Foodscape: Flatlands/Canarsie

by NYC Food Policy Editor

Flatlands/Canarsie Foodscape

Brooklyn Community District 18

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: 11210, 11234, 11236

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

DEMOGRAPHICS:

  • Total Population: 204,095 (2.29% of NYC population) (1)
  • Population by Race and Ethnicity of Flatlands/Canarsie and New York City (2)
    • Flatlands/Canarsie: 8% Latino | NYC: 29.2% Latino
    • Flatlands/Canarsie: 59% Black | NYC: 21.7% Black
    • Flatlands/Canarsie: 26% White | NYC: 31.8% White
    • Flatlands/Canarsie: 5% Asian/Pacific Islander | NYC: 14.1% Asian
    • Flatlands/Canarsie: 2% Other | NYC: 2% Other
  • Flatlands/Canarsie Population by Age: (3)
    • 0-17 years: 23%
    • 18-24 years: 9%
    • 25-44 years: 27%
    • 45-64 years: 28%
    • 65+ years: 13%
  • Life Expectancy
    • Flatlands/Canarsie: 82.1 years (2) | NYC: 82.1 years (2)
  • Born Outside the US: 
    • Flatlands/Canarsie: 41% (2) | NYC: 36.8% (2)

NEIGHBORHOOD ACCESS TO HEALTHY FOOD:

  • Supermarket to Bodega Ratio: One (1) supermarket in Flatlands/Canarsie to bodegas (2)
  • Meal Gap (# of meals needed per year for food security): 7,243,599 (2)
  • Food Insecurity
    • Flatlands/Canarsie: 10.4% of residents (2)| NYC: 15.4% of residents (2)
  • Residences that Lack a Kitchen: 
    • Flatlands/Canarsie: 0.4% of housing units (2)| NYC: 0.8% (2)
  • Households Receiving SNAP Benefits: 
    • Flatlands/Canarsie: 14.9% of households (2)| NYC: 22.4% of households (2)

HEALTH BEHAVIORS:

  • No Fruits and Vegetables Yesterday: 
    • Flatlands/Canarsie: 15% of adults (2) | NYC: 12.9% of adults (2)
  • One or More 12-ounce Sugary Drinks Per Day (percent of adults): 
    • Flatlands/Canarsie: 23% (2) | NYC: 23% (2)
  • No Physical Activity in the Last 30 Days:
    • Flatlands/Canarsie: 20% of adults (2) | NYC: 27.1% (2)

HEALTH AND DISEASE STATUS:

  • Adults Reporting Their Own Health as “Excellent,” “Very Good” or “Good” (percent of adults): 
    • Flatlands/Canarsie: 89% (2) | NYC: 78% (2)
  • Obesity (percent of adults): 
    • Flatlands/Canarsie: 30% (2) | NYC: 24% (2)
  •  Childhood Obesity (percent of public school children in grades K through 8): 
    • Flatlands/Canarsie: 21% (3) | NYC: 20% (3)
  • Diabetes (percent of adults): 
    • Flatlands/Canarsie: 14% (2) | NYC: 11% (2)
  • Hypertension (percent of adults): 
    • Flatlands/Canarsie: 37% (3) | NYC: 28% (3)

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

  • Median Household Income
    • Flatlands/Canarsie: $74,840 (2) | NYC: $60,879 (2)
  • Poverty (percent of households with incomes below poverty): 
    • Flatlands/Canarsie: 13.9% (2) | NYC: 19.7% (2)
  • Unemployment (percent of people ages 16 and older): 
    • Flatlands/Canarsie: 4.1% (2) | NYC: 4.5% (2)
  • Extreme Housing Burden (percent of renters): 
    • Flatlands/Canarsie: 27.1% (2) | NYC: 29.5% (2)

EXERCISE AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY BURDEN

  • Air Pollution (micrograms of fine particulate matter per cubic meter): 
    • Flatlands/Canarsie: 7.1 (2) | New York City-wide: 7.5 (2)
  • Bicycle Network Coverage (percent of streets with bike lanes): 
    • Flatlands/Canarsie: 5% (3) | New York City-wide: 10% (3)
  • Pedestrian Injury Hospitalizations (per 100,000 people): 
    • Flatlands/Canarsie: 20 (3) | New York City-wide: 23 (3)
  • Percent of Land Used for Public Parks, Open Space, and Recreation:
    • Flatlands/Canarsie: 24.2% (2) | New York City-wide: 24.7% (2)

FLATLANDS/CANARSIE COMMUNITY GARDENS: 

FLATLANDS/CANARSIE 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)  

  • Morris Jumel Community Garden: 455-457 W 162nd St
  • Her-King Alagantic Block Association Garden: 411 Herkimer St
  • Rockaway Roots Urban Farm: 308 Beach 58th St

FLATLANDS/CANARSIE SCHOOL GARDENS:

  • CS 746 Hebrew Language Academy Charter School: 2186 Mill Ave
  • PS 119 Amersfort: 3829 Ave K
  • PS 276 Louis Marshall: 1070 E 83 St
  • Magnet School of STEM/Andries Hudde: 2500 Nostrand Ave
  • PS 771 @PS236: 6302 Ave U
  • PS 312 Bergen Beach: 7103 Ave T
  • HS 567 Brooklyn Theatre Arts High School: 6565 Flatlands Ave
  • PS 233 Langston Hughes - PS 233: 9301 Ave B
  • PS 197 The Kings Highway Academy: 1599 E 22 St
  • JHS 078 Roy H. Mann: 1420 E 68 St
  • HS 566 Brooklyn Generation School: 6565 Flatlands Ave
  • HS 637 Academy for Conservation and the Environment: 6565 Flatlands Ave
  • IS 068 Isaac Bildersee: 956 E 82 St
  • PS 279 Herman Schreiber: 1070 E 104 St
  • PS 115 Daniel Mucatel School: 1500 E 92 St
  • HS Brooklyn STEP Academy at Canarsie Educational Campus: 1600 Rockaway Parkway
  • PS 152 School of Science & Technology: 725 E 23 St
  • HS 405 Midwood High School: 2839 Bedford Ave
  • PS 207 Elizabeth G. Leary: 4011 Fillmore Ave
  • PS 905 The Genovesi Environmental Study Center: 7151 Ave T
  • MS 366 The Science and Medicine Middle School: 330 59th St
  • PS 251 Paerdegat: 1037 E 54 St

FLATLANDS/CANARSIE 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. 

FLATLANDS/CANARSIE 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

FLATLANDS/CANARSIE 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. 

FLATLANDS/CANARSIE 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.”

  • 7 Stars Gourmet Deli & Grill
    5402 Ave N 11234, (718) 513-0877
  • Super Fresh Deli & Grocery
    2230 Troy Ave 11234,
  • Fairway Market Georgetown
    2149 Ralph Ave 11234,
  • SAA Deli Grocery
    9401 Avenue L 11236, (718) 272-1570
  • Fillmore Deli Inc
    2274 Flatbush Ave 11234,
  • Lucky Seven Deli
    2062 Flatbush Ave 11234, (718) 677-8367
  • Big Boyz Deli
    9102-9104 Flatlands Ave 11236, (347) 295-0595
  • South Shore Finest Deli
    5910 Glenwood Rd 11234, (347) 371-9069
  • Walgreens
    4915 Flatlands Ave 11234, (347) 856-5852
  • Lucky Family Deli Grocery
    2206A Flatbush Ave 11234,
  • Schwartz
    3008 Avenue L 11210, (718) 951-8575
  • Sarah 99¢ & Up Discount
    E 104th St 11236,
  • J & W Supermarket
    9004 Avenue A 11236,
  • Brothers Deli II
    669 E 98th St 11236, (718) 345-5047
  • Elaine's Avenue M Deli
    2924 Avenue M 11210, (718) 377-7207
  • Yellow Market
    5812 Glenwood Rd 11234, (718) 251-3974
  • Fish Market Corp
    9101 Avenue L 11236, (347) 922-7461
  • Dora Grocery
    4104 Avenue J 11210, (718) 253-9550
  • Walgreens
    2325 Flatbush Ave 11234, (718) 951-0518
  • West Indian Direct
    4207 Avenue J 11210, (718) 338-3456
  • Golden Vegetable & Grocery A
    1819 Flatbush Ave 11210, (718) 258-0240
  • 7-Eleven
    2474 Flatbush Ave 11234, (718) 252-0549
  • Walgreens
    5716 Avenue U 11234, (718) 252-6350
  • Canarsie Fruits & Vegetables Mini Market
    1418 Rockaway Pkwy 11236,
  • Canarsie Meat Market
    1435 Rockaway Pkwy 11236, (718) 272-0772
  • CC Food
    1853 Flatbush Ave 11210, (347) 254-4216
  • Key Food Supermarket
    5101 Ave N 11234, (718) 377-9112
  • Deli & Grocery
    Clarendon Rd 11236,
  • Fine Fare Supermarket
    1498 Flatbush Ave 11210, (718) 434-3136
  • Walgreens
    1559 Flatbush Ave 11210, (718) 434-5755
  • Marine Park Deli & Grocery
    3509 Avenue S 11234,
  • 7-Eleven
    2247 Utica Ave 11234, (718) 692-0099
  • Key Food Supermarket
    6620 Avenue U 11234, (718) 968-0200
  • Smiley Mini Market
    8811 Flatlands Ave 11236, (718) 257-0112
  • Mill Basin Stop
    6122 Avenue U 11234, (718) 763-3922
  • Alia Deli & Grocery Inc
    9128 Avenue L 11236,
  • CVS
    2320 Ralph Ave 11234, (718) 209-8121
  • Saborcito Puebla Deli Grocery
    4016 Glenwood Rd 11210, (718) 859-2948
  • Searock Grocery & Deli Corporation
    9704 Seaview Ave 11236,
  • Key Food Supermarket
    2066 Rockaway Pkwy 11236, (718) 968-1820
  • Rockaway Gourmet Deli
    9627 Farragut Rd 11236, (347) 240-5960
  • Rite Aid
    7812 Flatlands Ave 11236, (718) 531-5023
  • H & H Mini Mart
    1830 Flatbush Ave 11210, (718) 377-5900
  • Avenue N Deli Corporation
    6309 Ave N 11234, (347) 462-9064
  • Stop 1 Deli & Grocery
    1705 Ralph Ave 11236, (718) 763-0421
  • Ideal Food Basket
    1967 Flatbush Ave 11234, (718) 377-4302
  • 34 Grocery Store
    3323 Avenue H 11210,
  • Duane Reade
    2265 Ralph Ave 11234, (718) 241-3700
  • Glenwood Deli
    2816 Glenwood Rd 11210,
  • Evelyn Grocery
    1020 E 92nd St 11236, (718) 257-3935
  • Viva Deli
    5601 Avenue L 11234, (718) 251-6498
  • Terminal Produce Corporation
    4 Brooklyn Terminal Market 11236, (718) 251-1842
  • N & A Superette
    1595 Canarsie Rd 11236, (718) 241-1034
  • King Rockaway Parkway
    1938 Rockaway Pkway 11236, (347) 462-3820
  • Milky Way Grocery
    1669 Ralph Ave 11236, (718) 444-1045
  • Avenue B Grocery
    9010 Avenue B 11236, (718) 342-6730
  • Mauers Super Deli
    3103 Quentin Rd 11234, (718) 375-8481
  • CVS
    10204 Flatlands Ave 11236, (718) 257-1099
  • Rite Aid
    2577 Nostrand Ave 11210, (718) 258-1812
  • Brooklyn Fresh Market
    6214 Avenue U 11234,
  • Quentin Dairy & Deli
    3420 Quentin Rd 11234,
  • Utica Deli & Grill
    1786 Utica Ave 11234, (718) 484-9228
  • Rite Aid
    2064 Mill Ave 11234, (718) 531-0408
  • T & K Deli & Grocery
    3711 Flatlands Ave 11234, (347) 922-7181
  • Asmax Food
    7721 Flatlands Ave 11236, (718) 444-4110
  • Dollar Tree
    2120 Rockaway Pkwy 11236, (718) 306-5440
  • Dollar Tree
    1701 Utica Ave 11234, (718) 306-5369
  • CVS
    4901 Kings Hwy 11234, (718) 252-3791
  • Avenue L Mini Mart
    8702 Avenue L 11236,
  • DK Fish Market
    2921 Glenwood Rd 11210, (718) 434-2038
  • Shop Smart Kosher Supermarket
    2640 Nostrand Ave 11210, (718) 377-4166
  • Dollar General
    2027 Utica Ave 11234, (347) 991-5360
  • Foodtown of Ralph Avenue
    1958-66 Ralph Ave 11234, (718) 531-8506
  • BJ's Wholesale
    900 Remsen Ave 11236, (718) 249-1311
  • Ideal Food Basket
    1871 Rockaway Pkwy 11236, (718) 531-0205
  • Canarsie Market II
    1420 Rockaway Pkwy 11236, (718) 272-1437
  • New Best Fruit Market
    1530 Flatbush Ave 11210, (718) 434-4856
  • Go Express Deli
    8311 Flatlands Ave 11236, (347) 462-4429
  • Song's Grocery
    5401 Avenue T 11234,
  • 7 Days Deli Grocery Inc
    9201 Foster Ave 11236, (718) 257-4393
  • Best 99 NY
    1800 Flatbush Ave 11210, (347) 492-7634
  • 7-Eleven
    105-04 Flatlands Ave 11236, (718) 257-1858
  • La Baguette Shop
    1836 Rockaway Pkwy 11236, (718) 758-4330, (718) 468-2525
  • Rite Aid
    9738 Seaview Ave 11236, (718) 968-1584
  • Aden Supermarket
    10404 Flatlands Ave 11236, (718) 649-0423
  • Gitto Farmer's Market
    38 N Market St 11236, (718) 209-4587
  • 99 Cents Town
    1940 Nostrand Ave 11210,
  • Dollar General
    4118 Farragut Rd 11210, (347) 916-3555
  • Supermarket Of Ave N inc
    3524 Flatlands Ave 11234, (718) 377-3377
  • Key Food Supermarket
    1804 Ralph Ave 11236, (718) 444-4385
  • Bismillah Meat & Grocery
    1964 Flatbush Ave 11234, (718) 676-2777
  • Avenue H Deli
    4924 Avenue H 11234,
  • 8404 Grocery
    8404 Flatlands Ave 11236, (718) 942-4090
  • Ravioli & Meat Market
    5223 Avenue N 11234, (718) 258-1002
  • Tonys Health Food
    2923 Glenwood Rd 11210, (718) 859-1138
  • W & Fam Deli Grocery
    1585 Flatbush Ave 11210, (347) 955-4636
  • Good Food for Less
    412 E 83rd St 11236, (718) 209-1562
  • Food World Supermarket
    935 E 107th St 11236, (718) 566-2999
  • Willys Deli
    1356 Rockaway Pkwy 11236, (347) 254-6666
  • Glenwood Mini Mart
    5513-15 Glenwood Rd 11234, (718) 251-7443
  • 7-Eleven
    1970 Ralph Ave 11234,
  • 1310 Caribbean Deli
    1310 Flatbush Ave 11210, (718) 421-9000
  • Sky Deli
    2112 Nostrand Ave 11210, (718) 421-3242
  • 7Pearls Deights, Inc.
    Schenck St 11236, (917) 748-4414
  • Alyafai Discount Grocery Corp.
    8109 Flatlands Ave 11236,
  • Rocks Deli Grocery
    1597 Rockaway Pkwy 11236,
  • Seatide Gourmet
    5914 Avenue N 11234, (718) 209-3474
  • Star's Mini Market
    5002 Avenue M 11234, (718) 377-0797
  • San Diego Deli and Grocery
    4023 Glenwood Rd 11210, (347) 405-7420
  • Key Food Supermarket
    2326 Nostrand Ave 11210, (718) 253-8152
  • La Flor de Atlixco II Deli & Grocery
    2440 Nostrand Ave 11210, (718) 928-7964
  • Kim's Family Farm
    8027 Flatlands Ave 11236, (718) 763-9330
  • Fruit & Vegetable Supreme
    1099 E 56th St 11234, (718) 763-5554
  • New Food Mart
    2559 Nostrand Ave 11210,
  • M & Y Express Deli Corporation
    9202 Avenue M 11236,
  • Flatlands Deli
    911 E 107th St 11236, (718) 257-5041
  • Mill Basin Convenience
    6001 Strickland Ave 11234,
  • Rite Aid
    1791 Utica Ave 11234, (718) 241-3559
  • CVS
    4112 Avenue U 11234, (718) 253-0200
  • Walgreens
    1847 Rockaway Pkwy 11236, (718) 251-0426
  • Island Fish Market
    2116 Nostrand Ave 11210, (718) 434-0424
  • 99 Cents
    7900 Flatlands Ave 11236,
  • Food Universe Marketplace
    2424 Flatbush Ave 11234, (718) 758-1289
  • RJM Mini Market
    1422 Flatbush Ave 11210, (718) 434-6549
  • Golden Gate Fruit Market
    2080 Flatbush Ave 11234, (718) 377-2581
  • Mill Basin Shuk
    6324 Ave N 11234, (718) 241-5600

PARKS IN FLATLANDS/CANARSIE:

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: Canarsie & Flatland.” data2go.Nyc, Measure of America of the Social Science Research Council and Helmsley Charitable Trust, https://data2go.nyc/map/?id=111*36047015900*meal_gap_puma!undefined!ns*!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#12/40.8086/-73.9294.
  3. Hinterland, K, et al. “Community Health Profiles 2018, Brooklyn Community District 18: Flatlands and Canarsie.” Community Health Profiles 2018, Brooklyn Community District 18: Flatlands and Canarsie 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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