0709

Iglesia de Christo Misionera Inc., 1150 Gates Ave.,(718) 574-8835

St. Barbara's Roman Catholic Church, 138 Bleecker St., (718)452-3660

St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Knickerbocker Ave., and Palmetto St., (718) 443-8484

St.Brigid's Roman Catholic Church, 409 Linden St., (718)821-1690

Special Events:
Yearly Events
Woodhull Health Fair, Woodhull Hospital, (718)963-8000, June 3rd, 10am - 3pm

Outdoor Health Fair, Wyckoff Heights Medical Ctr, (718) 963-7272, June

Merchants'Appreciation Day, OBUSTY, (718) 452-6605, End of June