Foodscape: Kew Gardens/Woodhaven

by NYC Food Policy Editor

Kew Gardens/Woodhaven Foodscape

Queens Community District 9

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: 11415, 11416, 11417, 11418, 11419, 11421, 11424

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

DEMOGRAPHICS:

  • Total Population: 152,839 (1.74% of NYC population) (1)
  • Population by Race and Ethnicity of Kew Gardens/Woodhaven and New York City (2)
    • Kew Gardens/Woodhaven: 41% Latino | NYC: 29.2% Latino
    • Kew Gardens/Woodhaven: 9% Black | NYC: 21.7% Black
    • Kew Gardens/Woodhaven: 18% White | NYC: 31.8% White
    • Kew Gardens/Woodhaven: 27% Asian/Pacific Islander | NYC: 14.1% Asian
    • Kew Gardens/Woodhaven: 4% Other | NYC: 2% Other
  • Kew Gardens/Woodhaven Population by Age: (3)
    • 0-17 years: 23%
    • 18-24 years: 9%
    • 25-44 years: 30%
    • 45-64 years: 27%
    • 65+ years: 11%
  • Life Expectancy
    • Kew Gardens/Woodhaven: 83.4 years (2) | NYC: 82.1 years (2)
  • Born Outside the US: 
    • Kew Gardens/Woodhaven: 51% (2) | NYC: 36.8% (2)

NEIGHBORHOOD ACCESS TO HEALTHY FOOD:

  • Supermarket to Bodega Ratio: One (1) supermarket in Kew Gardens/Woodhaven to 11 bodegas (2)
  • Meal Gap (# of meals needed per year for food security): 2,810,093 (2)
  • Food Insecurity
    • Kew Gardens/Woodhaven: 9.6% of residents (2)| NYC: 15.4% of residents (2)
  • Residences that Lack a Kitchen: 
    • Kew Gardens/Woodhaven: 0.8% of housing units (2)| NYC: 0.8% (2)
  • Households Receiving SNAP Benefits: 
    • Kew Gardens/Woodhaven: 15.9% of households (2)| NYC: 22.4% of households (2)

HEALTH BEHAVIORS:

  • No Fruits and Vegetables Yesterday: 
    • Kew Gardens/Woodhaven: 14% of adults (2) | NYC: 12.9% of adults (2)
  • One or More 12-ounce Sugary Drinks Per Day (percent of adults): 
    • Kew Gardens/Woodhaven: 24% (2) | NYC: 23% (2)
  • No Physical Activity in the Last 30 Days:
    • Kew Gardens/Woodhaven: 33% (2) | NYC: 27.1% (2)

HEALTH AND DISEASE STATUS:

  • Adults Reporting Their Own Health as “Excellent,” “Very Good” or “Good” (percent of adults): 
    • Kew Gardens/Woodhaven: 78% (2) | NYC: 78% (2)
  • Obesity (percent of adults): 
    • Kew Gardens/Woodhaven: 23% (2) | NYC: 24% (2)
  •  Childhood Obesity (percent of public school children in grades K through 8): 
    • Kew Gardens/Woodhaven: 22% (3) | NYC: 20% (3)
  • Diabetes (percent of adults): 
    • Kew Gardens/Woodhaven: 14% (2) | NYC: 11% (2)
  • Hypertension (percent of adults): 
    • Kew Gardens/Woodhaven: 22% (3) | NYC: 28% (3)

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

  • Median Household Income
    • Kew Gardens/Woodhaven: $67,914 (2) | NYC: $60,879 (2)
  • Poverty (percent of households with incomes below poverty): 
    • Kew Gardens/Woodhaven: 14.4% (2) | NYC: 19.7% (2)
  • Unemployment (percent of people ages 16 and older): 
    • Kew Gardens/Woodhaven: 4.3% (2) | NYC: 4.5% (2)
  • Extreme Housing Burden (percent of renters): 
    • Kew Gardens/Woodhaven: 31.6% (2) | NYC: 29.5% (2)

EXERCISE AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY BURDEN

  • Air Pollution (micrograms of fine particulate matter per cubic meter): 
    • Kew Gardens/Woodhaven: 7.3 (2) | New York City-wide: 7.5 (2)
  • Bicycle Network Coverage (percent of streets with bike lanes): 
    • Kew Gardens/Woodhaven: 0% (3) | New York City-wide: 10% (3)
  • Pedestrian Injury Hospitalizations (per 100,000 people): 
    • Kew Gardens/Woodhaven: 25 (3) | New York City-wide: 23 (3)
  • Percent of Land Used for Public Parks, Open Spaces, and Recreation:
    • Kew Gardens/Woodhaven: 2.1% (2) | New York City-wide: 24.7% (2)

KEW GARDENS/WOODHAVEN COMMUNITY GARDENS: 

KEW GARDENS/WOODHAVEN 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)  

  • Vinegar Hill Community Garden: 199 York St

KEW GARDENS/WOODHAVEN SCHOOL GARDENS:

  • PS 161 Arthur Ashe School: 101-33 124 St
  • HS 487 John Adams- YABC: 101 Rockaway Blvd
  • PS 064 Joseph P. Addabbo: 82-01 101 Ave
  • PS 254 The Rosa Parks School: 84-40 101 St
  • HS 475 Richmond Hill High School: 89-30 114 St
  • MS 137 America's School of Heroes: 109-15 98 St
  • HS 308 Robert H. Goddard High School of Communication Arts and Technology: 138-30 Lafayette St
  • PS 090 Horace Mann: 86-50 109 St
  • MS 210 Elizabeth Blackwell: 93-11 101 Ave
  • PS 097 Forest Park: 85-52 85 St
  • MS 202 Robert H. Goddard: 138-30 Lafayette St

KEW GARDENS/WOODHAVEN 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. 

KEW GARDENS/WOODHAVEN 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

KEW GARDENS/WOODHAVEN 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. 

KEW GARDENS/WOODHAVEN 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.”

  • J Market Corporation
    11623 Jamaica Ave 11418,
  • Rite Aid
    102-30 Atlantic Ave 11416, (718) 441-1120
  • Nolascos Deli Grocery
    104-03 101st Ave 11416, (646) 267- 9469
  • Lanfranco Food
    107-17 Jamaica Ave 11418, (718) 849-9183
  • Adam at 97th Street
    9704 Rockaway Blvd 11417,
  • Key Food Supermarket
    87-25 Lefferts Blvd 11418,
  • Family Dollar
    75-10 Rockaway Blvd 11421,
  • Rite Aid
    122-02 Liberty Ave 11419, (718) 843-7001
  • Trade Fair Supermarket
    130-10 Metropolitan Ave 11418, (718) 847-7713
  • CTown Supermarkets
    13416 Liberty Ave 11419, (718) 658-8817
  • Milk Farm Supermarket
    88-13 Liberty Ave 11417, (718) 843-3471
  • B & M Spanish American & W Indian Grocery
    127-09 101st Ave 11419, (718) 850-0313
  • Manor Delicatessen
    9412 Jamaica Ave 11421, (718) 849-2836
  • 91st Bodega
    91-02 97th Ave 11416, (718) 880-1260
  • 109 Street Deli
    Jamaica Ave & 109th St 11418,
  • Metro Grocery
    117-01 Hillside Ave 11418,
  • NY City 99 Discount Market
    117-20 Jamaica Ave 11418, (718) 441-3230
  • Sam's Convenience
    7909 Rockaway Blvd 11421, (347) 960-7004
  • Saiful Deli Grocery
    12302 Metropolitan Ave 11415, (718) 850-4475
  • Don Pollo
    83-02 95th Ave 11416, (718) 647-0007
  • Fresh Point Market Inc
    123-16 Liberty Ave 11419,
  • La Oaxaqueña Fruits & Vegetables
    9011 Jamaica Ave 11421,
  • Los Hermanos Cuahuizo Fruit Market Corp.
    115-01 Jamaica Ave 11418, (718) 577-0031
  • ANH Farm: Joy Fruit
    116-08 Metropolitan Ave 11418, (718) 846-7902
  • Key Fresh & Natural Supermarket
    102-02 101st Ave 11416, (718) 849-6844
  • CVS
    83 02 Atlantic Ave 11416, (718) 296-2153
  • Carniceria La Chiquita
    116-11 Jamaica Ave 11418, (718) 805-6328
  • CVS
    85 29 126th St Kew Gardens 11415, (718) 850-5811
  • S & D Deli and Grocery Corp
    90-01 77th St 11421,
  • El Bloque Deli Corporation
    13207 Jamaica Ave 11418, (718) 739-0330
  • HR Kew Deli and Grocery Corp.
    118-15 Metropolitan Ave 11415, (718) 441-0229
  • GS Galaxy
    125-06 84th Rd 11415, (718) 847-6503
  • AZ Grocery & Meat
    119-17 101 Ave 11419, (718) 846-1958
  • Pasteles Capy
    9211 Jamaica Ave 11421,
  • Win Market
    102-01 101st Ave 11416, (718) 850-3038
  • Apna Bazar Farmers Market
    124-16 Liberty Ave 11419, (718) 845-8499
  • Golden Mango Supermarket
    8105 Rockaway Blvd 11416, (718) 296-0576
  • Glorious Grocery & Variety Store
    93-08 101st Ave 11416, (347) 419-5731
  • 94th Deli & Grill
    9420 Jamaica Ave 11421,
  • Chevy Deli & Grocery
    135-02 Liberty Ave 11419, (718) 523-4814
  • 7-Eleven
    81-64 Lefferts Blvd 11415, (718) 805-4588
  • Deli and Grill Inc.
    120-03 Jamaica Ave 11418,
  • Rosenblum's Grocery
    82-38 Lefferts Blvd 11415, (718) 441-3111
  • Tajadas
    97-05 Jamaica Ave 11421, (718) 846-0101
  • Cross Bay Deli & Grill
    10510 Cross Bay Blvd 11417, (718) 848-8887
  • 678 Van Wyck Gourmet Deli
    8820 Van Wyck Expy 11418, (718) 880-1496
  • Century Market
    109-18 Liberty Ave 11419,
  • Queens Fruit Market
    120-10 Queens Blvd 11415,
  • Golden Lion Deli
    135-20 Jamaica Ave 11418, (718) 725-1814
  • CVS
    97 01 Liberty Ave 11417, (718) 835-8383
  • Maizteca Foods
    130-05 Liberty Ave 11419, (718) 641-3933
  • 107 Deli & Grocery
    10705 Jamaica Ave 11418, (718) 441-7530
  • Diaz Grocery of NY
    106-15 Jamaica Ave 11418, (718) 441-6985
  • Five Stars Deli Grocery
    10413 Jamaica Ave 11418, (718) 846-0480
  • Food Universe Marketplace
    117-01 Liberty Ave 11419, (718) 843-0130
  • 78 Quick Deli
    78-21 Atlantic Ave 11421, (929) 500-6909
  • Good Start Grocery
    135-26 Hillside Ave 11418, (718) 480-1469
  • Deli & Groceries
    107-20 Liberty Ave 11417,
  • Stop & Shop
    92-10 Atlantic Ave 11416, (718) 835-7900
  • Rite Aid
    119-10 Liberty Ave 11419, (718) 835-7659
  • Oaxaquita la Bella
    90-06 Jamaica Ave 11421,
  • J & B West Indian Grocery
    124 Liberty Ave #2 11419, (718) 845-1280
  • Golden Farms
    101-16 77th St 11416, (718) 835-7000
  • Sunny Grocery & Discount
    131-13 Jamaica Ave 11418, (718) 846-2550
  • Dave Guyana Fish Market & Grocery
    11808 Liberty Ave 11419, (718) 843-3283
  • Fresh Land Deli & Grocery
    132-01 Liberty Ave 11419, (347) 276-7784
  • Farm Fresh Meat Market
    109-19 Liberty Ave 11419,
  • Vitelio's Marketplace
    11615 Metropolitan Ave 11418,
  • Singh Farm
    124-01 Liberty Ave 11419,
  • El Conuco Familiar Meat
    105-05 93rd St 11417, (347) 881-1514
  • Heavens Deli Grocery
    102-20 101st Ave 11416, (718) 441-0905
  • Imperial Deli
    94-02 75th St 11416,
  • Deli Grocery
    10820 Jamaica Ave 11418,
  • Salcedo Mini Mart
    9595 91st St 11416,
  • Maliki Grocery
    110-19 Liberty Ave 11419, (718) 323-1168
  • M & N Deli & Grocery
    96-27 Atlantic Ave 11421, (718) 805-2987
  • Walgreens
    96-02 Rockaway Blvd 11417, (718) 848-2334
  • L & Y Deli Grocery
    95-14 Jamaica Ave 11421,
  • Walgreens
    13250 Metropolitan Ave 11418, (718) 297-3745
  • Apna Bazaar
    113-18 Liberty Ave 11419, (718) 322-7036
  • PIN Deli & Grocery
    91-01 80th St 11421,
  • 7-Eleven
    112-11 Liberty Ave 11419, (718) 843-1612
  • Quick Stop Deli & Grill
    115-01 Liberty Ave 11419, (718) 880-1843
  • Paneorama
    95-20 Jamaica Ave 11421, (718) 805-2525
  • One on One Deli Grocery
    83-19 101st Ave 11416, (718) 835-7260
  • Alba's Grocery
    11920 Metropolitan Ave 11415, (718) 805-0347
  • Dollar Tree
    105-18 Rockaway Blvd 11417, (718) 674-8993
  • 91 Ave Family Food
    89-50 92nd St 11421,
  • Dona Mary Mexican Produce
    117-23 Jamaica Ave 11418, (718) 441-4678
  • Key Food Supermarket
    90-28 Jamaica Ave 11421, (718) 577-0705
  • Nomi Deli & Grocery
    11914 Jamaica Ave 11418, (718) 441-7684
  • Baba Supermarket And Moneygram
    12412 Jamaica Ave 11418, (718) 849-8900
  • A & M Deli & Grill
    132-02 Jamaica Ave 11418, (718) 291-0601
  • Home Style Deli Grocery
    91-02 104th St 11418, (718) 441-6535
  • Fresh 2 Go
    104-02 Liberty Ave 11417, (929) 218-7110
  • Lefferts Mini Mart Inc
    10105 Lefferts Blvd #1 11419,
  • Good Guys Grocery & Deli
    102-48 Jamaica Ave 11418, (347) 561-5992
  • J & J Fresh Market
    84-31 Jamaica Ave 11421,
  • El Conuco Familiar
    93-02 Liberty Ave 11417, (917) 300-2503
  • Fiesta Food Market
    80-65 Lefferts Blvd 11415, (718) 849-9665
  • Liberty Fruit & Produce
    117-19 Liberty Ave 11419, (718) 843-4318
  • Bagh Deli Grocery
    11822 Atlantic Ave 11419, (718) 441-5726
  • Mannan Halal Supermarket
    75-19 101st Ave 11416, (718) 848-0895
  • Liberty Convenience NY
    131-09 Liberty Ave 11419, (917) 300-2299
  • Ozone Park Neighborhood Deli
    9501 104th St 11416,
  • 101 Deli and Grocery Halal
    97-34 118th St 11419, (347) 494-4519
  • Heba Deli
    96-25 95th Ave 11416, (718) 323-0740
  • Babas Corner
    108-24 Myrtle Ave 11418, (718) 850-1381
  • Carniceria Plaza Meat Market
    93-35 Jamaica Ave 11421, (718) 850-4139
  • Duane Reade
    8432 Jamaica Ave 11421, (718) 277-5814
  • Al Gourmet Delicatessen
    91-06 Van Wyck Expwy 11418, (718) 658-9432
  • Key Food Supermarket
    123-12 101st Ave 11419, (718)846-9175
  • CTown Supermarkets
    98-02 Jamaica Ave 11421, (718) 847-5930
  • Scaturro Supermarket
    84-39 Jamaica Ave 11421, (718) 441-1302
  • Community Deli Inc.
    10442 77th St 11416,
  • Woodhaven Mini Mart
    9218 Jamaica Ave 11421,
  • La Pinata Mexicana
    78-01 Jamaica Ave 11421, (347) 960-8693
  • Super Halal Meat
    123-13 Jamaica Ave 11418, (718) 805-2222
  • Cherry Valley Marketplace
    84-12 97th Ave 11416, (718) 529-6822
  • Ish Ocean Caribean Market
    115-09 Jamaica Ave 11418,
  • Between the Bun
    131-03 101st Ave 11419, (718) 480-6342
  • Super Saver Grocery Inc
    10920 Jamaica Ave 11418, (718) 480-8204
  • 3 in 1 Deli Grocery
    131-11 Jamaica Ave 11418, (718) 480-1095
  • Aziz Deli & Grill
    103-02 Liberty Ave 11417,
  • Rite Aid
    89-10 Jamaica Ave 11421, (718) 849-7777
  • J & P Guyana & West Indian Fish & Grocery
    113-18A Liberty Ave 11419, (718) 925-0100
  • Compare Foods Supermarket
    96-09 Liberty Ave 11417, (718) 848-7960
  • Singh Farm
    117-05 101st Ave 11419, (347) 571-0982
  • Key Food Supermarket
    108-16 Liberty Ave 11419, (718) 843-0654
  • Apna Sohna Bazar
    101-02 116th St 11419,
  • Cilantro Organic Market
    112-10 Jamaica Ave 11418, (718) 849-0639
  • 101 Deli
    9618 101st Ave 11416, (718) 738-4146
  • Mercado Grocery 1
    12311 Jamaica Ave 11418, (718) 850-0812
  • Compare Food Market
    7720 Jamaica Ave 11421, (718) 296-3627
  • Ozone Howard Convenience, Inc.
    137-20 Cross Bay Blvd 11417, (718) 487-3699
  • M & M Natural Fruits
    80-44 Jamaica Ave 11421,
  • Manana Groceries
    12519 Jamaica Ave 11418, (718) 849-0966
  • Farm Boy Market
    117-20 Liberty Ave 11419, (718) 835-3535
  • Supreme Deli & Grocery
    94-24 Liberty Ave 11417, (718) 925-9840
  • Carniceria La Palma
    80-30 Jamaica Ave 11421, (718) 296-5409
  • 75 Deli & Grocery
    75-02 Jamaica Ave 11421, (718) 296-6469
  • Sutter Mini Mart Inc
    86-19 Sutter Ave 11417, (718) 480-6553
  • Fresh on the Go
    76-10 Liberty Ave 11417,
  • Metropolitan Eurofood
    118-29 Metropolitan Ave 11415, (718) 847-7017
  • Halal Deli Grocery
    104-10 Atlantic Ave 11416, (718) 846-7422
  • 89 Gourmet Deli
    89-02 Jamaica Ave 11421, (718) 480-1032
  • Liberty Farm
    124-08 Liberty Ave 11419,

PARKS IN KEW GARDENS/WOODHAVEN:

FOOD POLICY ORGANIZATIONS IN KEW GARDENS/WOODHAVEN:

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:

  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: Richmond Hill & Woodhaven.” data2go.Nyc, Measure of America of the Social Science Research Council and Helmsley Charitable Trust, https://data2go.nyc/map/?id=409*36047015900*food_insecure_puma!undefined!ns*!buttonHolder~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#10/40.8250/-73.9794.
  3. Hinterland, K, et al. “Community Health Profiles 2018, Queens Community District 9: Kew Gardens and Woodhaven.” Community Health Profiles 2018, Queens Community District 9: Kew Gardens and Woodhaven, 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 – Queens.” NYCdata, Baruch College Zicklin School of Business, https://www.baruch.cuny.edu/nycdata/population-geography/maps-boroughs.htm.

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