“It’s just six subway stops between where I live, in Murray Hill, and the East Harlem neighborhood. But when it comes to our health, the two communities are worlds apart. If you are born in Murray Hill, you can expect to see your 85th birthday, while average life expectancy in East Harlem is only 76 years.
That’s a staggering disparity, brought into sharp relief in a new map developed by researchers at the Virginia Commonwealth University in partnership with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. The map shows variations in life expectancy in New York City, demonstrating the short distances between large gaps in health and longevity.”

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