Foodscape: Elmhurst/Corona

by Melissa Gallanter, RD

Elmhurst/Corona 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 Corona, Corona Heights, Elmhurst and Lefrak City

Zip codes include: 11373, 11368

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

DEMOGRAPHICS:

  • Total Population: 188,107 (2.2% of NYC population) (1)
  • Population by Race and Ethnicity of Elmhurst/Corona and New York City (1)
    • Elmhurst/Corona: 50.6% Latino | NYC: 29% Latino
    • Elmhurst/Corona: 6.6% Black | NYC: 22% Black
    • Elmhurst/Corona: 6.5% White | NYC: 32% White
    • Elmhurst/Corona: 34.6% Asian/Pacific Islander | NYC: 15% Asian
    • Elmhurst/Corona: 1.7% Other | NYC: 2% Other
  • Elmhurst/Corona Population by Age: (1)
    • 0-17 years: 21%
    • 18-24 years: 9%
    • 25-44 years: 33%
    • 45-64 years: 25%
    • 65+ years: 11%
  • Life Expectancy
    • Elmhurst/Corona: 85.2 years (2) | NYC: 82.1 years (2)
  • Born Outside the US: 
    • Elmhurst/Corona: 63% (1) | NYC: 37% (1)

NEIGHBORHOOD ACCESS TO HEALTHY FOOD:

  • Supermarket to Bodega Ratio: One (1) supermarket in Elmhurst/Corona to 16 bodegas (1)
  • Meal Gap (# of meals needed per year for food security): 2,851,549 (2)
  • Food Insecurity
    • Elmhurst/Corona: 10.3% of residents (2)| NYC: 15.4% of residents (2)
  • Residences that Lack a Kitchen: 
    • Elmhurst/Corona: 1.6% of housing units (2)| NYC: 0.8% (2)
  • Households Receiving SNAP Benefits: 
    • Elmhurst/Corona: 22% of households (2)| NYC: 22.4% of households (2)
  • Walking Distance to Fresh Fruits and Vegetables: (4)
    • Includes data for West Queens
      • 5 minutes or less: 42% (Compared to 49% New York City-wide)
      • 5-10 minutes: 26% (Compared to 18% New York City-wide)
      • 10 minutes or more: 32% (Compared to 32% New York City-wide)

FOOD CONSUMPTION:

  • At Least One Serving of Fruits or Vegetables Per Day (percent of adults): 
    • Elmhurst/Corona: 88% (1) | NYC: 87% (1)
  • No Fruits and Vegetables Yesterday: 
    • Elmhurst/Corona: 12% of adults (2) | NYC: 12.9% of adults (2)
  • One or More 12-ounce Sugary Drinks Per Day (percent of adults): 
    • Elmhurst/Corona: 20% (1) | NYC: 23% (1)

HEALTH AND DISEASE STATUS:

  • Adults Reporting Their Own Health as “Excellent,” “Very Good” or “Good” (percent of adults): 
    • Elmhurst/Corona: 68% (1) | NYC: 78% (1)
  • Obesity (percent of adults): 
    • Elmhurst/Corona: 23% (1) | NYC: 24% (1)
  •  Childhood Obesity (percent of public school children in grades K through 8):
    • Elmhurst/Corona: 24% (1) | NYC: 20% (1)
  • Diabetes (percent of adults): 
    • Elmhurst/Corona: 14% (1) | NYC: 11% (1)
  • Hypertension (percent of adults): 
    • Elmhurst/Corona: 27% (1) | NYC: 28% (1)

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

  • Median Household Income
    • Elmhurst/Corona: $50,251 (2) | NYC: $63,132 (2)
  • Poverty (percent of households with incomes below poverty): 
    • Elmhurst/Corona: 19% (2) | NYC: 19.7% (2)
  • Unemployment (percent of people ages 16 and older): 
    • Elmhurst/Corona: 3.6% (2) | NYC: 4.5% (2)
  • Extreme Housing Burden (percent of renters): 
    • Elmhurst/Corona: 35.4% (2) | NYC: 29.5% (2)

EXERCISE AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY BURDEN

  • Air Pollution (micrograms of fine particulate matter per cubic meter): 
    • Elmhurst/Corona: 7.7 (1) | New York City-wide: 7.5 (1)
  • Bicycle Network Coverage (percent of streets with bike lanes): 
    • Elmhurst/Corona: 4% (1) | New York City-wide: 10% (1)
  • Pedestrian Injury Hospitalizations (per 100,000 people): 
    • Elmhurst/Corona: 21 (1) | New York City-wide: 23 (1)
  • Any Physical Activity in the Past 30 Days (percent of adults): 
    • Elmhurst/Corona: 69% (1) | New York City-wide: 73% (1)

ELMHURST/CORONA 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.

ELMHURST/CORONA 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)  

  • Malcolm X Garden: 33-12 112th St
  • Corona Taxpayers Association: 52-02 102nd St
  • Sparrow's Nest Community Garden: 54-01 101st St
  • 97th Street Block Association: 33-28 97th St

ELMHURST/CORONA SCHOOL GARDENS:

  • HS 236 International High School for Health Sciences: 48-01 90th St
  • HS 721 John F. Kennedy: 57-12 94th St
  • PS 211 Elm Tree Elementary School: 86-37 53rd Ave
  • HS 585 Maspeth High School: 54-40 74th St
  • PS 228 Early Childhood Magnet School of the Arts: 32-63 93rd St
  • Corona Arts and Sciences Academy: 45-10 94th St
  • IS 227 Louis Armstrong: 32-02 Junction Blvd
  • PS 127 The Aerospace and Science Academy: 98-01 25th Ave
  • IS 5 The Walter Crowley Intermediate School: 50-40 Jacobus St
  • PS 255 @ P.S 007Q- D75 Satellite Site: 80-55 Cornish Ave
  • HS 455 Newtown High School: 48-01 90th St
  • PS 13 Clement C. Moore: 55-01 94th St
  • PS 102 Bayview: 55-24 Van Horn St
  • East Elmhurst Community School: 26-25 97th St
  • PS 89 Elmhurst: 85-28 Britton Ave

ELMHURST/CORONA 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.

ELMHURST/CORONA 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

ELMHURST/CORONA 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. 

ELMHURST/CORONA 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.

  • Peach Market Inc
    4517 104th St 11368, (718) 271-1691
  • Junction Deli
    56-07 Junction Blvd 11373, (718) 433-9482
  • D & Z Supermarket
    77-00 Queens Blvd 11373, (718) 205-0181
  • Roosevelt Candy Grocery
    7508 Roosevelt Ave 11373, (718) 505-1653
  • 108th Street Grocery
    57-18 108th St 11368,
  • Deli Grocery
    49-04 Junction Blvd 11373,
  • Pioneer Supermarkets
    10209 Northern Blvd 11368, (718) 507-2828
  • Ideal Food Basket
    99-30 Corona Ave 11368, (718) 271-5854
  • JC New Deli & Grocery
    48-02 108th St 11368, (718) 699-5969
  • City Fresh Market
    39-07 103rd St 11368, (718) 779-3444
  • Kelsy & Brothers Deli Grocery
    54 Roosevelt Ave 11368,
  • Ideal Food Basket
    108-02 Otis Ave 11368, (718) 271-8600
  • Tony's Deli
    10115 Martense Ave 11368, (718) 760-8754
  • New Deli Grocery
    4802 108th St 11368, (718) 699-5969
  • Big Apple Pharmacy
    37-71 103rd St 11368, (718) 779-4450
  • Sunshine Grocery Store
    8632A Broadway 11373, (929) 318-1818
  • Corona Mini Market
    3784 103rd St 11368,
  • Happy Grocery Store
    43-06 National St 11368, (718) 803-2888
  • Jose Fina Mini Market
    8440 Grand Ave 11373, (718) 606-9977
  • Flea Market
    92-3 Corona Ave 11373, (718) 606-8158
  • O & R Grocery
    3917 111th St 11368, (718) 457-0010
  • Sk Market
    1382 Nostrand Ave 11368, (718) 282-6089
  • 3 Star Grocery
    4106 Junction Blvd 11368, (718) 205-7150
  • Roosevelt Fruits Inc
    4017 82nd St 11373,
  • Hernandez Grocery Store
    47-01 Junction Blvd 11368,
  • Food Bazaar Supermarket
    97-27 57th Ave 11368, (718) 760-2071
  • Key Food Supermarket
    46-20 108th St 11368, (718) 271-5600
  • Food Bazaar Supermarket
    58-1 Junction Blvd 11373, (718) 699-5544
  • Carniceria Colombia
    84-08 Broadway 11373, (718) 639-2501
  • Merceditas Grocery
    99-20 37th Ave 11368, (718) 899-3942
  • Champion Grocery & Deli
    99-22 Northern Blvd 11368, (718) 507-1919
  • Corona Farm
    37-85 103rd St 11368, (718) 779-2097
  • Mango Rico
    4018 82nd St 11373, (718) 639-3583
  • City Fresh Market
    45-02 Junction Blvd 11368, (718) 271-4433
  • Saibal Grocery
    81-28 Broadway 11373, (718) 205-8515
  • Michael Deli Grill
    8640 57th Ave 11373, (718) 458-2367
  • Juanito Deli Grocery
    101-15 Northern Blvd 11368, (718) 476-9550
  • Tu Esquina Grocery
    10321 Martense Ave 11368, (718) 271-3313
  • Fana Deli Grocery
    3601 108th St 11368, (718) 429-3183
  • A C Mini Market
    8411 Elmhurst Ave #3 11373,
  • 111 Deli Stop
    110-21 Northern Blvd 11368, (347) 361-4276
  • Fiesta Deli & Grill II
    108-28 37th Ave 11368,
  • Northern Deli & Grocery
    10102 Northern Blvd 11368,
  • 111 Food Market
    111-01 41st Ave 11368, (718) 672-1981
  • New Way Deli Grocery
    3502 103rd St 11368, (718) 429-2478
  • Hua Chu Grocery
    83-3 Grand Ave 11373, (718) 639-3583
  • 108th Street Grocery
    5718 108th St 11368, (718) 651-1502
  • Northern Blvd Deli & Grocery
    104-22 Northern Blvd 11368, (929) 302-3924
  • Alondra Deli Grocery Corporation
    4101 National St 11368, (718) 505-2525
  • Green Grocery & Convenience
    82-81 Broadway 11373, (718) 507-0606
  • Rite Aid
    3700-06 Junction Blvd 11368, (718) 639-2647
  • Pata Market
    81-16 Broadway 11373, (347) 935-3714
  • Welcome Market
    40-20 108th St 11368, (347) 612-4447
  • GV Mini Market Corporation
    Northern Blvd 11368, (718) 424-1361
  • AAA Plus Deli & Grill
    102-02 34th Ave 11368, (718) 320-3036
  • Jaa Deli
    49-04 111th St 11368, (718) 592-1430
  • Henrys Deli Market
    102-02 43rd Ave 11368, (929) 462-0322
  • Aquyno Grocery Store
    4514 National St 11368,
  • Superior Mini Market
    10260 43rd Ave 11368,
  • Chinantla Mini Market (International Food Corp.)
    43-03 National St 11368, (718) 651-6670
  • Corona Mini Market
    90-47 Corona Ave 11373, (718) 699-0039
  • Sheryl Grocery Store 99 Up Inc. Lucky Star
    88-04 43rd Ave 11373,
  • VIP Gourmet Deli
    96-21 57th Ave 11368, (347) 639-0771
  • Foodtown of Baxter Avenue
    82-10 Baxter Ave 11373, (718) 672-8780
  • Chocolate Deli & Grocery
    8273 Broadway 11373, (718) 446-8282
  • JM Grocery Store Inc
    8727 Britton Ave 11373, (718) 672-0268
  • Ithaca Grocery & Deli
    40-08 Ithaca St 11373, (718) 424-0259
  • Mi Esquina Grocery
    10702 37th Ave 11368, (718) 267-8789
  • Woodside Deli & Grocery Inc
    77-02 Woodside Ave 11373, (718) 803-1202
  • Dely and Grocery
    103-7 Roosevelt Ave 11368,
  • Pacific Supermarket Inc
    75-01 Broadway 11373, (718) 507-8181
  • Whitney Mini Market WIC-Food Stamp
    85-03 Whitney Ave 11373,
  • Tulcingo
    40-13 Junction Blvd 11368, (718) 205-2182
  • 45-14 National Grocery
    45-14 National St 11368, (718) 699-2235
  • Baez Grocery
    10414 37th Ave #1 11368, (718) 335-0040
  • Angelo Mini Market
    90-38 Corona Ave 11373,
  • Red Delicious Grocery
    48-32 104th St 11368, (718) 606-6281
  • Food Bazaar Supermarket
    3560 Junction Blvd 11368, (718) 396-6454
  • JR Family Grocery
    104st Corona NY 11368,
  • Cibao Grocery
    99-04 Northern Blvd 11368, (718) 651-3282
  • Sunshine Grocery Store
    86-32 A Broadway 11373, (929) 318-1818
  • HingHing Grocery Shop
    93-26 Corona Ave 11373, (718) 533-1217
  • Marianitas Grocery Corporation
    37th Ave 11368, (718) 205-7925
  • 111 Food Market
    41st Ave 11368, (718) 672-1981
  • Walgreens
    Roosevelt Ave 11368, (718) 426-4271
  • Ray's Grocery
    5223 103rd St 11368, (718) 393-8816
  • 3 Star Grocery
    41-06 E Junction Blvd 11368, (718) 205-7150
  • G & G Grocery Store Inc
    8707 Grand Ave 11373,
  • Elmhurst Mexican Grocery
    80-03 Broadway 11373, (718) 424-0107
  • Mid Wood Deli & Grocery
    86-31 Broadway 11373, (718) 446-4474
  • Yamin Food Mart
    76-15 Woodside Ave 11373, (718) 533-8746
  • New Baxter Deli
    81-20 Baxter Ave 11373, (718) 426-3561
  • Maggy's Deli
    127th St 11368,
  • Walgreens
    8420 Broadway 11373, (718) 424-7927
  • SkyFoods
    7955 Albion Ave 11373, (718) 672-8889
  • Caraguatay Quality Meat Corp
    99-03 Northern Blvd 11368, (718) 406-9307
  • 34 Deli Grocery Inc
    10502 34th Ave 11368, (718) 651-1502
  • Mini Grocery
    4222 National St 11368, (929) 442-6550
  • Lee Stop 1 Market Corp
    55-20 103rd St 11368, (718) 271-5536
  • Ramirez Grocery
    10870 43rd Ave 11368, (973) 414-9771
  • Zion Deli
    81-09 41st Ave 11373, (718) 899-7670
  • Walgreens
    82-77 Broadway 11373, (718) 672-7781
  • Francos Deli
    47-17 104th St, Floor 1 11368, (718) 699-1981
  • J & M Corona Deli
    91-14 Corona Ave 11373, (718) 271-2888
  • Roseman Corporation Deli Express
    3501 126th St 11368,
  • Bienvenido Grocery
    38-15 104th St 11368, (718) 565-2278
  • Juan R Suarez Grocery
    5520 103rd St 11368, (718) 271-5536
  • 108th Deli & Grocery
    53-14 108th St 11368, (631) 464-8252
  • New Family Fresh Market
    97-13 37th Ave 11368, (845) 684-3306
  • 7-Eleven
    10724 Corona Ave 11368, (718) 699-4704
  • Grand Farm
    85-44 Grand Ave 11373,
  • Stop One Market
    38-02 108th St 11368, (718) 335-2175
  • Corner 77 Deli
    76-17 Broadway 11373, (718) 478-4399
  • Cherry Valley Marketplace
    94-53 Corona Ave 11373, (718) 393-0905
  • La Paradita
    127-60 Willets Point Blvd 11368,
  • La Duena Mexican Deli
    103-22 Northern Blvd 11368, (718) 255-1557
  • R & A Deli Grocery
    54-05 99th St 11368, (347) 810-3762
  • Superior Deli and Grill
    103-02 Corona Ave 11368, (718) 271-1150
  • City Mets Grocery
    110-62 Corona Ave 11368,
  • JR Family Grocery
    39-02 104th St 11368,
  • Walgreens
    8277 Broadway 11373, (718) 672-7781
  • Top Line Supermarket
    81-37 Broadway 11373, (718) 458-5505
  • La Bodega Del Medio
    93-16 Corona Ave 11373, (718) 271-6281
  • Casa NUBE Ariel Grocery Store
    4206 108th St 11368, (718) 446-1125
  • City Mets Grocery Corp
    11062 Corona Ave 11368, (347) 738-6299
  • Soli's Grocery Store
    3917 112st St 11368, (718) 565-2038
  • Broadway Grocery Store
    8321 Broadway 11373, (718) 478-6888
  • Bella’s Corner
    106-18 Northern Blvd 11368, (347) 808-7121
  • NY China Market
    9124 Corona Ave 11373, (718) 393-0099
  • Happy Mart
    104-38 Corona Ave 11368, (929) 328-0628
  • Veyta's
    35-58 97th St 11368,
  • A & L Deli Meat Market
    102-02 37th Ave 11368, (718) 489-0074
  • Corona Mini Grocery
    9611 Northern Blvd 11368, (718) 429-6071
  • Corona King Produce
    4008 National St 11368,
  • Great Wall Supermarket
    59-16 99th St 11368, (718) 271-1888
  • Casa Rivera Grocery
    40-15 82nd St 11373, (718) 426-7590
  • Fiesta Deli & Grill
    10801 34th Ave 11368,
  • Mrs. Fields
    88-01 Queens Blvd 11373, (718) 699-0780
  • Johanna Foods
    50-20 103rd St 11368,
  • Sea Town Fish & Farmers Market
    103-25 Roosevelt Ave 11368, (718) 779-6888
  • Esquina 100 & 34 Grocery Inc
    9920 34th Ave 11368, (718) 639-1455
  • 111th St Family Grocery Corporation
    3919 111th St 11368, (718) 457-0010
  • Fine Fare Supermarket
    4125 102nd St 11368, (718) 505-2585
  • Fresh 1 Deli Grocery
    107-02 37th Ave 11368, (718) 476-0699
  • Nueva Fuente Deli & Grocery
    98-18 Northern Blvd 11368, (718) 406-9536
  • SF Supermarket (US Supermarket)
    45-16 83rd St 11373, (718) 639-8688
  • Indo Java
    8512 Queens Blvd #1 11373, (718) 779-2241
  • A & R Grocery
    59-10 92nd St 11373, (718) 476-9845
  • Montero's Grocery Corp.
    41-01 99th St 11368,
  • Hampton Food Market
    9025 43rd Ave 11373, (718) 446-0004
  • Continental F Farm Fresh Fruits & Vegetables
    10104 Northern Blvd 11368,
  • Casa America
    102-04 Roosevelt Ave 11368, (718) 426-5920
  • US Supermarket
    82-66 Broadway 11373, (718) 639-8688
  • Timmy's
    Roosevelt Ave 11368, (718) 429-6106

PARKS IN ELMHURST/CORONA:

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: 11/21/2020

REFERENCES:

  1. Hinterland, K, et al. “Community Health Profiles 2018, Queens Community District 4: Elmhurst and Corona” Community Health Profiles 2018, Queens Community District 2: Elmhurst and Corona, 2018, pp. 1–20.
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  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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