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POLITICAL OFFICES

NYC COUNCIL MEMBER (DISTRICT 3) – COREY JOHNSON (COUNCIL SPEAKER)

NY STATE SENATOR (DISTRICT 27) – BRAD HOYLMAN

NY STATE ASSEMBLY MEMBER (DISTRICT 75) – RICHARD N. GOTTFRIED

NY STATE ASSEMBLY MEMBER (DISTRICT 67) – LINDA B. ROSENTHAL

DISTRICT LEADERS

ASSEMBLY DISTRICT 75, PART B, MALE – PAUL DEVLIN

ASSEMBLY DISTRICT 75, PART B, FEMALE– MARISA REDANTY

MANHATTAN BOROUGH PRESIDENT – GALE BREWER

NYC MAYOR – BILL DE BLASIO

NYC COMPTROLLER – SCOTT M. STRINGER

COMPTROLLER COMMUNITY ACTION CENTER

NYC PUBLIC ADVOCATE – JUMAANE WILLIAMS

NYS GOVERNOR – ANDREW M. CUOMO

NYS LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR – KATHY HOCHUL

NYS ATTORNEY GENERAL – LETITIA JAMES

NYS COMPTROLLER – THOMAS P. DINAPOLI

NY POLICE DEPARTMENT

MIDTOWN NORTH PRECINCT (FROM 45TH ST NORTH SIDE)

MIDTOWN SOUTH PRECINCT (FROM 45TH ST SOUTH SIDE)

10TH PRECINCT

CLUBS / COMMUNITY BOARDS / ASSOCIATIONS

POLITICAL GROUPS

HELL’S KITCHEN DEMOCRATS

MANHATTAN COMMUNITY BOARDS

COMMUNITY BOARD 4

COMMUNITY BOARD 5

COMMUNITY BOARD 7

NEIGHBORHOOD / BLOCK ASSOCIATIONS

NYC FOR NYC – HELL’S KITCHEN NEIGHBORHOOD ACTION COMMITTEE

HKNC - HELL’S KITCHEN NEIGHBORHOOD COALITION

9TH AVENUE INTERNATIONAL FOOD FESTIVAL

44TH STREET BLOCK ASSOCIATION

45TH STREET BLOCK ASSOCIATION

46TH STREET BLOCK ASSOCIATION

55TH STREET BLOCK ASSOCIATION

WEST 50S NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION

POLITICAL WEBSITES & NEWSLETTERS

MANHATTAN BOROUGH PRESIDENT’S WEEKLY UPDATE

CITY AND STATE

POLITICO

THE CITY

DAVID PAKMAN SHOW

GLAAD BLOG / INSIDER

FIVE THIRTY EIGHT

NPR

RAW STORY

THE FLIP SIDE

THE NEW YORK TIMES

VICTORY FUND (LGBTQ+)

WASHINGTON POST

EDUCATION

NYC DOE MANHATTAN

HIGH SCHOOLS & MIDDLE SCHOOLS

HIGH SCHOOLS

MIDDLE SCHOOLS

SOCIAL SERVICES

MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES & HOTLINES

MENTAL ILLNESS (NAMI)

MENTAL ILLNESS (FOUNTAIN HOUSE)

SUICIDE PREVENTION (NYC WELL)

THE TREVOR PROJECT (SUICIDE HOTLINE, CRISIS)

SUPPORTIVE HOUSING (PROJECT RENEWAL)

SUPPORTIVE HOUSING (COVENANT HOUSE)

NYC DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND MENTAL HYGIENE

HIV/AIDS (GMHC)

LGBTQ HEALTHCARE (CALLEN-LORDE COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER)

FOOD PANTRY (ST. CLEMENT’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH)

NYC COMPTROLLER COMMUNITY ACTION CENTER

ACTORS FUND (FOR EVERYONE IN ENTERTAINMENT)

BROADWAY CARES/EQUITY FIGHTS AIDS

ENCORE COMMUNITY SERVICES

GOD’S LOVE WE DELIVER

HARTLEY HOUSE

SAGE – ADVOCACY & SERVICES FOR LGBT ELDERS

SAINT LUKE’S SOUP KITCHEN

MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION

OPEN STREETS PROGRAM

AGGRESSIVE SOLICITATION

ARRESTABLE OFFENSES

COMPILED INFO FROM MCB4

RESOURCES FOR SENIORS

FINANCIAL RESOURCES

SUPPORTING LOCAL BUSINESSES (Restaurants Available for takeout and delivery)

ASSISTANCE FOR STUDENTS

GROCERY & PHARMACY HOURS

VIRTUAL ENTERTAINMENT

HOW YOU CAN HELP

HOUSING/TENANT RESOURCES

INFORMATION FOR HEALTHCARE WORKERS, HOMELESS RESOURCES, & MORE

NYS OFFICE OF MENTAL HEALTH

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION & LINKS

HELL’S KITCHEN & CITY WEBSITES & NEWSLETTERS

WEST 42ST

BROADWAY BRIEFING

NYC (THE OFFICIAL GUIDE)

THE BRIEFLY

EATER NEW YORK

TDF (THEATRE DEVELOPMENT FUND)

NYC RENT GUIDELINES BOARD

IMPORTANT PUBLIC HEALTH MESSAGE FROM NEW YORK CITY

HOLIDAY TRAVEL & GATHERING

TESTING

VACCINE

FLU SHOTS


POLITICAL OFFICES

Find out who represents you and your government districts here: www.mygovnyc.org

NYC COUNCIL MEMBER (DISTRICT 3) – COREY JOHNSON (COUNCIL SPEAKER)

 A member of the Democratic Party, he has been Speaker of the New York City Council since 2018.In 2018 Corey Johnson was elected by his peers to serve as Speaker of the New York City Council. This followed his re-election in 2017 to represent Council District 3, which includes the neighborhoods of Greenwich Village, Chelsea, Hell’s Kitchen, Flatiron, West SoHo, Hudson Square, the Meatpacking District, Columbus Circle, Times Square, the Theater District, the Garment District and part of the Upper West Side.

District Office                224 West 30th Street, Suite 1206,

New York, NY 10001

(212) 564-7757

City Hall Office        250 Broadway, Suite 1804

New York, NY 10007

(212) 788-7210

Website                 council.nyc.gov/district-3

Email                         SpeakerJohnson@council.nyc.gov

Facebook                 facebook.com/CoreyinNYC

Chief of Staff, District Director

Matthew Green

MGreen@council.nyc.gov

(212) 564-7757

Community Board 4 Liaison

Carl Wilson

CaWilson@council.nyc.gov

(646) 581-8584

NY STATE SENATOR (DISTRICT 27) – BRAD HOYLMAN

The New York State Senate is the upper house of the New York State Legislature. Its sixty-three members represent New York State and its more than 19 million citizens. The legislature’s primary purpose is to draft and approve changes to the laws of New York.

Website        hoylman.nysenate.gov

Email                hoylman@nysenate.gov

Phone        (212) 633-8052    

Address        322 Eighth Avenue, Suite 1700

New York, NY 10001


NY STATE ASSEMBLY MEMBER (DISTRICT 75) – RICHARD N. GOTTFRIED

The New York State Assembly is the lower chamber of the New York State Legislature. Alongside the New York State Senate, it forms the legislative branch of the New York state government and works alongside the governor of New York to create laws and establish a state budget. Legislative authority and responsibilities of the New York State Assembly include passing bills on public policy matters, setting levels for state spending, raising and lowering taxes, and voting to uphold or override gubernatorial vetoes.

Website                nyassembly.gov/mem/Richard-N-Gottfried

Email                GottfriedR@nyassembly.gov

Phone                (212) 807-7900

Mailing list        Subscribe

Address                214 West 29th Street, Suite 1002

New York, NY 10001


NY STATE ASSEMBLY MEMBER (DISTRICT 67) – LINDA B. ROSENTHAL

The New York State Assembly is the lower chamber of the New York State Legislature. Alongside the New York State Senate, it forms the legislative branch of the New York state government and works alongside the governor of New York to create laws and establish a state budget. Legislative authority and responsibilities of the New York State Assembly include passing bills on public policy matters, setting levels for state spending, raising and lowering taxes, and voting to uphold or override gubernatorial vetoes.

Website        nyassembly.gov/mem/Linda-B-Rosenthal/

Email                rosenthalL@nyassembly.gov

Phone        (212) 873-6368

Mailing list        Subscribe

Address        230 West 72nd Street, Suite 2F

New York, NY 10023


DISTRICT LEADERS

A District Leader is an unpaid volunteer elected Democratic Party official (not a governmental official). All formal parties in New York State are required to have at least one District Leader (DL) per Assembly District (AD). These positions are subject to primary elections every two years. This ostensibly guarantees that any party with formal status in New York State (e.g. a permanent ballot line) is democratically governed by its members. In essence, the District Leader is the representative of the party members in their district to that political party’s apparatus. To contact a district leader, you can find information on their respective Democratic Club here.

ASSEMBLY DISTRICT 75, PART B, MALE – PAUL DEVLIN

Email                        devlin4dl@gmail.com

Phone                        (646) 401-1494

Representative          Community Board 4 (Co-Chair, Chelsea Land Use Committee; Member, Hell’s Kitchen/Clinton Land Use Committee)

ASSEMBLY DISTRICT 75, PART B, FEMALE– MARISA REDANTY

Email                        dlhellskitchen@gmail.com

Co Founder:                 Hell’s Kitchen Neighborhood Action Committee (HKNAC)


MANHATTAN BOROUGH PRESIDENT – GALE BREWER

Borough presidents advise the Mayor of New York City, comment on land-use items in their borough, advocate borough needs in the annual municipal budget process, appoint some officials and community board members, and serve ex officio as members of various boards and committees.

Website                manhattanbp.nyc.gov

Phone                212 669-8300

Mailing list        Subscribe

Address                1 Centre Street. 19th Fl., South

New York, NY 10007        


NYC MAYOR – BILL DE BLASIO

Bill de Blasio (/dɪˈblɑːzioʊ/; born Warren Wilhelm Jr., May 8, 1961) is an American politician serving as the 109th mayor of New York City since 2014. A member of the Democratic Party, he held the office of New York City Public Advocate from 2010 to 2013.

Website                www.nyc.gov/mayor

Facebook                mayordeblasio

Twitter                NYCMayorsOffice

Email                Webform

Phone                212-788-3000

Address                1 Centre Street, 5th Floor

New York, NY 10007


NYC COMPTROLLER – SCOTT M. STRINGER

In 1983, he became a legislative assistant to New York State Assemblyman and Congressman, Jerry Nadler. In 1992, Stringer successfully ran for a seat in the New York State Assembly vacated by Nadler, covering the Upper West Side. Stringer served as New York State Assemblyman for 13 years and six terms, from 1992 until 2005, when he was elected the 26th borough president of Manhattan. He won the 2013 election to become New York City's 44th comptroller, and began serving on January 1, 2014.

Mailing list        Subscribe 

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Address        1 Centre Street, 5th Floor

New York, NY 10007

Manhattan Borough Liaison        

Luke Wolf

lwolf@comptroller.nyc.gov

(917) 594-2326

COMPTROLLER COMMUNITY ACTION CENTER

The Community Action Center is the constituent services arm of the City Comptroller’s Office, and assists New Yorkers with complaints or inquiries about government services.

Website        comptroller.nyc.gov/about/contact-our-office

Email                action@comptroller.nyc.gov

Phone                (212) 669-3916    

Fax                (212) 669-2707

Hours                M-F 9am-6pm

Address        1 Central Street,  Room 517

New York, NY 10007


NYC PUBLIC ADVOCATE – JUMAANE WILLIAMS

Jumaane D. Williams is the Public Advocate of the City of New York. Previously, he served on the NYC Council representing the 45th District.

Jumaane is a first-generation Brooklynite of Grenadian heritage. He graduated from the public school system, overcoming the difficulties of Tourette's and ADHD to earn a Master's Degree from Brooklyn College. He began his career as a community organizer at the Greater Flatbush Beacon School and later served as the Executive Director of NYS Tenants & Neighbors. There, he fought for truly affordable, income-targeted housing across New York City and State.

Website                pubadvocate.nyc.gov

Facebook                NYCPublicAdvocate

Twitter                JumaaneWilliams

Email                GetHelp@pubadvocate.nyc.gov

Phone                212-669-7200

Address                1 Centre Street, 15th Floor

New York, NY 10007


NYS GOVERNOR – ANDREW M. CUOMO

The governor has a duty to enforce state laws, and the power to either approve or veto bills passed by the New York State Legislature, to convene the legislature, and to grant pardons, except in cases of treason and impeachment.[1] Unlike the other government departments that compose the executive branch of government, the governor is the head of the state Executive Department. The officeholder is afforded the courtesy style of His/Her Excellency while in office.

Website                www.governor.ny.gov

Facebook                GovernorAndrewCuomo

Twitter                NYGovCuomo

Email                Webform

Phone                212-681-4580

Address                633 Third Ave., 39th Fl.

New York, NY 10017


NYS LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR – KATHY HOCHUL

The lieutenant governor of New York is a constitutional office in the executive branch of the Government of the State of New York. It is the second highest-ranking official in state government. The lieutenant governor is elected on a ticket with the governor for a four-year term. Official duties dictated to the lieutenant governor under the present New York Constitution are to serve as president of the state senate, serve as acting governor in the absence of the governor from the state or the disability of the governor, or to become governor in the event of the governor's death, resignation or removal from office via impeachment. Additional statutory duties of the lieutenant governor are to serve on the New York Court for the Trial of Impeachments, the State Defense Council, and on the board of trustees of the College of Environmental Science and Forestry.

Website        www.governor.ny.gov/aboutlieutenantgovernor

Facebook        ltgovhochulny

Twitter        ltgovhochulny

Email        lg.schedule@exec.ny.gov

Phone        212-681-4580

Address        633 Third Ave., 39th Fl.

New York, NY 10017


NYS ATTORNEY GENERAL – LETITIA JAMES

The Attorney General of New York is the chief legal officer of the U.S. state of New York and head of the Department of Law of the state government. The office has been in existence in some form since 1626, under the Dutch colonial government of New Netherlands.The Attorney General advises the executive branch of state government and defends actions and proceedings on behalf of the state. The Attorney General acts independently of the Governor of New York. The department's regulations are compiled in title 13 of the New York Codes, Rules and Regulations (NYCRR).

Website                www.ag.ny.gov/

Facebook                newyorkstateag

Twitter                newyorkstateag

Email                Letitia.james@ag.ny.gov

Phone                212-416-8000

Address                120 Broadway

New York, NY 10271


NYS COMPTROLLER – THOMAS P. DINAPOLI

The New York State Comptroller is the State’s chief fiscal officer who ensures that State and local governments use taxpayer money effectively and efficiently to promote the common good.

Website                www.osc.state.ny.us/index.htm

Facebook                nyscomptroller

Twitter                nyscomptroller

Email                contactus@osc.state.ny.us

Phone                212-383-1600

Address                59 Maiden Lane, 31st Floor

New York, NY 10038


NY POLICE DEPARTMENT

IMPORTANT: Contact law enforcement for law-enforcement-related matters only; contact 311 for all non-law-enforcement-related and city services for fastest response. Doing so will:

311 app (Apple Store and Google Play)

Unsure if an activity you’re observing is legal or not? See the “Miscellaneous Information” section below for legal activity, aggressive solicitation, and arrestable offenses.

Precinct map:        www1.nyc.gov/site/nypd/bureaus/patrol/find-your-precinct.page

MIDTOWN NORTH PRECINCT (FROM 45TH ST NORTH SIDE)

Website        www1.nyc.gov/site/nypd/bureaus/patrol/precincts/midtown-north-precinct.page

Email                 michael.dugan@nypd.org

                anthony.bellantoni@nypd.org

Facebook         facebook.com/NYPDMTN

Twitter                twitter.com/NYPDMTN

Mailing list        Write to the emails above to join

Address        306 West 54th Street

New York, NY, 10019-5102

Precinct                         (212) 767-8400

Community Affairs                 (212) 767-8447

Michael Dugan

                                (917) 939-8708 (Direct)

                                Michael,Dugan@nypd.org

Crime Prevention                 (212) 767-8445

Lance Trent

Lance.Trent@nypd.org

Domestic Violence                (212) 767-8448 /49

Youth Officer                         (212) 767-8472

Auxiliary Coordinator         (212) 767-8404

Detective Squad                (212) 767-8415

*NCO Supervisor                SGT Alexander Chateau

                                Alexander.Chateau@nypd.org

*NCO for Restaurant Row        DET Lakeisha Cook

                                (212) 767-3998 (O)

                                (929) 287-8218 (Mobile)

                                Lakeisha.Cook@nypd.org

*Neighborhood Coordination Officers, or NCOs, are your local problem solvers. They spend all their working hours within the confines of their assigned sectors, actively engaging with local community members and residents. They get to know the neighborhood, its people, and its problems extremely well.

Community Council

President: Larry Roberts

Meetings: Community Council meetings typically take place on the third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM in the precinct.


MIDTOWN SOUTH PRECINCT (FROM 45TH ST SOUTH SIDE)

Website         www1.nyc.gov/site/nypd/bureaus/patrol/precincts/midtown-south-precinct.page

Facebook         facebook.com/NYPDMTS

Twitter                twitter.com/NYPDMTS

Address        357 West 35th Street

New York, NY, 10001-1701

Precinct                         (212) 239-9811

Community Affairs                 (212) 239-9846

                                Eddie McDonald

                                (516) 680-8579 (Direct)

Crime Prevention                 (212) 239-9846

Brian Kelly

brian.kelly@nypd.org

Domestic Violence                (212) 239-9863

Youth Officer                         (212) 239-9817

Auxiliary Coordinator         (212) 239-9836

Detective Squad                (212) 239-9856

NCO Supervisor                SGT Michael Callahan

                                Michael.Callahan@nypd.org

Community Council

President: John Mudd

Meetings: Community Council meetings typically take place on the third Thursday of each month at 7 PM in the lobby of the New Yorker Hotel.


10TH PRECINCT

Website         www1.nyc.gov/site/nypd/bureaus/patrol/precincts/10th-precinct.page

Facebook         facebook.com/NYPD10PCT

Twitter                twitter.com/NYPD10Pct

Address        230 West 20th Street

New York, NY, 10011

Precinct                         (212) 741-8211

Community Affairs                 (212) 741-8226

                                Officer Edison Alba

                                (917) 900-6397 (Direct)

                                Edison.Alba@nypd.org

Crime Prevention                 (212) 741-8203

Jarett Dilorenzo

Jarett.Dilorenzo@nypd.org

Domestic Violence                 (212) 741-8216

Youth Officer                         (212) 741-8213

Auxiliary Coordinator                 (212) 741-8212

Detective Squad                 (212) 741-8245

NCO Supervisor                SGT Ahmed Deeb

                                (929) 294-5175

                                Ahmed.Deeb@nypd.org

NCO Sector B                        PO Ahad Hamdani

                                (929) 920-1342

                                Ahad.Hamdani@nypd.org

NCO Sector C                        PO Daniel Sendrowski

                                (917) 783-6590

                                Daniel.Sendrowski@nypd.org


8for8 Program - Response Team

Sergeant Campbell (response team supervisor) 929-375-9110, Andrew.Campbell@nypd.org

Officer Martinez, 929-285-8764, Kevin.Martinez@nypd.org

Officer Darnaud, 917-679-8176, Dylan.Darnaud@nypd.org

Officer Guzman, 929-364-6775, Jose.Guzman2@nypd.org

Officer Fletcher, 917-327-7134, Theresa.Fletcher@nypd.org

Community Council

President: Larry O’Neill

Meetings: Precinct Community Council meetings typically take place on the last Wednesday of each month at 7:00 PM in the precinct.


CLUBS / COMMUNITY BOARDS / ASSOCIATIONS

POLITICAL GROUPS

Find information on Democratic Clubs in Manhattan here.

HELL’S KITCHEN DEMOCRATS

Hell’s Kitchen Democrats, or HK Dems for short, was formed on Saturday, January 14, 2017.  After the 2016 elections, neighborhood residents felt a new and urgent need for engagement in local and national politics. The neighborhood of Hell's Kitchen lacked an active Democratic Club for years, and many felt the need to follow this advice:  “When they go low, we go local.” In the few years since its inception, HKDems has positioned itself to be one of New York City's most desired candidate endorsements to elected office. Read more at www.hkdems.org/about.

Website        hkdems.org

Email                HKDemsNYC@gmail.com

Facebook        facebook.com/HKDems

Twitter                twitter.com/HKDemsNYC

Instagram        instagram.com/hkdems

Mailing list        Subscribe

Leadership        Officers

Events        Calendar

Get Involved        Member Committees

Join                Join


MANHATTAN COMMUNITY BOARDS

Community boards create opportunities for active, local participation in public decision making processes. They articulate community needs; inform services provided; and reflect New York City’s remarkable diversity. Community districts range in size from less than 900 acres to almost 15,000 acres, and in population from a little more than 50,000 residents to more than 200,000. Check out maps, demographics, built environments, floodplains, perspectives, projects, and other resources of NYC’s community boards at communityprofiles.planning.nyc.gov.

COMMUNITY BOARD 4

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.

Board Chair        Lowell D. Kern

District         

Manager        Jesse R. Bodine

Website        cbmanhattan.cityofnewyork.us/cb4

Email                jbodine@cb.nyc.gov

Phone                (212) 736-4536

Facebook        facebook.com/ManhattanBoard4

Twitter                twitter.com/manhattanboard4

Mailing list        Subscribe

Address        330 West 42nd Street  26th Floor

New York, NY 10036

        


COMMUNITY BOARD 5

Community Board Five plays an important advisory role in shaping the character of our district and working with elected officials and government agencies to ensure that city services run smoothly. Our board deals with a wide range of issues in the district, including land use and zoning, landmarks, transportation, parks, public safety, and city services. Our district is New York’s central business district. It encompasses some of the city’s most iconic destinations: Times Square, the Theater District, the Garment District, Herald Square, Flatiron, Union Square and more. We are at the center of the city’s tourism industry. The Empire State Building, Carnegie Hall, Bryant Park, Madison Square Garden and Columbus Circle all fall within our district, as well as two of the region’s transportation hubs, Grand Central Terminal and Penn Station.

Board Chair        Vikki Barbero

Website        www.cb5.org/cb5m

Email                office@cb5.org

Phone                (212) 465-0907

Twitter                twitter.com/manhattancb5

Youtube        Channel

Mailing list        Subscribe

Address        450 Seventh Avenue, Suite 2109

New York, NY 10123


COMMUNITY BOARD 7

Community Board 7/ Manhattan is your part of local government. Community Boards are mandated by the New York City Charter. (See page 314 of the Charter, City Government In The Community, SS2800. Community Boards.)  The Board plays an important advisory role in dealing with land use and zoning matters, the City budget, municipal service delivery, and multiple community concerns of the Upper West Side.

Board Chair        Mark N. Diller

Website                https://www1.nyc.gov/site/manhattancb7/index.page

Email                office@cb7.org

Phone                (212) 362-4008

Facebook        www.facebook.com/CB7Manhattan

Twitter                twitter.com/CB7Manhattan

Mailing list        Subscribe

Address        250 West 87th Street

New York, NY 10024


NEIGHBORHOOD / BLOCK ASSOCIATIONS

NYC FOR NYC – HELL’S KITCHEN NEIGHBORHOOD ACTION COMMITTEE

A community organized coalition cofounded by Hell's Kitchen residents, Holly-Anne Devlin and Marisa Redanty, which is committed to the betterment of our neighborhoods. Created for New Yorkers by New Yorkers as our city experiences a seismic shift due to COVID-19.

Website        nycfornyc.com

Contact        Holly-Anne Devlin

Email                hollyannedirector@gmail.com

HKNC - HELL’S KITCHEN NEIGHBORHOOD COALITION

The Hell’s Kitchen Neighborhood Coalition (HKNC) was formed by residents and small business owners to address the dramatic change to our community in the wake of COVID-19.  As a historic neighborhood in the heart of Manhattan, we believe that Hell’s Kitchen plays a vital role in the life of our City.  In this critical time, HKNC believes that the City must ensure public health and safety throughout the district for all permanent and temporary residents and guarantee that vulnerable residents receive the social services they need.  We are proud to be a community that has long welcomed one of the City’s greatest concentrations of permanent social service facilities and supportive housing.  In order to ensure we continue to be a thriving community, HKNC advocates shelter operator accountability, street safety, providing social services to those in need, and partnering with local organizations,  elected officials and city agencies to ensure the health and well-being of Hell’s Kitchen’s residents.

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9TH AVENUE INTERNATIONAL FOOD FESTIVAL

The oldest, and largest continuing food festival in New York City, held annually on one weekend in May.  Their mission is to promote the individual merchant and to produce quality events, and promotions, that generate business for all participants and foster a strong and unified sense of community.

Website                http://www.ninthavenuefoodfestival.com

44TH STREET BLOCK ASSOCIATION

Website        www.facebook.com/West-44th-Street-Better-Block-Association-62528930794

45TH STREET BLOCK ASSOCIATION

Website        www.hellskitchencommons.org (www.west45ba.org/links) 

Facebook        www.facebook.com/westfortyfifthstreet

46TH STREET BLOCK ASSOCIATION

Website        www.neighborhoodlink.com/W_46th_St_Block

55TH STREET BLOCK ASSOCIATION

Website        https://sites.google.com/site/west55ba/

WEST 50S NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION

Website        https://w50s.com/about-us


POLITICAL WEBSITES & NEWSLETTERS

 

MANHATTAN BOROUGH PRESIDENT’S WEEKLY UPDATE

Mailing list        https://www.manhattanbp.nyc.gov/

CITY AND STATE

Mailing list        https://www.cityandstateny.com/content/city-state-newsletters

Directory        https://www.cityandstateny.com/resource-directory

Directory for Government officials, Staffers and agencies to find firms that can help you achieve your goals and complement your operations.

 

POLITICO

Mailing list        https://www.politico.com/newsletters        

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  3. Playbook PM

 

THE CITY

Mailing list         https://bit.ly/3qychws

 

DAVID PAKMAN SHOW

Mailing list         https://davidpakman.substack.com

 

GLAAD BLOG / INSIDER

Blog                 https://www.glaad.org/blog

 


FIVE THIRTY EIGHT

Mailing list         https://fivethirtyeight.com/newsletter/

 

NPR

Mailing list         https://www.npr.org/newsletters/

 

RAW STORY

Website         https://www.rawstory.com

 

THE FLIP SIDE

Mailing list         https://bit.ly/3ipTPmB

THE NEW YORK TIMES

Mailing list         https://www.nytimes.com/newsletters/politics

VICTORY FUND (LGBTQ+)    

Website         https://victoryfund.org

Mailing list        https://bit.ly/3o4Iytr 

WASHINGTON POST

Mailing list        https://subscribe.washingtonpost.com/newsletters/


EDUCATION

NYC DOE MANHATTAN

Website                http://schools.nyc.gov

Regional Map                 https://video.eschoolsolutions.com/udocs/DistrictMap.pdf

Leadership/Offices        https://www.schools.nyc.gov/about-us/leadership/doe-leadership-and-offices

Chancellor                 Richard A. Carranza 

Diagram                 Organizational Structure                

HIGH SCHOOLS & MIDDLE SCHOOLS

Marisol Rosales, Executive Superintendent Districts 1-6

333 Seventh Ave., Room 725

Manhattan, NY 10001

MRosales7@schools.nyc.gov

HIGH SCHOOLS

Vivian Orlen, Superintendent

333 Seventh Ave.

New York, NY 10001

212-356-3821

Application to high schools are to high schools across all five boroughs and includes a ranking process: High School Admissions

MIDDLE SCHOOLS

Middle school admission can include by choice and by neighborhood. In all cases, an admission process is involved. Middle School Admissions


SOCIAL SERVICES

MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES & HOTLINES

Between the isolation and loneliness of social distancing and the stress and anxiety of worrying about our health, mental health care is more important than ever. I want to share some free resources you can use to get help if you need it:

You can also sign up for COVID-19 text message alerts from New York City by texting "COVID" to 692-692 or call New York State's COVID-19 hotline at 1-888-364-3065.


MENTAL ILLNESS (NAMI)

NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.

CRISIS                Text 741741 (24 hours, 7 days per week)

Instant response to any crisis any individual may have

Website                www.NAMI.org

Helpline                800-950-6264 (Mon-Fri 10am-6pm)

Email                        Email form

Emergency                911

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255

Website (NY)                www.naminys.org

Phone (NY)                (518) 462-2000

Email (NY)                info@naminys.org

Website (NYC)        www.naminycmetro.org

Phone (NYC)                (212) 684-3264

Email (NYC)                admin@naminyc.org

MENTAL ILLNESS (FOUNTAIN HOUSE)

Fountain House successfully addresses the devastating impact of serious mental illness. We were founded in New York City in 1948 with the belief that people living with mental illness can be active participants in their own and each other’s recovery. Each year, over 1,600 members come to Fountain House to contribute their talents, learn new skills, access opportunities and forge new friendships.

Website        www.fountainhouse.org

Phone                (212) 582-0340

Email                fhinfo@fountainhouse.org

Address        425 West 47th Street

New York, NY 10036


SUICIDE PREVENTION (NYC WELL)

NYC Well has a staff of trained mental health professionals that can help callers find the most appropriate mental health and substance abuse services for their needs. Services include counseling, suicide prevention, crisis intervention, peer support, referrals to care, assistance in connecting to the referral, and follow-up services. NYC Well is free and confidential and operates 24 hours per day, 7 days per week via phone, text, and internet chat. NYC Well is multilingual and multicultural:

You can also text “WELL” to 65173 or go to NYC Well, an online resource for individuals, families and agencies in need of help and information.

Website        www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/health/health-topics/suicide-prevention.page

THE TREVOR PROJECT (SUICIDE HOTLINE, CRISIS)

Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award®-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25.

CRISIS                Text “START” to 678-678 (24 hours, 7 days per week)

Instant response to any crisis any individual may have

Website        www.thetrevorproject.org

Phone                212-695-8650

Email                info@thetrevorproject.org

Address        PO Box 69232

West Hollywood, CA 90069


SUPPORTIVE HOUSING (PROJECT RENEWAL)

Project Renewal is a leading nonprofit organization known for a creative and entrepreneurial approach to ending homelessness in New York City. Our programs empower homeless and at-risk men, women and children by giving them everything they need to attain health, homes, and jobs.

The Clinton Residence on 48th Street provides supportive housing to 57 men and women, offering clients psychiatric and medical care, case management and employment assistance; most residents move on to more independent living.

Website        www.projectrenewal.org/programs

Phone                (212) 620-0340

Email                contact page

Address        448 W 48th St

New York, NY 10036

SUPPORTIVE HOUSING (COVENANT HOUSE)

Covenant House New York is proud to be New York City’s largest provider serving youth experiencing homelessness, serving youth ages 16-24. Our services are based on trauma-informed principles, and our holistic approach helps youth take steps toward real independence. All our services are free.

Our doors are open all day, every day. Our Welcome Center and Youth Shelter team lovingly welcomes youth and meets their immediate needs for a hearty meal, a shower, fresh clothes, and a safe place to sleep. We then help young people develop a personal plan, with health, employment, education, and other goals.

Website        www.covenanthouse.org/homeless-shelters/new-york-new-york

Phone                212-613-0300

Address        550 10th Avenue

New York, NY 10018


NYC DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND MENTAL HYGIENE

With an annual budget of $1.6 billion and more than 6,000 employees throughout the five boroughs, we're one of the largest public health agencies in the world. We are also one of the nation's oldest public health agencies, with more than 200 years of leadership in the field.

The challenges we face are many. They range from obesity, diabetes and heart disease to HIV/AIDS, tobacco addiction, substance use and the threat of bioterrorism. We are also working to address enduring gaps in health between white New Yorkers and communities of color. Structural racism is at the root of these health inequities, which is why we have made racial justice a priority.

Website        www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/index.page

Phone                212-613-0300

Email                chny@covenanthouse.org

Address        550 10th Avenue

New York, NY 10018

You can contact the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to:

For non-health-related issues, you can also contact other City Agencies and officials.

Contact the New York State Department of Health with questions and complaints regarding the following issues:


File a Complaint

For other non-emergency complaints, or to learn about all the services offered by the City, visit 311 Online or download the 311 Mobile App.

HIV/AIDS (GMHC)

GMHC is the world’s first HIV/AIDS service organization. Our mission is to end the AIDS epidemic and uplift the lives of all affected. Today, we serve 10,000 people in New York City with comprehensive psychosocial and prevention services.

Hotline                hotline@gmhc.org

(800) 243-7692

The GMHC Hotline provides a safe space to discuss a wide range of concerns. Trained volunteers provide emotional support with compassion and without judgment. We provide information about topics such as HIV/AIDS, STDs, post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP), Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), sexual health, and resources such as testing, healthcare, benefits, and counseling. We can also tell you more about GMHC’s services. You may also reach the Hotline via email. Someone will respond within one business day.

Website                www.gmhc.org

Email                        info@gmhc.org

General Phone        (212) 367-1000

Address                307 West 38th Street

New York, NY 10018

The general phone number is useful if you wish to reach a specific staff member, office, or department at GMHC. Direct telephone numbers can be found on the website, as well.


LGBTQ HEALTHCARE (CALLEN-LORDE COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER)

Callen-Lorde Community Health Center provides sensitive, quality health care and related services targeted to New York’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities — in all their diversity — regardless of ability to pay. To further this mission, Callen-Lorde promotes health education and wellness, and advocates for LGBTQ health issues.

Website        https://callen-lorde.org

Phone                212-271-7200

Address        356 West 18th St.

New York, NY 10011

FOOD PANTRY (ST. CLEMENT’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH)

St. Clement's Food Pantry is continuing its important work in a safe and physically distanced way. The need is high. They are distributing pre-packed bags of nonperishable food items. Currently, the most critical need is for volunteers to collect donations from different parts of the city in the days leading up to Thursday of  each week. St. Clements could also use volunteers on-site for line monitoring and computer tracking on Fridays and Saturdays. Please email Simone (srichmond@stlukeinthefields.org) to coordinate.

Website        www.stclementsnyc.org

Food pantry        stlukeinthefields.org/outreach/st-clements-episcopal-church-food-pantry

Phone                (212) 246-7277

Address        423 West 46th Street

New York, NY 10036


NYC COMPTROLLER COMMUNITY ACTION CENTER

The Community Action Center is the constituent services arm of the City Comptroller’s Office, and assists New Yorkers with complaints or inquiries about government services.

Website        comptroller.nyc.gov/about/contact-our-office

Email                action@comptroller.nyc.gov

Phone                (212) 669-3916    

Fax                (212) 669-2707

Mailing list        _______

Hours                M-F 9am-6pm

Address        1 Central Street,  Room 517

New York, NY 10007

ACTORS FUND (FOR EVERYONE IN ENTERTAINMENT)

The Actors Fund serves ALL professionals—and not just actors—in film, theater, television, music, opera, radio, and dance through programs that address the community's unique and essential needs.

Website        https://actorsfund.org/

 

BROADWAY CARES/EQUITY FIGHTS AIDS

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is one of the nation's leading industry-based HIV/AIDS fundraising and grant-making organizations. They also fund the social service work of The Actors Fund and award grants nationwide.

Website        https://broadwaycares.org

 

ENCORE COMMUNITY SERVICES

Encore Community Services provides a variety of social, recreational, and educational services to seniors in NYC including entitlements counseling, crisis intervention, and mental health services.

Website        http://www.encorenyc.org

 

 

GOD’S LOVE WE DELIVER

God's Love We Deliver cooks and home-delivers nutritious, medically tailored meals for people too sick to shop or cook for themselves.

Website        https://www.glwd.org

 

HARTLEY HOUSE

Hartley House serves school-age children, youth, and seniors in Hell’s Kitchen with programming that enriches their lives, expands their opportunities, and builds a sense of community.

Website        www.hartleyhouse.org

 

SAGE – ADVOCACY & SERVICES FOR LGBT ELDERS

SAGE is the country's largest and oldest organization dedicated to improving the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) older adults.

Website        https://sagenyc.org/nyc/

 

SAINT LUKE’S SOUP KITCHEN

All are welcome! Currently serving a hot take-out lunch every Tuesday and Thursday, from 1 to 2 p.m. throughout the year - with seasonal breaks in mid August and after Christmas. Project Renewal's Med Van services are available to all during lunch on Thursdays.

Website        http://stlukesnyc.org/missions/soup-kitchen/


MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION

OPEN STREETS PROGRAM

If you see bad behavior (no masks, no social distancing, overserving, noise, etc.) from any establishment, there are two things you can do that actually do have a positive impact:

  1. Fill out an online complaint form (takes about 2 minutes) on the SLA (State Liquor Authority) website: slacomplaints.ny.gov/clientapp
  1. This is far better than a 311 call.
  2. When the SLA gets a certain number of complaints, they do act.
  1. Email Nelly Gonzalez (negonzalez@cb.nyc.gov) and Jesse Bodine (jbodine@cb.nyc.gov) at Community Board 4 about the problem.

You can also copy the email to Ariel Palitz (apalitz@media.nyc.gov), the Director of the Mayor's Office of Nightlife. She is very pro bar (was the owner of the Sutra Lounge, one of the most notorious bars in the East Village for a decade where she was fined almost $30k by the SLA), but copying her will let her know that residents are fed up.


AGGRESSIVE SOLICITATION

NYC Administrative Code. Title 10: Public Safety. Chapter 1: Public Safety. § 10-136 Prohibition against certain forms of aggressive solicitation.

ARRESTABLE OFFENSES

Reminder of arrestable/reportable offenses:

If you see ANY of these acts occurring please call 911 or any of the direct numbers listed above.


COMPILED INFO FROM MCB4

Manhattan Community Board 4 has been compiling resources for our community, and is made available on their homepage: cbmanhattan.cityofnewyork.us/cb4

This information is updated frequently. Please be sure to check their homepage often to stay up-to-date on COVID-19 related resources.

NYS OFFICE OF MENTAL HEALTH

The Mission of the New York State Office of Mental Health is to promote the mental health of all New Yorkers, with a particular focus on providing hope and recovery for adults with serious mental illness and children with serious emotional disturbances

New York State has a large, multi-faceted mental health system that serves more than 700,000 individuals each year. The Office of Mental Health (OMH) operates psychiatric centers across the State. OMH also regulates, certifies and oversees more than 4,500 programs, operated by local governments and nonprofit agencies. For questions about mental health services, to find a mental health service provider or to make a complaint, call OMH Customer Relations toll-free at 1-800-597-8481.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION & LINKS

COVID-related information compiled by the Translatinx Network.

As a reminder, vulnerable New Yorkers who have symptoms or questions about COVID-19 can call 1-844-NYC-4NYC to connect with a medical provider from Health and Hospitals.


Important Information to share with your neighbors & friends:

 


HELL’S KITCHEN & CITY WEBSITES & NEWSLETTERS

WEST 42ST

Website        https://w42st.com

 

BROADWAY BRIEFING

Website        https://broadwaybriefing.com

 

NYC (THE OFFICIAL GUIDE)

Website        https://www.nycgo.com/maps-guides/seasonal/holidays/

 

THE BRIEFLY

Website        https://thebriefly.com

 

EATER NEW YORK

Website        https://ny.eater.com

 

TDF (THEATRE DEVELOPMENT FUND)

Entertainment Discount Program for students, educators, retirees, union, not-for-profits, arts professionals ...

Website        https://www.tdf.org/nyc/10/TDF-Member-Tickets

 

NYC RENT GUIDELINES BOARD

Website        https://rentguidelinesboard.cityofnewyork.us

 


IMPORTANT PUBLIC HEALTH MESSAGE FROM NEW YORK CITY

 

HOLIDAY TRAVEL & GATHERING

The City is advising against all travel and against gatherings with people outside your household for the holidays this year. If you do travel, you must follow all State & City guidelines for quarantining and/or testing upon return. See the Health Department’s travel guidance and Safe Holiday guidance.

 

TESTING

Regardless of travel, all New Yorkers should be getting tested. If you test positive, please isolate immediately and answer the call from contact tracers when it comes. Contact tracers will help stop the spread of the virus and can connect you with any resources you need, including medication delivery.

 

To find locations to get tested for free:

 

VACCINE

For latest info on the vaccine, visit nyc.gov/covidvaccine and https://covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/.

Get daily COVID-19 and vaccine updates at https://now.ny.gov/page/s/coronavirus-updates.

FLU SHOTS

This year’s flu shot may be the most important one yet. To find a free flu shot near you, go to nyc.gov/health/flu.

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