The Manhattan Community Board 8 is a New York City community board encompassing the Upper East Side, including the neighborhoods of Lenox Hill, Yorkville, 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 Chair is Alida Camp and its District Manager is Will Brightbill.
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 2 square miles (5.2 km2).
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