New York City Has Problem Areas


The percentage of overweight people living in Manhattan is only 42.3 percent, according to a report today released from Kirsten Gillibrand’s office. But a layer of subcutaneous fat has encircled the island: The percentages of overweight and obese are 58.6 percent in Brooklyn; 57.7 percent on Staten Island; 57.6 percent in Queens; and concentrated heavily and unattractively in the Bronx, where 62.7 percent of people are obese. [City Room/NYT]