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Public Hospitals in Critical Condition

May 28, 2009

Photo (c) jag9889 Woodhull Hospital in East New York Four clinics are set to shut, four mental health programs in New York City public schools won't be around next year, and three

 

Council Takes a Bite Out of Bed Bugs

Mar 12, 2009

Photo from wiki commons The City Council tried to bite bed bugs back Wednesday when it unanimously approved legislation spurring the city to investigate the epidemic. The bill requires the city form

 

A Food Policy for New York

Mar 04, 2009

Photo (cc) the T bone Increasing the availability fresh produce, like these apples at Union Square Greenmarket, is one small piece of New York's public health policy. Food policy, nutrition and public

 

Know Your Invasive Critters

Aug 11, 2008

Photo (cc) Wally Gobetz QUAKER PARROT Myiopsitta monachus Also known as: Quaker Parakeet, Monk Parakeet Native home: Argentina Came to U.S.: Through Kennedy airport Threat: Utility companies say the birds' huge

 

Can Planners Help New Yorkers Eat Better?

Jun 12, 2008

Photo (cc) Adam Kuban The City Planning Supermarket Need Index indicates that more neighborhood market options are needed in high-density areas such as northern Manhattan, the south Bronx, and central Brooklyn. On

 

Courtney Gross

Jun 02, 2008

Photo (cc) Ottmar Liebert Six months ago, Prison Health Services -- the private, for profit company that manages health care in 10 of the city's 11 jails -- got a

 

Rating Health Care Behind Bars

Jun 02, 2008

  Photo (cc) Ottmar Liebert Six months ago, Prison Health Services -- the private, for profit company that manages health care in 10 of the city's 11 jails -- got a

 

A More Secure Way to Feed the City

Apr 28, 2008

Photo by Amanda Hickman from Greene Acres Community Garden in Bedford-Stuyvesant.To ensure that the long-term food needs of the City of New York can be met, more of our food