Foodscape: Bayside/Little Neck

by Melissa Gallanter, RD

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: 89.6 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: 7.7% of residents (2)| NYC: 15.4% of residents (2)
  • Residences that Lack a Kitchen: 
    • Bayside/Little Neck: 0.7% of housing units (2)| NYC: 0.8% (2)
  • Households Receiving SNAP Benefits: 
    • Bayside/Little Neck: 6.2% 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: $91,972 (2) | NYC: $63,132 (2)
  • Poverty (percent of households with incomes below poverty): 
    • Bayside/Little Neck: 8.1% (2) | NYC: 19.7% (2)
  • Unemployment (percent of people ages 16 and older): 
    • Bayside/Little Neck: 3.2% (2) | NYC: 4.5% (2)
  • Extreme Housing Burden (percent of renters): 
    • Bayside/Little Neck: 28% (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 SUMMER MEALS: 

To ensure everyone has access to nutritious meals, the Department of Education’s Meal Hubs were created in response to COVID-19 and have expanded service to all children and adults across the five boroughs. Sites serve grab-and-go meal service for adults and children and no one is turned away. No registration or identification is required.

During the summer of 2020, over 400 Meal Hubs operated from 7:30am-11:30am for children and families and 11:30am-1:30pm for adults. Starting September 29, 200 Meal Hubs continue to provide grab-and-go meal service for all New Yorkers on Monday-Friday between 3-5pm.

Please check the DOE website for updates and search for Free Meals at the select public school buildings here or text “NYCFOOD” or “COMIDA” to 877-877.

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 [email protected]: 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.

  • Sky Convenience & Deli
    40-02 Corporal Kennedy St 11361, (718) 423-8221
  • New Polo Deli & Grocery
    251-32 Northern Blvd 11362, (718) 428-3030
  • 7-Eleven
    246-15 Northern Blvd 11362,
  • CVS
    242 24 Northern Blvd 11363, (718) 225-0864
  • 7-Eleven
    218-01 Northern Blvd 11361, (718) 225-0716
  • Stop & Shop
    24926 Northern Blvd 11362, (718) 423-5601
  • Rite Aid
    43-20 Bell Blvd 11361, (718) 631-8200
  • Walgreens
    61-29 Springfield Blvd 11364, (718) 428-8888
  • Han Mi Meat Market
    201-2 Northern Blvd 11361,
  • Duane Reade
    24946 Horace Harding Expy 11362, (718) 747-0180
  • Lucky Busy Deli Inc
    249-6 Horace Harding Expy 11362, (718) 229-3749
  • Bistro New York
    21902 Northern Blvd #2D 11361, (718) 225-6030
  • Lifetime Deli & Grocery
    21505 Northern Blvd #3 11361, (718) 352-0887
  • Key Food Supermarket
    61-46 Springfield Blvd 11364, (718) 229-3509
  • Buddy's Kosher Deli
    215-01 73rd Ave #21501 11364, (718) 631-2110
  • New Mart
    221-10 Horace Harding Expy 11364, (718) 428-4748
  • Quick Stop Deli & Grocery
    22324 Union Tpke 11364,
  • Slim’s
    254-31 Horace Harding Expy 11362, (718) 631-1345
  • Charlie and Frank Trading
    42-25 235th St Little Neck 11363,
  • CVS
    215-16 73rd Ave 11364, (718) 479-2782
  • Douglaston Deli
    44-23 Douglaston Pkwy 11363, (718) 631-3353
  • Bayside Farm Market
    205-11 35th Ave 11361,
  • Stop & Shop
    21315 26th Ave 11360, (718) 279-3188
  • Wan Wan Mart Inc
    21515 39th Ave 11361, (718) 229-8759
  • Walgreens
    3920 Bell Blvd 11361, (718) 224-2606
  • Duane Reade
    2428 Bell Blvd 11360, (718) 747-0291
  • Red Arrow
    61-23 Springfield Blvd 11364, (718) 631-5510
  • Constantine's Delicatessen
    205-10 48th Ave 11364, (718) 225-6918
  • Heta Deli Convenience inc
    213-22 48th Ave 11364,
  • Blue Water Fish Market
    47-35 Bell Blvd 11361, (718) 423-5397
  • 7-Eleven
    202-15 Northern Blvd 11361,
  • Key Food Supermarket
    214-14 73rd Ave 11364, (718) 464-9324
  • Key Food Supermarket
    61-50 Springfield Blvd 11364, (718) 229-3509
  • Little Neck Dae Han Market
    252-04 Northern Blvd 11362, (718) 428-6750
  • Nature Farm Supermarket Corp
    249-26 Horace Harding Expy 11362, (718) 281-1183
  • Shivmani Food
    223-24 36 Union Tpke 11364, (718) 464-4624
  • 4701 Deli Corporation
    4701 Francis Lewis Blvd 11361, (718) 279-2920
  • Polo Deli Inc
    25130 Northern Blvd 11362, (718) 428-3030
  • 7-Eleven
    4100 Bell Blvd 11361, (718) 225-2015
  • Kim's Korean Produce Meat Market
    25204 Northern Blvd 11362, (718) 428-6750
  • H Mart Bayside
    46-40 Francis Lewis Blvd 11361, (718) 229-7400
  • Bay Club Convenience Store Inc
    1 Bay Club Dr #1 11360, (718) 229-3377
  • 7-Eleven
    208-22 Cross Island Pkwy 11360, (718) 352-3949
  • Northern Meat Market Inc.
    21001 Northern Blvd 11361, (718) 224-5700
  • Spring Break Deli
    220-02 Horace Harding Expy 11364,
  • Foodtown of Bayside
    47-33 Bell Blvd 11361, (718) 224-0544
  • Douglaston Delicatessen
    4225 235th St 11363,
  • Bell Grocery & Deli
    35-12 Bell Blvd 11361, (718) 224-8532
  • Healthy Gourmet Inc
    5606 Marathon Pkwy 11362, (631) 827-7916
  • Bayside Milk Farm
    35-15 Bell Blvd 11361, (718) 225-0050
  • CVS
    212-20 Northern Blvd 11361, (718) 281-3223
  • New ABC Convenience Store
    20802 48th Ave #1102 11364, (718) 352-0012

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: 9/29/2020

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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