Foodscape: Rockaway/Broad Channel

by NYC Food Policy Editor

Rockaway/Broad Channel Foodscape

Queens Community District 14

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.

The NYC Foodscape Reports were published in 2020 and are continually updated every six months. Data in the Foodscape Reports is collected from multiple primary sources to ensure the most up-to-date statistics for each indicator. Learn more about organizations and resources highlighted in the Foodscape Reports by visiting the Center’s Neighborhood Food Resource Guides as well as the Food Policy and Practice Database. Together, these three resources provide a comprehensive food-related guide to each New York City neighborhood. 

Zip codes include: 11691, 11692, 11693, 11694, 11697

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

DEMOGRAPHICS:

  • Total Population: 124,174 (1.34% of NYC population) (1)
  • Population by Race and Ethnicity of Broad Channel/Rockaway and New York City (2)
    • Broad Channel/Rockaway: 23.9% Latino | NYC: 29.2% Latino
    • Broad Channel/Rockaway: 35.8% Black | NYC: 21.7% Black
    • Broad Channel/Rockaway: 34.2% White | NYC: 31.8% White
    • Broad Channel/Rockaway: 3.9% Asian/Pacific Islander | NYC: 14.1% Asian
    • Broad Channel/Rockaway: 2.1% Other | NYC: 2% Other
  • Broad Channel/Rockaway Population by Age: (3)
    • 0-17 years: 26%
    • 18-24 years: 8%
    • 25-44 years: 25%
    • 45-64 years: 26%
    • 65+ years: 14%
  • Life Expectancy
    • Broad Channel/Rockaway: 76.9 years (2) | NYC: 82.1 years (2)
  • Born Outside the US: 
    • Broad Channel/Rockaway: 26.7% (2) | NYC: 36.8% (2)

NEIGHBORHOOD ACCESS TO HEALTHY FOOD:

  • Supermarket to Bodega Ratio: One (1) supermarket in Broad Channel/Rockaway to bodegas (1)
  • Meal Gap (# of meals needed per year for food security): 3,693,909 (2)
  • Food Insecurity
    • Broad Channel/Rockaway: 16.4% of residents (2)| NYC: 15.4% of residents (2)
  • Residences that Lack a Kitchen: 
    • Broad Channel/Rockaway: 1.0% of housing units (2)| NYC: 0.8% (2)
  • Households Receiving SNAP Benefits: 
    • Broad Channel/Rockaway: 28.4% of households (2)| NYC: 22.4% of households (2)

HEALTH BEHAVIORS:

  • No Fruits and Vegetables Yesterday: 
    • Broad Channel/Rockaway: 11% of adults (2) | NYC: 12.9% of adults (2)
  • One or More 12-ounce Sugary Drinks Per Day (percent of adults): 
    • Broad Channel/Rockaway: 24% (2) | NYC: 23% (2)
  • No Physical Activity in the Last 30 Days:
    • Broad Channel/Rockaway: 28% of adults (2) | NYC: 27.1% of adults (2)

HEALTH AND DISEASE STATUS:

  • Adults Reporting Their Own Health as “Excellent,” “Very Good” or “Good” (percent of adults): 
    • Broad Channel/Rockaway: 75% (2) | NYC: 78% (2)
  • Obesity (percent of adults): 
    • Broad Channel/Rockaway: 32% (2) | NYC: 24% (2)
  •  Childhood Obesity (percent of public school children in grades K through 8): 
    • Broad Channel/Rockaway: 23% (3) | NYC: 20% (3)
  • Diabetes (percent of adults): 
    • Broad Channel/Rockaway: 15% (2) | NYC: 11% (2)
  • Hypertension (percent of adults): 
    • Broad Channel/Rockaway: 34% (3) | NYC: 28% (3)

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

  • Median Household Income
    • Broad Channel/Rockaway: $53,968 (2) | NYC: $60,879 (2)
  • Poverty (percent of households with incomes below poverty): 
    • Broad Channel/Rockaway: 16.6% (2) | NYC: 19.7% (2)
  • Unemployment (percent of people ages 16 and older): 
    • Broad Channel/Rockaway: 5.1% (2) | NYC: 4.5% (2)
  • Extreme Housing Burden (percent of renters): 
    • Broad Channel/Rockaway: 26.3% (2) | NYC: 29.5% (2)

EXERCISE AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY BURDEN

  • Air Pollution (micrograms of fine particulate matter per cubic meter): 
    • Broad Channel/Rockaway: 6.1 (2) | New York City-wide: 7.5 (2)
  • Bicycle Network Coverage (percent of streets with bike lanes): 
    • Broad Channel/Rockaway: 13% (3) | New York City-wide: 10% (3)
  • Pedestrian Injury Hospitalizations (per 100,000 people): 
    • Broad Channel/Rockaway: 17 (3) | New York City-wide: 23 (3)

BROAD CHANNEL/ROCKAWAY COMMUNITY GARDENS: 

BROAD CHANNEL/ROCKAWAY 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. (4)  

  • Community Serenity Garden: 30-15 Seagirt Blvd
  • Essex Street Community Garden: 3030 Fulton St
  • American Heart Garden: 122 Hart St
  • Vernon Cases Community Garden: 42-48 Vernon Ave
  • Elton Street Block Association: 585 Elton St
  • Poppa & Momma Jones Historical Garden: 337 Van Siclen Ave
  • Merrick-Marsden Neighborhood Association Garden II: 117-02 Merrick Blvd
  • NYCHA - International Towers Community Garden: 90th Ave 170th St
  • Bedford Stuyvesant Community Garden (Lola Bryant Comm. Garden): 95 Malcolm X Blvd

BROAD CHANNEL/ROCKAWAY SCHOOL GARDENS:

  • PS/MS 333 Goldie Maple Academy: 3-65 Beach 56 St
  • MS 053 Brian Piccolo: 10-45 Nameoke St
  • MS/HS 323 Scholars' Academy: 26-25 97th St
  • PS 253 : 1307 Central Ave
  • PS 104 The Bays Water: 26-01 Mott Ave
  • P233Q@42: 74-03 Commonwealth Boulevard

BROAD CHANNEL/ROCKAWAY FARMERS’ MARKETS: 

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

Many farmers’ markets accept cash, SNAP/EBT, debit/credit, WIC and Senior FMNP coupons. They may also offer Health Bucks for EBT users — for every $5 spent in EBT, customers receive a $2 Health Buck coupon to purchase additional fruits and vegetables.

BROAD CHANNEL/ROCKAWAY 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

BROAD CHANNEL/ROCKAWAY 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. 

BROAD CHANNEL/ROCKAWAY RETAIL FOOD STORES:

Data is updated on a continuous basis in collaboration with the Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center’s Neighborhood Food Resource Guides. This list below includes all retail food stores within the neighborhood from the New York State Retail Food Store Open Data and a Google Maps Places API search with keyword search terms “bakery, convenience store, deli, food, grocery, supermarket.”

  • Dahaleel 1
    281 Beach 116th St 11694, (718) 945-6244
  • Valley Grocery
    3005 Brookhaven Ave 11691,
  • Ali Deli & Grocery Corporation
    7003 Beach Channel Dr 11692, (718) 474-1479
  • A & D Deli Grocery
    Rockaway Beach Blvd 11694, (718) 945-6614
  • A & T Grocery
    73-02 Beach Channel Dr 11692,
  • Key Food Supermarket
    87-15 Rockaway Beach Blvd 11693, (718) 945-5220
  • Sorrentino's Market
    99-20 Rockaway Beach Blvd 11694, (718) 843-9800
  • Cross Bay Grocery
    913 Cross Bay Blvd 11693, (718) 634-4457
  • Fat Cardinal Provisions
    196 Beach 92nd St 11693, (347) 989-4322
  • Beach 116st Deli & Grocery
    201 B 116th St 11694, (718) 318-1752
  • Rockway Food Mart Inc.
    B 116th St 11694,
  • Pickles & Pies Food Market & Deli
    202 B 116th St 11694, (718) 634-6041
  • 101 Deli
    100-16 Rockaway Beach Blvd 11694, (718) 634-1121
  • Young Food Market
    20-07 New Haven Ave 11691, (718) 337-6711
  • Appetito Deli
    9010 Rockaway Beach Blvd 11693, (718) 318-2101
  • Edgemere Farm Market
    3-23 Beach 74th St 11692,
  • R & R Halal Inc
    66-08 Beach Channel Dr 11692, (718) 474-7777
  • Fannie Grocery & Deli
    5307 Rockaway Beach Blvd 11691, (718) 474-1822
  • Rockaway Express Deli & Grocery
    90-17 Rockaway Beach Blvd 11693,
  • Duane Reade
    11602 Beach Channel Dr 11694, (718) 945-7781
  • Walgreens
    10640 Rockaway Beach Blvd 11694, (718) 318-8512
  • Stop & Shop
    112-15 Beach Channel Dr 11694, (718) 945-4894
  • Paketeria Grocery
    17-21 Seagirt Blvd 11691, (718) 471-7759
  • Cuisine By Claudette
    143 B 116th St 11694, (718) 945-5511
  • Family Dollar
    113-22 Rockaway Beach Blvd 11694, (347) 897-5989
  • Eden European Market
    11507 Rockaway Beach Blvd 11694,
  • 66-16 Meat & Produce
    66 Beach Channel Dr 11692, (718) 945-0272
  • Family Foods Market
    536-38 Beach 25th St 11691, (718) 327-4107
  • Eliner Seafood 2
    32-15 Beach Channel Dr 11691, (718) 337-2992
  • 44 St Grocery & Candy Inc
    4321 Beach Channel Dr 11691,
  • Belle Harbor Foods Inc
    413 Beach 129th St 11694, (718) 634-0945
  • Kopernik Polish Deli
    115-07 Rockaway Beach Blvd 11694, (718) 945-5050
  • Alex's Delicatessen
    104-2 Rockaway Beach Blvd 11694, (718) 737-5150
  • El Capitan Deli Grocery
    518 B 72 St 11692,
  • AAA Grocery Store Corporation
    69-15 Beach Channel Dr 11692, (718) 318-0451
  • Gold-More Deli & Grill
    14-16 Cornaga Ave 11691, (718) 337-6864
  • 99 C Rock
    1055 Beach 20th St 11691, (718) 471-5190
  • Channel Market
    925 Cross Bay Blvd 11693, (718) 945-7400
  • Newway Supermarket
    58-14 Beach Channel Dr 11692, (718) 474-0663
  • CVS
    88 07 Rockaway Beach Blvd 11693, (718) 318-2700
  • Family Dollar
    8601 Rockaway Beach Blvd 11693,
  • Fuente De Bendicion
    709 Beach 20th St 11691, (347) 752- 9910, (347) 217-0803
  • Ali Baba Finest Deli Corp
    8704a Rockaway Beach Blvd 11693, (718) 945-3710
  • Genesis Grocery
    Far Rockaway Blvd 11691,
  • Associated Supermarkets
    57-25 Rockaway Beach Blvd 11692, (347) 619-8252
  • On and On Deli and Grocery Store
    3-10 Beach 54th St 11692, (718) 474-4800
  • Rockaway Beach Gourmet Deli
    92-09 Rockaway Beach Blvd 11693, (718) 474-1400
  • Stop & Shop
    70-20 Rockaway Beach Blvd 11692, (718) 318-6281
  • Farrockaway
    Beach 59th St 11692,

PARKS IN BROAD CHANNEL/ROCKAWAY:

FOOD POLICY ORGANIZATIONS IN BROAD CHANNEL/ROCKAWAY:

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

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

REFERENCES:

  1. “2020 Data for NYC, Boros, CDs, Council Districts, NTAs, & Tracts.” NYC Planning. 2021, https://www1.nyc.gov/site/planning/planning-level/nyc-population/2020-census.page
  2. “Data2Go: Far Rockaway, Breezy Point & Broad Channel.” data2go.Nyc, Measure of America of the Social Science Research Council and Helmsley Charitable Trust, https://data2go.nyc/cd/?id=414*36047015900*ahdi_puma!undefined!ns*!buttonHolder~life_expectancy_puma_562~high_cost_h_cd_216~working_poor_cd_421~unemployment_cd_408~bodega_supermarket_cd_148~median_household_income_puma_397~fruits_veggies_cd_164!*air_qual_cd~ahdi_puma*family_homeless_cd_245#
  3. Hinterland, K, et al. “Community Health Profiles 2018, Queens Community District 14: Rockaway and Broad Channel.” Community Health Profiles 2018, Queens Community District 14: Rockaway and Broad Channel, 2018, pp.1-20.
  4. “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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