Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Which Brooklyn Neighborhood's Residents Die the Most?

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Cemetery of the Evergreens Brooklyn
Williamsburg/Greenpoint and Bushwick
The neighborhoods have the lowest death rates in the city after Sunset Park: Williamsburg/Greenpoint's is a mere 4.5, Bushwick's is 4.6. Again, this probably has to do with age: less than 10 percent of the former's population is over 65; Bushwick's is even lower, at 6.4 percent. Hipsters are too young to die in significant numbers. But the neighborhood's death rates rise when adjusted for age: Williamsburg/Greenpoint's to 6.0, Bushwick's to a whopping 6.8, putting the neighborhood in the top third.

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Henry Stewart is the Culture Editor at The L Magazine and Brooklyn Magazine. He has always lived in Brooklyn.

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