About Us

History & Mission

The Hell’s Kitchen Neighborhood Coalition (HKNC) was formed in 2020 by residents, block associations, local organizations, business improvement districts 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 still plays a vital role in the life of our City. 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 thrive,  HKNC advocates for social service provider accountability, street safety, and partnering with local organizations, elected officials and city agencies to ensure the health and well-being of everyone who lives in, works in or visits West Midtown, Clinton / Hell’s Kitchen, Garment District and NoMad.  


Our members include the following block associations, businesses and non-profits who are working together to improve public safety in our neighborhoods.

Block Associations
29th Street Neighborhood Association
West 36th Street Block Association
West 43rd Street Block Association
West 44th Street Better Block Association
West 47/48th Street Block Association
HK 49-54 Block Alliance
West 55th Street Block Association
West 57th Street Block Association

Clinton Housing Development Company
Garment District Alliance
Hartley House
Hell’s Kitchen Families
Hudson Yards Hell’s Kitchen Alliance
Manhattan Plaza Tenant Association
Parc Vendome Community Affairs

Co-op & Condo Associations
455-7-9 West 35th Street HDFC
Dylan House Cooperative, West 36th Street
315 West 36th Street Condo Association
348 West 35th Street Co-op
360 Owners Corp Co-op
Cross Roads Owners Co-op, West 36th Street

Westside Barbers, West 42nd Street
EJMB Realty Co Inc
Esposito Meat Market, 9th Ave
Falcon Properties, Inc.
Gotham Hall
The Houndstooth Pub, 8th Ave
International Grocery, 9th Ave
HY-36 Crowne Plaza, West 36th Street
LH Charney Associates
Luco International Inc. West 39th Street
Miss Bliss Nail & Spa, West 36th Street
Sea Breeze Fish Market, 9th Ave
Stile’s Farmers Market, 9th Ave
Stitch Bar & Lounge, West 37th Street
Tavola, 9th Ave
Vito’s Slices & Ices, 9th Ave