The capacity of the city’s free mental health helpline, NYC Well, will be greatly expanded, thanks to a $10.8 million investment from the New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH).
Launched in 2016, NYC Well provides New Yorkers with immediate connection to counseling, crisis intervention, peer support, and referrals to treatment via phone calls, text or online chat.
The OMH funding, announced by Mayor Eric Adams and city health officials on July 18, will provide more staff for the helpline.
This enhanced capacity will allow NYC Well counselors and peer support specialists to answer up to 500,000 calls, texts, and chats between July 2022 and June 2023 — a nearly 20 percent increase in capacity from the previous year.
Listen up familia, get your tickets to be in the building for the first ever Smoke Signals storytelling shindig on July, 30 at 7 pm at the posh Chelas (3820 Broadway @ 159th). Attendees will be treated to stories from Rachel La Loca, DotShotIt, Frankie Reese, Evelyn Indyka and Ramon Reyes. Our very own Led Black will host the festivities.
The Uptown Collective has teamed up with the Uptown Cannabis Coalition and Bud-A-Fly Treats to bring Uptown an elegant, elevated evening of food, drinks and storytelling.
Smoke Signals is all about celebrating community, cultura and cannabis. Guests will also be treated to a first look at what will soon be one of the dopest spots Uptown, Chelas. The brainchild of Oscar and Joel Napa of Locksmith Bar, Chelas is a feast for the senses and promises some seriously outstanding Peruvian fare. Check them out before everybody else.
General Admission: $50 Happy Hour VIP Reception: $100
A local craft beer company has been called up to the big leagues.
Inwood-inspired Dyckman Beer Co., a Latino-owned craft brew maker, can now be purchased at Yankee Stadium.
“As a small business from uptown, it’s a huge thrill to be sold alongside all the big brands at Yankee Stadium,” said Dyckman Beer founder Juan J. Camilo. “And for a huge Yankees fan like me, it’s really exciting.”
Dyckman Brew Pilsner, the company’s flagship brew, can currently be found at Yankee Stadium in Section 236 in the left-field bleachers and Section 227 along the third-base line.
Dyckman Beer Company produced special 19-ounce cans for sale at Yankees games.
Uptown residents will want to avoid the A subway line during the next few weekends in July.
All service on the A train will be suspended between 168th Street and 207th Street on the weekends of July 16 and 17 and July 23 and 24, the MTA has announced.
Service will be suspended beginning at 9:45 p.m. on Friday until Monday at 5:00 a.m., the MTA said.
Later in 2022, three additional weekends will also be affected: September 9 through 12, October 15 through 17, and October 22 through 24.
During the service outages, straphangers are encouraged to take free shuttle buses that will run along Broadway, making stops near the A train stations. Riders can transfer from the A to a shuttle bus at 168th Street.