For children in Northern Manhattan, where child asthma rates are among the highest in New York, shortness of breath, coughing, and trips to the emergency room are a normal part of growing up.
Polluting Sites in Northern Manhattan
Northern Manhattan is home to several vibrant, complex communities. Here, most residents are people of color. Up to one-third of residents live below the poverty line. Click on the map markers to explore patterns in childhood asthma rates and environmental hazards in Northern Manhattan.