Monday, January 4, 2016

Temporary IDNYC center opens today on Avenue D


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A temporary IDNYC enrollment site opens today at the Henry Street Settlement/Jobs Plus Site at 24 Avenue D near East Third Street ... and will remain open through Jan. 15.

Per Councilmember Rosie Mendez's website:

The IDNYC program launched in 2015 providing New York City residents with the opportunity to get a free identification card. IDNYC provides access to City services and cultural institutions, numerous discounts, and gives the peace of mind that comes from having recognized identification.

You will be able to use your IDNYC card at any public library in New York... as well as discounts on movie tickets, Broadway shows, sporting events, theme parks, and NYC landmarks and attractions. (Find the list of discounts here.)

By the way, the IDs won't get you into a bar. Also, several big banks, including Bank of America, Citibank, JPMorgan Chase and Capital One, refuse to accept the card as a primary form of identification, per The New York Times in an editorial the other day.

The site is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every weekday except Tuesday, when the hours are from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. You can make an appointment by visiting www.nyc.gov/idnyc or calling 311.

...and the pop-up launch is this afternoon at 1...

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

How much personal information do you have to give away to get one of these?

Anonymous said...

You need proof of name and proof of residency. And it is a points system like a license, but I believe less is needed here. A passport (I don't have a license so don't know if it's equal in points) and a recent bill or lease is enough to cover all.

Daniel Wexler said...

If you have a license that is enough . Process takes 5-10 minutes. You fill out a form. Walk into a room, sit down, they scan your form and proof of identity etc. snap a picture and you are done

Gojira said...

And unless the procedure has changed since I got mine, then there's a three week wait for it to arrive in the mail.

Daniel Wexler said...

We were told 10-14 days before a "decision" and roughly 4-6 before receiving the card

Anonymous said...

I applied for mine in mid-December (using a license as form of id) and it arrived in the mail a week later. You can make appointments on-line to avoid waiting.