It’s about time the Bronx gets healthy
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BY ALEX MITCHELL
It’s time for the Bronx to
take a new, enthusiastic approach
on healthy living.
For years now, the borough
has been nicknamed “62”
since it ranks 62 out of 62 as
the least healthy county in the
state of New York.
It doesn’t have to be that
Now, the Bronx has rallied
for its cause and people are answering.
The demand for renovations
to parks and adding of
green space throughout the
borough has been a major
city initiative, which will inadvertently
bring a higher
quality of life to all our residents.
A proposed greenway that
would run along the Major
Deegan Expressway could
connect the borough to the
Hudson Valley bringing bicycle
trails, scenic views and
fresh air to the borough.
The offi cial, $100 million
grand reopening of Roberto
Clemente State Park in Morris
Heights is a perfect example of
how beautiful and green the
borough can be.
Hunts Point, a section
of the south Bronx that’s
been victim to skyrocketing
asthma rates, poor air quality
caused by idling trucks is a
problem that’s being rectifi ed
as well. A clean, eco-friendly
truck program recently enacted
by Attorney General Letitia
James is a much needed
breath of fresh air to the south
Th neighborhoods bordering
the home to the largest
produce market in the country
can’t even access their
own fresh fruits and vegetables.
But that will be changing
soon with the introduction
of a brand new Hunts Point
Produce Market distribution
center which will feature a
sprawling farmer’s market.
Access to that kind of
healthy food has also increased
around the borough.
With healthy options like
Next Stop Vegan setting up
shop in the borough, making
the Bronx more nutritious is
a mission that needs to be supported
in both the public and
Now, it’s up to the Bronx to
continue getting better. Utilize
these new assets and keep
petitioning and pushing for
more and more. Attend community
health events, inquire
to where fresh produce is
available nearest to you, and
utilize green space and bicycle
trails throughout the borough.
It may sound reminiscent
to a Smokey the Bear fi re
warning, but really, only you
can make the Bronx a healthier
Lead by example, show colleagues
and peers that it’s only
a misnomer that the Bronx
can’t have an improved and
healthier quality of life.