Action


Below are links to public meetings and letters written by HKNC highlighting legislative and programmatic solutions to neighborhood concerns. Op-eds by HKNC and articles that mention HKNC are also included.

Public Meetings

HKNC members participate in public meetings with local Community Boards and other city agencies and hosts community events such as candidate forums. View recordings to some of our past events and register to attend upcoming meetings below.

Upcoming Public Meetings

Coming soon

Past Public Meetings

March – November 2022 NY City Council Redistricting Public Meetings

10/20/2022 Manhattan Community Board 4 Housing, Health & Human Services Committee (HHHS) Meeting, HKNC members gave testimony

9/15/2022 Manhattan Community Board 4 Housing, Health & Human Services Committee (HHHS) Meeting, HKNC members gave testimony

8/22/2022 NY City Council Redistricting Public Hearing, HKNC members gave testimony

8/15/2022 NY State Senate District 47 Candidate Forum, HKNC sponsored

6/14/2022 NY State Assembly District 75 Candidate Forum, HKNC sponsored

Letters

HKNC works to improve neighborhood public safety by advocating for a variety of policies. Read some of our letters below:

Public Safety

4/1/2024 Letter to OCM re: Need for Unlicensed Cannabis Enforcement

12/20/2023 Letter to Assemblymember Linda Rosenthal re: Followup from 11/30 Meeting

9/14/2023 Letter to State Senator Brad Hoylman re: Followup from 7/27 Meeting

8/18/2023 Letter to Assemblymember Tony Simone re: Followup from 6/14 Meeting

7/14/2023 Letter to Mayor Eric Adams Requesting B-HEARD and HEAT Teams to Hell’s Kitchen

4/28/2023 Letter to Councilmember Erik Bottcher re: Legislative and Programmatic Initiatives to Address Significant Public Safety and Quality of Life Issues

4/7/2023 Letter and Petition to Mayor Adams and Governor Hochul re: Seven Legislative and Programmatic Actions to Address the Severe Mental Health and Drug Addiction Crises Facing New York City

2/14/2023 Letter to District Attorney Bragg re: Legislative and Programmatic Initiatives to Address Significant Public Safety and Quality of Life Issues

1/09/2023 Letter to Mayor Eric Adams re: Mayor’s Initiative to Mandate Care for Homeless Untreated Mentally Ill Persons

8/18/2022 Letter to District Attorney Alvin Bragg re: Legislative and Programmatic Initiatives to Address Significant Public Safety and Quality of Life Issues

7/25/2022 Letter to CVS, Duane Reade, Target, and Rite Aid re: Retail Security

3/28/2022 Letter to Gov. Kathy Hochul re: Ten-Point Public Safety Plan

2/11/2022 Letter to District Attorney Alvin Bragg re: Public Safety Issues

4/23/2021 Letter to NYPD Precincts, Midtown Community Court and Elected Officials re: Public Safety Issues and to Ensure a Safe Transition for Temporary Shelter Residents Returning to Original Shelters

2/18/2021 Letter to Elected Officials re: Public Safety Issues and Community Requests to Reduce the Concentration of Temporary Shelter Beds

1/25/2021 Letter to Governor Andrew Cuomo re: Public Safety Issues

1/8/2021 Letter to Elected Officials re: Request for Meeting to Address Public Safety Issues Resulting from the Influx of Temporary Homeless Shelters in the Wake of the Covid-19 Pandemic

Housing

1/20/2022 Letter to NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development Commissioner Dan Garodnick re: MTA Development Site at 806 9th Ave, Proposed Affordable Housing – The Lirio

2/17/2021 NYC Department of Homeless Services Response to HKNC re: Temporary Homeless Shelters

Neighborhood Issues

6/7/2023 Letter to Unlicensed Cannabis Shop Landlords re: Civil Penalties Resulting from Renting to Unlicensed Cannabis Shops

8/22/2022 Letter to NYC Districting Commission re: City Council Redistricting Maps

7/21/2022 Cross Neighborhood Coalition Letter to Mayor Eric Adams re: Shelter & Social Service Facility Siting – The Cross Neighborhood Coalition (covering Fordham Hill, BX; Crown Heights and East New York, BK; Chinatown, Harlem, Kips Bay and Midtown West, MN) is made up of community organizations from different parts of the city that share common concerns regarding shelter siting and over-saturation of social service facilities within their respective neighborhoods.

6/30/2022 Letter to Gov. Kathy Hochul re: Mental Health Bill to Increase the Number of In-patient Mental Health Care Options

8/4/2021 Letter to Elected Officials, NYC Department of Transportation Commissioner Henry Gutman and NYC City Planning Commission Chair Marisa Lago re: Permanent Open Restaurants Program

12/29/2021 Letter to Independent Redistricting Commission re: Redistricting

Press

HKNC Op-Eds

11/29/2020 Hell’s Kitchen can’t stand this heat: De Blasio needs a plan to deal with homeless here, by Maria Ortiz & Joe Restuccia, NY Daily News

HKNC in the News

12/12/2020 Drug users, accused murderers giving advice on NYC lawlessness, by James Thompson, Report Door

12/3/2020 Exclusive Video Shows Fights, Drug Use at Hell’s Kitchen Hotels Housing the Homeless by Courtney Gross, NY1 & Tweet

10/20/2020 Hell’s Kitchen residents demand that city strengthen homeless services, by amNY News & The Villager

10/19/2020 Lucerne Hotel homeless win court order barring their move downtown for now, By Nolan Hicks, Sam Raskin, Julia Marsh and Priscilla DeGregory, NY Post

10/16/2020 Another Group Raises Concerns About Relocation Of Homeless To Hotels, by Mirela Iverac, WNYC News