Columbia Journalism student inquire about syringe disposal kiosks (Bronx Borough President's Office)

Frida Cai filed this request with the Bronx Borough President's Office of New York City, NY.
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From: Frida Cai

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the New York Freedom of Information Law, I hereby request the following records:

Jan 24 2020


Dear Records Officer:

Pursuant to THE STATE PUBLIC RECORDS LAW I request access to:

1. HIV/AIDS Surveillance & Hepatitis C Report 2019 for the New York City and the Bronx
2. Syringe collection both off the ground and in the kiosks in the Bronx across different time periods, ever since they were installed.
3. Who is responsible for the syringe kiosks program right now?
4. Longitude and latitude information of the syringe disposal kiosks. The one on NYC Open Data does not match with the records given the City Parks Department.

I would like to receive the information in the following format: electronic, CSV / Excel, and in machine readable format.

I would like to request a waiver of all fees in that the disclosure of the requested information is in the public interest and will contribute significantly to the public’s understanding of public health, opioid epidemic and drug-related deaths and infections. Please know that I am a member of the media, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

If access to the records I am requesting will take longer than five business days, please contact me with information about when I might expect copies.

If you deny any or all part of this request, please cite each specific exemption you feel justifies the refusal to release the information and notify me of the appeal procedures available to me under the law.

Thank you for considering my request.
Thank you for your assistance.

Frida Cai
Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism
600 West 57th St

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.


Frida Cai

From: Bronx Borough President's Office

Dear Applicant for Records:

We received your request for records pursuant to the Freedom of Information Law on January 27, 2020.

To the best of this agency’s knowledge after a diligent search, this agency has no information responsive to your request.

Accordingly, your request for records is denied.

You have 30 days from receipt of a denial of access to records or portions thereof to appeal to:
Legal Department
Title: __FOIL Appeals Officer_______________________________________________________________________
Address: ____851 Grand Concourse, Suite 301 Bronx, NY 10451_____________________________________________________________________
Email Address: care of:<>

Mirtha Camille Sabio, Esq.
General Counsel
Office of The Bronx Borough President
851 Grand Concourse
Bronx, New York 10451
Phone: (718) 590-8555


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