Patterson Playground is central to coordinated drug treatment approach

Patterson Playground is central to coordinated drug treatment approach

Health, Parks November 9, 2018 at 5:04 pm 0 comments

According to records maintained by the Bronx Opioid Collective, the group has referred 15 people to detox and five to rehab in the three months that it’s set up shop Thursday mornings on a row of benches that partially ring the crisply maintained ballfield in Patterson Playground.

Photo by Emma Davis

Rats run wild in NYCHA complexes

Health, Housing October 26, 2018 at 10:32 am 0 comments

Rats aren’t unique to local public housing complexes, but they’re one of the many signs of disrepair at area NYCHA developments.

Program offers plain talk about sex and STDs for young people

Program offers plain talk about sex and STDs for young people

Education, Health August 14, 2018 at 4:13 pm 0 comments

Sexually transmitted disease rates rose among all age groups in the city, from 452 per 100,000 people in 2014 to 497 per 100,000 in 2016. STD rates per 100,000 among young adults increased from 1,811 to 1,929 in the same period.

Photo Courtesy of MICRO

Small wonders at Lincoln Hospital

Health July 12, 2018 at 8:26 am 0 comments

The Smallest Mollusk Museum, an interactive mini-museum about the size of a refrigerator, is turning heads in the lobby of Lincoln Hospital, while turning young people onto science through an educational initiative that documents the history of invertebrates.

Photo: Vanessa

Park-goers adjust to new syringe disposal boxes

Health, Parks June 19, 2018 at 6:54 pm 0 comments

Some South Bronx residents consider the city’s plan to install syringe disposal boxes in their parks a mixed bag. They know something must be done, but not everyone is sure this is the right approach. 

Van Asher Photo by Joe Hirsch

City shoots for safe injection site in Longwood

Government, Health May 23, 2018 at 8:05 pm 0 comments

A prominent Mott Haven business booster agrees that Longwood is a bad place to put the site, and has a suggestion for the mayor: Put it in The Hub.

Photo: Paula Moura

South Bronx is new home for some hurricane victims

Government, Health March 4, 2018 at 7:07 pm 0 comments

People displaced by extreme weather events caused by climate change have no legal protections, said an attorney at the Sabin Center for Climate Law. In contrast, the captains of industry whose businesses, environmental experts argue, are at the root of these catastrophes in the first place, receive every possible break.

Lidia Gomez prepares soup at her bodega on Courtlandt Avenue. Photo: Paula Moura

Ad campaign helps bodegas promote healthy food

Health February 25, 2018 at 5:49 pm 0 comments

The coalition’s goal is to prevent obesity and diabetes, two familiar scourges in the neighborhood.