Mayor Bloomberg held a press conference at Lincoln Hospital in The Bronx today to announce New Yorkers are living longer than ever. Average high life expectancy in the city is now at a record high of 80.6 years, an increase of nearly three years since 2000 and nearly two-and-a-half years longer than the national rate of 78.2 years.
Mayor Bloomberg credited this increase to his anti-smoking, anti-crime, health and traffic initiatives. “If you want to live longer and healthier than the average American, then come to New York City,” Mayor Bloomberg said in a statement. “By investing in health care and continuing to encourage more New Yorkers to take charge of their own health, we’ve experienced dramatic improvements in life expectancy.” Read More