We walk more than drive, we eat healthier food, and there's another reason that NYers are healthier than the rest of the USA:
It’s also because New York is old and filled with attractive architecture and interesting street scenes — since, as it turns out, aesthetically pretty places lure people out of their homes and cars. A 2002 study by the National Institutes of Health found that people living in buildings built before 1973 were significantly more likely to walk one-mile distances than those living in areas with newer architecture — because their environments were less architecturally ugly.
Why New Yorkers Last Longer
Hmmm...since we have to gaze upon all of our Queens Crap on a daily basis, do we bring down the life expectancy of the city?