Mayor Eric Adams voiced support for extending Harlem's safe injection site's hours to a 24/7 operation in May on Twitter. Since then, OnPoint (the provider that runs the Harlem injection site) has maintained a steady lobbying effort to operate around the clock.
10 months later, while there is still no data showing any decline in overdose rates in Harlem or East Harlem, proponents of the site tout that overdoses occurring inside their facility have been reversed.
The Greater Harlem Coalition asks Mayor Adams to pause any move towards 24/7 operation of the injection site before 3rd party evidence of efficacy emerges.
Perhaps the 24/7 experiment could be tried in wealthier New York neighborhoods first?
The Mayor's statement: