Monday, September 26

Manhattan Community Board #6

“Manhattan Community Board 6 is active in maintaining and improving the quality of life of area residents by closely monitoring municipal service delivery throughout our district.”
A map illustrating Community Board #6,
courtesy of Wikipedia.

Manhattan Community Board 6 is comprised of neighborhoods located along the East Side of the island, ranging from 14th to 59th street. Neighborhoods in Community Board 6 include Gramercy Park, Turtle Bay, Stuyvesant Town, Peter Cooper Village, and Murray Hill. The area of Board 6 is roughly 1.4 miles, or 888.4 acres, according to the city’s website. Community Board 6 is also home to the United Nations, many embassies, and the homes to numerous foreign diplomats.

According to the New York City website, the population is over 136,000 as of the year 2000, a %1.8 change from the 1990’s census. The population is over %75 Caucasian, with Asian/Pacific Islanders making up %10 of the population. There has been a %45 increase of Asian/Pacific Islanders in the area from 1990-2000, a trend that attributes to the increased Asian influence throughout the Community Board.

The average household income in Community Board 6 is over $73,000, with a fairly low rate of families below the poverty line, far below the New York City average. Over %31 of the employed work in the areas of Management, Business, and Financial Operations, much higher than the New York City average of %13.5. All of this information was according to the New York City community board website.

The Community Board #6 is also home to five hospitals, including the NYU Lagone Medical Center and the Beth Israel Hospital. In addition to all of the typical committees that a Community Board would have, such as Budget & Governmental Affairs, Business and Street Affairs, and a Parks and Landmarks Division, the #6 board also has a Land Use and Waterfront committee, which has a specific subcommittee that works with the waterfront along the East River, which serves as a boarder to the east.

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