FEMA & Medical Equipment: Healthbeat Brooklyn

After Sandy, hospitals and clinics were shut down, and patients had to travel long distances to see a doctor. Many Brooklyn doctors also lost equipment worth thousands, if not hundreds of thousands. FEMA — and one Bay Ridge physician in particular — are trying to help. For more information about FEMA , visit http://www.fema.gov or for more information about the Eye& Ear Institute visit, http://www.doctorbranovan.com or for more information about or for more information about Afya Foundation, visit http://www.afyafoundation.org/donate.html.

From Brooklyn Independent Television’s HealthBeat Brooklyn, episode 70. Original airdate 01/08/2013. http://www.bricartsmedia.org/bit

Bay Ridge Cares Helps Community After Sandy

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Councilmember Vincent Gentile: Sector B

Representing neighborhoods like Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights in the 43rd District, Vincent J. Gentile talks with Host Randy Peers about how local businesses are affected, positively and negatively, by the city’s rules and regs related to everything from food vendors to parking to soda bans. For more information about Councilmember Vincent Gentile, visit http://www.council.nyc.gov

From Brooklyn Independent Television’s Sector B: The Business of Brooklyn, episode 61. Original air date: 7/17/2012. http://www.bricartsmedia.org/bit

Two-Hour Parking Meters in Bay Ridge: Brooklyn Review

It’s an age-old story: after finally finding a parking spot, you come back to a ticket for an expired meter. After months of local Bay Ridge businesses and Community Board 10 leaders requesting a change, drivers are getting a break as New York City installs new parking meters that increase parking time limits from one-hour to two-hour parking meters to shop in Bay Ridge’s commercial businesses. This planned change along 3rd and 5th Avenues is considered a positive improvement by Bay Ridge businesses and their customers.

From Brooklyn Independent Television’s Brooklyn Review, episode 259. Original air date: 3/12/2012. http://www.bricartsmedia.org/bit

Kicks 4 Kids: Healthbeat Brooklyn

Kicks 4 Kids: Obesity and diabetes shouldn’t be an issue for a young child, but unfortunately, too many kids these days are beset by those conditions. In Dyker Heights, a grandmother started a program that gets kids moving more, eating better, and feeling like they?ve got a support team behind them.

From Brooklyn Independent Television’s Healthbeat Brooklyn, episode 59. Original air date: 12/3/2012. http://www.bricartsmedia.org/bit

Contraception Alternatives: Healthbeat Brooklyn

For women who want help with family planning, Brooklyn Women’s Services offers a wide array of choices. In particular, we meet a mother who is using a permanent contraceptive system called Essure.

From Brooklyn Independent Television’s Sector B, episode 58. Original air date: 12/6/2011.


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