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.
We can be reached via email at:
- Jesse Bodine: [email protected]
- Nelly Gonzalez: [email protected]
- Janine Pretente: [email protected]
As of Friday, June 25th, New York State now requires all public meetings to be held in person. Please visit our calendar page for meeting locations and details.
MCB4 Shelter Issue Report
Due to COVID-19, the Department of Homeless Services (DHS) moved a number of their clients sheltering in congregate care shelters to hotels throughout the City, including Community District 4. MCB4 has a long track record of welcoming such facilities into our neighborhoods, however, we recognize that there can be public safety and quality of life issues related to social service facilities. MCB4 meets with DHS and shelter providers to review community concerns and provider reports. MCB4 has a neighborhood reporting form which neighbors can fill out and will assist in resolving community concerns. MCB4 Shelter Issue Report
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 12-15 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:
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
- COVID-19 Hotline: (888) 727-4692
- NY Forward Website
- Information about Reopening
- NYC Reopening and Capacities
Key to NYC
As of August 17, people 12 and older are required to show proof they have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine authorized for emergency use by the FDA or WHO for:
Indoor Dining: Includes restaurants, catering halls, event spaces, hotel banquet rooms, bars, nightclubs, cafeterias, grocery stores with indoor dining, coffee shops and fast food or quick service with indoor dining
Indoor Fitness: Includes gyms, fitness centers, fitness classes, pools, indoor studios and dance studios
Indoor Entertainment: Includes movie theaters, music and concert venues, museums, aquariums and zoos, professional sports arenas, indoor stadiums, convention centers, exhibition halls, performing arts theaters, bowling alleys, arcades, pool and billiard halls, recreational game centers, adult entertainment and indoor play areas. | Learn More
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
NYC public schools have reopened for in-person learning for all students, with health and safety measures in place. Children 12 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 2021 Open Streets Application is now 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
Open Culture Applications:
Arts, cultural institutions, and entertainment venues will have the opportunity to secure a permit for socially distanced performances at over 100 street locations throughout all 5 boroughs. Applications will be considered first come-first serve basis. Applications open March 1 and the program will run through October 31, 2021. Apply for an Open Culture Event