Caroline Lewis

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NY gave these weed entrepreneurs a leg up. Now, they could face financial ruin.

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

WNYC/Gothamist spoke to half a dozen CAURD license holders about what they could lose financially and emotionally after a New York judge indefinitely paused their business openings.


NYC had one of the world's deadliest COVID outbreaks in 2020. What lessons have we learned?

Thursday, August 31, 2023

A new report says New York City's initial COVID-19 wave hit weeks earlier than initially reported and says leaders should apply lessons from spring 2020 to prepare for the next pandemic.


NYC's Medicare Advantage Switch on Hold

Monday, July 10, 2023

A judge has paused New York City's push to move municipal retirees onto Medicare Advantage plans.

Bronx’s first overdose prevention center delayed over NIMBYism, lack of public funding

Wednesday, June 28, 2023

St. Ann’s Corner of Harm Reduction is working to open the first overdose prevention center in the Bronx. But the plan is facing delays amid the quest for community buy-in and funding.


Your Guide to Finding Affordable Mental Healthcare in New York City

Monday, May 15, 2023

How to find affordable mental healthcare in New York City.

NYC offers nearly 100 free fitness classes. We tried a few to see what they’re like.

Wednesday, May 03, 2023

Out of shape and on a budget? This spring, revive your workout routine with Shape Up NYC.


COVID-19 upended NYC’s nursing workforce. 3 years later, hospitals are trying to rebuild it.

Tuesday, April 04, 2023

While workforce data shows new nurses are entering the profession in large numbers, those monitoring health care trends said staffing gaps remain at NYC hospitals.


Overdose prevention centers save lives but remain in legal limbo, as NYC moves toward expansion

Friday, March 03, 2023

The NYC health commissioner explains how City Hall plans to support supervised injection sites and other portions of a new initiative to reduce overdose deaths 15% by 2025.


Thousands of nurses in New York City began striking today for a fair contract

Monday, January 09, 2023

Thousands of nurses began striking Monday at two of New York City's biggest hospitals. They have already disrupted patient care, but nurses say they won't return until they get a fair contract.


The Latest on the Nurses Strike

Monday, January 09, 2023

With nurses at two area hospitals are on strike this morning as negotiations break down over the issue of staffing ratios, two guests and callers discuss the issues.

Thousands of nurses at 2 NYC hospitals are on strike after negotiations fail

Monday, January 09, 2023

The New York State Nurses Association announced the strikes early Monday morning after late-night bargaining failed. The nurses are striking at Montefiore Hospital and Mount Sinai Hospital.


What New Yorkers need to know as thousands of NYC nurses begin strike

Monday, January 09, 2023

Roughly 7,100 nurses are poised to walk off the job Monday.


People who use illegal drugs in New York City can now find out exactly what's in them

Thursday, January 05, 2023

Overdose deaths have soared in recent years, in part to the rise of fentanyl. A pilot program uses spectrometry to tell users of illegal drugs what, exactly, is in the drugs they are planning to take.


Legal Cannabis Sales Begin in NYC

Wednesday, January 04, 2023

New York State's first cannabis dispensary opens and what New Yorkers should expect next in the rollout. 

A new policy in New York City makes it easier for homeless people to be forcibly hospitalized

Sunday, December 04, 2022

In New York City, Mayor Eric Adams plans to move homeless people with seeming mental illness to hospitals, possibly involuntarily.


What forced psychiatric hospitalization is like in New York City, as Mayor Adams pushes for more

Friday, December 02, 2022

The practice has long been in place for people considered threatening, and some in the mental health community say it often fails to leave patients better off.


NY's cannabis licenses to land Monday — but a court ruling could exclude Brooklyn

Friday, November 18, 2022

Parts of New York will be off limits to recreational dispensaries for the time being after an entrepreneur won a federal injunction against the state’s equity program.


The Brooklyn barber whose home has become a haven for Venezuelan migrants

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

For years, a Bushwick barber has helped Venezuelan immigrants. With the recent influx of asylum-seekers, his assistance is more crucial than ever.


NY’s first marijuana harvest prioritizes sustainability over consumer appeal

Thursday, October 06, 2022

WNYC takes a tour of a marijuana farm in Long Island as the first harvest starts to come in.


NYC struggles to staff paramedics, EMTs as emergency response times grow longer

Friday, September 23, 2022

Some EMS workers say they often balance overtime with second or third jobs to make ends meet. 

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