As the eyes of the nation turn to a troubling wave of opioid addiction in rural and suburban communities, residents of the South Bronx are asking what took them so long to realize that there’s a crisis going on.
On one hand, residents here have long complained about sharing their streets with drug users who frequent the profusion of methadone clinics and “transitional” apartments in the neighborhood. They argue that the area stretching from the Grand Concourse east to Hunts Point has far more than its fair share of social services for the city’s most transient.
Mott Haven faces surge in overdoses
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