FreshDirect Job Vows: At Odds with Environmental Claims?
The grocery deliverer says it will create thousands of jobs in the South Bronx, but that expansion disappears when the firm analyzes its environmental impact.
Report Sees Widespread Mold After Sandy
Community groups say a survey of households affected by the superstorm found that 60 percent report visible mold.
City Aims for Better Dental Health, Without a Dentist
A new ad campaign aims to get to kids to brush and avoid sugary drinks, but doesn't emphasize visiting the dentist—because access to affordable dental care is so spotty.
Deadline Nears For Superstorm Victims
Local centers for disaster aid will close on April 30.
Push to Address Possible Danger in Smoke Detectors
A popular kind of detector is poor at sensing certain types of fires. Some lawmakers want New York City to require property owners to also install a more expensive kind.
40 Percent of Sheepshead Firms Still Shut Post-Sandy
And more might be closing as their owners struggle to pay back loans they had to take out to repair damage from the flood.
Debate over Size of Brooklyn's Rat Problem, What to do About it
The city says there was no post-Sandy rat explosion. But rats are still a major complaint in several neighborhoods, as experts say New York could do more to rebuff rodents.
Canarsie Braces for Foreclosure Wave After Sandy
The neighborhood was a hotbed for defaults even before the superstorm's devastating flood. Now, advocates fear a flood of housing emergencies.
Advocates Pan City's Record on Disabilities
They claim policies from special ed to employment assistance to the Taxi of Tomorrow failed to increase opportunities for the disabled. City Hall says its reforms made a difference.
Disabled Say Non-Mayoral Agencies Also Fail
While advocates for the disabled have harsh criticism for Mayor Bloomberg, they also fault other government agencies not controlled by City Hall—especially the transit system.
Dueling Prescriptions for Brooklyn's Hospitals
The state wants to close and merge hospitals to shore up health-system finances. But front-line health providers say patients shouldn't pay the price for problems caused by government funding schemes.
Undocumented Immigrants Still In Post-Storm Limbo
Plans for how the city will spend federal aid are taking shape. The governor is discussing a massive buyout program in coastal areas. But some victims of the storm are still stuck without basic help.
D-Day for LICH Hospital
SUNY trustees are expected to vote Thursday to shutter Long Island College Hospital—the second Brooklyn medical facility pushed to the brink of collapse in the past three months.
Federal Cuts Hit HIV Work in Brooklyn
Brooklyn leads the city in new cases of HIV, but changes in funding mean local prevention and treatment programs face obstacles in getting their message out.
As Sandy Relief Efforts Fade, Crisis Far From Over
Worries about 40,000 displaced people have ebbed. But in buildings where garbage services are still scattered, or where mold remains a menace, the Sandy saga continues.
Subtle Differences Among Mayoral Hopefuls on Health
A forum on public health drew only four of the 10 people now in the race for mayor. Those who did come put unique spins on similar ideas.
Five Brooklyn Pols Sue Over Sandy Food Stamps
They're asking a state judge to overturn the Bloomberg administration's decision to offer federal disaster food assistance in only 12 of the 82 ZIP codes affected by the hurricane.
Sandy Triggers a Call: Free Lunch For All
In the immediate post-hurricane period, the school system made all lunches free. Food advocates would like to see the change made permanent—arguing health benefits justify the cost.
Graying City Means More Elder Abuse
Whether it takes the form of financial scams, emotional mistreatment or physical harm, advocates for New York's aged say the extent of elder abuse in the city dwarfs the resources available to combat it.
The 2012 Stories That Will Matter Most in 2013
We're not saying these are the best, worst, most popular, or happiest stories. But we think these 10 are the most likely to still be on our minds next year.
A Q&A on Post-Sandy Aid
FEMA. Occupy. SBA. The Brooklyn Recovery Fund. Red Cross. Rapid Repairs. Here are some quick facts about ways to get help after Hurricane Sandy.
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