Manhattan Community Board 1
The Manhattan Community Board 1 is a local government unit of the city of New York, encompassing the neighborhoods of Battery Park City, the Financial District, the South Street Seaport, and TriBeCa in Lower Manhattan in the borough of Manhattan as well as Liberty Island, Ellis Island and Governors Island. It is bounded by Baxter Street and the East River on the east, Upper New York Bay on the south, the Hudson River on the west and Canal Street on the north.
Manhattan Community Board 1's current Chairwoman is Catherine McVay Hughes and its staff includes: District Manager Noah Pfefferblit, Director of Land Use and Planning Michael Levine, Deputy Director of Land Use and Planning Diana Switaj, Community Liaison Evan Lacher, and Community Coordinator Lucy Acevedo.
As of the United States Census, 2010, the Community Board has a population of 60,978, up from 34,420 in 2000, 25,366 in 1990, and 15,918 in 1980. Of them (as of 2010), 40,810 (66.9%) are white non-Hispanic, 2,595 (4.3%) are African American, 10,627 (17.4%) Asian or Pacific Islander, 55 (0.1%) American Indian or Native Alskan, 264 (.4%) of some other non-Hispanic race, 1,780 (2.9%) of two or more non-Hispanic races, 4,847 (7.9%) of Hispanic origins. 5.6% of the population benefit from public assistance as of 2011, down from 9.6% in 2005.
The land area is 955.6 acres, or 1.5 square miles (3.9 km2).
- "Manhattan Community Board 1: About Community Board 1". The City of New York. Retrieved 24 April 2011.
- "Manhattan Community Board 1 Profile". The City of New York. Retrieved 24 April 2011.
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