About Manhattan Community Board 4


Jeffrey LeFrancois 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 Committee and Full Board Meetings will be held remotely until further notice

New York State Executive Order 11.6 and New York City Executive Order 103 declare a Disaster Emergency in and allow for temporarily suspending the Open Meeting Law. Until further notice all of our committee and Full Board meetings will be held virtually via Zoom. You can register for the meetings by checking our calendar page.

You must make an appointment to visit the MCB4 office.

Due to the abundance of State and City directives regarding the COVID-19 Pandemic, MCB4 will not be allowing unscheduled visitors. To make an appointment, please contact us.

Hell’s Kitchen Key Parks

Clinton Housing Development Company manages several small parks and gardens throughout Hell’s Kitchen. MCB4 has resumed 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.

Key Parks Safety Protocol

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: [email protected]. 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. Do not mail notices as staff is working remotely and there may be a delay in receiving mail.

MCB4 Task Forces

Read More about the various Task Forces and Working Groups MCB4 has put together to engage and explore important topics in our district.

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

Community Notice

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

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Meetings will be held virtually until further notice. Please visit our calendar page for meeting details.



The U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized applications for emergency use of COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson/Janssen. The vaccines work by teaching the body to create an immune response for a virus that is not present in the body. In clinical trials, the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines were shown to have greater than 94% efficacy in preventing symptoms and decreasing severe COVID-19 infection among study volunteers. The Pfizer vaccine requires a second dose after 21-42 days and the Moderna vaccine requires a second dose after 28-42 days. The Johnson & Johnson/Janssen vaccine has been shown to have an 85% efficacy in preventing severe COVID-19 illness and does not require a second dose. Children ages 5 and up are authorized to receive the Pfizer vaccine and all adults 18+ can get any of the three available vaccines. Learn More.
COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility
COVID-19 Vaccine Finder
COVID-19 Vaccine Data
COVID-19 Vaccine Information for Providers
COVID-19 Vaccines FAQs
Proof of Vaccination:
Excelsior Pass
CDC Vaccination Card: original or photocopy
NYC Vaccination Record or other official immunization record from within/outside the US
NYC COVID Safe App (Android / iOS): You can upload a photo of your CDC Vaccination Card and photo ID


CDC Guidance

Effective May 19, New York State has adopted CDC guidance for fully vaccinated people for most businesses and public settings. Businesses may authorize to keep the current guidance in place by requiring 6 feet of social distancing and masks for all individuals or they may adhere to the new CDC guidance for vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals. Learn More.

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. Learn more about the Open Restaurant Program. View DSNY’s information on Winter Operations and Snow Alerts.   |   Outdoor Dining Checklist

Public Schools

NYC public schools have reopened for in-person learning for all students, with health and safety measures in place. Children 5 and over are strongly encouraged to get vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit vaccination records through DOE’s Vaccination Portal. Students and staff members must complete a health screening form prior to entering the school building each day. All students must wear face coverings inside school buses and school property, and practice physical distancing of at least 3-feet. Learn more at the NYC Department of Education website.

Open Streets Applications:

The 2022 Open Streets Application is open. Both new and returning partners must apply to manage an Open Street in their community, for either temporary limited local access or as a temporary full closure. Visit DOT Open Streets Website for more information.   |    View Flyer

Additional Information

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