Foodscape: Clinton/Chelsea

by Melissa Gallanter, RD

Clinton and Chelsea 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 Chelsea, Clinton, and Hudson Yards

Zip codes include: 10001, 10011, 10019, 10036, 10199

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

DEMOGRAPHICS:

  • Total Population: 122,119 (1.43% of NYC population) (1)
  • Population by Race and Ethnicity of Clinton/Chelsea and New York City (1)
    • Clinton/Chelsea: 17.7% Latino | NYC: 29% Latino
    • Clinton/Chelsea: 6.9% Black | NYC: 22% Black
    • Clinton/Chelsea: 57.6% White | NYC: 32% White
    • Clinton/Chelsea: 15.1% Asian/Pacific Islander | NYC: 15% Asian
    • Clinton/Chelsea: 2.7% Other | NYC: 2% Other
  • Clinton/Chelsea Population by Age: (1)
    • 0-17 years: 9%
    • 18-24 years: 8%
    • 25-44 years: 45%
    • 45-64 years: 26%
    • 65+ years: 13%
  • Life Expectancy
    • Clinton/Chelsea: 84 years (2) | NYC: 82.1 years (2)
  • Born Outside the US: 
    • Clinton/Chelsea: 28% (1) | NYC: 37% (1)

NEIGHBORHOOD ACCESS TO HEALTHY FOOD:

  • Supermarket to Bodega Ratio: One (1) supermarket in Clinton/Chelsea to 7 bodegas (1)
  • Meal Gap (# of meals needed per year for food security): 3,367,966 (2)
  • Food Insecurity
    • Clinton/Chelsea: 12% of residents (2)| NYC: 15.4% of residents (2)
  • Residences that Lack a Kitchen: 
    • Clinton/Chelsea: 1.3% of housing units (2)| NYC: 0.8% (2)
  • Households Receiving SNAP Benefits: 
    • Clinton/Chelsea: 9.7% of households (2)| NYC: 22.4% of households (2)
  • Walking Distance to Fresh Fruits and Vegetables: (4)
    • 5 minutes or less: 74% (Compared to 49% New York City-wide)
    • 5-10 minutes: 11% (Compared to 18% New York City-wide)
    • 10 minutes or more: 15% (Compared to 32% New York City-wide)

FOOD CONSUMPTION:

  • At Least One Serving of Fruits or Vegetables Per Day (percent of adults): 
    • Clinton/Chelsea: 91% (1) | NYC: 87% (1)
  • No Fruits and Vegetables Yesterday: 
    • Clinton/Chelsea: 9% of adults (2) | NYC: 12.9% of adults (2)
  • One or More 12-ounce Sugary Drinks Per Day (percent of adults): 
    • Clinton/Chelsea: 11% (1) | NYC: 23% (1)

HEALTH AND DISEASE STATUS:

  • Adults Reporting Their Own Health as “Excellent,” “Very Good” or “Good” (percent of adults): 
    • Clinton/Chelsea: 86% (1) | NYC: 78% (1)
  • Obesity (percent of adults): 
    • Clinton/Chelsea: 10% (1) | NYC: 24% (1)
  •  Childhood Obesity (percent of public school children in grades K through 8): 
    • Clinton/Chelsea: 14% (1) | NYC: 20% (1)
  • Diabetes (percent of adults): 
    • Clinton/Chelsea: 5% (1) | NYC: 11% (1)
  • Hypertension (percent of adults): 
    • Clinton/Chelsea: 18% (1) | NYC: 28% (1)

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

  • Median Household Income
    • Clinton/Chelsea: $154,772 (2) | NYC: $63,132 (2)
  • Poverty (percent of households with incomes below poverty): 
    • Clinton/Chelsea: 14.1% (2) | NYC: 19.7% (2)
  • Unemployment (percent of people ages 16 and older): 
    • Clinton/Chelsea: 4% (2) | NYC: 4.5% (2)
  • Extreme Housing Burden (percent of renters): 
    • Clinton/Chelsea: 20.3% (2) | NYC: 29.5% (2)

EXERCISE AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY BURDEN

  • Air Pollution (micrograms of fine particulate matter per cubic meter): 
    • Clinton/Chelsea: 9.8 (1) | New York City-wide: 7.5 (1)
  • Bicycle Network Coverage (percent of streets with bike lanes): 
    • Clinton/Chelsea: 27% (1) | New York City-wide: 10% (1)
  • Pedestrian Injury Hospitalizations (per 100,000 people): 
    • Clinton/Chelsea: 15 (1) | New York City-wide: 23 (1)
  • Any Physical Activity in the Past 30 Days (percent of adults): 
    • Clinton/Chelsea: 83% (1) | New York City-wide: 73% (1)

CLINTON/CHELSEA 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.

CLINTON/CHELSEA  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)  

  • Clinton Community Garden: 436 W 48th St

CLINTON/CHELSEA SCHOOL GARDENS:

  • HS 544 Independence High School: 850 10th Ave
  • PS 51 Elias Howe: 525 W 44th St
  • HS 437 Hudson High School of Learning Technologies: 351 W 18th St
  • PS 33 Chelsea Prep: 281 9th Ave
  • Hudson Guild Children's Center: 459 W 26th St
  • PS 89 Liberty High School Academy for Newcomers: 250 W 18th St
  • Quest to Learn: 351 W 18th St
  • HS 529 Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis High School: 120 W 46th St
  • PS 94 The Spectrum School: 55 Battery Pl
  • HS 400 High School for Environmental Studies: 444 W 56th St
  • PS 11 William T. Harris: 320 W 21st St
  • PS 212 Midtown West: 328 W 48th St

CLINTON/CHELSEA FARMERS’ MARKETS: 

To ensure the below farmers’ markets are open, please call or check the listed websites for the most up-to-date information.

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. For an updated list of farmers’ markets near you (including days/hours of operation) visit nyc.gov/health and search “farmers markets” or text “SoGood” to 877-877.

CLINTON/CHELSEA 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

CLINTON/CHELSEA 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. 

CLINTON/CHELSEA 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.

  • United We Stand
    814 10th Ave #1 10019, (212) 397-6035
  • Golden Krust
    47 W 14th St 10011, (212) 627-0851
  • Chelsea Fine Foods
    300 8th Ave 10001, (212) 255-9555
  • Gardenia Deli
    404 8th Ave 10001, (212) 736-5617
  • 9th Avenue Royal Deli
    817 9th Ave 10019, (212) 765-6475
  • Sunac Natural
    600 W 42nd St 10036, (212) 695-9292
  • 9th Avenue Grocery
    350 9th Ave 10001, (212) 290-0345
  • Duane Reade
    530 5th Ave, Suite 102 10036, (212) 687-8641
  • Dainobu
    36 W 56th St 10019, (212) 707-8525
  • 7-Eleven
    224 5th Ave 10001, (212) 933-4563
  • Majestic Delicatessen
    200 W 50th St 10019, (212) 581-8249
  • Manhattan Lobster Place
    75 9th Ave 10011, (212) 255-5672
  • The Market @ Mercedes House
    550 W 54th St 10019, (212) 757-4545
  • Little Pie Company
    424 W 43rd St 10036, (212) 736-4780
  • Gristedes
    307 W 26th St & 8th Ave 10001, (212) 243-8644
  • Merci Market
    1413 6th Ave 10019, (212) 581-1888
  • 719 Brothers Famous Deli
    719 9th Ave 10019, (212) 956-0815
  • Chelsea CSA
    441 W 26th St 10001, (908) 866-1272
  • Turnstyle Underground Market
    1000 S 8th Ave 10019, (646) 768-9222
  • Balducci's Food Lover's Market
    301 W 56th St 10019, (646) 350-4194
  • Sixth Ave Garden Gourmet Deli
    801 6th Avenue A 10001, (212) 691-2345
  • Sonny's Grocery Store
    767 10th Ave 10019, (212) 541-7747
  • Gristedes
    907 8th Ave 10019, (212) 582-5873
  • Duane Reade
    333 7th Ave 10001, (212) 239-0167
  • Ernest Klein & Co's Gourmet Food
    1366 6th Ave 10019, (212) 245-7720
  • Chhaya News
    204 W 35th St 10001, (212) 967-1347
  • Food Emporium
    452 W 43rd St 10036, (212) 714-1414
  • Merci Market
    350 W 42nd St 10036,
  • Kasteli Market
    374 8th Ave 10001, (212) 947-1043
  • CVS
    358 5th Ave 10001, (212) 824-5050
  • Westside Market
    77 7th Ave 10011, (212) 807-7771
  • CVS
    1 Columbus Ave 10019, (212) 245-0636
  • Dicksons Farmstand Meat
    75 9th Ave 10011, (212) 242-2630
  • Delis 48
    48 W 48th St 10036,
  • Whole Foods Market
    10 Columbus Cir, Store #Sc101 10019, (212) 823-9600
  • Dali Market
    461 7th Ave 10001,
  • Western Beef Supermarket
    431 W 16th St 10011, (212) 924-1401
  • Duane Reade
    1370 Avenue of the Americas 10019, (212) 586-2740
  • The Food Emporium
    810 8th Ave 10019, (212) 977-1710
  • Skyline Gourmet Deli - Manhattan
    700 10th Ave 10019, (212) 459-2500
  • London Grocery
    252 10th Ave 10001, (212) 645-1934
  • Foragers City Grocers
    300 W 22nd St 10011, (212) 243-8888
  • Duane Reade
    4 Columbus Cir 10019, (212) 265-2302
  • G & G Deli Grocery
    886 10th Ave 10019,
  • Aristocratic Deli
    208 W 23rd St 10011,
  • CVS
    81 8th Ave 10011, (212) 366-4085
  • CVS
    500 W 42nd St 10036, (212) 244-4285
  • Whole Foods Market
    1095 6th Ave 10036, (917) 728-5700
  • Dainobu
    498 6th Ave 10011, (212) 645-0237
  • Hudson Market Place
    755 9th Ave 10019, (212) 247-7304
  • Mink Mart
    345 7th Ave #9 10001, (212) 868-2785
  • Westerly Natural Market
    911 8th Ave 10019, (212) 586-5262
  • Amy's Bread
    672 9th Ave 10036, (212) 977-2670
  • Everyday Convenience Store
    663 10th Ave, Store B 10036, (917) 353-1440
  • Groceries Fruit & Vegetables
    401 W 52nd St 10019,
  • Kahve
    786 9th Ave 10019, (212) 256-0207
  • Paradise Market Place
    244 10th Ave 10001, (212) 242-2936
  • Times Deli
    158 W 44th St #1 10036, (212) 944-1234
  • Hudson Food Market
    312 11th Ave 10001, (212) 967-9077
  • 33 Gourmet Deli
    157 W 33rd St 10001, (212) 904-1351
  • Duane Reade
    51 W 51st St 10019, (212) 582-8525
  • H & H Fruit & Grocery
    471 6th Ave 10011, (212) 620-4157
  • Amy's Bread
    75 9th Ave 10011,
  • 7-Eleven
    866 6th Ave 10001, (646) 360-2449
  • Chelsea Square Market
    130 10th Ave 10011, (917) 261-5817
  • 239 London Deli
    239 8th Ave 10011, (646) 682-7862
  • Cafe Water
    519 6th Ave 10011, (646) 852-6300
  • Whole Foods Market
    250 7th Ave 10001, (212) 924-5969
  • Duane Reade
    77 7th Ave 10011, (212) 243-2446
  • Duane Reade
    100 W 57th St 10019, (212) 956-0464
  • Rupert Jee's Hello Deli
    213 W 53rd St 10019, (212) 489-7832
  • Rite Aid
    195 8th Ave 10011, (212) 929-6915
  • 9th Avenue Gourmet Deli Corp
    769 9th Ave #1 10019, (212) 258-2600
  • Hudson Market
    601 W 57th St 10019, (212) 757-2893
  • L & M Delicatessen and Catering
    80 7th Ave Between 15th & 16th St 10011, (212) 242-2645
  • City Gourmet Market
    338 8th Ave 10001, (212) 229-2727
  • Amish Market
    731 9th Ave 10019, (212) 245-2360
  • CVS
    360 6th Ave 10011, (212) 375-9401
  • Krispy Kreme
    2 Penn Plaza Amtrak Level 10001, (212) 695-0428
  • Port Gourmet Deli
    681 8th Ave 10036, (212) 245-2362
  • Dali Market
    115 W 57th St 10019, (212) 333-7575
  • 7-Eleven
    881 8th Ave 10019, (212) 247-9379
  • Chelsea Deli
    301 10th Ave 10001, (212) 244-0500
  • Yemsamali Grocery Inc
    881 10th Ave 10019,
  • Metro Lobby Inc
    1585 Broadway 10036, (212) 541-8053(Not in Service)
  • Duane Reade
    460 8th Ave 10001, (212) 244-4026
  • Hudson Market
    303 10th Ave 10001, (212) 244-2060
  • Duane Reade
    777 6th Ave 10001, (646) 336-8414
  • Westside Market
    170 W 23rd St 10011, (212) 627-6160
  • Oscar L Fruits & Vegetables
    781 9th Ave 10019, (212) 582-7330
  • NYC Deli
    853 9th Ave 10019, (212) 315-3033
  • Union Square Holiday Market
    E 14th St 10011, (212) 529-9262 x1
  • 7-Eleven
    368 8th Ave 10001, (212) 695-4339
  • D'Agostino Supermarkets Inc
    815 10th Ave 10019, (212) 484-9146
  • Premier Deli
    856 7th Ave 10019, (212) 757-4477
  • Ha Ha Fresh Corporation
    195 9th Ave 10011, (212) 924-7249
  • Chelsea Market
    75 9th Ave 10011, (212) 652-2111
  • Manhattan Fruit Market
    448 W 16th St 10011, (212) 255-2242
  • Duane Reade
    1627-1629 Broadway 10019, (212) 586-0374
  • Walgreens
    1471 Broadway 10036, (212) 302-0552
  • LifeThyme Natural Market
    410 6th Ave 10011, (212) 420-1600
  • CVS
    5 Penn Plaza 10001, (212) 216-9222
  • 7-Eleven
    345 W 42nd St 10036, (212)247-7144
  • Rite Aid
    188 9th Ave 10011, (212) 727-9620
  • Co-Hen Kitchen
    405 W 23rd St 10011, (212) 924-6973
  • Mazzella's Market
    694 9th Ave 10036, (212) 586-1448
  • 57th Market Deli Grocery
    363 W 57th St #1 10019, (212) 586-3066
  • Smilers Gourmet Deli
    637 9th Ave 10036, (212) 582-5550
  • Foragers Market
    233 8th Ave 10011, (212) 243-8888
  • Ideal Marketplace
    317 9th Ave 10001, (212) 714-1522
  • 8th Ave Gourmet Deli
    134 8th Ave 10011, (212) 366-1891
  • Star Lite Deli
    212 W 44th St 10036, (212) 840-1859
  • Morton Williams Supermarkets
    Pedestrian Arcade, 140 W 57th St 6 1/2 Ave 10019, (212) 586-7750
  • Grace 48 Deli
    791 8th Ave 10019, (212) 245-7270
  • Rite Aid
    282 8th Ave 10001, (212) 727-3854
  • Broadway Deli & Cafe
    515 W 42nd St 10036,
  • Gurus Deli & Grocery
    155 W 29th St #1 10001,
  • Square Deli
    168 8th Ave 10011, (212) 337-3322
  • Chelsea Gourmet Deli
    259 7th Ave #1 10001, (212) 633-7104
  • Citarella Gourmet Market - West Village
    424 6th Ave 10011, (212) 874-0383

PARKS IN CLINTON/CHELSEA:

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

FOOD POLICY ORGANIZATIONS IN CLINTON/CHELSEA:

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

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

Last updated: 9/22/2020

REFERENCES:

  1. Hinterland, K, et al. “Community Health Profiles 2018, Manhattan Community District 4: Clinton and Chelsea.” Community Health Profiles 2018, Manhattan Community District 4: Clinton and Chelsea, 2018, pp. 1–20.
  2. “Data2Go: Chelsea & Clinton.” data2go.Nyc, Measure of America of the Social Science Research Council and Helmsley Charitable Trust, https://data2go.nyc/map/?id=104*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. “A Foodscape of Chelsea/Greenwich Village.” New York City Food Policy Center at Hunter College, Mar. 2017, https://www.nycfoodpolicy.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/FS306308_2017.pdf
  4. “Annual Vital Statistics Data Show Fewer Premature Deaths and Fewer Births in New York City in 2017.” NYC Health, The City of New York.
  5. “Green Thumb Garden Map.” NYC Parks, https://greenthumb.nycgovparks.org/gardensearch.php.

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

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