Healthcare

Parents Say Report of Lead Found in City’s School Is Overblown

Parents Say Report of Lead Found in City’s School Is Overblown

 By Allison Lau and Katryna Perera Nestled between Manhattan and Queens is a small island that has been receiving more attention than usual–Roosevelt Island. To be precise, the island’s school–P.S./I.S. 217. It’s been in the headlines with reports of water laced with lead at the levels seen in Flint, Mich. Specifically, the New York Department of Water […]

Does Helicopter Noise Bother Veterans More than Others?

Does Helicopter Noise Bother Veterans More than Others?

Last year, more than 59,000 tourism helicopter flights took off from the Downtown Manhattan Heliport.  New York City residents have plenty to say about those flights; the noise distracts park-goers and disturbs veterans, the emissions from helicopters are bad for the environment, the minimal screening for passengers poses a security risk to the city. On […]

Zika Scare: The Vacation Factor

Zika Scare: The Vacation Factor

With 31 travel-related cases of infections from the Zika virus reported in the U.S since 2015, many vacationers have become wary of traveling where the virus runs rampant – the Caribbean and parts of Central and South America. Travel companies across the country are scrambling to satisfy customers who have suddenly changed their minds.

Bridging The Health Care Gap In Sunset Park

Bridging The Health Care Gap In Sunset Park

Once a month, a door opens on Third Avenue in Brooklyn’s Sunset Park. It is easy to pass by without taking notice, but for the people who do walk in, they find services that are hard to come by. The open door leads to Academy of Medical and Public Health Services, a non-profit organization that […]