Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Is there a doctor in the house?
From DNA Info:
Tribeca Pediatrics' move into Hunters Point three weeks ago was greeted by relief from parents desperate for health care for their kids.
Luciana Lamberto-Kelley, a mother of 3-year old Emma and 21-month old Anna, was so excited she went to the facility’s opening on Vernon Boulevard and 47th Road.
She and other parents in the neighborhood welcomed the new health center in a neighborhood where, they said, the amount of medical care lagged behind booming population numbers.
“There are so many kids in this neighborhood,” said Lamberto-Kelley, who works in media. She moved to the area three years ago and until recently shuttled her family to the Tribeca Pediatrics branch on the Upper East Side, a trip that required at least one subway transfer.
“Traveling to Manhattan with two kids really wasn’t easy,” she noted.
Moms with children like Lamberto-Kelley are filling the streets of Hunters Point, an increasingly residential neighborhood where the population exploded in the last decade, spurred by an influx of new high-rises along the waterfront, just across the river from the United Nations.
Yet, residents say, many services, like doctors' offices, have not been able to keep pace with the residential buildings that have popped up.