Jamaica Bay Library - Community Directory

Some Brooklyn Public Library locations will be closed on Friday, April 18 for Good Friday. See the list of open library locations.

 

All Brooklyn Public Library locations will be closed on Sunday, April 20 for Easter Sunday.

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.