public health

Recent Headlines
Chelsea »

PHOTOS: Cooling Centers Offer a Chance to Cool Down, Play Games

On hot days, the Hudson Guild center at 119 Ninth Ave. is open and air-conditioned until 8 p.m.

Chelsea »

'Rat Academy' Seeks To Counter Growing Rodent Problem in Chelsea

City Councilman Corey Johnson said his office is fielding an increased number of rat complaints.

Williamsburg »

City Too Slow to Warn of Health Dangers After Williamsburg Fire, Locals Say

Williamsburg's industrial history makes it unclear how chemicals could be impacting health, they said.

Jackson Heights »

Police Will Limit Use of Condoms as Evidence, NYPD Says

The policy shift is a victory for advocates who said the rule unfairly targeted some New Yorkers.

New York City »

Smoking Age Could Rise to 21 Under New City Legislation

New Yorkers could be allowed to vote and serve in the military at age 18 but be forbidden from smoking.

Civic Center »

Downtown Denny's 'Not Healthy,' Mayor Says

Eating Denny's is "not healthy for you," the mayor said, but he will not block the diner from opening.

West Village »

Styrofoam Ban Being Eyed by City Sanitation Department

Proposed restrictions would apply to businesses, a sanitation department official said Monday.

Upper East Side »

East 86th Street Rallies to Clean Up Trash After Doe Fund's Departure

The East 86th Street Association has rallied to clean up trash after the Doe Fund's departure.

New York City »

New Yorkers Want Crackdown on Alcohol Abuse, Poll Finds

A majority of voters support a crackdown on alcohol abuse, a new poll finds.

Norwood »

Montefiore Medical Center Spreads Health Message — By Text Message

Montefiore's new "Bronx4Bronx," program sends health tips to patients via text message.

Crown Heights »

Anti-Violence Organization Celebrates Brooklyn Day With Block Party

SOS Crown Heights hosts an anti-crime cookout Thursday as part of its Kickoff to a Safe Summer.

New York City »

Councilmembers Defend Munching on Junk Food While Debating Drink Ban

Some Councilmembers said they're entitled to eat whatever they want during lengthy hearings.

Harlem »

Operation SNUG Gets New Headquarters in Harlem

The program, which uses ex-gang members to prevent violence, has a new home at 653 Lenox Ave.