We broke down the number of people dying at work (using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics) and compared it to the population of each state. Darker colors mean a higher rate of on-the-job deaths. Not looking too good, North Dakota.
A farmer tries to cut his carbon footprint by moving food by sail from Vermont down to New York City. Environmentally sustainable, yes. But economical?
One man has been trying to hold an outdoor market for six years—against the Bloomberg administration’s development policy. Robert LaValva and volunteers stage a renegade market every month on land that’s waiting to be turned into condos.
Teens end in Youth Court at the discretion of a police officer who arrests them, or after a referral from criminal court. Data suggests that these types of community-based programs do a better job reintegrating youth into their communities than the formal justice system. But the programs are limited in their ability to address the causes of youth crime.
The Brooklyn Sandwich Society sources its food and decor as close to the restaurant as possible.
An Upper East Side medical center known for treating star athletes and baby boomers is expanding its footprint outside the city. But first, state regulators order the elite institution to serve more Medicaid patients.
But will Amazon gift cards spur healthy behaviors?
One hospital tried to close a campus and got hauled into court by disapproving locals. Another attempted to expand, but neighbors said no way. When it comes to health care, community activism is now standard operating procedure.
John Qualter’s BioDigital Human provides hospitals and med schools with a 3-D atlas of human anatomy.
Health clinics inside drugstores, which offer immunizations and treatment for minor conditions, have exploded nationwide but largely bypassed New York. That’s about to change.
TerraTech Corp., a publicly traded company that specializes in hydroponic plant cultivation, has set up an east coast division and is looking at New York sites. Lawmakers move closer to some legalization.
Hospitals in states where medical pot is legal have steered clear of distributing the drug for fear of running afoul of federal laws—and possibly losing government funding.