Gowanus Lounge: Serving Brooklyn

Tons of Free NYC Condoms, but Only in Some Neighborhoods

February 20th, 2007 · 1 Comment

After Flatbush Gardener posted about how none of those free NYC Condoms launched with such fanfare last week were available in the the 11218 and 11226 zip codes, we had a look at the city’s condom website and discovered that none are available (gasp) in 11215 (Park Slope) either. There are three spots distributing them in 11231, but they’re all on Columbia Street. And they’re missing from other neighborhoods too.

Here’s what Flatbush Gardener had to say:

If only they were available in my neighborhood.

The NYC Condom Web site includes a link for “Individuals Get Some.” Yes, I are an individual, and yes, I too want to “get some,” as the kids say. The link provides a complete list of all of the locations where DOHMH is distributing these condoms, which can also be filtered by Borough and/or Zip Code. However, there are no locations for either of the Zip Codes – neither 11218 nor 11226 – which service my neighborhood.

Lest you think it’s just the luck of the draw, there are several Zip Codes in Brooklyn with multiple locations. 11211, for example, has 13 locations, every one of which is a bar or a “lounge,” including Pete’s Candy Store, where Jay Bakker‘s Revolution Church NYC meets. (On my wish list for my birthday, one of their “Religion Kills” t-shirts.) Other Brooklyn locations include parlors, hair salons, clothing stores, pizzerias, restaurants, dry cleaners, and, oh yeah, Department of Health offices.

You can have a look at the entire list of distribution spots here, and it can be sorted by borough or by zip code.

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1 response so far ↓

  • 1 Anonymous // Feb 21, 2007 at 2:26 pm

    And many more, soon eo be seen floating down the Gowanus.