About Manhattan Community Board 4


Lowell D. Kern Jesse R. Bodine
Board Chair District Manager


Welcome to your Community Board! From more affordable housing to more schools, parks, hospitals, safe transportation, less noise, better business balance, and preserving the  diversity of our neighborhood character, the 50 members of Manhattan Community Board 4 volunteer to represent the district’s residents, institutions, non-profit and businesses’ common interests to City agencies and bring solutions to our district. The City Charter ascribes to Community Boards an important advisory role in dealing with land use planning and zoning matters, the City budget and the delivery of City  services in our district.

If you have any problems in your neighborhood, please feel   free to contact us.

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NYS Liquor Authority 30-Day Notices: 

Effective March 26, 2020 and until further notice,
30-day notices for Liquor Licenses – New and Renewals – must be emailed to Nelly Gonzalez, Assistant District Manager: negonzalez@cb.nyc.gov. We ask that in the subject line applicants specify whether it is a: “New/Alteration/Corporate Change/Removal/Class Change/Method of Operation Change/Renewal – 30 Day Notice – Address – Corp Name – d/b/a.” Once received you will be emailed a letter of receipt for the 30-Day Notice.

MCB4 Task Forces

Manhattan Community Board 4 has created a Social and Racial Justice Task Force, which meets monthly to take a proactive role in facilitating measurable progress towards social and racial equity and equality. Read  More.

Upcoming Meetings

Tue 24

Clinton/Hell’s Kitchen Land Use Committee (CHKLU)

November 24 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thu 26
Dec 02

Full Board

December 2 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Community Board Map

Manhattan Community Board 4 comprises the area between 14th and 59th Streets – to the west of Eighth Avenue north of 26th Street, and to the west of Sixth Avenue south of 26th Street, commonly referred to as the Chelsea and Clinton/Hell’s Kitchen neighborhoods.

MCB4 District Map

Community District Profile

Community Notice

Due to the abundance of State and City directives regarding the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Manhattan Community Board 4 office will be closed and working remotely. We can be reached via email and phone. Phone messages will be retrieved and responded to in a timely manner.

We can be reached via email at:

For the time being, all public meetings will be held via phone/video conference, as directed by NYS Executive Order No. 202.1. Links to the conferences will be posted in advance on our calendar page and will be going out via social media and e-blast.

COVID-19 Guidelines

Public Schools

  • NYC has reached the threshold to close public school buildings. The percent of positive tests in NYC is equal to or greater than 3% based on the 7-day rolling average. As of November 19, 2020 all public school buildings are temporarily closed until further notice. Remote instruction continues for all students. Learn more at the NYC Department of Education website.


Open Restaurant Program:

NYC has announced that the Open Restaurants Program has been made permanent, and restaurants will be permitted to use heating and enclosures, and expand seating to adjacent properties with neighbors’ consent. As the program’s duration will now continue through the winter months, new safety enhancements are required in order for roadway seating areas to better withstand the stresses that winter may bring. Learn more about the Open Restaurant Program.

Open Storefronts Program: 

The Open Storefronts Program assists existing ground-floor storefront businesses who want to use outdoor areas on a temporary basis. The program allows eligible businesses to conduct activity on sidewalks, roadways, or a combination of both. In addition, businesses engaged in retail trade repair stores, personal care services, and dry cleaning and laundry services are able to use outdoor spaces for seating, queuing, or display of dry goods. The Open Storefronts program is available from October 30, 2020 – December 31, 2020. Learn more about the Open Storefronts Program.

Additional Information

View MCB4’s List of Resources and Information on COVID-19