Dr. Oxiris Barbot. (Photo: Ed Reed/Mayoral Photography Office)BROOKLYN – NYC Health Commissioner Dr. Oxiris Barbot, who clashed with the mayor amid the pandemic, suddenly announced her resignation this morning. In her resignation letter, she wrote, “I leave my post today with deep disappointment that during the most critical public
(Mosquito — identified as an “ochlerotatus notoscriptus.”) Photo: JJ Harrison [http://firstname.lastname@example.org] via Wikimedia Commons.The City’s Health Department confirmed Tuesday that a Brooklyn man has been diagnosed with the year’s first human case of West Nile virus. The man, who has developed encephalitis [http://www.mayoclinic.
Photo by George BurshteynThe city is advising beachgoers to avoid swimming off Kingsborough Community College after health officials found high amounts of a dangerous bacteria traced to seagull poop. Tests found unsafe levels of Enterococci bacteria [http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK190420/], which can cause vomiting, diarrhea, respiratory
Coney Island Hospital, 2601 Ocean Parkway. (Source: Gregory Maizous)Amidst a shakeup following the death of a 47-year-old grandmother [/medical-examiner-investigating-whether-botched-diagnosis-caused-grandmothers-death-at-coney-island-hospital/] , two new executives have been added to Coney Island Hospital. New York City Health and Hospitals, the agency in charge of the embattled facility, announced it has instated Anthony Rajkumar
(Photo: Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade [https://www.flickr.com/photos/dfataustralianaid/10703811283/] / Flickr)The Health Department is targeting mosquito breeding grounds around Gerritsen Beach and Marine Park over the next three days in order to reduce the risk of a Zika or West Nile virus outbreak this summer.
Coney Island Hospital, 2601 Ocean Parkway. (Source: Gregory Maizous)The state Health Department hit Coney island Hospital with six violations for a botched treatment that lead to the death of a 47-year-old grandmother earlier this year, the Daily News reports [http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/brooklyn/coney-island-hospital-busted-brooklyn-grandmother-death-article-1.2598488] . The hospital
The Coney Island Wastewater Treatment Plant. (Photo: Google Maps)The revolting stench that blanketed parts of Sheepshead Bay and Gerritsen Beach earlier this year was caused by a mechanical failure at the Coney Island Wastewater Treatment Plant [http://www.nyc.gov/html/dep/html/dep_projects/cp_coney_island_plant.
The Coney Island Wastewater Treatment Plant. (Source: DEP)The rancid smell from the wastewater treatment plant over on Knapp Street has long been a nuisance [/sheepshead-bay-is-tops-in-poop-smell-complaints/] for residents in the area. However, following last month’s record-breaking blizzard [/volunteers-distribute-hot-food-to-neighbors-stranded-by-the-winter-storm/], neighbors say the stink has become intolerable and are calling on
Via Health DepartmentForty-five percent of Flatbush and Midwood residents are foreign-born, 54 percent are between the ages of 25 and 64, 77 percent say they are in good health, and the life expectancy of neighborhood residents is 81.5 years, according to the Brooklyn Community Health profile [http://www.nyc.
Erik Williams, Mindful Medical’s Director of Government Affairs, discusses their plan for a marijuana dispensary on 3rd Avenue with CB7. (Photo by Shannon Geis / South Slope News)The Community Board 7 [http://www.brooklyncb7.org/]Health and Mental Health Committee gave unanimous approval on Wednesday to a potential medical
After the city shut down La Crepe et La Vie [/blog/food/kostas-sky-life-butter-fashion-love-foster-avenue] (1715 Foster Avenue) at the end of January for operating with an expired food service establishment permit, the popular restaurant’s owner, Kostas Kormopoulos, said he has been devastated by the move – and he’s issuing some
An example of a bait station (Source: DOH)After a raccoon tested positive for rabies in Bensonhurst [http://www.bensonhurstbean.com/2014/08/raccoon-attacked-litter-feral-cats-16th-avenue-tested-positive-rabies-city-says/] last month, the city announced today that vaccine-treated bait will be placed around Southern Brooklyn to prevent the potential spread of the virus. Raccoons will be
An example of the infection in its earlier stages. These spots can grow into lesions and spread into the muscle tissue, making surgery necessary. (Source: CDC)At least 30 people have been diagnosed with a bacterial skin infection after handling raw fish at Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens Chinese markets, spurring
Marty Golden, (Photo By Erica Sherman)State Senator Marty Golden is hosting a town hall meeting tomorrow night for people in Sheepshead Bay, Manhattan Beach and Gerritsen Beach who were affected by Superstorm Sandy. Brooklyn News is reporting [http://www.brooklynews.com/2013/09/tomorrow-town-hall-meeting-for-those-affected-by-sandy-in-gerritsen-beach-sheepshead-bay-manhattan-beach/] that Golden has invited a
Republic City Council candidate John Quaglione. Source: FacebookRepublican John Quaglione opened his City Council campaign against Democratic incumbent Vincent Gentile with some heated rhetoric, according to a report [http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/bay-ridge-council-race-already-heating-2013-03-12-191500] by the Brooklyn Daily Eagle. “Our current council member has failed,” the publication reported Quaglione telling
(source: wikipedia.org)Cases of the infectious disease Shigellosis, or Shigella, have increased by as much as 11-fold in the Orthodox Jewish communities of Borough Park and Williamsburg, according to the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH). There are typically 200-300 cases of the diarrheal disease
Two Asian eateries were closed recently by the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene for unsanitary conditions, one of which received a staggering 105 violation points. New Star Seafood Restaurant at 1217-1221 Avenue U was closed after a laundry list of violations was issued in at least 15 areas. Just