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The Health (and Mental Hygiene) Department released some interesting reports that detail New Yorkers' health by neighborhood. You can check out a profile for where you live, which turns out to be a 16-page PDF listing various stats, like alcoholism, smoking, death rates, and other health issues, as well as giving other interesting demographics (population with age breaks or ethnicity, compared with NYC as a whole).

There are also a series of maps that show incidence of health issues. For instance, here's a map of binge drinking which is classified as 5 drinks or more; the city's average is 14%, and neighborhoods like Murray Hill/Gramercy Park and Greenwich Village are at 23%.

There are other maps for smoking, asthma, obesity, domestic abuse, HIV testing and more.