Foodscape: Highbridge/Concourse

by NYC Food Policy Editor

Highbridge/Concourse 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 Concourse, Concourse Village, East Concourse, Highbridge, Mount Eden and West Concourse

Zip codes include: 10451, 10452

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

DEMOGRAPHICS:

  • Total Population: 155,835 (1.8% of NYC population) (1)
  • Population by Race and Ethnicity of Highbridge/Concourse and New York City (1)
    • Highbridge/Concourse: 65.5% Latino | NYC: 29% Latino
    • Highbridge/Concourse: 29.1% Black | NYC: 22% Black
    • Highbridge/Concourse: 1.7% White | NYC: 32% White
    • Highbridge/Concourse: 1.9% Asian/Pacific Islander | NYC: 15% Asian
    • Highbridge/Concourse: 1.7% Other | NYC: 2% Other
  • Highbridge/Concourse Population by Age: (1)
    • 0-17 years: 27%
    • 18-24 years: 11%
    • 25-44 years: 29%
    • 45-64 years: 23%
    • 65+ years: 10%
  • Life Expectancy
    • Highbridge/Concourse: 82.1 years (2) | NYC: 82.1 years (2)
  • Born Outside the US: 
    • Highbridge/Concourse: 42% (1) | NYC: 37% (1)

NEIGHBORHOOD ACCESS TO HEALTHY FOOD:

  • Supermarket to Bodega Ratio: One (1) supermarket in Highbridge/Concourse to 18 bodegas (1)
  • Meal Gap (# of meals needed per year for food security): 5,126,873 (2)
  • Food Insecurity
    • Highbridge/Concourse: 20.5% of residents (2)| NYC: 15.4% of residents (2)
  • Residences that Lack a Kitchen: 
    • Highbridge/Concourse: 0.7% of housing units (2)| NYC: 0.8% (2)
  • Households Receiving SNAP Benefits: 
    • Highbridge/Concourse: 44.8% of households (2)| NYC: 22.4% of households (2)
  • Walking Distance to Fresh Fruits and Vegetables: (4)
    • 5 minutes or less: 47% (Compared to 49% New York City-wide)
    • 5-10 minutes: 17% (Compared to 18% New York City-wide)
    • 10 minutes or more: 34% (Compared to 32% New York City-wide)

FOOD CONSUMPTION:

  • At Least One Serving of Fruits or Vegetables Per Day (percent of adults): 
    • Highbridge/Concourse: 83% (1) | NYC: 87% (1)
  • No Fruits and Vegetables Yesterday: 
    • Highbridge/Concourse: 17% of adults (2) | NYC: 12.9% of adults (2)
  • One or More 12-ounce Sugary Drinks Per Day (percent of adults): 
    • Highbridge/Concourse: 34% (1) | NYC: 23% (1)

HEALTH AND DISEASE STATUS:

  • Adults Reporting Their Own Health as “Excellent,” “Very Good” or “Good” (percent of adults): 
    • Highbridge/Concourse: 72% (1) | NYC: 78% (1)
  • Obesity (percent of adults): 
    • Highbridge/Concourse: 34% (1) | NYC: 24% (1)
  •  Childhood Obesity (percent of public school children in grades K through 8): 
    • Highbridge/Concourse: 23% (1) | NYC: 20% (1)
  • Diabetes (percent of adults): 
    • Highbridge/Concourse: 17% (1) | NYC: 11% (1)
  • Hypertension (percent of adults): 
    • Highbridge/Concourse: 42% (1) | NYC: 28% (1)

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

  • Median Household Income
    • Highbridge/Concourse: $29,938 (2) | NYC: $63,132 (2)
  • Poverty (percent of households with incomes below poverty): 
    • Highbridge/Concourse: 35.4% (2) | NYC: 19.7% (2)
  • Unemployment (percent of people ages 16 and older): 
    • Highbridge/Concourse: 6.4% (2) | NYC: 4.5% (2)
  • Extreme Housing Burden (percent of renters): 
    • Highbridge/Concourse: 39.2% (2) | NYC: 29.5% (2)

EXERCISE AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY BURDEN

  • Air Pollution (micrograms of fine particulate matter per cubic meter): 
    • Highbridge/Concourse: 8.3 (1) | New York City-wide: 7.5 (1)
  • Bicycle Network Coverage (percent of streets with bike lanes): 
    • Highbridge/Concourse: 14% (1) | New York City-wide: 10% (1)
  • Pedestrian Injury Hospitalizations (per 100,000 people): 
    • Highbridge/Concourse: 27 (1) | New York City-wide: 23 (1)
  • Any Physical Activity in the Past 30 Days (percent of adults): 
    • Highbridge/Concourse: 65% (1) | New York City-wide: 73% (1)

HIGHBRIDGE/CONCOURSE COMMUNITY GARDENS: 

HIGHBRIDGE/CONCOURSE 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)  

  • Garden of Life: 1660 Weeks Ave
  • Clay Avenue Community Garden: 1328-1332 Clay Ave
  • College Avenue Garden: 1420 College Ave
  • NYRP Members Garden (Dalia Group): 724 Courtlandt Ave
  • Woodycrest Community Garden: 949 Woodycrest Ave
  • Target Bronx (Anderson Avenue Community Garden): 1001 Anderson Ave
  • Grant Avenue Garden: 1062 Grant Ave
  • Las Casitas Community Garden: 1130 Woodycrest Ave
  • Bette's Rose Garden: 989 Teller Ave
  • Claremont Neighborhood Garden: 1280 Teller Ave
  • New Roots Community Farm: 670 Grand Concourse
  • La Isla: 96-98 W 163rd St
  • Sun, Wind & Shade Oasis: 955 Sherman Ave
  • Roberto Clemente Community Garden: 1272-1280 Shakespeare Ave
  • Mosaic Center: 1315 Odgen Ave

HIGHBRIDGE/CONCOURSE SCHOOL GARDENS:

  • HS 551 The Urban Assembly Bronx Academy of Letters: 339 Morris Ave
  • PS 359 Concourse Village Elementary School: 750 Concourse Village West
  • PS 35 Franz Siegel: 261 E 163rd St
  • The Walton Avenue School: 1425 Walton Ave
  • HS 548 Urban Assembly School for Careers in Sports: 730 Concourse Village West
  • Charter 705 Family Life Academy Charter School: 14 W 170th St
  • Mid Bronx CCRP Head Start - Grand Concourse: 1125 Grand Concourse
  • PS 11 Highbridge: 1257 Ogden Ave
  • Sheltering Arms Children and Family Services: 565 Morris Ave
  • PS 114 Luis Llorens Elementary School: 1155 Cromwell Ave
  • PS 311 Lucero Elementary School: 1425 Walton Ave
  • PS/MS 31 The William Lloyd Garrison: 250 E 156th St
  • Charter 385 Performance School: 750 Concourse Village West
  • PS/IS 218 Rafael Hernandez Dual Language Magnet School: 1220 Gerard Ave
  • HS 522 Bronx Design and Construction Academy: 333 E 151st St
  • HS 381 Bronx Haven High School: 333 E 151st St
  • MS/HS 327 Comprehensive Model School Project M.S. 327: 1501 Jerome Ave
  • Bronx School for Law, Government and Justice: 244 E 163rd St
  • PS 18 John Peter Zenger: 502 Morris Ave
  • PS 1 Courtlandt School: 335 E 152nd St
  • PS 555 Mount Eden Children's Academy: 1501 Jerome Ave
  • IS 361 The Highbridge Green School: 200 W 167th St
  • Charter 704 KIPP Academy Charter School: 250 E 156th St
  • Charter 419 Bronx Academy of Promise Charter School: 1349 Inwood Ave
  • PS 188 PS 188x@HS790x: 730 Concourse Village West
  • PS/MS 29 Melrose School: 758 Courtlandt Ave
  • PS 126 Dr Marjorie H Dunbar: 175 W 166th St

HIGHBRIDGE/CONCOURSE 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.

HIGHBRIDGE/CONCOURSE 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

HIGHBRIDGE/CONCOURSE 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. 

HIGHBRIDGE/CONCOURSE 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.

PARKS IN HIGHBRIDGE/CONCOURSE:

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 HIGHBRIDGE/CONCOURSE:

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: 7/6/21

REFERENCES:

  1. Hinterland, K, et al. “Community Health Profiles 2018, Bronx Community District 4: Highbridge and Concourse.” Community Health Profiles 2018, Bronx Community District 4: Highbridge and Concourse, 2018, pp. 1–20.
  2. “Data2Go: Concourse, Highbridge & Mount Eden.” 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. “Annual Vital Statistics Data Show Fewer Premature Deaths and Fewer Births in New York City in 2017.” NYC Health, The City of New York.
  4. “A Foodscape of The South Bronx.” New York City Food Policy Center at Hunter College, Mar. 2017, https://www.nycfoodpolicy.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/FS303_2017.pdf
  5. “Green Thumb Garden Map.” NYC Parks, https://greenthumb.nycgovparks.org/gardensearch.php.

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

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