A Matter of Life and Death
By Alan Nero
By the time you’ve finished reading this article, 2 babies will be born just in New York City. The average birth rate within the five boroughs is 1 live birth every 4 minutes. That’s roughly 131,000 live births every year, making this city a significant contributor to the almost 4 million national average birth rate. But this grand scale miracle of life has close ties to the dark side of the cycle.