Posted inInfrastructure

Don’t Look Down: Short Fencing Makes RFK Bridge Path High Risk, Critics Say

Sign up for THE CITY Scoop, our daily newsletter where we send you stories like this first thing in the morning. The Robert F. Kennedy Bridge boasts panoramic, nearly unobstructed waterfront views from its pedestrian and cyclist path. The East River crossing, with its spans connecting Queens, The Bronx and Manhattan, offers vistas of Astoria, […]

Posted inMental Health

RFK Bridge’s Suicide Prevention Sign’s Phone Promise Doesn’t Ring True

A sign on the Queens side of the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge, near a staircase on the walkway toward Randall’s Island, reads, “LIFE IS WORTH LIVING.” “PHONE AHEAD,” the sign also declares. It provides the number to a 24-hour suicide-prevention hotline run by NYC Well, part of ThriveNYC, a mental health program spearheaded by Mayor […]