Infant Deaths

How Calculated: 

Number of deaths occurring at less than 1 year of age in an area, divided by the number of live births among resident mothers of the area; expressed as cases per 1,000 live births. Infant deaths are restricted to those that can be linked to a birth certificate of a NYC resident mother and are mapped to the mother’s usual residence at birth. For more information about this measure, click here.

Source: New York City Bureau of Vital Statistics

Hot Sauce

Seen on 1st Avenue, between 109/110:

Someone attached a flame-cut sign that says “Hot Sauce”.

Youth Housing Summit

Victory Beyond Sims: A Community Report Back

Wednesday, June 16, 2021


Held virtually on Zoom


Through the Percent for Art program of NYC’s Department of Cultural Affairs, Vinnie Bagwell was selected as the artist to replace the J. Marion Sims statue with a new artistic piece titled Victory Beyond Sims. The COVID-19 pandemic halted progress on her work. The Committee to Empower Voices for Healing and Equity is sponsoring a community conversation where we will provide updates on the process and discuss the larger City effort to remove, remodel, or reframe controversial statues in NYC. Artist Vinnie Bagwell will be in conversation alongside writer and medical ethicist Harriet Washington, author of Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present.


Harriett Washington
Author of Medical Apartheid

Vinnie Bagwell