Chinatown – Lower East Side

Andrea Gordillo
Board Chair
Susan Stetzer
District Manager

Community Boards have an important advisory role in land use and zoning matters, City budget, municipal service delivery and many other matters. Please contact us with any community concerns.

February 2024 Calendar of Meetings

Full Board Meeting
Tuesday, February 27, 2024 - 6:30pm
Public School 20 - 166 Essex Street
This will be streamed at

Updates regarding asylum seekers operation

Many community groups have come together to try to meet needs of the asylum seekers at the center at St Brigid's on 7th St. We are working with City agencies and particularly with Commissioner Iscol of Emergency Management. At the Community Board 3 Board Meeting on February 27 Commissioner Zach Iscol of NYC Emergency Management (NYCEM) will update the community on the agency's asylum seeker operations and community engagement efforts in CB 3.

The meeting will be PS 20 at Essex and E. Houston Streets, Feb 27 at 6:30pm - the Commissioner is scheduled to speak at 7pm. The meeting will be in person but also streamed at Only board members can ask questions at the meeting but you may submit questions for the Commissioner at by February 23.

Please sign up by 6:30 to speak at Full Board Public Session. 4 speakers per side per issue may speak for 2 minutes each.

All community board meetings are open to the public.

The public is encouraged to attend and participate.

February 16 is the last day for the public to submit March agenda items