Community Board No. 2, Manhattan, New York City

Board & Office Operations Manhattan

Welcome to Community Board No. 2

The District Office is open from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday.

The District office is responsible for receiving and resolving complaints from community residents and addressing local issues at our District Service Cabinet meeting with City agencies. The board office produces a monthly calendar of meetings that notifies the community on the issues and applications that are being discussed for the month. The Board office compiles pertinent materials and information for the committee chairs.

The office also processes the applications and distributes the resolutions voted on by the Board for sidewalk cafés, liquor licenses, landmark buildings, zoning matters, and permits for block parties and street fairs. In addition, the Board office will give constituents referrals to other organizations that could provide the specific services that are not within the Board office’s capability.

Community Board Staff

Bob Gormley, District Manager, administers the Board office and is the principal liaison with various City agencies involved in CB2 affairs. He further chairs the monthly District Service Cabinet meeting at which representatives from various City agencies and elected officials address issues of concern within the community. The District Manager additionally oversees the Board operating budget expenditures and prepares drafts as well as the annual report submitted to the Mayor and the City Council. Mr. Gormley reports on all of these matters at the monthly CB#2 Executive Committee meeting.


Josh Thompson, Assistant District Manager, acts as the point person for complaints made by CB2 constituents; prepares the District Service Cabinet meeting minutes; and supports the work of the Quality of Life (street activities in particular), Land Use/Housing, and the Economic Development/Small Business committees. The Assistant District Manager also helps maintain the website and fills in for the District Manager when necessary.


Florence Arenas, Community Coordinator, compiles comprehensive information for the State Liquor Authority and Landmarks committees and serves as the primary contact for the applicants. The Community Coordinator also prepares and distributes the Full Board minutes and assists in managing constituent inquiries. In addition, she compiles and distributes CB#2 resolutions to the city agencies.


Eva Mai, Community Assistant, books all CB2 meeting locations, maintains the website content; pays the bills; and supports all other committees (Traffic/Transportation, Parks/Waterfront, Schools/Education, Arts/Insitutions, and Social Services), working groups, and task forces.


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