Notify NYC is the City of New York’s official, free emergency communications program. When you subscribe to Notify NYC, you can receive information about emergency alerts and important City services.
You can sign up for the following messages:
- Emergency alerts
- Planned events
- Local mass transit disruptions
- Regional mass transit disruptions
- Major traffic disruptions
- Public health notifications
- Public school notifications
- Waterbody advisories
- Emergency parking suspensions
- Beach notifications
- Ferry disruptions
Notify NYC is available citywide covering all five boroughs. You can add up to five different city addresses to your account. You also can register multiple email addresses, text message accounts, and phone numbers to receive Notify NYC messages.
Notify NYC messages are available through many formats, including email, text messages, telephone, a mobile application, the Notify NYC website, RSS, Twitter, and American Sign Language videos.
Notify NYC currently offers most messages in 14 languages, including English and American Sign Language.
If you are registered to receive Notify NYC messages, you may see a caller ID with “212 NEW-YORK” or the number (212) 639-9675 on your phone.
The City of New York provides a Senior Alert system to help locate missing seniors at risk. These notifications are sent through the City's Notify NYC system to subscribers in the borough of the missing person. The public will be asked to call in any tips to a special number.
Telecommunications carriers may charge regular voice and data fees for any Notify NYC message received.
Check with your carrier for rates.