Neighborly Shove –

Oct. 4, 2108 – “It’s crazy; people are afraid. And they should be,” she said. So when details began trickling out about plans by Mount Sinai Health System to build a facility one block north on West 124th Street that would serve patients with substance-use disorders and mental illness, area residents reached their tipping point. Already this block between Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard and Lenox Avenue has homeless shelters, methadone clinics, transitional housing and services for people with mental illness and HIV/AIDS, according to residents and public records. “We are oversaturated,” said Ms. Asberry-Chresfield. “We don’t need a facility there.” Residents in this small slice of Harlem are the latest to say no more.

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