Foodscape: Elmhurst/Corona

by NYC Food Policy Editor

Elmhurst/Corona Foodscape

Queens Community District 4

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: 11373, 11368

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

DEMOGRAPHICS:

  • Total Population: 181,025 (2.2% of NYC population) (1)
  • Population by Race and Ethnicity of Elmhurst/Corona and New York City (2)
    • Elmhurst/Corona: 50.6% Latino | NYC: 29.2% 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: (3)
    • 0-17 years: 21%
    • 18-24 years: 9%
    • 25-44 years: 33%
    • 45-64 years: 25%
    • 65+ years: 11%
  • Life Expectancy
    • Elmhurst/Corona: 86.3 years (2) | NYC: 82.1 years (2)
  • Born Outside the US: 
    • Elmhurst/Corona: 63% (3) | NYC: 37% (3)

NEIGHBORHOOD ACCESS TO HEALTHY FOOD:

  • Supermarket to Bodega Ratio: One (1) supermarket in Elmhurst/Corona to 16 bodegas (2)
  • 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: 1.4% of housing units (2)| NYC: 0.8% (2)
  • Households Receiving SNAP Benefits: 
    • Elmhurst/Corona: 22.5% of households (2)| NYC: 22.4% of households (2)

HEALTH BEHAVIORS:

  • 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% (2) | NYC: 23% (2)
  • No Physical Activity in the Last 30 Days
    • Elmhurst/Corona: 31% of adults (2) | NYC: 27.1% of adults (2)
  • Binge Drinking
    • Elmhurst/Corona: 14% (2) | NYC: 17.4% (2)
  • Smokers
    • Elmhurst/Corona: 15% (2) | NYC: 13.9% (2)

HEALTH AND DISEASE STATUS:

  • Adults Reporting Their Own Health as “Excellent,” “Very Good” or “Good” (percent of adults): 
    • Elmhurst/Corona: 68% (2) | NYC: 78% (2)
  • Obesity (percent of adults): 
    • Elmhurst/Corona: 23% (2) | NYC: 24% (2)
  •  Childhood Obesity (percent of public school children in grades K through 8):
    • Elmhurst/Corona: 24% (3) | NYC: 20% (3)
  • Diabetes (percent of adults): 
    • Elmhurst/Corona: 14% (2) | NYC: 11% (2)
  • Hypertension (percent of adults): 
    • Elmhurst/Corona: 27% (3) | NYC: 28% (3)

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

  • Median Household Income
    • Elmhurst/Corona: $50,251 (2) | NYC: $60,879 (2)
  • Poverty (percent of households with incomes below poverty): 
    • Elmhurst/Corona: 17.99% (2) | NYC: 19.7% (2)
  • Unemployment (percent of people ages 16 and older): 
    • Elmhurst/Corona: 3.1% (2) | NYC: 4.5% (2)
  • Extreme Housing Burden (Extreme Housing Burden includes households spending more than 50% of income on housing):
    • Elmhurst/Corona: 34.2% (2) | NYC: 29.5% (2)
  • Rent Burden (households that spend 35% or more of their income on rent)
    • Elmhurst/Corona: 53.8% (5) | NYC: 44.2% (5)

EXERCISE AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY BURDEN

  • Air Pollution (micrograms of fine particulate matter per cubic meter): 
    • Elmhurst/Corona: 7.7 (3) | New York City-wide: 7.5 (3)
  • Bicycle Network Coverage (percent of streets with bike lanes): 
    • Elmhurst/Corona: 4% (3) | New York City-wide: 10% (3)
  • Pedestrian Injury Hospitalizations (per 100,000 people): 
    • Elmhurst/Corona: 21 (3) | New York City-wide: 23 (3)
  • Any Physical Activity in the Past 30 Days (percent of adults): 
    • Elmhurst/Corona: 69% (3) | New York City-wide: 73% (3)
  • Percent of Land Used for Public Parks, Open Space, and Recreation:
    • Elmhurst/Corona: 2.7% (2) | New York City-wide: 24.7% (2)
  •  Canopy Coverage (percent of ground covered by tree crown/canopy):
    • Elmhurst/Corona: 14.31% (6) | Queens: 18.9% (6) | New York City-wide: 22.04% (6)

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. (4)  

  • Hope Steven Garden: 1656 Amsterdam Ave
  • Contented Hart Garden: 1475 Bushwick Ave
  • Roots of Peace Community Garden: 390 Targee St
  • Hooper Grove: 375 S 5th St

ELMHURST/CORONA SCHOOL GARDENS:

  • PS 211 Elm Tree Elementary School: 86-37 53Rd Ave
  • 329 East Elmhurst Community School: 231-02 67th Ave
  • PS 127 The Aerospace and Science Academy: 98-01 25 Ave
  • PS 089 Elmhurst: 85-28 Britton Ave
  • Corona Arts and Sciences Academy: 320 Beach 104th St
  • IS 005 The Walter Crowley Intermediate School: 50-40 Jacobus St
  • HS 455 Newtown High School: 48-01 90 St
  • Forte Preparatory Academy: 51-35 Reeder St
  • PS 013 Clement C. Moore: 55-01 94 St
  • PS 255 @ P.S 007Q- D75 Satellite Site: 80-55 Cornish Ave
  • HS 236 International High School for Health Sciences: 48-01 90 St
  • HS 721 John F. Kennedy: 57-12 94 St
  • PS 228 Early Childhood Magnet School of the Arts: 32-63 93 St
  • PS 102 Bayview: 55-24 Van Horn St
  • IS 227 Louis Armstrong: 32-02 Junction Boulevard
  • HS 585 Maspeth High School: 34-20 94th St

ELMHURST/CORONA 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. 

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:

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.”

  • Ithaca Grocery & Deli
    40-08 Ithaca St 11373, (718) 424-0259
  • Casa America
    102-04 Roosevelt Ave 11368, (718) 426-5920
  • Henrys Deli Market
    102-02 43rd Ave 11368, (929) 462-0322
  • Jaa Deli
    49-04 111th St 11368, (718) 592-1430
  • 34 Deli Grocery Inc
    10502 34th Ave 11368,
  • O & R Grocery
    3917 111th St 11368, (718) 457-0010
  • Rite Aid
    3700-06 Junction Blvd 11368, (718) 639-2647
  • J & M Corona Deli
    91-14 Corona Ave 11373, (718) 271-2888
  • Fresh 1 Deli Grocery
    107-02 37th Ave 11368, (718) 476-0699
  • Tu Esquina Grocery
    10321 Martense Ave 11368,
  • Juanito Deli Grocery
    101-15 Northern Blvd 11368, (718) 476-9550
  • Hampton Food Market
    9025 43rd Ave 11373,
  • Roosevelt Fruits Inc
    4017 82nd St 11373,
  • Elmhurst Mexican Grocery
    80-03 Broadway 11373, (718) 424-0107
  • Hernandez Grocery Store
    47-01 Junction Blvd 11368,
  • Kelsy & Brothers Deli Grocery
    54 Roosevelt Ave 11368,
  • Nueva Fuente Deli & Grocery
    98-18 Northern Blvd 11368, (718) 406-9536
  • Broadway Grocery Store
    8321 Broadway 11373, (718) 478-6888
  • Welcome Market
    40-20 108th St 11368,
  • Mini Grocery
    4222 National St 11368, (929) 442-6550
  • Green Grocery & Convenience
    82-81 Broadway 11373, (718) 507-0606
  • Aquyno Grocery Store
    4514 National St 11368,
  • Montero's Grocery Corp.
    41-01 99th St 11368,
  • Alondra Deli Grocery Corporation
    4101 National St 11368, (718) 505-2525
  • Ideal Food Basket
    99-30 Corona Ave 11368, (718) 271-5854
  • Soli's Grocery Store
    3917 112st St 11368, (718) 565-2038
  • Mid Wood Deli & Grocery
    86-31 Broadway 11373, (718) 446-4474
  • Marianitas Grocery Corporation
    37th Ave 11368, (718) 205-7925
  • City Fresh Market
    45-02 Junction Blvd 11368, (718) 393-0905, (718) 271-4433
  • Flea Market
    92-3 Corona Ave 11373, (718) 606-8158
  • Champion Grocery & Deli
    99-22 Northern Blvd 11368, (718) 507-1919
  • Stop One Market
    38-02 108th St 11368, (718) 335-2175
  • City Mets Grocery
    110-62 Corona Ave 11368,
  • AAA Plus Deli & Grill
    102-02 34th Ave 11368,
  • Deli Grocery
    49-04 Junction Blvd 11373,
  • D & Z Supermarket
    77-00 Queens Blvd 11373, (718) 205-0181
  • Fana Deli Grocery
    3601 108th St 11368, (718) 429-3183
  • Northern Blvd Deli & Grocery
    104-22 Northern Blvd 11368, (929) 302-3924
  • Veyta's
    35-58 97th St 11368,
  • A & L Deli Meat Market
    102-02 37th Ave 11368, (718) 489-0074
  • Corona Farm
    37-85 103rd St 11368, (718) 779-2097
  • Saibal Grocery
    81-28 Broadway 11373, (718) 205-8515
  • New Way Deli Grocery
    3502 103rd St 11368, (718) 429-2478
  • S&K Market
    1382 Nostrand Ave 11368, (718) 282-6089
  • Yamin Food Mart
    76-15 Woodside Ave 11373, (718) 533-8746
  • Corner 77 Deli
    76-17 Broadway 11373, (718) 478-4399
  • Indo Java
    8512 Queens Blvd #1 11373, (718) 779-2241
  • Superior Mini Market
    10260 43rd Ave 11368,
  • Dely and Grocery
    103-7 Roosevelt Ave 11368,
  • Ideal Food Basket
    108-02 Otis Ave 11368, (718) 271-8600
  • City Fresh Market
    39-07 103rd St 11368, (718) 779-3444
  • La Duena Mexican Deli
    103-22 Northern Blvd 11368, (718) 255-1557
  • R & A Deli Grocery
    54-05 99th St 11368,
  • Food Bazaar Supermarket
    58-1 Junction Blvd 11373, (718) 699-5544
  • Chocolate Deli & Grocery
    8273 Broadway 11373, (718) 446-8282
  • Happy Mart
    104-38 Corona Ave 11368, (929) 328-0628
  • Baez Grocery
    10414 37th Ave #1 11368, (718) 335-0040
  • Michael Deli Grill
    8640 57th Ave 11373, (718) 458-2367
  • Ramirez Grocery
    10870 43rd Ave 11368,
  • Casa NUBE Ariel Grocery Store
    4206 108th St 11368, (718) 446-1125
  • Junction Deli
    56-07 Junction Blvd 11373, (718) 433-9482
  • Roseman Corporation Deli Express
    3501 126th St 11368,
  • Merceditas Grocery
    99-20 37th Ave 11368, (718) 899-3942
  • Zion Deli
    81-09 41st Ave 11373, (718) 899-7670
  • Top Line Supermarket
    81-37 Broadway 11373, (718) 458-5505
  • Pacific Supermarket Inc
    75-01 Broadway 11373, (718) 507-8181
  • Food Bazaar Supermarket
    3560 Junction Blvd 11368, (718) 396-6454
  • 111 Deli Stop
    110-21 Northern Blvd 11368, (347) 361-4276
  • NY China Market
    9124 Corona Ave 11373, (718) 393-0099
  • Whitney Mini Market WIC-Food Stamp
    85-03 Whitney Ave 11373,
  • Hua Chu Grocery
    83-3 Grand Ave 11373, (718) 639-3583
  • Mango Rico
    4018 82nd St 11373, (718) 205-7362
  • Key Food Supermarket
    46-20 108th St 11368, (718) 271-5600
  • VIP Gourmet Deli
    96-21 57th Ave 11368, (347) 639-0771
  • Fiesta Deli & Grill
    10801 34th Ave 11368,
  • Maggy's Deli
    127th St 11368,
  • Francos Deli
    47-17 104th St, Floor 1 11368, (718) 699-1981
  • Corona Mini Market
    3784 103rd St 11368,
  • GV Mini Market Corporation
    Northern Blvd 11368,
  • Sunshine Grocery Store
    86-32A Broadway 11373, (929) 318-1818
  • Lee Stop 1 Market Corp
    55-20 103rd St 11368, (718) 271-5536
  • Northern Deli & Grocery
    10102 Northern Blvd 11368,
  • Ray's Grocery
    5223 103rd St 11368, (718) 393-8816
  • JR Family Grocery
    104st Corona NY 11368,
  • Peach Market Inc
    4517 104th St 11368, (718) 271-1691
  • Foodtown of Baxter Avenue
    82-10 Baxter Ave 11373, (718) 672-8780
  • Great Wall Supermarket
    59-16 99th St 11368, (718) 271-1888
  • Fine Fare Supermarket
    4125 102nd St 11368, (718) 505-2585
  • Bella’s Corner
    106-18 Northern Blvd 11368, (347) 808-7121
  • New Family Fresh Market
    97-13 37th Ave 11368, (845) 684-3306
  • Happy Grocery Store
    43-06 National St 11368, (718) 803-2888
  • Pioneer Supermarkets
    10209 Northern Blvd 11368, (718) 507-2828
  • Jose Fina Mini Market
    8440 Grand Ave 11373, (718) 606-9977
  • 108th Street Grocery
    57-18 108th St 11368,
  • Bienvenido Grocery
    38-15 104th St 11368,
  • Corona Mini Grocery
    9611 Northern Blvd 11368,
  • Esquina 100 & 34 Grocery Inc
    9920 34th Ave 11368, (718) 639-1455
  • La Bodega Del Medio
    93-16 Corona Ave 11373, (718) 271-6281
  • A & R Grocery
    59-10 92nd St 11373, (718) 476-9845
  • 45-14 National Grocery
    45-14 National St 11368, (718) 699-2235
  • Caraguatay Quality Meat Corp
    99-03 Northern Blvd 11368, (718) 406-9307
  • New Baxter Deli
    81-20 Baxter Ave 11373, (718) 426-3561
  • Carniceria Colombia
    84-08 Broadway 11373, (718) 639-2501
  • Walgreens
    8420 Broadway 11373, (718) 424-7927
  • Roosevelt Candy Grocery
    7508 Roosevelt Ave 11373, (718) 505-1653
  • City Mets Grocery Corp
    11062 Corona Ave 11368, (347) 738-6299
  • Tony's Deli
    10115 Martense Ave 11368, (718) 760-8754
  • Chinantla Mini Market (International Food Corp.)
    43-03 National St 11368,
  • Corona Mini Market
    90-47 Corona Ave 11373, (718) 699-0039
  • Red Delicious Grocery
    48-32 104th St 11368, (718) 606-6281
  • G & G Grocery Store Inc
    8707 Grand Ave 11373,
  • Corona King Produce
    4008 National St 11368,
  • US Supermarket
    82-66 Broadway 11373, (718) 639-8688
  • Walgreens
    82-77 Broadway 11373, (718) 672-7781
  • Woodside Deli & Grocery Inc
    77-02 Woodside Ave 11373, (718) 803-1202
  • A C Mini Market
    8411 Elmhurst Ave #3 11373,
  • Casa Rivera Grocery
    40-15 82nd St 11373, (718) 426-7590
  • Cibao Grocery
    99-04 Northern Blvd 11368, (718) 651-3282
  • La Paradita
    127-60 Willets Point Blvd 11368,
  • JM Grocery Store Inc
    8727 Britton Ave 11373, (718) 672-0268
  • Continental F Farm Fresh Fruits & Vegetables
    10104 Northern Blvd 11368,
  • 108th Street Grocery
    5718 108th St 11368,
  • Food Bazaar Supermarket
    97-27 57th Ave 11368, (718) 760-2071
  • 3 Star Grocery
    41-06 Junction Blvd 11368, (718) 205-7150
  • 7-Eleven
    10724 Corona Ave 11368, (718) 699-4704
  • Pata Market
    81-16 Broadway 11373, (347) 935-3714
  • Tulcingo
    40-13 Junction Blvd 11368, (718) 205-2182
  • SkyFoods
    7955 Albion Ave 11373, (718) 672-8889
  • Sea Town Fish & Farmers Market
    103-25 Roosevelt Ave 11368, (718) 779-6888
  • Sheryl Grocery Store 99 Up Inc. Lucky Star
    88-04 43rd Ave 11373,
  • JR Family Grocery
    39-02 104th St 11368,
  • Mrs. Fields
    88-01 Queens Blvd 11373, (718) 699-0780
  • HingHing Grocery Shop
    93-26 Corona Ave 11373, (718) 271-5854
  • Walgreens
    Roosevelt Ave 11368, (718) 426-4271
  • JC New Deli & Grocery
    48-02 108th St 11368, (718) 699-5969
  • Superior Deli and Grill
    103-02 Corona Ave 11368, (718) 271-1150
  • 111 Food Market
    111-01 41st Ave 11368, (718) 672-1981
  • Mi Esquina Grocery
    107-02 37th Ave 11368,
  • Fiesta Deli & Grill II
    108-28 37th Ave 11368,
  • Cherry Valley Marketplace
    94-53 Corona Ave 11373, (718) 393-0905
  • 108th Deli & Grocery
    53-14 108th St 11368, (631) 464-8252
  • Angelo Mini Market
    90-38 Corona Ave 11373,

PARKS IN ELMHURST/CORONA:

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

REFERENCES:

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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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