How Calculated: Estimated number of adults classified as overweight or obese; based on the Body Mass Index (BMI) calculated from self-reported weight and height, expressed as a percent. A BMI between 25 and 29.9 is classified as overweight, and a BMI of 30 or greater is classified as obese.

Source: New York City Community Health Survey (CHS)

As Seen in a Bodega Window on ACP

Unhealthy Food Access – The Ratio of Bodegas to Supermarkets

Ah, the bodega…

The number of bodegas per supermarket within an area based on address of business.

Bodegas are defined as food purchasing establishments with less than 4,000 square foot and excludes specialty stores, such as bakeries and vitamin stores.

Supermarkets are defined as retail food purchasing establishments with greater than or equal to 10,000 square feet or have a chain supermarket name regardless of size. 

Source: NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets

Early Sunday Morning, Harlem

Lenox and 135th Street.

Bodega Cat

Sometimes, there is nothing more to say, other than this is my bodega’s cat wanting some attention.

Racial Healing Hub

Join the Harlem Wellness Center today by either dropping by the NW corner of Marcus Garvey Park for a drop-in, socially distanced interactive labyrinth walk sometime between 10am-4pm or virtually gathering on Instagram Live at either 11 am or 3:30-pm for a virtual labyrinth walk.   

Click here for complete info along with a link to the lead up to the labyrinth installation:

Harlem Wellness Center: #HWC4racialhealing Hub 

Harlem Wellness Center joins individuals and organizations across the country in amplifying values for social justice, equal rights and healing the racial divide on Tuesday, January 19, 2020, the 5th Annual National Day of Racial Healing. Harlem Wellness Center will kick off its #HWC4racialhealing hub series on the day between Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Day and the 2020 Presidential Inauguration. Against the backdrop of a global pandemic and a massive movement to address systemic racism, we remember Dr Martin Luther King Jr‘s dream and honor it with action. The Racial Healing Hub centers and promotes principles of truth, reconciliation and transformation through art, reflection, facilitated conversations, mindfulness practices, and ceremony. It cultivates a space for community members to hear and see each other by inviting self expression, understanding and sincere human connection.