Dozens Of Lead-Poisoned Kids Left In Their Contaminated NYCHA Apartments

Children from Harlem to Hollis, Queens remained in nearly three dozen public housing apartments potentially years after city inspectors discovered definitive evidence of lead paint in their homes from Harlem to Hollis. Continue Reading →

Harlem Council Member Rodriguez And Others Vote To Protect Residents From Hookah Danger

The New York City Council voted on a package of legislation regulating the use of hookah, including bills 1075-A and 1076-A introduced by Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez, and 139-C introduced by Council Member Vincent Gentile. Continue Reading →

Cycling Grows Faster Than Population; City Must Build More Protected Lanes

Statement of Paul Steely White, Transportation Alternatives:

New Yorker’s adoption of bicycling as transportation is growing at an unprecedented rate — much faster than population growth, with close to half a million New Yorkers getting on a bike every day – Continue Reading →

Funding Available For Residential Building Owners Seeking To Prevent Health Hazards

The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) and the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) remind building owners of free federal grants available to correct health hazards in buildings constructed before 1960. Continue Reading →

New Cases Of Legionnaires Disease Confirmed In Harlem

Rangel Houses in Harlem1A spokesman for the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has confirmed they are investigating two cases of Legionnaires disease at the Rangel Houses in Harlem. Continue Reading →

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