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The Harlem Hospital Center in Manhattan received 20 points out of 100 in Consumer Report's hospital ratings. Flickr/David.R.Carroll
John Farley  |  July 11, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
In their findings for New York state, two recent reports gave quite different safety ratings for individual hospitals.
This copepod created in a New Jersey Department of Agriculutre lab, was later released in Cape May County. Photo courtesy of the NJ Department of Agriculture.
Georgia Kral  |  July 11, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
The copepod, a tiny shrimp-like creature, is a weapon being wielded against a summertime annoyance.
Photo courtesy of the Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance
John Farley  |  July 9, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
On City of Water Day, the Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance will reintroduce New York to its lifeblood.
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Lindsay Armstrong  |  July 6, 2012 4:00 AM | 9 Comments
The MTA's plans to divert riders with disabilities to public transportation and taxis are being questioned by advocates.
John Paravalos paints at the Queens Museum ArtAccess program. Photo by Jessica Paravalos.
Georgia Kral  |  July 4, 2012 9:15 AM | Comments
The arts play a crucial role in educating the youth in the city, and are particularly valuable to children and teens with special needs. MetroFocus and NYC-ARTS look at some of the arts programming across the boroughs.VIDEO
A cyclist cruises down a New York City bike lane. Both houses of Congress passed a new transportation bill on Friday, which, according to the organization America Bikes, could reduce bike and pedestrian funding by 60 to 70 percent. Flickr/CarlosPacheco
John Farley  |  July 3, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
The bill, passed at the last minute in Congress, received both sighs of relief and strong negative reactions from law makers and transit advocates.
The New Jersey State Attorney General has described the abuse of prescription drugs, like OxyCodone, as an epidemic. According to a new survey, 70 percent of New Jersey parents recognize their own medicine cabinet is an access point for teen drug abuse. Photo courtesy of nopsa.hiit.fi
John Farley  |  June 19, 2012 4:46 PM | Comments
A survey by Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey found that parents realize their home medicine cabinets are an access point for drugs.VIDEO
The New Jersey State Attorney General has described the abuse of prescription drugs, like OxyCodone, as an epidemic. According to a new survey, 80 percent of New Jersey parents think kids are getting access to these drugs from medicine cabinets.the  AP/Toby Talbot
John Farley  |  June 15, 2012 4:00 AM | 147 Comments
Many doctors say a new system designed to curb prescription drug abuse could keep pills out of the hands of people in serious pain.
Under a plan being floated by the Cuomo administration, New York's Southern Tier region (dark blue) could be the only area in New York State where fracking will be permitted. Image courtesy of Empire State Development
John Farley  |  June 14, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
In the wake of large resistance to natural gas drilling, the controversial process may be confined to four counties. Lawmakers say many issues aren't being addressed.VIDEO
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James West and Tim McDonnell for Climate Desk  |  June 8, 2012 4:32 PM | Comments
As the Big Apple faces ever-hotter summers, officials are looking for ways to cool off in some of the only unused space left in a crowded city: rooftops.VIDEO
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