February 5, 2020
“Forty-two out of 59 New York neighborhoods have seen risks to children’s well-being increase overall since the previous year, according to a new report released by the Citizens’ Committee for Children (CCC), a nonprofit advocacy group. The report draws on 18 different indicators, most of them drawn from U.S. Census data that runs through 2017.
This year’s report shows that communities in the Bronx, and Brooklyn’s Brownsville, have the most concentrated challenges in economic security, housing, education, youth, family and community. The greatest risks to health, including infant mortality rates, low birth weight and uninsured children, were found in Brooklyn communities stretching from Canarsie to Queens Village along Jamaica Bay, as well as in the Central Bronx and Central Harlem.”