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 […]
A training session to learn to take on haters, in a time of rising hate
People with herpes feel they’re stigmatized, but some artists and entertainers find that talking about it openly helps.
Women on food stamps often have to make difficult choices, but some legislative efforts may make it easier.
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 […]
Healthcare experts see a gap between diagnosis and treatment
Brett Scudder is a one-man band for mental health support, particularly for young black men in the Bronx.
Many scientists say road salt poses a threat to the environment and infrastructure. One New Yorker won’t stop pestering her City Councilwoman until the city replaces salt with a less corrosive substitute.
The tropical disease from the southern hemisphere has infected a few people in the U.S., including three in New York City. Here’s what you should know.
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.
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 […]