New Yorkers are keeping their nests empty. According to data published by The New York Post, the city’s birth rate is the lowest since 1936 — having steadily declined over the past decade.
Blacks had the lowest birth rate citywide, with 12.7 per 1,000 — and more black women are having abortions than babies, at a rate of 55 percent.
Orthodox Jews, on the other hand, are being fruitful and multiplying. Borough Park, says The Post, is easily the city’s baby capital, with a robust birth rate of 27.9 per 1,000 residents. In 2013, some 5,458 babies were born in the Brooklyn enclave.