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:
- Jesse Bodine: email@example.com
- Nelly Gonzalez: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Janine Pretente: email@example.com
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
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.
- Hotline: (888) 727-4692
- Find your COVID-19 Hotspot Zone by Address
- NY Forward Website
- Information about Reopening NYC Businesses
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.