Lost & Found And Other Solutions
Need assistance navigate the maze of government services? Lost something? Want to complain about a problem? Look here.
311 Citizens Service Center
New York, NY, 10038
One call does it all—for any non-emergency government service or advice you need.
Department of Consumer Affairs
Dial 311 or (212) NEW-YORK
New York, NY, 10007
The DOCA is one of the most diligent and responsive of New York's governmental agencies; this stems from a constantly evolving and changing retail market and the tricksters out to get "easy targets" like travelers and tourists. If you get taken for a ride--in a retail sense--lodge a complaint; it's a far more effective revenge than you think.
Safety & Security
New York, NY
Just like anywhere else, a call to 911 will put you in touch with medical help, police assistance, or firefighters. New York also has the ever-helpful 311 phone number that provides all sorts of other useful—sometimes critical—information, such as where to go with consumer (see above) or taxi complaints.
MTA - Lost & Found
34th St. and 8th Ave,
New York, NY, 10001
Anything and everything's lost along the way on the city's buses or subways eventually ends up here.