Mayor Bloomberg Announces New Yorkers Are Living Longer Than Ever

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

Mayor Bloomberg Announces New Yorkers Are Living Longer Than Ever