WNYC and Gothamist reported (at the end of June) on plans for a third New York supervised injection site to be located in anther community of color, the South Bronx.
As Greater Harlem Coalition has pointed out for years, the South Bronx leads New York City in drug overdose deaths and desperately needs support for a community contending with rampant open air drug dealing and using.
The mayor's office and the city's Dept. of Health have identified the area as a priority location for a new supervised injection sites that will undoubtedly attract more drug activity to the surrounding neighborhood that hosts it.
Council Member Rafael Salamanca, who represents the South Bronx is worried that adding a supervised injection site would attract more drug activity: