Crown Heights

Crown Heights mural highlights mental health

April 24, 2018 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Park Place and Troy Avenue. Image © 2018 Google Maps photo

The city’s Health Department is sponsoring a mural in Crown Heights as well as two others in the Bronx designed to support people struggling with mental health, according to amNewYork.

The murals were designed by local artists who have dealt with or are currently suffering from mental health conditions. “By supporting people with mental health conditions and strengthening the bonds within our communities, the NYC Mural Arts Project is part of the city’s effort to bring neighborhoods together and change the conversation around mental health,” said Health Commissioner Dr. Mary Bassett. The Brooklyn mural will be located on Park Place and Troy Avenue.

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Bushwick Family Claims Harassment by Cops

A Bushwick family has slapped a $10.5 million notice of claim against NYPD because of a chain of events that happened after one of children in the family was shot, according to the Daily News. Roberto Lopez-Lopez said the problems began when his younger brother was shot near their home. Since then, he told the News, police have taken away his licensed gun and permit as well as arresting his wife and children on drug and weapons charges. The younger Lopez says he was returning from the store when he heard a loud noise and felt his leg burning. He ran to his older brother, who took him to the hospital. An NYPD spokesperson said the department was merely “trying to put together” the facts that led to the shooting.

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