NYC Drug Crisis Spilling Into Streets, Parks

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – From a crackdown on K2 overdoseson Brooklyn sidewalks, to syringes littering a Bronx park, New York City’s drug crisis has been on full view this week.

The question is: What is City Hall doing about it?

“We don’t want anybody in the city having to see that or experience that,” said Mayor de Blasio when confronted with photos of the problem. “We don’t want children, seniors, anyone to have to go through that.”

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While the city will be installing dozens of syringe disposal kiosks in Bronx Parks soon, it’s unclear if addicts will use them – and the mayor admits the problem goes beyond dirty needles, reports CBS2’s Hazel Sanchez.

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City workers were seen yesterday cleaning Saint Mary’s Park in the Mott Haven section of the Bronx, looking for the needles and drug paraphernalia scattered about for anyone to come across.


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