During the first debate of the 2017 election, Mayor de Blasio said his ambitious plan for developing 400,000 affordable housing units would solve the crisis. Unfortunately, solving the problem is far more complicated than adding more affordable housing.
New Year, same Andrew Cuomo. In an effort to – once again – upstage NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio, Governor Cuomo moves the fight into the streets.
We must acknowledge educational equity as the civil rights issue of our time. Our own moral shortcoming renders us craven in the face of interest group politics.
According to a 2012 report, obesity is, “the leading cause of preventable death—second only to tobacco” in New York City. The vast majority of city dwellers (3.5 million people—or 58% of adults) are overweight or obese, pushing obesity and obesity-related conditions to “epidemic” proportions. Creating a healthier New York is clearly a public health priority, so why have efforts to address this devastating—and preventable—cause of death been so unsuccessful?