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651 ARTS - Brooklyn's foremost presenter of contemporary African Diaspora dance, theater, music, spoken word, and other performing arts.

Brooklyn Academy of Music - Website for America’s oldest operating performing arts center.

Brooklyn Film Institute - A non-profit organization, bringing culture and the art of film to the public and the people of Brooklyn.

Brooklyn Museum - Website for the second largest art museum in New York City.

Brooklyn Working Artists Coalition - Non-profit organization that provides a conduit between working Brooklyn artists and the community at large.

Dumbo Arts Center (dac) - A nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving and enriching the identity of D.U.M.B.O. as an artists' community.

Imagine Project - A not-for-profit organization dedicated to nurturing a child's creativity through the performing arts and provides children with a unique creative outlet and training ground in which they learn to cultivate and treasure the imaginative process.

MoCADA - The Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA) is committed to fostering a greater awareness and appreciation of the arts and cultures of the African Diaspora as it relates to contemporary urban issues.

Smack Mellon Studio - Non-profit contemporary arts organization located in the D.U.M.B.O. section of Brooklyn, mission is to nurture and support emerging and mid-career artists.

The Brooklyn Arts Council - A coordinating, educational and cultural service organization promoting and stimulating understanding, appreciation, and practice of the Arts in all disciplines.

The East End Ensemble - The new, cool performing arts and entertainment gallery within the hot heart of Brooklyn.

The Screeners Club - Offers moviemakers an immediate venue at which to screen their work with twice-monthly independent movie series in the heart of Williamsburg.

UrbanGlass - Not-for-profit international center that advances the use and appreciation of glass as a creative medium and makes glass accessible to a diverse audience through its programs, educational initiatives, and publications.

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City Government

City of New York Parks & Recreation - New York City's Parks department website.

New York City Community District Profiles - Statistical profiles and maps of NYC community districts.

New York City Council - The New York City Council website.

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Community Websites

Bay Ridge - Bay Ridge community website.

Brooklyn Cyclone - Brooklyn Cyclone's website.

Brooklyn Heights - Brooklyn Heights community website.

Brooklyn USA - The official website of the Borough President. Local government information, borough history and culture, attractions.

Brooklyn Yes - Brooklyn directory listings for real estate, arts, science, events, government, organizations, history, schools. - Links to Brooklyn related resources and web sites.

Canarsie - Canarsie community website.

Dyker Heights - Dyker Heights community website.

Greenpoint - Greenpoint community website. - Movies, nightclubs, bars, theatre, real estate, hotels, travel, music, restaurants, news, weather, community events.

Manhattan Beach Community Group - Manhattan Beach community website.

Park Slope Food Coop - A member-owned and operated food store–an alternative to commercial profit-oriented business. - Park slope community website.

Prospect Park - Prospect Park community website.

SmallTown Brooklyn - A community resource with business and event listings, as well as Brooklyn's only "scrolling street" maps. Dedicated to the neighborhoods between the Brooklyn Bridge and Prospect Park, including Boerum Hill, Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill, Park Slope, and

South Brooklyn Profiles - South Brooklyn project and profiles website. - South Brooklyn communities website.

Sunset Park - Sunset Park community website.

Williamsburg - Williamsburg community website.

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Cultural Institutions

Brooklyn Children's Museum - Brooklyn Children's Museum website.

Brooklyn Historical Society - Museum, library and educational center dedicated to encouraging the exploration and appreciation of Brooklyn's diverse peoples and cultures.

The Waterfront Museum and Showboat Barge - Dedicated to celebrating our waterfront and invite the public, schools and private groups to utilize our restored barge in Brooklyn.

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Culture - The largest New York City super resource guide.

BRIC/Arts/Media - Non-profit that presents, produces and enables a wide array of quality contemporary art, performing arts and community media programs.

Brooklyn Philarmonic - Brooklyn's only professional orchestra and performs more than an annual season at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, and more than 200 events in schools from elementary through college, museums, libraries, public parks, houses of worship and other sites acros

Brooklyn Public Library - Providing the people of Brooklyn with free and open access to information for education, recreation and reference.

Creative Time - New York based non-profit organization providing funding/resources for art projects.

Soul of Brooklyn - is your quintessential online and printed guide to discovering the unique cultural and business renaissance currently taking place within Brooklyn’s African Diaspora.

The Fashion Center New York City - A not-for-profit corporation promoting New York City's apparel industry and improving the quality of life and economic vitality of Manhattan's garment district.

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Economic Development

Astella Development Corporation - Not-for-profit community based organization providing affordable housing, commercial revitalization, and improving the quality of life in the Coney Island community.

Atlantic Avenue Association - Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY-Your one stop for Fine Taste.

Brighton Neighborhood Association - Brighton Beach neighborhood association website.

Brooklyn Bridge Park Coalition - The mission of the Coalition is to build a world-class park on the Brooklyn waterfront through advocacy and public education.

Brooklyn Community Housing and Services (BCHS) - BCHS provides housing and support services to families and individuals suffering from multiple disabilities in order to assist them in achieving their highest level of independence.

Brooklyn Economic Development Corporation - Not-for-profit organization that has been creating job opportunities and helping Brooklyn-based businesses since 1979.

Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce and Industry - Provides business development seminars, technical assistance, referrals, and training programs.

Church Avenue Merchants Block Association - Provides comprehensive employment, education, health, legal, social, business development and youth services to over 15,000 participants annually.

Fulton Mall Improvement Association - News from New York City's third largest commercial center.

Good Help - A free, business-driven employment service developed and managed by the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, helping small businesses throughout the Borough find, hire and retain qualified employees.

Gowanus Canal Community Development Corporation(GCCDC) - Neighborhood preservation non-profit group dedicated to the revitalization of the Gowanus Canal area in South Brooklyn.

Greenpoint Manufacturing and Design Center (GMDC) - A non-profit industry and arts center, is home to 65 manufacturers, designers, crafts people and artisans.

Independence Community Foundation - Providing grants and investments to local neighborhoods for: neighborhood renewal; education, culture and the arts; and community quality of life initiatives.

MetroTech Business Improvement District - Non-profit community organization revitalizing Downtown Brooklyn, providing public safety, sanitation, economic development, marketing and promotional services.

Myrtle Avenue Revitalization Project - Restoring the "Main Street" of the Fort Greene/ Clinton Hill community to a bustling, economically vital neighborhood commercial corridor. - Membership based organization enhancing local community expression and development.

Southwest Brooklyn Industrial Development Corporation - Provides advocacy and services to help businesses in the Sunset Park area grow and create employment opportunities for local residents.

The Committee for the Restoration of Fort Greene Park - Not for profit member organization that has successfully secured landmark status for both the Fort Greene and BAM historic districts.

The HOPE Program - Career development program for homeless and welfare-dependent adults. Profile, photographs, mission statement, curriculum, contact information.

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Health Insurance

Health Information Tool for Empowerment (HITE) - New York's first online directory of health and social services specifically for low-income, uninsured and under-insured New Yorkers.

NYC Health Insurance Link - An initiative of the Office of Citywide Health Insurance Access (OCHIA) of the Human Resources Administration, NYC Health Insurance Link (NYC HI Link) was created to help NYC residents and businesses find health insurance.

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BCAT/Brooklyn Community Access Television - Established to provide you with a broad range of services to create, produce and cablecast video programs.

Brooklyn's Progress - The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce's monthly newspaper.

Canarsie Courier - Canarsie Courier newspaper website.

GO Brooklyn/Brooklynpapers - Weekly guide to dance, music, art, film, books, dining, and nightlife.

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Astroland Amusement Park - Astroland Amusement park website.

Brooklyn Botanic Garden - Brooklyn Botanic Gardens website.

Deno's Wonder Wheel Park - NYC's Famous Landmark, "Deno's Wonder Wheel Amusement Park" located in Coney Island & includes the greatest kiddie park in NYC.

New York Aquarium - Home for marine life and center for aquatic science and conservation research.

Prospect Park Wildlife Center - Prospect Park Zoo website.

Taste of Brooklyn - Guide to what's cooking in Brooklyn

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Travel & Tourism

Brooklyn Attitude - Charter tours of the cultural diversity and architectural treasures in Brooklyn. - Your guide to extraordinary businesses in the near-city Brooklyn neighborhoods of Boerum Hill, Cobble Hill, Caroll Gardens, DUMBO, Brooklyn Heights, Park Slope-South Slope, Red Hook, Fort Greene and Clinton Hill.

Empire State Roads - A website dedicated to the highways of the State of New York.

Fulton Mall Improvement Association - News from New York City's third largest commercial center.

I Love NY - The official New York State tourism website.

Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) - Metropolitan Transit Authority website.

New York City Dept. of Transportation - Includes information on the many programs and services that the DOT provides in working to maintain and improve New York City's transportation network.

New York Convention & Visitors Bureau - New York City's official tourism website.

New York Like a Native - Walking tours of Brownstone Brooklyn neighborhoods, from Park Slope to Brooklyn Heights.

New York State Dept. of Motor Vehicles - Enhances traffic safety, to provide consumer protection and information services, and to assist other government agencies to achieve their missions.

New York State Dept. of Transportation - - Ensures those who live, work and travel in New York State, to have a safe, efficient, balanced and environmentally sound transportation system.

New York State Thruway Authority - The official website for the Governor Thomas E. Dewey Thruway, the 641-mile superhighway crossing New York State, is the longest toll superhighway system in the United States. - Ultimate cyber-reference, providing 24-7 access to the city with over 1,000 pages of ever-changing content and helpful online reservation systems.

Partnership for Parks - An initiative of the City Parks Foundation and the City of New York Parks & Recreation, encouraging community support for and involvement in NYC's parks.

The National Park Service - Preserves unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the national park system for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations.

The Waterfront Museum and Showboat Barge - Dedicated to celebrating our waterfront and invite the public, schools and private groups to utilize our restored barge in Brooklyn.

Transportation Alternatives - The advocates for cycling, walking and environmentally sensible transportation.

U.S. Dept. of Transportation - Ensuring a fast, safe, efficient, accessible and convenient transportation system that meets our vital national interests and enhances the quality of life of the American people, today and into the future.