Home » Archives by category » News » Health & Wellness

Youth Athletics Finds a New Field On The Hudson River

BY SALLY CURTIS | As more families move into Lower Manhattan, there is an ever-increasing demand for ballfields for youth team sports. Ballfield advocates are pitted against real estate interests and developers who want commercial development and tourist attractions like the Highline. The conflict is all the more acute since it is taking place in […]

BY TEQUILA MINSKY | It’s Saturday morning at the northern end of the Greenmarket in Tribeca — Greenwich near Duane Street — as a steady trickle of neighbors carrying paper or plastic bags dump their kitchen refuse. Bin after bin provided by GrowNYC and NYC Sanitation are filling up. This a city Compost Collection drop-off site […]

Continue reading …

BY GABE HERMAN | Just in time for the holiday giving spirit, 9/11 healthcare advocates presented a generous check to support firefighters who have been diagnosed with cancer. The $100,000 donation came from an anonymous donor and will go to the FDNY Foundation’s Fired Up for a Cure program, which supports current and retired firefighters […]

Continue reading …

BY GABE HERMAN | If you happened to see groups of half-naked people running through the streets of Lower Manhattan this past Saturday afternoon, there was no cause for alarm. It was the 2019 Undie Run, presented by the charity Movember and the men’s underwear company Saxx. Hundreds of men and women participated in the […]

Continue reading …

BY GABE HERMAN | As the East Side Coastal Resiliency (ESCR) Project begins its process through the City Council, there continues to be some community pushback, including a petition signed by over 1,800 local NYCHA tenants who oppose the current flood protection plan at East River Park. A group called NYCHA Speaks is behind the […]

Continue reading …

BY GABE HERMAN | Independent pharmacy owners rallied in late October at City Hall — and nine other cities throughout New York State — to support legislation that would increase regulations on prescription drug middlemen, who are known as pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs). The Oct. 23 rally at City Hall included hundreds of supporters and […]

Continue reading …

BY ELISE BIRKETT | In a city that less than a decade ago labelled honeybees as equally dangerous as hyenas and venomous snakes, beekeeping has become not only a hobby for many New York City residents, but a platform for bee conservation and food-insecurity education. In July, bees were declared the most important species on […]

Continue reading …

BY GABE HERMAN | The Henry Street Settlement held an Oct. 23 ribbon cutting on the Lower East Side for its newest building, the Dale Jones Burch Neighborhood Center. The center is the 18th program site for the nonprofit social services agency. It’s at 269 Henry St., a couple of doors down from the organization’s […]

Continue reading …

BY GABE HERMAN | A new city plan from the Office of Nightlife will address quality of life issues on the Lower East Side through a set of measures that include new rules for parking and trash removal, Mayor de Blasio announced on Tuesday. The plan, which also includes an awareness campaign to urge keeping […]

Continue reading …

BY GABE HERMAN | The Parks Department will not be lowering the fence height at the East Village’s Joseph C. Sauer Park after the community pushed back against the plan that was part of upcoming renovations. The decision was announced by Assembly Member Harvey Epstein and Councilwoman Carlina Rivera on Oct. 18, and Parks confirmed […]

Continue reading …
Page 1 of 30123Next ›Last »