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Brooklyn Today: Brooklyn hoods ranked by life expectancy

July 9, 2019 Brooklyn Eagle
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THE LEDE: Good morning! Residents of Borough Park live longer, on average, than most New Yorkers, while people who live in Brownsville fall well below, according to recently released Community Health Profiles from the city’s Health Department. The average life expectancy for New York City is 81.2 years, according to the data — 2.5 years higher than the nationwide average.

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~ ‘GUNS OUT’: NYPD BODY CAM FOOTAGE RELEASED IN EXCESSIVE FORCE CASE: A Brooklyn man is suing the NYPD over a traffic stop for speeding that left him bleeding profusely from his face, according to cellphone and police body camera video footage released Monday.

~ BROOKLYN GROUP’S GOOD DEED HIGHLIGHTS NEED FOR SENIOR HOUSING CITYWIDE: Nonprofit Bay Ridge Cares is currently recruiting volunteers to help pack up the apartment of Diana Murolo, a longtime resident of Bay Ridge senior housing facility Shore Hill who died in June at the age of 86.

~ THE NEIGHBORHOODS WHERE BROOKLYNITES LIVE THE LONGEST — AND THE SHORTEST: Life expectancy in Brooklyn varies by neighborhood, with some doing better than the city average — and others falling startlingly short.

~ A PARK WITH A TWIST (OR A FEW) IS COMING TO COBBLE HILL: It has been said in the field of architecture that there are no straight lines in nature. A park in Cobble Hill will be taking this concept to the max, and local residents are thrilled their suggestions for a design based on curves is coming to fruition.

~ 10 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT VINEGAR HILL: Vinegar Hill is DUMBO’sescape hatch — quiet, uncrowded and endowed with some of the oldest rowhouses in the borough of Brooklyn. Here are 10 fast facts about the neighborhood.

~ PARENTS SACRIFICE SAVINGS AND CAREERS IN FIGHT FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION SERVICES: Some parents say they’ve depleted savings and put jobs on hold as they fight to get their kids necessary special-education services from the city. (THE CITY)


The North Brooklyn Chamber and the Mike + Marta Team at COMPASS will present Because The Night (Part 2) on Tuesday, July 9th at National Sawdust. The evening, which begins at 6:00 p.m., will once again feature a lively and informative discussion regarding the current state of nightlife in North Brooklyn. SPONSORED



~ With the BQE rehab plan, Mayor Bill de Blasio’s expert panel takes a page out of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s playbook. (Politico)

~ A Park Slope YMCA closes due to water contamination. (Brooklyn Paper)

Bed-Stuy is overrun with aggressive rats, residents say. (Patch)


READ: “The Battle of Grace Church: What happened when Brooklyn’s oldest nursery school decided to become less old-fashioned? A riot among the one percent.” (The Cut)

DRINK: Here are the 11 best rooftop bars in New York City, including two in Brooklyn. (Thrillist)

CARTOON: The Women’s National Soccer Team raises the stakes(The Week)

PARTY: A plan to open a “Mad Men” inspired bar in Times Square is cancelled(New York Post)


6:30PM — Candid Conversations About Death at Green-Wood Cemetery.Details.

6:30PM — Islam and the Soul of Hip Hop at Brooklyn Historical Society.Details.

7:00PM – 10:00PM — Scientific Controversies 19: Animal Consciousness at Pioneer Works. Details.


In 1947, the Eagle reported, “Two members of the House- Senate Atomic Energy Committee said today that some secret atomic data had been stolen or lost from government files. But both the White House and the Atomic Committee’s chairman said that no such thefts had been reported to them.”

Rihanna gets exotic on the August cover of Harper’s Bazaar China.

“The Royal Family’s disturbing connection to Jeffrey Epstein” (The Cut)

Kevin Durant will wear No. 7 with the Nets. (ESPN)


Happy birthday to Fred Savage, David Hockney, Jack White, Courtney Love, Brian Dennehy, Margaret Gillis, Lindsey Graham, John Tesh, Richard Roundtree and Tom Hanks!

Brooklyn Today’s editor is Scott Enman. Contact him at [email protected].

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