A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

“Ever since researchers identified a handful of places around the world where people lived remarkably long, healthy lives, there have been efforts to replicate the magic recipe. The inhabitants of these Shangri-Las known as Blue Zones — where people were said to live to age 100 — shared certain customs thought to contribute to their longevity. They stayed physically active, maintained lasting friendships and ate mostly plant-based meals, among other things.” Can the lessons of long life be applied to one of the poorest neighborhoods in Brooklyn? NYT (Gift Article): Does This Brooklyn Housing Development Know the Secret to Long Life? I’m guessing most people in East New York would settle for affordable housing and a decent grocery store within walking distance, but if we want to call that a blue zone, let’s call it a blue zone.

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