Concerned citizens gathered at Hunts Point Riverside park on Monday, urging Gov. Andrew Cuomo not to build off-ramps between the Sheridan and Edgewater Road.
Rivera says that soon after The Hole was closed, drug dealers sold her heroin that she tested and found positive for fentanyl, a cheap, potent opioid that dealers often use to stretch out batches.
Recent research highlights the mental health benefits the Leon family experiences in the garden. One theory is that nature does not require focused attention. Scientists also point out that green spaces create a positive environment for developing strong social relations and avoiding loneliness, a major trigger of mental and physical illness.
While the neighborhood is trying to buck its food desert status, diabetes and unhealthy food still abound, and fresh, healthy options remain scarce. But here, students say the garden has improved their eating habits and changed their perception of plants.
Ever since their defeat at the Senior Swim Olympics this past summer, the St. Mary’s Senior Marlins have dedicated themselves to reclaiming their 2016 Champion status, but say that lack of access to the pool at St. Mary’s Rec Center is holding them back.
The city is installing 40 blue light “help points” in city parks, including Soundview Starlight Concrete Plant and Pugsley Creek parks.