Community Boards for Manhattan

There are currently 59 Community Boards throughout New York City.  Each consists of up to 50 non-salaried members, who are considered officials of the City of New York.  Members are appointed by the Borough President, with half nominated by the City Council members who represent the district.

The Community Board staff, headed by the District Manager, assists the Board with its work and helps to resolve citizens' complaints regarding the delivery of municipal services.

Manhattan Boards have an important advisory role in dealing with land use and zoning matters, the City budget, municipal service delivery and many other issues relating to the welfare of the community.  The Board works closely with city agencies, city, state, and federal elected officials, business organizations and civic and community groups.

The Manhattan Community Board is a way for you to be involved in your local community government.  We encourage your participation and urge you to attend our meetings.
Neighborhoods Impacted - Tribeca, Seaport/Civic Center, Financial District, Battery Park City

Neighborhoods Impacted - Greenwich Village, West Village, NoHo, SoHo, Lowers East Side, Chinatown, Little Italy

Neighborhoods Impacted - Tompkins Square, East Village, Lower East Side, Chinatown, Two Bridges

Neighborhoods Impacted - Clinton, Chelsea

Neighborhoods Impacted - Midtown

Neighborhoods Impacted - Stuyvesant Town, Tudor City, Turtle Bay, Peter Cooper Village, Murray Hill, Gramercy Park, Kips Bay, Sutton Place

Neighborhoods Impacted - Manhattan Valley, Upper West Side, Lincoln Square

Neighborhoods Impacted - Upper East Side, Lenox Hill, Yorkville, Roosebelt Island

Neighborhoods Impacted - Hamilton Heights, Manhattanville, Morningside Heights, West Harlem

Neighborhoods Impacted - Harlem, Polo Grounds
Board 10 has the developmental pressures of a community that is in the process of revitalization. Central Harlem is indeed experiencing a wave of redevelopment. Board 10 deals with current land use and zoning matters as well as the city budget and municipal services to Central Harlem.

Neighborhoods Impacted - East Harlem
Board 11 website offers readers information about upcoming events. Employment opportunities, Current Projects such as the East River Plaza, East 125th Streetscape plans and re-zoning reports. Public meetings are listed as well as general community links for commerce in the district.

Neighborhoods Impacted - Inwood and Washington Heights
Board 12 - Encompasses the neighborhoods of Washington Heights and Inwood in the Borough of Manhattan. It is the 2nd most populated community district in Manhattan. This district also has the largest concentration of children in Manhattan as well. Having important institutions such as Columbia University School of Medicine, the New York Presbyterian Hospital and Yeshiva University as part of the Washington Heights and Inwood, the demands for municipal services is quite high. Board 12 is very mindful of taking care of potholes, sinkholes, street cleaning and other maintenance needs.
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Lee Presser
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