all stories tagged "health"


Ruth Browne, CEO of Arthur Ashe Institute
October 24, 2012 3:50 PM | Comments
Browne is the architect of many programs that bring preventive health measures to underserved communities in New York and elsewhere.VIDEO
Hermie Fraser, owner of Hermie's in East Flatbush, Brooklyn, was trained by the Arthur Ashe Institute to share health information with her clients.  Photo MetroFocus.
Christina Knight  |  October 24, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment

Educating New York’s black community about health threats is the core mission of the Brooklyn-based Arthur Ashe Institute. Salon owners and CEO Ruth Browne explain their work.

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Georgia Kral  |  October 19, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
An Arthur Ashe Institute health program bets on the close relationship between barber and client.VIDEO
An adoptable pet who visited City Hall in 2010 for the announcement of a major grant to the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals, a coalition of more than 160 animal rescue groups and shelters that work with Animal Care & Control of NYC. Image courtesy of City Limits.
Jillian Jonas for City Limits  |  October 9, 2012 11:55 AM | Comments
The executive director and director of operations of New York's Animal Care & Control resigned last week as the city's shelter system faces criticism and a key court fight.
An airplane passes over an apartment building on its way to LaGuardia Airport. The FAA and Port Authority have soundproofed many of the schools around the city's airports, researcher Charlotte Clark said nobody is really sure how effective these measures are. AP/Frank Franklin
John Farley  |  August 28, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
How do you reduce noise in one of the loudest cities in the world?
gun sculpture
Jarrett Murphy for City Limits  |  August 24, 2012 12:10 PM | 1 Comment
After two Supreme Court decisions clarifying the right to bear arms, many thought New York state and city gun restrictions would be the next target. So far, challenges have been few.
Brazil Rio+20
John Farley  |  August 23, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Do NYC urban planners have infrastructure and environmental advice for slum-filled cities in other parts of the world?
Teens working on a wheel in the Recycle a Bicycle shop. Photo courtesy of Recycle a Bicycle
John Farley  |  August 21, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
New York City's cycling organizations are creating healthier kids, as well as the next generation of transportation activists.
Photo courtesy of Cornell.
Georgia Kral  |  August 20, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
The trend toward urban farming in NYC has some wondering: how safe is the soil?
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Georgia Kral  |  August 15, 2012 5:20 PM | 1 Comment
Older pedestrians in the tri-state area have a disproportionately high fatality rate in traffic accidents.VIDEO
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