Data Visualization Tool Shows That Downtown Residents Are Less Obese Than New York as a Whole, But Drink Way Too Much

May 24, 2018

Matthew Fenton

The Broadsheet

A new online tool offers startlingly precise snapshots of public health, as measured by a wide range of metrics, at the neighborhood level through New York City, and yields some surprising findings for Lower Manhattan.

The City Health Dashboard, which was created by a partnership between two arms of New York University — the Langone Medical Center and the Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service — shows that Lower Manhattan is, in most ways, healthier than the City as a whole.

In five categories of health outcomes, for example, Downtown scores better than New York generally.

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