Foodscape: Bayside/Little Neck

by NYC Food Policy Editor

Bayside/Little Neck Foodscape

About Foodscapes

Access to affordable and nutritious food is one of the cornerstones of good health. Without this, individuals—and communities—are at a higher risk of food insecurity and serious chronic diseases, including obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. To improve the health of New Yorkers, we must recognize that each neighborhood has a distinct food environment.

Purpose

These Foodscape reports provide a community-level snapshot of a community’s food environment, including data on healthy and unhealthy food consumption, food access, and diet-related diseases. Additionally, the reports detail a comprehensive guide of the many food-related resources available to residents within their neighborhoods to support them in eating healthier. The Hunter College New York City Food Policy Center has compiled this information from various sources, presenting it in a user-friendly format to help NYC residents and communities better understand their local foodscapes.

*All data from Community Health Profiles includes: Auburndale, Bayside, Douglaston, Hollis Hills, Little Neck and Oakland Gardens

*All data from DATA2GO includes Bayside, Douglaston, & Little Neck

Zip codes include: 11360, 11361, 11362, 11363, 11364

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

DEMOGRAPHICS:

  • Total Population: 119,628 (1.4% of NYC population) (1)
  • Population by Race and Ethnicity of Bayside/Little Neck and New York City (1)
    • Bayside/Little Neck: 11.4% Latino | NYC: 29% Latino
    • Bayside/Little Neck: 1.9% Black | NYC: 22% Black
    • Bayside/Little Neck: 40.6% White | NYC: 32% White
    • Bayside/Little Neck: 44% Asian/Pacific Islander | NYC: 15% Asian
    • Bayside/Little Neck: 2% Other | NYC: 2% Other
  • Bayside/Little Neck Population by Age: (1)
    • 0-17 years: 19%
    • 18-24 years: 6%
    • 25-44 years: 26%
    • 45-64 years: 31%
    • 65+ years: 18%
  • Life Expectancy
    • Bayside/Little Neck: 84.9 years (2) | NYC: 82.1 years (2)
  • Born Outside the US: 
    • Bayside/Little Neck: 43% (1) | NYC: 37% (1)

NEIGHBORHOOD ACCESS TO HEALTHY FOOD:

  • Supermarket to Bodega Ratio: One (1) supermarket in Bayside/Little Neck to 5 bodegas (1)
  • Meal Gap (# of meals needed per year for food security): 1,819,042 (2)
  • Food Insecurity
    • Bayside/Little Neck: 7.6% of residents (2)| NYC: 15.4% of residents (2)
  • Residences that Lack a Kitchen: 
    • Bayside/Little Neck: 0.6% of housing units (2)| NYC: 0.8% (2)
  • Households Receiving SNAP Benefits: 
    • Bayside/Little Neck: 6.5% of households (2)| NYC: 22.4% of households (2)
  • Walking Distance to Fresh Fruits and Vegetables: (4)
    • 5 minutes or less: 49% (Compared to 49% New York City-wide)
    • 5-10 minutes: 16% (Compared to 18% New York City-wide)
    • 10 minutes or more: 61% (Compared to 32% New York City-wide)

FOOD CONSUMPTION:

  • At Least One Serving of Fruits or Vegetables Per Day (percent of adults): 
    • Bayside/Little Neck: 94% (1) | NYC: 87% (1)
  • No Fruits and Vegetables Yesterday: 
    • Bayside/Little Neck: 6% of adults (2) | NYC: 12.9% of adults (2)
  • One or More 12-ounce Sugary Drinks Per Day (percent of adults): 
    • Bayside/Little Neck: 17% (1) | NYC: 23% (1)

HEALTH AND DISEASE STATUS:

  • Adults Reporting Their Own Health as “Excellent,” “Very Good” or “Good” (percent of adults): 
    • Bayside/Little Neck: 86% (1) | NYC: 78% (1)
  • Obesity (percent of adults): 
    • Bayside/Little Neck: 20% (1) | NYC: 24% (1)
  •  Childhood Obesity (percent of public school children in grades K through 8): 
    • Bayside/Little Neck: 11% (1) | NYC: 20% (1)
  • Diabetes (percent of adults): 
    • Bayside/Little Neck: 7% (1) | NYC: 11% (1)
  • Hypertension (percent of adults): 
    • Bayside/Little Neck: 26% (1) | NYC: 28% (1)

ECONOMIC AND LIVING-CONDITION STRESS, CONTRIBUTORS TO FOOD INSECURITY:

  • Median Household Income
    • Bayside/Little Neck: $82,805 (2) | NYC: $63,132 (2)
  • Poverty (percent of households with incomes below poverty): 
    • Bayside/Little Neck: 7.8% (2) | NYC: 19.7% (2)
  • Unemployment (percent of people ages 16 and older): 
    • Bayside/Little Neck: 2.7% (2) | NYC: 4.5% (2)
  • Extreme Housing Burden (percent of renters): 
    • Bayside/Little Neck: 27.4% (2) | NYC: 29.5% (2)

EXERCISE AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY BURDEN

  • Air Pollution (micrograms of fine particulate matter per cubic meter): 
    • Bayside/Little Neck: 6.9 (1) | New York City-wide: 7.5 (1)
  • Bicycle Network Coverage (percent of streets with bike lanes): 
    • Bayside/Little Neck: 5% (1) | New York City-wide: 10% (1)
  • Pedestrian Injury Hospitalizations (per 100,000 people): 
    • Bayside/Little Neck: 10 (1) | New York City-wide: 23 (1)
  • Any Physical Activity in the Past 30 Days (percent of adults): 
    • Bayside/Little Neck: 71% (1) | New York City-wide: 73% (1)

BAYSIDE/LITTLE NECK GREENTHUMB GARDENS:

There are over 600 GreenThumb community gardens across the city, and any resident can join a garden. Find the most up-to-date list of gardens using GreenThumb’s searchable Garden Map. (5)  

  • Pembroke Avenue Community Garden: 253-15 Pembroke Ave

BAYSIDE/LITTLE NECK SCHOOL GARDENS:

  • PS 811 Main Site- Marathon School: 61-25 Marathon Pkwy
  • PS 213 The Carl Ullman School: 231-02 67th Ave
  • PS 205 Alexander Graham Bell: 75-25 Bell Blvd
  • JHS 74 Nathaniel Hawthorne: 61-15 Oceania St
  • PS 221 The North Hills School: 57-40 Marathon Pkwy
  • PS 169 Bay Terrace: 18-25 212th St
  • PS 224 PS 224@205: 75-25 Bell Blvd
  • PS 130 : 200-01 42nd Ave
  • PS 4 P004Q @213: 231-02 67th Ave

BAYSIDE/LITTLE NECK OFFICIAL SNAP ENROLLMENT SITES IN NYC – HUMAN RESOURCES ASSOCIATION (HRA):

Data is updated on a continuous basis in collaboration with the Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center’s Neighborhood Food Resource Guides.

*It is possible to apply for SNAP benefits online at https://www.ny.gov/services/apply-snap

BAYSIDE/LITTLE NECK PANTRIES AND SOUP KITCHENS:

Data is updated on a continuous basis in collaboration with the Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center’s Neighborhood Food Resource Guides.

*Food pantry and soup kitchen hours subject to change, and requirements may be needed to register for food pantries. Call a specific location for more information before going for the first time. 

BAYSIDE/LITTLE NECK RETAIL FOOD STORES:

*This list below includes all retail food stores from a Google Maps Places API search with keyword search terms “bakery, cafe, convenience store, deli, food, grocery, supermarket.” 

Data is updated on a continuous basis in collaboration with the Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center’s Neighborhood Food Resource Guides.

PARKS IN BAYSIDE/LITTLE NECK:

To ensure the below businesses and organizations are open, please call or check the listed websites for the most up-to-date information.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

Last updated: 4/27/21

REFERENCES:

    1. Hinterland, K, et al. “Community Health Profiles 2018, Queens Community District 11: Bayside and Little Neck.” Community Health Profiles 2018, Queens Community District 11: Bayside and Little Neck, 2018, pp. 1–20.
    2. “Data2Go: Bayside, Douglaston & Little Neck.” data2go.Nyc, Measure of America of the Social Science Research Council and Helmsley Charitable Trust, https://data2go.nyc/map/?id=411*36047015900*food_insecure_puma!undefined!ns*!buttonHolder~other_pop_cd_506~ahdi_puma_1~sch_enrol_cd_112~age_pyramid_male_85_plus_cd_20~median_household_income_puma_397~median_personal_earnings_puma_400~dis_y_perc_puma_102~poverty_ceo_cd_417~unemployment_cd_408~pre_k_cd_107!*air_qual_cd~ahdi_puma*family_homeless_cd_245#11/40.7769/-73.9795
    3. “Annual Vital Statistics Data Show Fewer Premature Deaths and Fewer Births in New York City in 2017.” NYC Health, The City of New York.
    4. “A Foodscape of Bayside/Little Neck/Fresh Meadows.” New York City Food Policy Center at Hunter College, Mar. 2017, https://www.nycfoodpolicy.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/FS404406_2017.pdf.
    5. “Green Thumb Garden Map.” NYC Parks, https://greenthumb.nycgovparks.org/gardensearch.php

Article Image: “New York City (NYC) Neighborhood Maps – By Borough – Queens.” NYCdata, Baruch College Zicklin School of Business, https://www.baruch.cuny.edu/nycdata/population-geography/maps-boroughs.htm.

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