Dry Harbor Rehab Upgrading Cardio-Pulmonary Program

Feb 04, 16 Dry Harbor Rehab Upgrading Cardio-Pulmonary Program

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Conveniently located in Middle Village, New York, Dry Harbor Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center is a state-of-the-art facility which has been delivering excellent nursing care for more than 30 years. Today Dry Harbor is upgrading their Cardio-Pulmonary Rehabilitation program, a program which includes a team of full-time specialists in their fields. Under the leadership of its Medical Director, Vincent Rappa, MD, the cardio-pulmonary department has succeeded in lowering the re-admission rate of the patients under the care of department. The three major divisions of the facility offer care on long-term and short-term basis. The departments, Rehab, Nursing and Nutrition, work together to insure that residents get the best possible care. The seven-day program includes physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy. Dry Harbor’s pulmonary and cardiac patients also receive cardio-pulmonary exercise testing, vestibular exercises, and oxygen saturation monitoring. Patients in the care of the staff at Dry Harbor receive other amenities which make their stay pleasant and enjoyable. Among those services, which are offered at no extra charge, are flowers upon admission, a complimentary set of clothes, a bouquet of flowers when being admitted and a 32-inch smart TV with internet. For more information about Dry Harbor Nursing Home visit their Facebook page; and to find third party reviews of the facility, turn to...

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Brooklyn Boa Busted for Riding MTA without Paying

Dec 28, 15 Brooklyn Boa Busted for Riding MTA without Paying

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With flashbacks to the famed Bronx Zoo Cobra, another large snake of the boa constrictor variety was caught riding the B12 bus along East New York Avenue a few Saturdays ago. As soon as the driver spotted the snake, eight stops into his route, he immediately turned his bus around and headed back to the depot. Apparently there were no other riders on the bus. Back at the depot workers removed some bus panels to reach the snake, who was trying to get closer to the warmth from the engine. Workers from Animal Care and Control took the snake to somewhere, presumably safer than an MTA bus. Someone for the MTA said that a different driver had seen someone with a snake in a bag enter the bus the day before. The driver assumed when the passenger with the snake left the bus, that he took his snake with him. Wrong! “A guy brought a snake with him on the bus,” the source said. “I guess it got too big for him to take care of, so he left it on the bus in a...

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Board of Ed Fails Three Brooklyn Schools

Dec 15, 15 Board of Ed Fails Three Brooklyn Schools

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Lagging enrollment and poor student performance are the reasons behind the upcoming closures of three Brooklyn public schools. The schools, all located in Bedford-Stuyvesant, are: Peace Academy Middle School; the School for the Urban Environment; and Foundations Academy High School. This is the first time Mayor Bill de Blasio has opted to shut down any non-charter schools in the city. The decision to close will leave 217 students in total with the need to find other places to learn. The Education Department said that the Peace Academy and the School for the Urban Environment are the two schools in New York with the lowest student body, with only 47 and 57 students respectively. The school for the Urban Environment has not had even one student able to score adequately on the state English test for the past two years. Foundations Academy had the lowest graduation rate of any school in New York City during the 2013-2014 school year. The city average for graduation is 68 percent, but Foundations only graduated 22 percent of its students. The high school is also among the cities least in demand schools. Only two eighth graders chose it as their first choice on this year’s application. The mayor’s decision came as a surprise, however. The previous Mayor Bloomberg was not averse to shutting down schools which did not show results, closing over 150 schools during his tenure. Mayor de Blasio, on the other hand, has said from the start that he would be hesitant to close down schools, opting to stimulate them instead with resources to help them improve. One observer, David C. Bloomfield, a professor of education leadership at Brooklyn College and the CUNY Graduate Center, was a bit uncertain how de Blasio chose these schools to close and why at this time. “It’s a big departure because it’s so precipitous,” Mr. Bloomfield said. There was no warning or prior announcements that these three schools were on line for closure. “He said this would only be a last...

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Mets Make Appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live from Brooklyn

Oct 26, 15 Mets Make Appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live from Brooklyn

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Several members of the National League Baseball champions, the New York Mets, appeared on the late night talk show “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” David Wright, Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom and Wilmer Flores, were guests on the popular show’s Friday night segment, which had been previously recorded. The show aired only moments after the Kansas City Royals won the American League pennant, making them the team the Mets will need to beat to win the World Series. During Kimmel’s opening monologue he joked about the high prices of the tickets to the World Series at Citi Field, saying that “The only people who can afford to go to a Mets game are Derek Jeter and A-Rod right now.” Kimmel discussed several topics with the players including the proposed trade of Flores to the Milwaukee Brewers and the anger New Yorkers have towards Chase Utley of the Los Angeles Dodgers for fracturing the Mets’ Ruben Tejanda’s leg while he was going for a slide at Dodger Stadium during the National League Championship Series. Kimmel also pulled out a Halloween costume which is supposed to remind people of deGrom’s flowing long hair, but Kimmel pointed out that the costume does double duty also as “The brunette...

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March Over Brooklyn Bridge Showcases Plight of Groups Losing Space in Schools

Oct 19, 15 March Over Brooklyn Bridge Showcases Plight of Groups Losing Space in Schools

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As many as 500 students participated in a protest march across the Brooklyn Bridge on Sunday in support of additional and safer places to engage in athletics in the New York City. The march was led by the Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and was joined by coaches, parents and representatives from lots of sports teams across the City. Adams said he would be happy to see the city’s Department of Education allow sports teams and other athletic programs given more time on school grounds during off hours. “We’re talking about one of the most important aspects of a child’s development and we’re not giving it the support it deserves,” said Adams. Adams added that the city’s schools are too often unavailable for athletic groups and teams. In addition, Adams said, when space is available the schools charge a lot for it, as much as hundreds of dollars per hour. He believes that approved groups and teams should have the high fees waved. “Then we’re asking why are our children are so stationary,” said Adams. One example mentioned by Adams is the case of the Soul Tigers Marching Band. A program based in East New York, Brooklyn, the band lost its practice space in a city public school. The group, which has in the past led the iconic Thanksgiving Day Parade, was only given back its space after a long, arduous fight in which the borough president and other elected officials had to step in. “DOE property is an extension of community resources, but a lot of these decisions are being done in a vacuum,” he...

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