Big Apple funeral homes are fast becoming a dying breed because New Yorkers are living too darn long, among other factors, according to a report Monday.
The number of the businesses handling the dearly departed citywide dropped 44 percent from 841 in 1990 to 473 today — a dramatic plunge for an industry once thought to be as reliable as death itself, Crain’s New York Business revealed.
The number deaths citywide fell 30 percent from 76,000 in 1989 to 53,000 in 2014, according to data reported by the paper.
Fewer baby boomers are dying from heart disease, cancer and AIDS — and medication is keeping older folks going longer, according to the city’s Bureau of Vital Statistics.
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