Linda Gibbs

Superstorm Sandy's destruction seen in the Rockaways - Dec. 7, 2012 (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

NYC Sandy Report Gives Recommendations For Future Storm Preparedness

A new report prompted by Superstorm Sandy says New York City should buy more
police boats and develop a system to track patients after hospital evacuations.


Mayor Bloomberg at news conference (file/credit: Edward Reed/Mayor's Office)

Federal Census Data Shows Growing Income Gap In New York City

The income gap was most apparent in Manhattan, where the wealthiest 20% of Manhattanites make more than 40 times what the lowest 20% earn, according to the data.


Mayor Michael Bloomberg announces Weight Watchers and other weight loss organizations support city’s anti-obesity proposal on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012.(Photo Credit: Spencer T Tucker/Flickr)

Bloomberg: Weight Watchers, Other Groups Support Big Drink Ban

The proposal would put a 16-ounce limit on sugary drinks sold at city restaurants, movie theaters, sports venues and street carts and apply to both bottled and fountain drinks.


Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services Linda I. Gibbs, Health Commissioner Thomas A. Farley and Human Resources Administration Commissioner Robert Doar announce the Shop Healthy NYC initiative. (credit: Stan Brooks, 1010 WINS)

Fighting Obesity, City Launches Healthy Eating Campaign In The Bronx

The city has launched a new healthy eating campaign in the Bronx that promotes healthy consumer choices at grocery stores in order to crack down on obesity.


FILE - Two-liter bottles of soda (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)/Mayor Michael Bloomberg (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)/A dozen doughnuts (Photo credit: ROBERT SULLIVAN/AFP/Getty Images)

While Defending Proposed Ban On Super-Sized Sugary Drinks, Bloomberg Celebrates National Donut Day

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, who hopes to succeed Bloomberg, said she’s dead set against the sugary drink ban because it’s “punitive,” and she’ll undo it if she wins.


Prescription painkillers (file/credit: CBS 2)

Data Shows ‘Rapid’ Rise In NYC Painkiller Prescriptions

The data released on Wednesday also showed that 8,000 health care providers, about 15 percent, wrote the vast majority of those prescriptions, more than 80 percent.


Mayor Michael Bloomberg at the Art Show - New York, NY - Mar 6, 2012 (credit: Rich Lamb / WCBS 880)

Bloomberg: Illnesses Down Since NYC Restaurant Grades Went Into Effect

Mayor Michael Bloomberg was crowing Tuesday about New York City’s restaurant letter grade system.


Mayor Bloomberg with Health Commissioner Thomas Farley. (credit: Spencer T Tucker/Flickr)

Mayor Bloomberg: New Yorkers Living Longer Than Ever

New Yorkers are living it up! The latest statistics show life expectancy in the Big Apple is 80.6 years – more than two years longer than the national average.