Additional Resources

The Official New York City Web site
The site is comprehensive and well laid out. Sub-categories and links on the site include information on the Mayor’s office, City services, agencies, business resource, attractions and events, and news. The site is updated regularly. It has many large graphics hindering slower systems but a text version can be used.

Mayor
Contains information about the Mayor’s major addresses, press conferences, and initiatives. The site also contains information about City Hall and Gracie Mansion.

City Council
Provides access to NYC Council Members’ bios and information on laws introduced and passed since 1990. The site also contains: news bulletins (both recent and archived); a budget summary from the finance director; a calendar of Land Use Committee meetings; and a calendar of other committee meetings.

Public Advocate
Offers advice and guidance for citizens’ concerns surrounding all aspects of NYC life with useful contacts and “Your Guide to City Government” which gives help with issues from sanitation and transportation to culture and senior services. 

Comptroller
A fairly basic overview of what the Comptroller does as well as a biography and calendar of events. Reports and information about all pertinent bureaus.

Bronx Borough President
Gives information about the office of Bronx Borough President, as well as updates on the Bronx community. Press release and links to Bronx institutions are available.

Brooklyn Borough President
Contains news and information about Brooklyn as well as information about the various neighborhoods within the borough.

Manhattan Borough President
Information about the President’s office and the Manhattan community as well as special reports, press releases, speeches, homeland security updates, upcoming events grant applications and a staff directory.

Queens Borough President
Contains information on events, a walking tour, and general information on Queens.

Independent Budget Office
A helpful site describing IBO’s mission and containing a directory of IBO staff and bios, job listing, latest annual report, tax receipts, and press releases. The site contains practical information and is updated a few times a year.