The New York City Borough Of Manhattan

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Inwood is a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Manhattan. It is located on the northern tip of Manhattan Island. Inwood is a neighborhood surrounded by natural features physically bounded by the Harlem River to the north and east, the Hudson River to the west the Spuyten Duyvil Creek to the north, and the hills and ridges of Washington Heights to the south. It extends southward to Fort Tryon Park and alternatively Dyckman Street or Fairview Avenue farther south. Inwood is a vibrant community with a diverse residential population and thriving commercial corridors along Broadway, Dyckman Street, and West 207th Street. It is known for its tremendous parks and open spaces, which include Inwood Hill Park, the last natural growth forest in New York City, as well as Fort Tryon, Isham, and Sherman Creek Parks. Since Gentrification took over Dyckman Street west of Broadway it has become a popular entertainment district with many restaurants and lounges. According to the US Census, the districts east of Broadway are predominantly lower-income. As per the Community Health Profile 27% of residents of Washington Heights and Inwood live below the Federal Poverty Level; the district’s poverty rate is above the city average. The health advocacy issue I would like to address with the Health Advocacy Program is the control of Teenage birth rate. Teenage pregnancy is a concern that needs to be addressed now for the sake of babies, the health of a newborn always depends on the…

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