NYC Government Services Directory

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Please find in this article a list of descriptions of city, state, and federal government agencies in the New York City of World of Darkness: Gotham for your further research. Names of agency principals and staff have been changed to reflect the ficticious nature of this RPG. Links to real agencies' wikipedia pages and official websites are for the convenience of World of Darkness: Gotham community members to aid in any research for use as background information for storylines and other RPG purposes. Any of the current events, news, or other such material from agency websites may or may not be valid for RPG purposes.

Contents

New York City Governmental Services Directory

General Information and Tourism

Building and Urban Planning

Business and Consumer

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Corrections and Law Enforcement

Culture, Education, and Recreation

Health and Safety

Intradepartmental Services

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Social Services

Transportation

  • NYC Department of Transportation - is responsible for the management of much of New York City's transportation infrastructure. DOT’s responsibilities include day-to-day maintenance of the city's streets, highways, bridges and sidewalks. The DOT is also responsible for installing and maintaining the city's street signs, traffic signals and street lights. The DOT supervises street resurfacing, pothole repair, parking meter installation and maintenance, and the management of a citywide network of municipal parking facilities. The DOT also operates the Staten Island Ferry. The DOT operates the older, major East River bridges — the Brooklyn Bridge, the Manhattan Bridge, the Williamsburg Bridge, and the Queensboro Bridge (59th Street Bridge) as well as most of the minor bridges throughout the city. The DOT is also the city department responsible for oversight of transportation-related issues, such as city contracts for special education transportation services and issuance of transport-related permits for vehicles and construction. DOT also advocates for transportation safety issues, including promotion of pedestrian and bicycle safety. Agency Executive: Deepak Sahir, Commissioner. New York City Department of Transportation Home Page

District Attorneys

New York County District Attorney - is the elected district attorney for New York County (Manhattan), New York. The office is responsible for the prosecution of violations of New York state laws. Current DA: Samuel Wallace. Manhattanda.org

Kings County District Attorney – is the district attorney of Kings County, New York (Brooklyn). The office is responsible for the prosecution of violations of New York state laws. Current DA: Hank Epstein. Brooklyn DA's Website

Queens County District Attorney - is the district attorney of Queens County, New York (Queens). The office is responsible for the prosecution of violations of New York state laws. Current DA: Kenneth Inglebert. Queens DA Website

Bronx County District Attorney – is the district attorney for County, New York (The Bronx). The office is responsible for the prosecution of violations of New York state laws. Current DA: Lawrence B. Davies. Bronx DA's Website

Richmond County District Attorney – is the district attorney for Richmond County, New York (Staten Island). The office is responsible for the prosecution of violations of New York state laws. Current DA: John Torenio. Richmond County DA's Website

Federal and Interstate Bodies

Transportation Authorities

Port Authority of New York and New Jersey - is a bi-state port district, established in 1921 through an interstate compact, that runs most of the regional transportation infrastructure, including the bridges, tunnels, airports, and seaports, within the Port of New York and New Jersey. This 1,500 square mile (3,900 km²) District is a region generally within 25 miles (40 km) of the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor. The Port Authority is headquartered at 225 Park Avenue South in Manhattan. Agency Executive: Jimmy Doherty, Executive Director. Port Authority of New York and New Jersey - Official Website

Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) - is a public benefit corporation responsible for public transportation in the U.S. state of New York, serving 12 counties in southeastern New York, along with two counties in southwestern Connecticut under contract to the Connecticut Department of Transportation, carrying over 11 million passengers on an average weekday systemwide, and over 800,000 vehicles on its seven toll bridges and two tunnels per weekday. Agency Executive: Larry Masterson, Chairman and CEO. Official MTA Website

Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority - is a division of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) that operates seven intrastate toll bridges and two tunnels in New York City. In terms of traffic volume, it is the largest bridge and tunnel toll agency in the United States serving more than a million people each day and generating more than $900 million in toll revenue annually. Agency Executive: Wendy Hughes, President. Official Triborough Bridge & Tunnel Authority Website

U.S. Attorneys

U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York – Is appointed by the President of the United States to prosecute violations of Federal law within its jurisdiction. The US Attorney is considered the chief federal law enforcement officer in the district which comprises of eight New York Counties: New York (Manhattan), Bronx, Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Orange, Dutchess, and Sullivan. Current US Attorney: William J. Anderson.
U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York – The second district which handles the other boroughs of New York City. This office holder is the chief federal law enforcement officer in five New York counties: Kings (Brooklyn), Queens, Richmond (Staten Island), Nassau, and Suffolk. Current US Attorney: Nancy Sweeny.
U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey - is the chief federal law enforcement officer in New Jersey. Current US Attorney: Vincent Pagininni.
U.S. Attorney for the District of Connecticut - is the chief federal law enforcement officer in Connecticut. Current US Attorney: Edward Stanovich.

FBI

New York City Field Office – Serves the City of New York (counties of Bronx, New York, Richmond, Queens & Kings) and the counties of Dutchess, Nassau, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Suffolk, Sullivan and Westchester. Local Agency Executive: Janet Cox, Assistant Director. FBI – NYC Website

Military

United States Army at Fort Hamilton - At present, the United States Army Fort Hamilton Garrison is the home of the New York City Recruiting Battalion, the Military Entrance Processing Station, the North Atlantic Division Headquarters of the United States Army Corps of Engineers, the 1179th Transportation Brigade and the 722nd Aeromedical Staging Squadron. Fort Hamilton also supports many Reserve and National Guard units. In October 1997, Fort Hamilton came under the command of the Military District of Washington and in October 2002, under Army Transformation, Fort Hamilton became part of the Installation Management Agency Northeast Region. Commanding Officer: Colonel Henry Pleasanton. Fort Hamilton (U.S. Army Garrison) Website

US Coast Guard at Fort Wadsworth – A portion of the fort is occupied by the United States Coast Guard's Sector New York and a Maritime Safety and Security Team which focuses on addressing potential terrorist threats in the area. Commanding Officer: Commander George Adams.

U.S. Army Reserve at Fort Totten – this Civil War Era fort is owned by the City of New York. The US Army uses it as a base for managing reservists in the area. Commanding Officer: Colonel Vance Parker.

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