Foodscape: Hunts Point and Longwood

by NYC Food Policy Editor

Bronx Community District 2

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: 10455, 10459, 10474

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

DEMOGRAPHICS:

  • Total Population: 56,144 (0.66% of NYC population) (1)
  • Population by Race and Ethnicity of Hunts Point/Longwood and New York City (2)
    • Hunts Point/Longwood: 70.5% Latino | NYC: 29.2% Latino
    • Hunts Point/Longwood: 25.9% Black | NYC: 21.7% Black
    • Hunts Point/Longwood: 1.7% White | NYC: 31.8% White
    • Hunts Point/Longwood: 1% Asian/Pacific Islander | NYC: 14.1% Asian
    • Hunts Point/Longwood: 0.7% Other | NYC: 2% Other
  • Hunts Point/Longwood  Population by Age: (3)
    • 0-17 years: 28%
    • 18-24 years: 12%
    • 25-44 years: 29%
    • 45-64 years: 21%
    • 65+ years: 10%
  • Life Expectancy
    • Hunts Point/Longwood: 79.8 years (2) | NYC: 82.1 years (2)
  • Born Outside the US: 
    • Hunts Point/Longwood: 34.8% (2) | NYC: 36.8% (2)

NEIGHBORHOOD ACCESS TO HEALTHY FOOD:

  • Supermarket to Bodega Ratio: One (1) supermarket in Hunts Point/Longwood to 20 bodegas (2)
  • Meal Gap (# of meals needed per year for food security): 5,637,546 (2)
  • Food Insecurity
    • Hunts Point/Longwood: 23.7% of residents (2)| NYC: 15.4% of residents (2)
  • Residences that Lack a Kitchen: 
    • Hunts Point/Longwood: 0.7% of housing units (2)| NYC: 0.8% (2)
  • Households Receiving SNAP Benefits: 
    • Hunts Point/Longwood: 50.5% of households (2)| NYC: 22.4% of households (2)

HEALTH BEHAVIORS:

  • No Fruits and Vegetables Yesterday: 
    • Hunts Point/Longwood: 18% of adults (2) | NYC: 12.9% of adults (2)
  • One or More 12-ounce Sugary Drinks Per Day (percent of adults): 
      • Hunts Point/Longwood: 29% (2) | NYC: 23.6% (2)
  • No Physical Activity in the Last 30 Days: 
      • Hunts Point/Longwood: 35% (2) | NYC: 27.1%(2)
  • Binge Drinking
    • Hunts Point/Longwood: 19% (2) | NYC: 17.4% (2)
  • Smokers
    • Hunts Point/Longwood: 10% (2) | NYC: 13.9% (2)

HEALTH AND DISEASE STATUS:

  • Adults Reporting Their Own Health as “Excellent,” “Very Good” or “Good” (percent of adults): 
    • Hunts Point/Longwood: 72% (2) | NYC: 78% (2)
  • Obesity (percent of adults): 
    • Hunts Point/Longwood: 42% (2) | NYC: 24% (2)
  •  Childhood Obesity (percent of public school children in grades K through 8): 
    • Hunts Point/Longwood: 26% (3) | NYC: 20% (3)
  • Diabetes (percent of adults): 
    • Hunts Point/Longwood: 20% (2) | NYC: 11% (2)
  • Hypertension (percent of adults): 
    • Hunts Point/Longwood: 38% (3) | NYC: 28% (3)

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

  • Median Household Income
    • Hunts Point/Longwood: $24,849 (2) | NYC: $60,879 (2)
  • Poverty (percent of households with incomes below poverty): 
    • Hunts Point/Longwood: 32.3% (2) | NYC: 19.7% (2)
  • Unemployment (percent of people ages 16 and older): 
    • Hunts Point/Longwood: 6.6% (2) | NYC: 4.5% (2)
  • Extreme Housing Burden (Extreme Housing Burden includes households spending more than 50% of income on housing):
    • Hunts Point/Longwood: 37.4% (2) | NYC: 29.5% (2)
  • Rent Burden (households that spend 35% or more of their income on rent)
    • Hunts Point/Longwood: 53.8% (5) | NYC: 44.2% (5)

EXERCISE AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY BURDEN

  • Air Pollution (micrograms of fine particulate matter per cubic meter): 
    • Hunts Point/Longwood: 8.1 (2) | New York City-wide: 7.5 (2)
  • Bicycle Network Coverage (percent of streets with bike lanes): 
    • Hunts Point/Longwood: 27% (3) | New York City-wide: 10% (3)
  • Pedestrian Injury Hospitalizations (per 100,000 people): 
    • Hunts Point/Longwood: 36 (3) | New York City-wide: 23% (3)
  • Percentage of Land Used for Public Parks, Open Space, and Recreation:
    • Hunts Point/Longwood: 3.8% (2) | New York City: 24.7% (2)
  •  Canopy Coverage (percent of ground covered by tree crown/canopy)
    • Hunts Point/Longwood: 8.37% (6) | Bronx: 24.79% (6) | New York City-wide: 22.04% (6)

HUNTS POINT/LONGWOOD COMMUNITY GARDENS: 

HUNTS POINT/LONGWOOD 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)  

  • La Isla Youth Community Garden: 96-98 W 163rd St
  • Hattie Carthan Herban Farm: 49 Van Buren St
  • Electric Ladybug Garden: 237 W 111th St
  • Dred Scott Bird Sanctuary Garden: 1304 Grant Ave
  • Back To Eden Community Garden: 144-29 Lakewood Ave
  • NYCHA - Saint Nicholas - Love Garden: 230 W 129 St

HUNTS POINT/LONGWOOD SCHOOL GARDENS:

  • PS 130 Abram Stevens Hewitt: 750 Prospect Ave
  • Bronx Lighthouse Charter School: 1001 Intervale Ave
  • HS 259 H.E.R.O. High (Health, Education, and Research Occupations High School): 455 Southern Blvd
  • PS 062 Inocensio Casanova: 660 Fox St
  • PS/MS 186 P186X @140: 750 Jennings St
  • HS 446 Arturo A. Schomburg Satellite Academy Bronx: 1010 Rev J A Polite Ave
  • PS 352 The Vida Bogart School for All Children: 1330 Bristow St
  • IS 217 School of Performing Arts: 977 Fox St
  • HS 754 J. M. Rapport School Career Development: 470 Jackson Ave
  • PS 025 Bilingual School: 811 E 149 St
  • PS 048 Joseph R. Drake: 1290 Spofford Ave
  • PS 811 Academy for Career and Living Skills: 1434 Longfellow Ave
  • PS 424 The Hunts Point School: 730 Bryant Ave
  • HS 321 Crotona Academy High School: 639 St Anns Ave
  • HS 495 University Heights Secondary School: 701 St Anns Ave
  • PS 333 Longwood Academy of Discovery: 888 Rev J A Polite Ave
  • 186 Walter Damrosch School: 750 Jennings St
  • PS 277 : 519 St Anns Ave
  • MS 302 Luisa Dessus Cruz: 681 Kelly St

HUNTS POINT/LONGWOOD 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. 

HUNTS POINT/LONGWOOD 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

HUNTS POINT/LONGWOOD WIC SITES:

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

HUNTS POINT/LONGWOOD 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. 

HUNTS POINT/LONGWOOD 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.”

  • Family Dollar
    867 Longwood Ave 10459, (929) 523-0023
  • Southern Blvd Meat Market
    1087 Southern Blvd 10459, (917) 473- 6651
  • 908 Garcia Fruit & Grocery - Store Corp.
    908 E 163rd St 10459,
  • La Fortuna Food Deli
    481 Wales Ave 10455, (646) 545-1611
  • Food Universe Marketplace
    1334 Louis Nine Blvd 10459, (718) 617-7160
  • Met Foodmarkets
    649 Jackson Ave 10455, (718) 402-2222
  • Aldus St Grocery
    944 Aldus St 10459, (917) 473-7139
  • Antillana Fresh Meat Market
    1025 Westchester Ave 10459, (718) 860-0959
  • Willis Deli
    526 Willis Ave 10455, (718) 618-7212
  • Dollar Tree
    924 West Chester 10459, (718) 508-1860
  • Freeman Grocery
    1001 Freeman St 10459,
  • Bianca Deli & Grocery
    981 Union Ave 10459, (347) 862-0884
  • New BM Deli Grocery (DNI Deli Grocer)
    978 Longwood Ave, Store 1 10459, (917) 737-7010
  • Los Hermanos Meat Market
    501b Jackson Ave 10455, (718) 292-8494
  • Hunts Point Market
    1081 Leggett Ave 10474,
  • Ms. Grocery Food
    1331 Seneca Ave 10474, (718) 378-0905
  • Family Dollar
    780 St Anns Ave 10455, (718) 503-9601
  • Western Beef Supermarket
    1041 Prospect Ave 10459, (718) 893-3131
  • Compare Foods Supermarket
    724 Hunts Point Ave 10474, (718) 991-7128
  • Tulcimex Deli/Grocery
    1197a Bryant Ave 10459, (718) 483-8136
  • Latin Grocery
    961 E 165th St 10459, (718) 378-6915
  • Food Market Inc
    937 Edgewater Rd 10474,
  • 10 Days Grocery
    459 Brook Ave 10455, (718) 993-0782
  • Lucero Produce
    1250 Randall Ave 10474, (718) 590-9683
  • Saar Deli Grocery
    824 E 149th St 10455,
  • Day & Night Deli Grocery
    1017 Legget Ave 10455, (917) 473-6084
  • Salcedo Grocery & Deli
    1260 Wchester Ave 10459,
  • Longwood One Fish
    838 Westchester Ave 10455, (718) 620-8850
  • BG Fruit Market
    857 Prospect Ave 10459,
  • Sayes Grocery
    1309 W Farms Rd #1605 10459, (718) 893-1721
  • Oscar Deli Grocery
    750 E 149th St 10455, (718) 993-3235
  • Kadosh Foods Enterprise
    490 Hunts Point Ave 10474, (646) 207-6567
  • Friendship Deli Grocery
    1043 E 163rd St 10459, (347) 271-8887
  • Romero Fruit Market
    835 E 152nd St #4 10455, (347) 862-7073
  • Hunts Point Produce Market
    101 Food Center Dr #8A 10474,
  • Jimenez Fruits and Vegetables
    901 Southern Blvd 10459, (347) 758-7183
  • Rite Aid
    840 Wchester Ave 10459, (718) 378-4600
  • A-Z Haven Market
    784 E 152nd St 10455, (718) 483-9876
  • St. Michael Grocery
    936 E 169th St 10459,
  • Spofford Ave Deli Grocery
    706 Faile St 10474, (718) 842-2497
  • Family Dollar
    475 Southern Blvd 10455, (347) 352-5200
  • 24 Hours Deli Grocery Store
    726 E 152nd St 10455, (718) 665-0288
  • Rite Aid
    950-960 Southern Blvd 10459, (718) 991-1376
  • Turca Grocery
    1142 E 165th St 10459, (347) 862-0146
  • 2020 Deli
    1120 Southern Blvd 10459, (718) 861-7624
  • Walgreens
    3012 3rd Ave 10455, (718) 665-6506
  • YL Deli & Grocery
    837 Home St 10459, (347) 879-8328
  • NYS Agriculture & Markets
    355 Food Center Dr #22B 10474,
  • Westchester Food Market
    966 Longwood Ave 10459,
  • 99 Cents Team (Dollar Goal)
    870-888 Hunts Point Ave 10474, (718) 328-7297
  • Brotherhood Gourmet Deli
    703 Southern Blvd 10455, (347) 862-3043
  • Key Food Supermarket
    1050 Wchester Ave 10459, (718) 860-2403
  • La Antillena Fruits Mini Market
    2935 3rd Ave 10455,
  • El Valle Market & Deli
    796 Southern Blvd 10455, (718) 861-7846
  • Guaba Deli Grocery
    774 E 149th St, Store 4 10459, (718) 292-4561
  • Essowezena African Market
    1158 Southern Blvd #1902 10459, (646) 314-0571
  • Butchers Choice
    448 E 149th St 10455, (718) 402-5378
  • Southern Deli Grocery
    1081 Southern Blvd 10459,
  • Anthony's Mini Market
    740 St Ann's Ave 10455, (718) 585-3690
  • Hernandez Produce
    490 Hunts Point Ave 10474, (347) 270-5714
  • Westchester Deli & Grocery
    957 Westchester Ave 10459,
  • Young Deli Gourmet
    480 Concord Ave 10455,
  • ALDI
    3006 3rd Ave 10455, (855) 955-2534
  • Food Fair Fresh Market
    1065 E 163rd St 10459, (718) 620-4867
  • Deli Grocery El Fogon
    362 E 146th St 10455, (718) 679-1319
  • Royale Gourmet Deli
    1285 Southern Blvd 10459, (718) 991-3354
  • Star One Hunts Point Deli
    801 Hunts Point Ave 10474, (347) 270-5328
  • Deli Farms
    850 Longwood Ave 10459, (718) 589-4944
  • 654 Green Mart
    654 Westchester Ave 10455, (718) 993-4001
  • Paloma Deli Grocery
    1240 Spofford Ave 10474, (718) 842-5465
  • Tob Deli Grocery
    800 E 169th St 10459, (718) 328-4009
  • Southern Fish Market
    1037 E 163st 10459, (718) 842-3040
  • Super Pioneer Supermarket
    616 Melrose Ave 10455, (718) 292-2735
  • SK Fruit Market
    1057 Southern Blvd 10459,
  • AJB Deli Grocery
    701 Coster St 10474, (718) 617-1005
  • Jay Fish Market
    422a Westchester Ave 10455, (718) 665-9767
  • C & J Brothers
    240 Hunts Point Terminal Market 10474, (718) 991-5050, (718) 542-2944
  • Mavelyn Deli Grocery
    596 Avenue St John 10455, (917) 645-5674
  • La Reina De Westchester
    1218 Westchester Ave 10459, (718) 450-3688
  • J & W Food Center
    679 Fox St 10455, (718) 292-4839, (718) 292-1452
  • Hunts Point Finest Deli
    1101 Garrison Ave 10474, (347) 918-9442
  • R & Z Deli Grocery
    1026 Prospect Ave 10459,
  • Crystal Jaida Grocery
    1090 Longfellow Ave 10459, (718) 589-4898
  • Walgreens
    1031 Wchester Ave 10459,
  • Downtown Bronx Market & Deli
    622 Melrose Ave 10455, (718) 708-6565
  • Adom Market
    1309 E Bay Ave 10474, (917) 891-6969
  • Reyes Mexican Deli
    998 Longwood Ave, #6 10459, (718) 893-0039
  • Josmar Mini Market
    775 E 149th St 10455, (718) 585-1112
  • Fine Fare Supermarket
    459 E 149th St 10455, (718) 993-2400
  • Monther Food Mart and Deli
    1078 E 165th St 10459, (347) 726-4568
  • Almanzar Grocery & Food
    854 Intervale Ave 10459, (718) 378-6403
  • Westchester Vegetables & Fish Market
    1264 Wchester Ave 10459, (718) 450-8997
  • Vegetable & Fruit Maria
    469 E 147th St 10455,
  • 821 Jennings Deli
    821 Jennings St 10459, (347) 297-6666
  • Omar Deli
    424 E 149th St 10455, (347) 597-7898
  • Manuel Mini Grocery Corp
    648-650A Westchester Ave 10455,
  • Genao Food Store
    926 Intervale Ave 10459, (347) 462-2123
  • Golden Apple Tree Supermarket
    745 Wchester Ave 10455,
  • BG Fruit Market
    855 Prospect Ave 10459,
  • Home Grocery
    892 Home St 10459, (718) 893-1308
  • Los 2 Hermanitos II Deli
    865 E 165th St 10459, (347) 701-9901

PARKS IN HUNTS POINT/LONGWOOD:

FOOD POLICY ORGANIZATIONS IN HUNTS POINT/LONGWOOD:

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:

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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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