• Civic Names

last modified March 3, 2014 by tomlowenhaupt

Making good domain names available to the city's civic sector is one of our a key opportunity. This page seeks to identify existing civic resources and to set-aside relevant and reflective .nyc domain names. But it also asks: What new venues might be created for civic discourse using a city-TLD?

Traditional Neighborhood Names

and their Community Districts


CD 1 BK. Flushing Avenue, Williamsburg, Greenpoint, Northside, and Southside

CD 2 BK. Brooklyn Heights, Fulton Mall, Boerum Hill, Fort Greene, Brooklyn Navy Yard, Fulton Ferry, and Clinton Hill

CD 3 BK. Bedford-Stuyvesant, Stuyvesant Heights, and Ocean Hill

CD 4 BK. Bushwick and Ridgewood

CD 5 BK. East New York, Cypress Hills, Highland Park, New Lots, City Line, and Starrett City

CD 6 BK. Red Hook, Carroll Gardens, Park Slope, Gowanus, and Cobble Hill

CD 7 BK. Sunset Park and Windsor Terrace

CD 8 BK. Crown Heights, Prospect Heights, and Weeksville

CD 9 BK. Crown Heights, Prospect Lefferts Gardens, and Wingate

CD 10 BK. Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, and Fort Hamilton

CD 11 BK. Bath Beach, Gravesend, Mapleton, and Bensonhurst

CD 12 BK. Boro Park, Kensington, Ocean Parkway, and Midwood

CD 13 BK. Coney Island, Brighton Beach, Bensonhurst, Gravesend, and Seagate

CD 14 BK. Flatbush, Midwood, Kensington, and Ocean Parkway

CD 15 BK. Sheepshead Bay, Manhattan Beach, Kings Bay, Gerritsen Beach, Kings Highway, East Gravesend, Madison, Homecrest, and Plum Beach

CD 16 BK. Brownsville and Ocean Hill

CD 17 BK. East Flatbush, Remsen Village, Farragut, Rugby, Erasmus and Ditmas Village

CD 18 BK. Canarsie, Bergen Beach, Mill Basin, Flatlands, Marine Park, Georgetown, and Mill Island


1. Mott Haven, Port Morris, and Melrose

2. Hunts Point, Longwood, and Morrisania

3. Crotona Park, Claremont Village, Concourse Village, Woodstock, and Morrisania

4. Highbridge, Concourse, Mount Eden, and Concourse Village

5. Fordham, University Heights, Morris Heights, Bathgate, and Mount Hope

6. Belmont, Bathgate, West Farms, East Tremont, and Bronx Park South

7. Norwood, University Heights, Jerome Park, Bedford Park, Fordham, and Kingsbridge Heights

8. Riverdale, Spuyten Duyvil, Van Cortlandt Village, Kingsbridge, Kingsbridge Heights, Fieldston, and Marble Hill

9. Parkchester, Unionport, Soundview, Castle Hill, Bruckner, Harding Park, Bronx River and Clason Point

10. Co-op City, City Island, Spencer Estates, Throgs Neck, Country Club, Zerega, Westchester Square, Pelham Bay, Eastchester Bay, Schuylerville, Edgewater, Locust Point, and Silver Beach

11. Morris Park, Pelham Parkway, Pelham Gardens, Allerton, Bronxdale, Laconia, and Van Nest

12. Edenwald, Wakefield, Williamsbridge, Woodlawn, Fish Bay, Eastchester, Olinville, and Baychester


1. Tribeca, Seaport/Civic Center, Financial District, Battery Park City

2. Greenwich Village, West Village, NoHo, SoHo, Lower East Side, Chinatown, Little Italy

3 Tompkins Square, East Village, Lower East Side, Chinatown, Two Bridges

4. Clinton, Chelsea

5. Midtown

6. Stuyvesant Town, Tudor City, Turtle Bay, Peter Cooper Village, Murray Hill, Gramercy Park, Kips Bay, Sutton Place

7. Manhattan Valley,Upper West Side, and Lincoln Square

8. Upper East Side, LenoxHill, Yorkville, and Roosevelt Island

9. Hamilton Heights, Manhattanville, Morningside Heights, and West Harlem

10. Central Harlem

11. East Harlem

12. Inwood and Washington Heights


1. Astoria, Old Astoria, Long Island City, Queensbridge, Ditmars, Ravenswood, Steinway, Garden Bay, and Woodside

2. Long Island City, Woodside, and Sunnyside

3. Jackson Heights, East Elmhurst, North Corona, and La Guardia Airport

4. Corona, Corona Heights, Elmhurst

5. Ridgewood, Glendale, Middle Village, Maspeth, and Liberty Park

6. Forest Hills and Rego Park

7. Flushing, Bay Terrace, College Point, Whitestone, Malba, Beechhurst, Queensboro Hill, and Willets Point

8. Fresh Meadows, Cunningham Heights, Hilltop Village, Pomonak Houses, Fresh Meadows, Jamaica Estates, Holliswood, Flushing South, Utopia, Kew Gardens Hills, and Briarwood

9. Richmond Hill, Woodhaven, Ozone Park, and Kew Gardens

10. Howard Beach, Ozone Park, South Ozone Park, Richmond Hill, Tudor Village, and Lindenwood

11. Bayside, Douglaston, Little Neck, Auburndale, East Flushing, Oakland Gardens, and Hollis Hills

12. Jamaica, Hollis, St. Albans, Springfield Gardens, Baisley Park, Rochdale Village, and South Jamaica

13. Queens Village, Glen Oaks, New Hyde Park, Bellerose, Cambria Heights, Laurelton, Rosedale, Floral Park, and Brookville

14. Breezy Point, Belle Harbor, Neponsit, Arverne, Bayswater, Edgemere, Rockaway Park, Rockaway and Far Rockaway

Staten Island

1. Arlington, Castleton Corners, Clifton, Concord, Elm Park, Fort Wadsworth, Graniteville, Grymes Hill, Livingston, Mariners Harbor, Meiers Corners, New Brighton, Port Ivory, Port Richmond, Randall Manor, Rosebank, St. George, Shore Acres, Silver Lake, Stapleton, Sunnyside, Tompkinsville, West Brighton, and Westerleigh

2. Arrochar, Bloomfield, Bulls Heads, Chelsea, Dongan Hills, Egbertville, Emerson Hill, Grant City, Grasmere, Midland Beach, New Dorp, New Springville, Oakwood, Ocean Breeze, Old Town, South Beach, Todt Hill, and Travis

3. Annadale, Arden Heights, Bay Terrace, Charleston, Eltingville, Great Kills, Greenridge, Huguenot, Pleasant Plains, Prince's Bay, Richmond Valley, Rossville, Tottenville, and Woodrow

New York City is divided into 59 administrative districts, each of which has a Community Board to assi­st with the governance process. This Civic Set-Asides effort seeks to identify the .nyc domain names of civic resources in each community district that should be set-aside to facilitate the creation of a more livable city. These might be names of neighborhoods, parks, civic organizations, etc.

Here's how you can help. Use the Links to Community Districts below to connect to your District, then enter civic resources not already identified. If your community's page has not already been activated (as indicated by green text), you'll first need to activate it by clicking on the red text, which will bring up a fresh page. For guidance on name areas, review the info on the Queens Community District 3 page - see Example CD 3 Queens. You may want to copy and paste it to your fresh page.

Next, on that page, enter neighborhood names, parks, monuments, important squares, gardens, or other geographic spaces, principle streets, historic sites, parades, events, etc. as suggested on the Example CD 3 Queens­

If you do not know your Community District, use the neighborhood list at right, or this page, offered by the mayor's office, to help identify it. And if you don't live in the city and want to assist, select a Community District that you know something about and research its civic resources. Finally, if you have a suggestion about a civic name but don't have the time to enter it on the wiki, you can email it to civic-names@connectingnyc.org.

Links to Community Districts

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 New Venues for Civic Discourse

 Everyone knows the Internet is a wonder of the world, enabling innovation at a pace never before imagines. Here we speculate on ways new civic venues might be created using the .nyc TLD.

We're hopeful that the recently initiated research by Hunter College might shed some light. Think domain names and mashups. What's possible? How do set aside names in this innovation's support?

Civic Names

In civic life there are many spaces that facilitate civic discourse: streets, sidewalks, plazas, parks, schools, etc. Here are a few name-sets that will continue discourse online.

civic.nyc civics.nyc

communitygarden.nyc communitygardens.nyc

fleamarket.nyc fleamarkets.nyc

neighborhood.nyc neighborhoods.nyc

parade.nyc parades.nyc

streetfair.nyc streetfairs.nyc

townhall.nyc townhalls.nyc

voter.nyc voters.nyc

Key .nyc Pages