This story originally appeared on Grist and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration. On a hot summer day in New York City last July, Ajohntae Dixon was studying at home when he began struggling to breathe. With no air conditioning in his apartment, the temperature inside surged, and the 15-year-old’s gasping quickly progressed into a full-blown asthma attack under the oppressive heat. He took his inhaler and then tried his nebulizer, but he was still fighting for air. By 8 p.m., Dixon was in the emergency room. And after that overnight hospital stay, he and his mom installed air conditioners in each of their rooms to cut the chances he would have to go back. “I’m not a huge fan of hospitals,” says Dixon, who lives in the Bronx neighborhood of Hunts Point. Dixon is homeschooled, but he’s an active teenager and a budding leader in his community. He participates in a “social circus” supported by Cirque du Soleil, where he … [Read more...] about How New York City Is Tackling Extreme Heat in a Warming World
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Andy Kiersz, provided by Published 10:27 am PDT, Sunday, July 8, 2018 turtix/Shutterstock New York City contains dozens of neighborhoods across its five boroughs: Brooklyn, Manhattan, Staten Island, Queens, and the Bronx. Residents of those neighborhoods speak an abundance of languages. Using census data from the Minnesota Population Center, we found the three most commonly spoken languages in each neighborhood. New York is a city of neighborhoods, and those neighborhoods have a diverse array of people from all over the world. Recommended Video: Now Playing: You'd have been hard-pressed to find anywhere in New York City that wasn't sweltering on Monday—Day 3 of a heat wave—but Manhattan's Lower East Side isn't just hot; it's one of the hottest neighborhoods in the five boroughs. Media: Fox5 The Census Bureau's American Community Survey provides a picture of several demographic, economic, and social characteristics of the US population. One of … [Read more...] about The 3 most common languages in every New York City neighborhood
caption The first wave of runners make their way across the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge during the start of the New York City Marathon. source Reuters//Lucas Jackson New York City includes dozens of neighborhoods across its five boroughs: Brooklyn, Manhattan, Staten Island, Queens, and the Bronx. Those neighborhoods draws people from around the world, and a plethora of languages are spoken by residents. Using Census data from the Minnesota Population Center, we found the three most commonly spoken languages in each NYC neighborhood. People from all over the world come to live and work in New York City, and that shows up in the wide variety of languages spoken in the city. The Census Bureau’s American Community Survey provides a picture of several demographic, economic, and social characteristics of the US population. One of the questions on the survey asks respondents what language they mainly speak at … [Read more...] about The 3 most commonly spoken languages in every New York City neighborhood
New York City's storied Chelsea Hotel isn't famous for its rooms, but for the people who slept inside them. The gritty, sometimes sketchy, establishment housed everyone from writer Mark Twain to painter Jackson Pollock and musician Jimi Hendrix. Next week, some remarkable artifacts from the Chelsea's heyday are going up for auction. Inside those rooms New York City's dreamers, creators and movement makers crafted a mecca for artistic freedom. Jim Georgiou moved there in 2001 and called it home for 10 years. He is now trying to hold on to all of its memories. In 2012, the iconic hotel closed and new owners started to renovate. Georgiu contacted them to see what they were planning to do with the hotel's doors and learned they were planning to throw them out. "It was an impulse protective thing to wanna get the doors. But in our heart of hearts, we knew they were something special," he said. "Living history. And I lived there, and there was a sentiment. I was living on the … [Read more...] about Doors from New York City’s famed Chelsea Hotel head to auction
New York City is in the middle of a transportation nervous breakdown. Never before have city dwellers had so many options for getting around — subway, bus, bike, ferry, taxi, and every sharing app under the sun — and never have commutes been so hellacious. In the midst of all this chaos comes the Ford Motor Company, tossing one more transit option onto the pile in the hopes that it will help make the simple act of getting from Point A to Point B a little less suicide-inducing. Starting soon, Ford is launching its on-demand shuttle bus service Chariot in New York City. The self-described microtransit service will start out in preplanned service areas in Manhattan and Brooklyn, eventually adding routes in additional neighborhoods based on customer crowdsourcing. It’s not a new idea — Via, an app-based communal bus service, has been operating in the city since 2015 — but Chariot has high hopes that its approach to ride-sharing will catch on. Chariot first … [Read more...] about Can Ford fix New York City’s transportation crisis with a crowdsourced shuttle bus?