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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Updates:

Manhattan Community Board 4 Hybrid Meeting Policy

Starting September 2022 – July 2024

On June 1, 2022, MCB4, after holding a public hearing, voted, with a vote of 44 in favor, 0 opposed, 2 abstaining, and 0 present but not eligible, to approve a hybrid meeting policy. The complete policy can be obtained here. Below are the key aspects of the policy.

MCB4 Hybrid Meeting Policy for Board Members

MCB4, at its discretion, will use videoconferencing to conduct public meetings provided that a number, sufficient to fulfill quorum (50% +1), of current members are physically present in the same location. And those locations are accessible to the public.

If videoconferencing is utilized, MCB4 will provide the opportunity for members of the public to view and participate in the proceedings via videoconference and in-person. Further, MCB4 will ensure that the public attending through videoconferencing will have the same quality of participation as the in-person participants do.

Currently, Community Boards have limited authority to require its board members or members of the public to be vaccinated or masked. However, MCB4 will send a “Good Neighbor” letter to board members and the public outlining guidance from CDC and state and local Departments of Health. In addition, MCB4 will follow Federal, State, and City Health Guidance regarding maximum distancing when holding indoor meetings with population whose vaccination status is unknown.

March 9, 2022: MBPO Memo to Community Boards re COVID Policy and Open Meetings Law 

Bill Senate Bill 8006-C / Assembly Bill 9006-C – Part WW

MCB4 Committee and Full Board Meetings can be held remotely until further notice

New York State Executive Order 11.8 & New York City Executive Order 103 declare a Disaster Emergency in and allow for temporary 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.

Cannabis Working Group

In response to the passage of the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (“MRTA”), Manhattan Community Board 4 formed the Cannabis Working Group. Learn More Here

Hell’s Kitchen Key Parks

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


COVID-19

Vaccines

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 6 months and up are authorized to receive the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine and all adults 18+ can get any of the three available vaccines. Learn More.
COVID-19 Vaccine Finder
COVID-19 Vaccine Data
COVID-19 Vaccine Information for Providers

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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

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.