Bushwick's Struggles With Asthma: What's Poverty's Role?

Devin O'Grady at age three.

Photo by: Jennifer Mora

Devin O'Grady at age three.

In the summer of 2009, City Limits spent several weeks in the 11237 ZIP code in Bushwick, Brooklyn—the area that contains the geographic center of New York City—to gauge how the neighborhood had changed, for better or worse, during Mayor Bloomberg's first two terms. This spring a group of students at the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism went back to Bushwick for a set of stories you can read here. This article on health in the neighborhood is one of their reports.

Jennifer Mora lives with her 4-year-old son Devin in an apartment with one window. For