New York City Health Department

NYC gun deaths drop more than 30 percent
NYC gun deaths drop more than 30 percent
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 4/29/2013 at 11:25AM

Firearm-related deaths in New York City declined more than 30 percent between 2000 and 2011, according to a new Health Department study. The number of deaths dropped from 524 in 2000 to 366 in 2011. The city’s firearm fatality rate is less than half that of the national rate, which showed no decline during the [...]

Lawsuit filed against NYC soda ban
Lawsuit filed against NYC soda ban
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 10/15/2012 at 2:25PM

A group of business associations have filed a lawsuit claiming that the New York City Board of Health does not have the authority to ban the sale of large-sized sodas and other sugary drinks, said one of the plaintiffs, the National Restaurant Association. “This lawsuit is about ensuring that the board of health respects the [...]