Tag: Health

Be a Part of History: Are You Ready To Boogie On The Boulevard One More Time This Sunday?

This Sunday from Noon to 4PM is your LAST CHANCE to Boogie on The Boulevard in 2015 for this 3 Sunday summer event which closes off the center lanes of The Grand Concourse between 161st and 167th Street—a full 7 city block stretch—transforming this area into a huge an approximately 4.75 acre recreational space filled with fitness and health activities, art, dancing, bike riding, skating, performing arts and so much more!

This Sunday will also have a special treat for everyone: Morris Perk will be stationed inside The Bronx Museum serving their popular Bronx Blend coffee, limeade, and delicious pastelitos (aka pastelillos aka empanadas) made locally right here in The Bronx supporting other Bronx women owned businesses! (The last two times Morris Perk served all of this deliciousness, they sold out so make sure to get there early before they are all sold out!

Medical & Public Health Experts Insist That Water Supply Should Have Been Tested; Virtually All Cases Stem From Drinking Supply

An article in City & State yesterday indicated that medical and health experts agree with exactly what Welcome2TheBronx has been saying since we first found out about the Legionnaires’outbreak in the South Bronx: The drinking water supply in the buildings of those infected should have been tested.

Welcome2TheBronx has been accused of spreading misinformation when we questioned the possibility of our drinking supply not being safe and the need for testing based on federal health and safety guidelines yet experts have come out saying it’s ridiculous that New York City Department of Health hasn’t done so.

More Sites Turn Up Positive For Legionella Including Manhattan in East Harlem and Brooklyn; Lincoln Hospital Nurse Speaks Out

The Banknote Building (which half of the building is leased by NYC’s HRA department serving people on public assistance), The Bronx Detective Bureau, Daughters of Jacob Nursing Home, and Department of Homeless Services Intake Center in The Bronx were found to have tested positive for Legionella as it has crossed over into East Harlem in Manhattan and found at Taino Towers as mandatory testing of cooling towers is now in effect.

Opera House Hotel Slams NYC Department of Health For Lack of Cooperation During City’s Largest Legionnaires’ Outbreak

The Opera House Hotel in Melrose, The South Bronx, one of the sites identified as having had a Legionella contaminated cooling tower in New York City’s largest outbreak of Legionnaires’ in city history, issued a statement today which slams New York City Department of Health due to officials who, “…have refused to provide us with any information.”

The Opera House Hotel also claims that NYC DOH has yet to tell the hotel that their water cooler tested positive.

Bronx Town Hall Meeting on Legionnaires’ Left More Questions Than Answers About NYC’s Largest Outbreak in its History

We’ve been through this before in The Bronx. We all know if this were happening in Manhattan, perhaps on the Upper East Side or any area below 96th Street, there would be more action and faster results than we are getting, but we’re not.

It’s still a tale of two cities when it comes to health disparities and issues.

The Bronx Museum was overflowing with concerned Bronx residents about the current Legionnaires’ outbreak in our borough—so much so that well over a hundred more could not get inside.

NYC Emergency Management Brings Mobile Office To The Bronx on August 4th

Just days after NYC Department of Health announced a Legionnaires’ outbreak in the South Bronx, New York City’s Office of Emergency Management is rolling out its mobile office to The Bronx, tomorrow, August 4th. The Mobile office will be deployed throughout the 5 boroughs over the month of August to educate New Yorkers on preparing for emergencies and will also distribute literature on Legionnaires’ Disease.

Legionnaires’ Death Toll Rises to 4; Number of Infected Now at 71 Cases—Is NYC Doing Enough?

With a 4th death, along with additional sites having been identified as contaminated with Legionella—the bacteria that causes Legionnaires disease—and additional cases of individuals who have contracted the infection, tonight’s Town Hall meeting at The Bronx Museum from 6PM – 8PM on the issue is going to have to answer a lot of questions.

Is the city doing enough? Is our drinking water really safe?

Tea Tasting, Yoga, & Massage at B-Well Studio, Tuesday, Feb 17th!

Join Morris Perk tomorrow at B-Well Studio for Tea Tasting, Yoga, & Massage! Morris Perk is teaming up with Ricks Roasters, and Loose Leaf Tea Company who’s sponsoring the event at Be-Well Studio.

Tea tasting will start at 6pm followed by yoga at 7pm. Chair massages will be available from 6-8pm!

This is a wonderful opportunity to support several local, small businesses all under one roof!

The Bronx is Buggin’ — Study Shows Borough Has Most Diverse Microbes In NYC’s Subway System

As most native New Yorkers, we tend to often not think about all the germs, microbes, and fauna that coats the subways and bus system we ride daily and depend on. We’re in such denial about them that it’s like breathing — we don’t think about it.

A new study from conducted Weill Cornell Medical College now reveals, that after 18 months of swabbing and collecting samples at every single subway station in New York City (except 2 in Brooklyn which were closed), The Bronx has the most diverse microbes in the entire system. But no need for alarm since most are not considered a danger with only 12% in that category but even then, researchers claimed there wasn’t enough of them for concern.

Brokenhearted? Have a Heart Condition? A Botánica May Offer a Cure

The New York Botanical Garden, along with Columbia University and local botánicas — long associated with Santeria and other similar religions from the Caribbean, teamed up together to explore how a botánica can function as a health care option in The Bronx.
“The botanicas don’t only serve health, but people’s well being,” explains Ina Vandebroek, an ethnobotanist at the New York Botanical Garden who has studied botánicas for years. “They correspond well with the definition offered by the World Health Organization that defines health not only as the state where there is absence of disease, but as the state where there is complete physical, emotional and social wellbeing. And that’s what botánicas do,” she says.