The Hell's Kitchen Neighborhood Association (HKNA) is a volunteer membership and advocacy organization that seeks to involve those who live and work in Hell’s Kitchen in the future of their community. HKNA addresses concerns about open space, traffic, air quality, the built environment, and affordable housing while striving to enrich the unique urban character in Hell's Kitchen South — 34th to 42nd Street, west of Eighth Avenue. Among its many projects that emphasize community participation, HKNA has held public discussions with city agencies, organized neighborhood events and tree planting, and, with the help of the Port Authority, has created two out of the three public green spaces in the neighborhood.

The Design Trust’s impact on Hell’s Kitchen was tremendous and amazing. Without the book and the conference, and Design Trust’s involvement in general, the project would have not had the same impact.

Meta Brunzena, Hell’s Kitchen Neighborhood Association