Foodscape: Coney Island

by NYC Food Policy Editor

Coney Island Foodscape

Brooklyn Community District 13

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: 11223, 11224

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

DEMOGRAPHICS:

  • Total Population: 108,905(1.25% of NYC population) (1)
  • Population by Race and Ethnicity of Coney Island and New York City (2)
    • Coney Island: 17.5% Latino | NYC: 29.2% Latino
    • Coney Island: 11.8% Black | NYC: 21.7% Black
    • Coney Island: 56% White | NYC: 31.8% White
    • Coney Island: 11.8% Asian/Pacific Islander | NYC: 14.1% Asian
    • Coney Island: 2.8% Other | NYC: 2% Other
  • Coney Island Population by Age: (3)
    • 0-17 years: 19%
    • 18-24 years: 8%
    • 25-44 years: 25%
    • 45-64 years: 27%
    • 65+ years: 22%
  • Life Expectancy
    • Coney Island: 80.6 years (2) | NYC: 82.1 years (2)
  • Born Outside the US: 
    • Coney Island: 51.9% (2) | NYC: 36.8% (2)

NEIGHBORHOOD ACCESS TO HEALTHY FOOD:

  • Supermarket to Bodega Ratio: One (1) supermarket in Coney Island to 21 bodegas (2)
  • Meal Gap (# of meals needed per year for food security): 3,798,001 (2)
  • Food Insecurity
    • Coney Island: 20.6% of residents (2)| NYC: 15.4% of residents (2)
  • Residences that Lack a Kitchen: 
    • Coney Island: 0.9% of housing units (2)| NYC: 0.8% (2)
  • Households Receiving SNAP Benefits: 
    • Coney Island: 38.4% of households (2)| NYC: 22.4% of households (2)

HEALTH BEHAVIORS:

  • No Fruits and Vegetables Yesterday: 
    • Coney Island: 9% of adults (2) | NYC: 12.9% of adults (2)
  • One or More 12-ounce Sugary Drinks Per Day (percent of adults): 
    • Coney Island: 21% (2) | NYC: 23% (2)
  • No Physical Activity in the Last 30 Days:
    • Coney Island: 29% 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): 
    • Coney Island: 70% (2) | NYC: 78% (2)
  • Obesity (percent of adults): 
    • Coney Island: 28% (2) | NYC: 24% (2)
  •  Childhood Obesity (percent of public school children in grades K through 8):
    • Coney Island: 18% (3) | NYC: 20% (3)
  • Diabetes (percent of adults): 
    • Coney Island: 15% (2) | NYC: 11% (2)
  • Hypertension (percent of adults): 
    • Coney Island: 31% (3) | NYC: 28% (3)

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

  • Median Household Income
    • Coney Island: $38,065 (2) | NYC: $60,879 (2)
  • Poverty (percent of households with incomes below poverty): 
    • Coney Island: 25.1% (2) | NYC: 19.7% (2)
  • Unemployment (percent of people ages 16 and older): 
    • Coney Island: 4.5% (2) | NYC: 4.5% (2)
  • Extreme Housing Burden (percent of renters): 
    • Coney Island: 30.1% (2) | NYC: 29.5% (2)

EXERCISE AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY BURDEN

  • Air Pollution (micrograms of fine particulate matter per cubic meter): 
    • Coney Island: 6.5 (2) | New York City-wide: 7.5 (2)
  • Bicycle Network Coverage (percent of streets with bike lanes): 
    • Coney Island: 13% (3) | New York City-wide: 10% (3)
  • Pedestrian Injury Hospitalizations (per 100,000 people): 
    • Coney Island: 22 (3) | New York City-wide: 23 (3)
  • Percent of Land Used for Public Parks, Open Spaces, and Recreation:
    • Coney Island: 37.1% (2) | New York City-wide: 24.7% (2)

CONEY ISLAND COMMUNITY GARDENS:

CONEY ISLAND 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)  

  • La Finca Del Sur: 175 E 138th St
  • Bay 84th Street Community Garden: 3-22 BEACH 84 St

CONEY ISLAND SCHOOL GARDENS:

  • PS 721 Brooklyn Occupational Training Center: 64 Ave X
  • PS 216 Arturo Toscanini: 350 Ave X
  • PS 370 The Jim Thorpe School: 3000 W 1 St
  • IS 228 David A. Boody: 228 Ave S
  • IS 303 Herbert S. Eisenberg: 501 W Ave
  • PS 231 PS 231@180: 5601 16 Ave
  • PS 090 Edna Cohen School: 2840 W 12 St
  • PS 329 Surfside: 2929 W 30 St
  • PS 188 Michael E. Berdy: 3314 Neptune Ave

CONEY ISLAND 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. 

CONEY ISLAND 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

CONEY ISLAND WIC SITES:

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

CONEY ISLAND 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. 

CONEY ISLAND 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.”

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

  • A & B Grocery
    353 Avenue S 11223,
  • New Taste of China
    2793b 86th St 11223, (718) 372-3222
  • Lavi Glatt
    805 Avenue U 11223, (718) 998-2330
  • 1716 Mermaid Ave Deli & Grocery
    1716 Mermaid Ave 11224,
  • Foodtown of Bensonhurst
    1949 Stillwell Ave 11223, (718) 266-8100
  • Belarus Supermarket
    495 Neptune Ave 11224, (718) 373-5595
  • Rite Aid
    3001-27 Mermaid Ave 11224, (718) 373-2818
  • Stillwell Grocery Inc
    1801 Stillwell Ave 11223, (718) 372-2715
  • Shaba Deli & Grocery
    2387 Stillwell Ave 11223, (718) 996-1080
  • Kosher Corner Supermarket Inc
    2055 McDonald Ave 11223, (718) 998-2400
  • AKM Deli & Grocery
    383 Avenue X 11223,
  • Food to Live
    2769 W 15th St 11224, (718) 717-1029
  • Rite Aid
    344 Avenue X 11223, (718) 375-8257
  • P & P Convenience
    2436 Stillwell Ave 11223, (718) 266-7421
  • Island Neighborhood Gourmet Food
    2909 Surf Ave 11224, (718) 265-0305
  • A Deli
    1105 Avenue S 11223,
  • Adam's Deli On The Corner
    525 Kings Hwy 11223, (718) 645-1480
  • Millennium Deli & Grocery
    3038 Neptune Ave 11224, (718) 449-5711
  • Loy Wong Food Market
    312 Kings Hwy 11223,
  • Key Food Supermarket
    505 Neptune Ave 11224, (718) 714-6049
  • 7 & 7 Gourmet Deli
    2904 Stillwell Ave 11224, (347) 713-5361
  • 99 Cent Xpress
    2815 Mermaid Ave 11224, (718) 714-6254
  • Meats Supreme
    181 Avenue U 11223, (718) 372-4555
  • West Grill & Deli Grocery
    1904 Mermaid Ave 11224,
  • Associated Supermarkets
    480 Avenue P 11223, (718) 375-6815
  • LQA Grocery II
    1602b Mermaid Ave 11224,
  • Busy Corner Grocery Inc
    801 Kings Hwy 11223, (718) 645-9833
  • United Express Deli & grill
    237 Avenue X 11223, (718) 676-9440
  • T-L Food Market Inc.
    119 Avenue U 11223, (718) 333-1688
  • Sanaa Deli
    1526 Mermaid Ave 11224,
  • Leanly Chinese Food
    1627 Mermaid Ave 11224, (718) 266-1823
  • Ouri's Fruit
    427 Avenue U 11223, (718) 645-0020
  • Ocean Bay Market
    2424 Coney Island Ave 11223, (718) 382-1688
  • 1626 Mini Mart
    1626 Stillwell Ave 11223, (718) 232-7493
  • La Villita Fruits and Juices
    310 Kings Hwy 11223, (347) 673-5275
  • 86 Deli
    2637 86th St #1 11223, (718) 265-2540
  • Fine Fare Supermarket
    2901 Mermaid Ave 11224, (718) 266-7527
  • Akiva Grocery
    409 Avenue U 11223, (718) 265-6555
  • MV Quick Stop Corp
    2875 W 8th St 11224, (718) 946-3807
  • Fruits by Pesha
    2045 Mcdonald Ave 11223, (917) 612-0660
  • New West 10th Deli
    97 Avenue S 11223, (347) 275-2005
  • Mermaid 2 Deli
    3222 Mermaid Ave 11224, (347) 462-4827, (718) 373-3331
  • Netcost Market
    608 Sheepshead Bay Rd 11224, (718) 946-5400
  • Hak Farmer Market
    167 Avenue U 11223, (347) 673-7144
  • Sam's Deli
    288 Avenue U 11223, (718) 266-0377
  • Ralph Fruit
    507 Kings Hwy 11223, (718) 339-1077
  • Lucky Day Convenience Store Inc.
    2637 86th St 11223,
  • In & Out Deli & Grill
    2328 Mermaid Ave 11224, (718) 872-7210
  • Smart Cost Russian Food
    255 Kings Hwy 11223,
  • CVS
    494 Neptune Ave 11224, (718) 996-2233
  • Ocean Grocery & Deli
    631 Gravesend Neck Rd 11223, (718) 375-9450
  • Albert Fruit
    730 Avenue U 11223, (718) 339-9331
  • Walgreens
    2590 Coney Island Ave 11223, (718) 648-0120
  • Atlas Meat Market
    387 Avenue X 11223,
  • Holon Middle East Grocery Store
    527 Kings Hwy 11223, (718) 336-7758
  • Orels Food & Vegetables
    2339 Ocean Pkwy 11223,
  • SG Convenience Corporation
    730 Kings Hwy 11223,
  • Key Food Supermarket
    3485 Neptune Ave 11224, (718) 372-7468
  • Neptune Deli Grocery (Amir Grocery Corp)
    1502 Neptune Ave 11224,
  • Helalah Supermarket
    2115 Surf Ave 11224, (718) 265-0196
  • Avner Kosher Fish Market
    521 Kings Hwy 11223, (718) 645-3474
  • Beach Deli
    3204 Mermaid Ave 11224, (718) 513-3995
  • Fruit and Vegetables
    470 Avenue P 11223, (718) 339-2170
  • I & D Glatt Meat & Poultry
    482 Avenue P 11223, (718) 339-8555
  • C-Town
    237-243 Avenue U 11223, (718) 373-5100
  • H & I Grocery
    2847 86th St 11223, (718) 372-6207
  • Big Sam Food
    2327 Mermaid Ave 11224,
  • Deli Grocery & Grill
    2706 Mermaid Ave 11224, (718) 975-1379
  • Gourmet Deli
    2789 86th St 11223, (718) 266-1072
  • Avenue S Supermarket
    802 Avenue S 11223, (718) 998-5884
  • Key Food Supermarket
    319 Kings Hwy 11223, (718) 627-1570
  • Prime Cut
    431 Avenue U 11223, (718) 375-6328
  • Mermaid Prime Meat
    1610 Mermaid Ave 11224, (718) 266-3202
  • Min's Fish Market
    316 Avenue U 11223, (718) 373-5169
  • A & T Grocery
    2908 Stillwell Ave 11224, (718) 946-3289
  • Big Apple Quality Fruit & Vegetable
    294 Kings Hwy 11223, (347) 312-4658
  • Express Deli/Mashallah Deli
    2115 Surf Ave 11224, (718) 265-1667
  • Green Apple Deli
    2321 Mermaid Ave 11224, (347) 492-3172
  • Chalouh Market
    728 Avenue U 11223, (718) 627-7270
  • Noel Deli & Grocery
    1890 W 6th St 11223, (718) 376-5619
  • Star Deli & Grill
    397 Avenue X 11223, (718) 758-5004
  • Washington Cherry Inc
    3024 Mermaid Ave 11224, (718) 946-0885
  • H & H Grocery
    146 Highlawn Ave 11223, (718) 759-6466
  • SRR Convenience Store
    315 Kings Hwy 11223, (917) 909-6382
  • Quick Stop
    2404 Coney Island Ave 11223,
  • Bay Parkway Food
    320 Kings Hwy 11223, (718) 336-7200
  • Walgreens
    946 Kings Hwy 11223, (718) 645-2689
  • 7-Eleven
    953 Kings Hwy 11223, (718) 336-0413
  • Jerusalem Glatt Meat
    710 Kings Hwy 11223, (718) 375-8879
  • Universal Groceries
    156 Avenue U 11223,
  • AKM Deli & Grocery
    387 Avenue X 11223,
  • 7-Eleven
    133 Avenue U 11223, (718) 449-1793
  • Kings 7 Deli & Grocery
    268 Kings Hwy 11223, (347) 492-3257
  • F Grocery Food Corp (Quick Deli and Grill)
    246 Avenue U 11223, (718) 266-2193
  • Yafranny Deli Corp
    2728 Mermaid Ave 11224, (718)-372-5089
  • DJ Deli
    2808 W 36th St 11224,
  • 2317 Coney Convenience Inc
    2317 Coney Island Ave 11223, (718) 376-1018
  • Fresh Food Choice
    2715 Mermaid Ave 11224, (718) 513-6511
  • Dolce Italia
    320 Avenue U 11223, (718) 837-2464
  • Key Food Supermarket
    599 Avenue Z 11223, (718) 934-4279
  • Coney Deli Grocery
    2803 Mermaid Ave 11224, (646) 641-7133
  • Fruit & Vegetable Brothers
    249 Avenue X 11223, (718) 339-2449
  • K & B Gourmet Deli
    2827 Mermaid Ave 11224, (347) 462-9306

PARKS IN CONEY ISLAND:

FOOD POLICY ORGANIZATIONS IN CONEY ISLAND:

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: Brighton Beach and Coney Island.” data2go.Nyc, Measure of America of the Social Science Research Council and Helmsley Charitable Trust, https://data2go.nyc/cd/?id=313*36047015900*ahdi_puma!undefined!ns*!buttonHolder~other_pop_cd_506~ahdi_puma_1~life_expectancy_puma_562~sch_enrol_cd_112~high_cost_h_cd_216~working_poor_cd_421~unemployment_cd_408~age_pyramid_male_85_plus_cd_20~ex_high_cost_h_cd_historical_402~poverty_ceo_cd_417~bodega_supermarket_cd_148~median_household_income_puma_397~fruits_veggies_cd_164~median_personal_earnings_puma_400!*air_qual_cd~ahdi_puma*family_homeless_cd_245#14/40.5833/-73.9833
  3. Hinterland, K, et al. “Community Health Profiles 2018, Brooklyn Community District 13: Coney Island.” Community Health Profiles 2018, Brooklyn Community District 13: Coney Island, 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 – Brooklyn.” NYCdata, Baruch College Zicklin School of Business, https://www.baruch.cuny.edu/nycdata/population-geography/maps-boroughs.htm.

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