It's hard to imagine how a doctor could miss Jimi Hammerstein's primary health risk. The graying Brooklyn native spent most of the last 10 years upstate for slinging dope in Park Slopeback when the neighborhood was still in transition. "I remember when this neighborhood wasn't nothing like this," he says, laughing as he sits in a drop-in center for ex-offenders on Fourth Avenue, the Slope's still-gritty border with Downtown Brooklyn. "This was... More >>>
By photo: Cary Conover
Jimi Hammerstein learned he was sick with hep C only after leaving prison.