Self-harm — including suicides — at Rikers Island and other local lockups spiked last summer as COVID-19 ravaged New York, figures obtained by WNYC/Gothamist and THE CITY show. The rate’s climbed to historic levels in the months since.
Hours after THE CITY reported the absence of advertised emergency phones along the span’s pedestrian path, the MTA installed one.
A sign on the former Triborough Bridge proclaims “phone ahead.” But no such lifeline exists on the pedestrian section of the span.
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