TODAY’S FORECAST: Thursday: Abundant sunshine. High 58. Winds SSW at 15 to 25 mph. Thursday night: Mainly clear. Low 49. Winds SSW at 15 to 25 mph.
TODAY’S FORECAST: Monday: Cloudy early, then off and on rain showers for the afternoon. High 51. Winds SE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 80%. Monday night: Rain likely. Low 47. Winds SE at 15 to 25 mph. Rainfall around a half an inch.
A Hillcrest High School student recently exposed to tuberculosis is receiving treatment and recovering, officials said, as cases of the potentially deadly bacterial infection in the city rise for the first time in a decade.
The Health Department is warning customers of Chinatown seafood markets in Queens and other parts of the city about an outbreak of a rare skin infection.
Despite citations, several swine owners are refusing to fork over the pork. State Senator Tony Avella wants to overturn city guidelines prohibiting residents from owning domesticated pigs as pets after constituents squealed for support. “I try to get the city to crack down on illegal construction, illegal contractors where workers have died, where neighboring property [...]
A rogue bed bug made its way behind enemy lines. Officials discovered a single bed bug on the 19th floor of the Queens branch of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Building in Long Island City on Friday, September 28. According to a Health Department spokesperson, there was no evidence of [...]
Though Plan B, also known as the “morning-after” pill, has been dispensed at select New York City high schools since January 2011, its availability was not widely reported until recently. The pilot program, which also provides birth control to students, started with five schools then expanded to nine more at the start of the 2011-2012 [...]
Days after the first human case of West Nile virus was identified, the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene announced they will spray larvicide in three Queens neighborhoods. A Staten Island man was the first confirmed human case of the West Nile virus this year, after 11 were diagnosed with the virus a year ago. [...]
With summer in the city comes humidity, mosquitoes and the threat of West Nile Virus. To help control the mosquitoes, the city’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene will apply larvicide by helicopter to locations throughout Queens, the Bronx and Staten Island beginning today. The locales are marshy, non-residential areas that are natural breeding grounds [...]
With summer in the city comes humidity, mosquitoes and the threat of West Nile Virus. To help fight the spread of the virus, the city’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene will apply larvicide by helicopter to locations throughout Queens, the Bronx and Staten Island beginning today. The locales are marshy, non-residential areas that are [...]