The Manhattan Community Board 8
is a local government unit of the city
of New York
, encompassing the neighborhood
of Upper East Side
, Lenox Hill
, and Roosevelt Island
in the borough of Manhattan
. It is delimited by the East River
on the east, 59th Street on the south, Central Park
on the west and 96th Street on the north.
Its current chairman is David G. Liston, and its district manager Elizabeth McKee.
As of 2000
, the Community Board has a population of 217,063, up from 210,880 in 1990
and 204,305 in 1980
. Of them (as of 2000), 179,355 (82.6%) are White non Hispanic, 6,907 (3.2%) are African-American
, 13,778 (6.3%) Asian
or Pacific Islander, 126 (0.1%) American Indian or Native Alaskan, 618 (0.3%) of some other race, 3,952 (1.5%) of two or more race, 3,253 (6.0%) of Hispanic origins. 4.8% of the population benefit from public assistance as of 2009, up from 2.8% in 2000.
The land area is 1,267 acres, or .