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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MCB4 Forum regarding Small Business Support Programs and NYC’s Re-Opening Plan in the Age of COVID-19

Tuesday, July 28th


Presentation, Panel Discussion and Questions from the Public will focus on the following:

  • Discussion of Current and Future Re-Opening Regulations
  • Review of Current and Proposed Small Business Support Services and Programs
  • Status of Local Community District 4 Small Businesses
  • Lessons Learned and How to Improve Re-Opening Process

 Please register to attend the forum

Upcoming Meetings

Mon 13
Tue 14

Business License & Permits Committee (BLP)

July 14 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed 15

Transportation Planning Committee (TRANS)

July 15 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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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.

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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.

NYC Phase Three Reopening 

On Monday, July 6, The City of New York entered Phase 3 of New York Forward, Governor Cuomo’s plan to reopen New York State. Phase 3 industries include:.

  • Spas
  • Nail Salons
  • Tanning Salons
  • Tattoo and Piercing Shops
  • Other Appearance Enhancement Practitioners
  • Certain Recreational Activities (basketball, handball and tennis courts, dog runs, volleyball, bocce, and soccer)

As with Phase 1 and 2, Phase 3 industries must sign and affirm the guidelines for each business/industry and have a business safety plan in place. Businesses can call the reopening hotline for assistance.

Hotline: (888) 727-4692

Visit the NY Forward website for summary guidelines for your industry, a safety plan template, and to read and affirm the guidelines for your industry.

Restaurants: Indoor Dinning Updates

Indoor dining, which was supposed to resume at limited capacity during Phase 3, has been postponed indefinitely due to a surge of COVID-19 cases seen across the country caused by reopening of indoor dining. Instead, outdoor dining will be expanded using the Open Streets Program and will be available until Labor Day, September 7th. Establishments on streets that are not part of the Open Streets program can apply for expanded seating starting July 17th.

Additional Information

View the NYC Open Restaurants Data

View the NYC Open Streets


COVID-19 Information

Watch Ready New York: COVID-19. It’s important for New Yorkers to be prepared for all emergencies, including public health emergencies like COVID-19. NYC Emergency Management has produced these videos with information on how to make a plan, gather supplies, stay informed, and more.

2020 Census

It is time to respond to the 2020 Census! Take this time to fill out your questionnaires. A complete and accurate count is critical for you and your community, because the results of the Census will affect community funding, congressional representation, and more.

You can complete the questionnaire online. It takes less than 10 minutes. You can also respond by phone.

The Census is available in 13 different languages and there are guides in 59 non-English languages. Please visit the Census page for more information.