Residents and community leaders are pushing for the redevelopment of the city-owned public market to address the scarcity of fresh foods in East Harlem, where two in three adults are overweight or obese.
Some East Harlem residents are concerned a planned mall will bring more pollution to their neighborhood, where one in four children has asthma.
East Harlem has the highest rate of asthma in the country, with household mold being one of the leading causes.
Pension problems are leaving experienced nurses like Mercedes Herman mulling an early retirement.
The ASPCA offers mobile clinics where dog and cats can be spayed or neutered for free or at low cost.
The city is aggressively advertising its regulation forcing restaurant chains to post calorie information on menu boards.
When his local food pantry began cutting back on its allotments, Jimmy Escobar got moving – on his bike.
The side of a building on 125th Street and Broadway has become a focal point of AIDS awareness in Harlem.