Jamaica Bay Library - Community Directory

Emergency Numbers:

Police
The Jamaica Bay Branch is within the 69th Precinct
www.nyc.gov/html/nypd/html/precincts/precinct_069.shtml
69th Precinct Switchboard - 718-257-6211
Police - Emergency - 911
Housing Police - 718-386-5357.

Fire Department
The Jamaica Bay Branch is covered by:
FDNY Ladder Co. 170/Engine Co. 257
Rockaway Parkway and Farragut Road
718-999-4444
Fire Emergency - 911

Post Office
Canarsie Branch Post Office
102-01 Flatlands Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11236
718-649-2073
Hours: Monday to Friday - 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
Saturday - 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

Sanitation
District Sanitation No. 18
Regular Collection: Every Tuesday and Friday.
Recycling Collection: Every other Friday, starting with the first Friday of the month.

Medical
Medical Emergencies - 911
The closest hospital is:
Brookdale Hospital Medical Center
One Brookdale Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11212
www.brookdalehospital.org
718-240-5000
To check on patient status, call 718-240-5592.

Pharmacy
Rite Aid Pharmacy - 9738 Seaview Avenue, located in the Seaview Plaza Center (Seaview Avenue and Rockaway Parkway). 718-272-1107.

CVS Pharmacy - 2120 Rockaway Parkway, located in Seaview Shopping Center (Seaview Avenue to Shore Parkway).
718-251-1400.

Walgreens Pharmacy - 1847 Rockaway Parkway, located in the Golden Mango Shopping Center (Avenue M and Rockaway Parkway).
718-251-0426.

Laboratory
The are no medical labratories near the branch.

Schools:

Public School
Community School District No.18

Regional Superintendent: Jean Claude Brizard
5619 Flatlands Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11236
718-968-6100

Community Superintendent: Joanne Meijas
1106 East 95th Street
Brooklyn, New York 11236
718-566-6008

Learning Support Center No.6
5619 Flatlands Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11234
718-968-6100

Satellite
1780 OCEAN AVENUE
Brooklyn, New York 11230
718-968-6100

P.S. 115 (Pre-K-5)
1500 E. 92nd Street
Brooklyn, NY 11236
718-241-1000
Principal: Mitchell S. Pinsky

P.S. 272 (Pre-K-5)
101-24 Seaview Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11236
718-241-1300
Principal: Dakota Reyes

I.S. 211 (Grades 6-8)
1001 E. 100th Street
Brooklyn, New York 11236
718-251-4411
Principal: Buffie Simmons-Peart

Canarsie High School
1600 Rockaway Parkway
Brooklyn, New York 11236
718-487-0600
Principal: David Harris

Daycare/ Preschool
GAN Jewish Daycare Center
9502 Seaview Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11236
718-968-7575

Daycare/ Preschool
Neighborhood Daycare Center
1420 East 105th Street
Brooklyn, N.Y. 11236
718-531-3813

Daycare/ Preschool
Starlight Learning Center
1268 East 83rd Street
Brooklyn, NY 11236
(718) 763-3400

College/ University
There are no colleges or universities in Canarsie.

Adult Education
HES (Hebrew Educational Society)
9502 Seaview Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11236
The center has a variety of classes. Call Sarit at 718-241-3000, ext. 31 for details.

Canarsie Aware, Inc.
1285 Rockaway Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11236
718-257-3195
GED classes for adolescents.

Social Services:

Social Services
Social Security Office
1871 Rockaway Parkway
Brooklyn, NY 11236
1-800-772-1213 TTY: 1800-325-0778
Office hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

HES (Hebrew Educational Society)
9502 Seaview Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11236
718-241-3000

Jewish Community Council of Canarsie
1221 Remsen Avenue
718-763-4495

Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services
Madeline Borg Community Services of Canarsie
1943 Rockaway Parkway
Brooklyn, NY 11236
718-241-9600

JASA Senior Center - meets daily at Temple Emanuel
1880 Rockaway Parkway
718-251-0450

Abe Stark Senior Center
103-15 Farragut Road
Transportation provided.
Call 718-272-9515 for information.

Canarsie Aware, Inc.
1285 Rockaway Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11236
718-257-3195
Individual, family, and group services for substance abuse.

Civic and Merchant Groups:

Civic Association
United Canarsie South Civic Association
718-531-8130

69th Precinct Community Council
718-257-6205

Informed Voices Civic Group
718-763-5324

69th Precinct Explorers - for teens and youth
Contact Officer James Johnson at 718-257-6332.

Brooklyn Canarsie Lions Club
1124 Remsen Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11236
718-257-1258

Housing
Bay View Houses - Rockaway Parkway and Seaview Avenue.
Seaview Estates - E. 108th Street and Seaview Avenue.

Community:

Community Board
Community Board 18
5715 Avenue H, Suite 1D
Brooklyn, NY 11234
718-241-0422 or 1-800-564-5127
Fax: 718-5331-3199
Meetings held every third Wednesday at 8:00 PM at Kings Plaza Community Room, Flatbush Avenue and Avenue V.

Polling Place
Voters can locate their new polling places at:
hthttp://www.vote.nyc.ny.us/html/voters/where.shtml

Parent Teacher Association
Please contact your school for your PTA contact information. School phone numbers can be found in the public school section.

Recreation:

Park
Canarsie Park - Seaview Avenue and Remsen Avenue
Canarsie Pier (a part of the Gateway National Recreation Area) - at the end of Rockaway Parkway.

Religion:

Houses of Worship
Young Israel of Canarsie (Orthodox)
1265 E. 108th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11236
718-251-2600

Temple Emanuel of Canarsie (Conservative)
1880 Rockaway Parkway
Brooklyn, NY 11236
718-251-0450

St. Jude's Shrine Church (Roman Catholic)
9401 Seaview Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11236
718-763-6300

Seaview Jewish Center
1440 E. 99th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11236
718-251-1900

Special Events:

Yearly Events
Easter Egg Hunt - held every spring. Contact 69th Precinct Community Council at 718-257-6205 for exact date and details.