Flushing residents have the opportunity to enroll for a city ID card without ever leaving the neighborhood.
The Selfhelp Benjamin Rosenthal Prince Street Innovative Senior Center will be home to an IDNYC enrollment pop-up site until March 2. Launched in 2015, IDNYC is a free, government-issued photo identification card available to all city residents aged 14 and older, regardless of immigration status.
A number of benefits are available to IDNYC cardholders, including the opportunity to sign up for free one-year memberships at some of the city’s museums, zoos, concert halls, and botanical gardens, as well as discounts at some supermarkets and fitness centers. The card can also be used at any public library across the five boroughs and serves as a valid photo ID to open up accounts at certain banks and credit unions.
Members of the IDNYC team will be on-site at the senior center to enroll applicants until March 2. Those interested in applying for an IDNYC card are advised to reserve an appointment online or by calling 311. Services are offered Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m., and translation services are available.
Assemblywoman Nily Rozic, state Senator Toby Stavisky, Councilman Peter Koo and the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs partnered to bring the pop-up site to Flushing. Rozic previously organized a pop-up location in Bayside.
“I once again join the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs to bring another IDNYC pop-up to my constituents,” Rozic said. “As we saw in Bayside, these pop-ups have played an integral role in increasing membership, and making it easier for residents to travel to their nearest enrollment site. I look forward to seeing the IDNYC team in Flushing over the next few weeks as they enroll applicants joining thousands of cardholders who have made the program a great success.”
The senior center is located at 45-25 Kissena Blvd. To learn more about IDNYC, click here.