About Manhattan Community Board 4


Jessica Chait 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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MCB4 Informational Forum on Casinos & Gaming

MCB4 held a forum on casinos and gaming on Tuesday, March 19th, 2024. The New York State Gaming Commission presented and the public provided feedback. To watch the forum click HERE.

PANYNJ Bus Terminal Redevelopment

Draft Environmental Impact Statement Public Hearings:

MCB4 submitted comments on the PABT Replacement Project Draft Environmental Impact Statement. To read the board’s letter click HERE.

To learn more about the project and see all of MCB4’s letters on the topic CLICK HERE.

Chelsea NYCHA Proposal

MCB4 submitted comments on the NYCHA Fulton Elliot Chelsea Proposal Draft Scope of Work. To read the comments click HERE.

To see NYCHA’s presentations and MCB4’s work on this project click HERE

NYS Liquor Authority 30-Day Notices:

Effective November 23, 2022, all 30-Day Notices should be mailed to our office. Our address is Manhattan Community Board 4 – 424 W. 33rd Street, Suite 580, New York, NY 10001 Attn: Nelly Gonzalez, Assistant District Manager. We will no longer accept notices via email. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Nelly Gonzalez, Assistant District Manager at [email protected].

Manhattan Community Board 4 Hybrid Meeting Policy

Starting September 2022 – July 2024

On June 1, 2022, MCB4, after holding a public hearing, voted, with a vote of 44 in favor, 0 opposed, 2 abstaining, and 0 present but not eligible, to approve a hybrid meeting policy. The complete policy can be obtained HERE. Below are the key aspects of the policy.

MCB4 Hybrid Meeting Policy for Board Members

MCB4, at its discretion, will use videoconferencing to conduct public meetings provided that a number, sufficient to fulfill quorum (50% +1), of current members are physically present in the same location. And those locations are accessible to the public.

If videoconferencing is utilized, MCB4 will provide the opportunity for members of the public to view and participate in the proceedings via videoconference and in-person. Further, MCB4 will ensure that the public attending through videoconferencing will have the same quality of participation as the in-person participants do.

Currently, Community Boards have limited authority to require its board members or members of the public to be vaccinated or masked. However, MCB4 will send a “Good Neighbor” letter to board members and the public outlining guidance from CDC and state and local Departments of Health. In addition, MCB4 will follow Federal, State, and City Health Guidance regarding maximum distancing when holding indoor meetings with population whose vaccination status is unknown.

MCB4 Members Remote Participation Request Form

New York State Open Meeting Law

You must make an appointment to visit the MCB4 office.

In an effort to follow public health best practices and the building’s security protocols, you must make an appointment to visit the district office. To make an appointment, please contact us.

Cannabis Working Group

In response to the passage of the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (“MRTA”), Manhattan Community Board 4 formed the Cannabis Working Group. Learn More Here

Hell’s Kitchen Key Parks

Clinton Housing Development Company manages several small parks and gardens throughout Hell’s Kitchen. MCB4 is selling keys on a restricted schedule. Please visit https://pdf.ac/JOrnB to fill out an application. You will be sent a confirmation email and information on scheduling a time to pick up a key. To ensure we receive your application, please include your name and email when prompted. Keys are now $4, you must bring exact change when picking up your key(s).

Key Parks Safety Protocol

Upcoming Meetings

NYC Community Boards map

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