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.

Useful Links:


Chelsea NYCHA Working Group Forum

The Chelsea NYCHA Working Group held a Forum on December 17 where they presented their proposal for renovation and preservation of Elliot-Chelsea and Fulton Developments.
View the Chelsea NYCHA Presentation
Watch a recording of the Forum

Summary Booklets for Chelsea Working Group:
English, Spanish, Chinese, Russian

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.

Street Vending in NYC

The NYC Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP) is now the coordinating agency for all street vending activity. To apply for a vending license, file a complaint, find resources, and sign up for educational events, visit the DCWP website.

Upcoming Meetings

Feb 03

Full Board

February 3 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Feb 08
Feb 09

Business License & Permits Committee (BLP)

February 9 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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 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.



The U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna’s application for emergency use of their COVID-19 vaccines. Both vaccines require 2 doses to be given 3 or 4 weeks apart. The vaccines may cause mild to moderate side effects, including soreness or swelling in the arm where the shot was administered, headaches, body aches, tiredness and fever. The vaccines will be distributed in phases, beginning with those at higher risk of exposure to COVID-19 or severe COVID-19 illness. Learn More.
COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility
COVID-19 Vaccine Finder
COVID-19 Vaccine Data
COVID-19 Vaccine Information for Providers
COVID-19 Vaccines FAQs

COVID-19 Rent Relief Extension Program

This program provides eligible households with a one-time rental subsidy that will be sent directly to the household’s landlord. Applicants will not need to repay this assistance. The Program is not first come, first served. Applications will be accepted throughout the application period. HCR will prioritize eligible households with greatest economic and social need. Previous applicants for COVID Rent Relief will not have to reapply to be reconsidered. The application period is open through Monday, February 1, 2021. Learn More and Apply
Office of Rent Administration: Eviction

  • COVID-19 Emergency Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention Act of 2020
  • Grounds for Eviction
  • Owner Information
  • Housing Courts

Public Schools

As of Monday, December 7, NYC public schools have reopened for in-person learning for students in grades 3K – 5 except for those in designated Orange zones. Orange-zoned schools, grades 3K – 5 will reopen on Wednesday, December 9. Students in grade 6 – 12 will continue to learn remotely until further notice. 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. View DSNY’s information on Winter Operations and Snow Alerts.
Outdoor Dining Checklist

Indoor Dining: Starting Monday, December 14, indoor dining will close in NYC due to rising COVID-19 cases. Takeout, delivery, and outdoor dining will continue.

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