Hotline 877-817-7621 or Dept.
of Health: 800-278-2965
Nile Virus is a mosquito-borne virus that
can cause encephalitis (inflammation of the brain)
or meningitis (inflammation of the lining of the
brain and spinal cord). West Nile virus is
spread to humans by the bite of an infected mosquito.
A mosquito becomes infected by biting a bird that
carries the virus. You or your child cannot get
West Nile virus from a person who has the disease.
West Nile virus is not spread by person-to-person
contact such as touching, kissing, or caring for
someone who is infected.
SARS is a viral lung disorder that
seems to have originated in the Far East. Please
visit the CDC website for more information.
Anthrax is an acute infectious
disease caused by the spore-forming bacterium Bacillus
anthracis. The disease occurs most commonly in
wild and domestic livestock, such as cattle, sheep
It is not contagious.
Listings in Queens
Elmhurst Hospital Center
Elmhurst, New York 11373
General Information: (718) 334-4000
Queens Hospital Center
82-68 164th St at Parsons Blvd.
Red Cross of Greater New York
Queens - 1-718-334-2022
The American Red Cross of Greater New York has a variety of resources
and educational events to help make you more prepared in the event of
Red Cross Blood Donation
Greater New York Red Cross: 1-877-REDCROSS
The Red Cross Blood Donor Task Force wants you to
call the above numbers before going to the location
to check the need and schedule of blood donor sites
in your area. To donate blood in the Greater New
York area, call the New York Blood Center at 1-800-933-BLOOD
or 1-800-933-2566 for locations.
Who Can Help?
Blood Donors must be at least age 17, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds and
be in good general health. Photo or signature ID is required.
~ Fire ~ Other Information
POLICE DEPARTMENT HOTLINES:
-- 911 for emergencies
-- 311 to report a problem that is not an emergency
-- FBI Tipline: 866-483-5139
-- NYPD TIPLINE: 1-718-765-4300
Click here for Traffic Advisories.
a 4,000-vehicle park and ride facility is available at Shea Stadium,
Flushing, Queens for a small fee. Customers can take the subway
line to Manhattan or use the park and ride to facilitate car pools. In
times of emergency or heavy construction, please check with the MTA to
see if the Park-N-Ride is available.
Vehicles will be checked at Greenpoint Avenue and at Van Dam Street
in Queens, just before the Queens Midtown Tunnel. Vehicles will be checked
at each of the DOT-operated East River Bridges: the Brooklyn, Manhattan,
Williamsburg and Queensboro Bridges. Vehicles will be checked at Pleasant
Avenue in Weehawken, located just before the New Jersey entrance to the
Check back often for the latest information, as the situation may change.
Please refer to the MTA pages for more detail.
The subway system continues to rebuild. Occasionally, track work requires
that trains be rerouted. To make sure that your commute has not been
effected, visit the MTA information center.
Regularly scheduled bus service runs smoothly. Please review the MTA
site to double check service for your routes.
Reservations for Access-A-ride paratransit service may only be made one
to two days in advance of the day of travel. Call the toll-free number
1-877-337-2017. Travel to and from Staten Island to other boroughs
may also not be possible.
Bridges, Tunnels, Roadways
Sometimes construction or other activity impacts the bridges and
tunnels in our area. Stay informed.
Long Island Rail Road
The Long Island Rail Road posts regular updates.
Metro-North posts regular updates.
New Jersey Transit
Please visit New Jersey Transit for updates and travel information.
During peak travel times, Amtrak may require reservations on all trains,
especially those within the busy Northeast Corridor between Boston
and Washington, DC. To make a reservation,
Authority of NY & NJ:
F. Kennedy Airport
Government Web Sites
To see a list of additional Government websites, click
- Local Charities
Network for Good has made it possible for you to donate to a variety
of local charities. Please visit this site to learn how to contribute.
Please note that many banks and corporations
are offering matching gifts for these charities.
Contact your benefits department or bank to see
how you make your contribution even more valuable.
THE UNITED WAY OF NEW YORK AND THE NEW
YORK COMMUNITY TRUST
Have established a fund to help the victims of the 9/11 attacks and their
families, as well as ongoing charitable efforts. Specify your desired
charity and send your contribution to:
2 PARK AVE.
NEW YORK, NEW YORK 10016
OR CALL: 1-212-251-4035
Red Cross Financial Donations: 800-435-7669
In-Person Payments with Red Cross: 1-888-477-7297
The City of New York accepts contributions to aid the families
of Police, Fire, EMS and other City employees. Please make your check
or money order payable to:
The City of New York
100 Church Street, 20th Floor
New York, New York 10007
Please include your name and address with your tax deductible
contribution to NYCPPI (New York City Public/Private Initiatives, Inc.).
NYCPPI is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.