Foodscape: Long Island City/Astoria

by NYC Food Policy Editor

Long Island City/Astoria Foodscape

Queens Community District 1

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: 11101, 11102, 11103, 11105, 11106, 11109

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

DEMOGRAPHICS:

  • Total Population: 196,803 (2.34% of NYC population) (1)
  • Population by Race and Ethnicity of Long Island City/Astoria and New York City (2)
    • Long Island City/Astoria: 26.9% Latino | NYC: 29.2% Latino
    • Long Island City/Astoria: 8.4% Black | NYC: 21.7% Black
    • Long Island City/Astoria: 46.4% White | NYC: 31.8% White
    • Long Island City/Astoria: 15.4% Asian/Pacific Islander | NYC: 14.1% Asian
    • Long Island City/Astoria: 2.6% Other | NYC: 2% Other
  • Long Island City/Astoria Population by Age: (3)
    • 0-17 years: 16%
    • 18-24 years: 10%
    • 25-44 years: 41%
    • 45-64 years: 22%
    • 65+ years: 12%
  • Life Expectancy
    • Long Island City/Astoria: 83.6 years (2) | NYC: 82.1 years (2)
  • Born Outside the US: 
    • Long Island City/Astoria: 39.1% (2) | NYC: 36.8% (2)

NEIGHBORHOOD ACCESS TO HEALTHY FOOD:

  • Supermarket to Bodega Ratio: One (1) supermarket in Long Island City/Astoria to 10 bodegas (2)
  • Meal Gap (# of meals needed per year for food security): 4,755,505 (2)
  • Food Insecurity
    • Long Island City/Astoria: 13.4% of residents (2)| NYC: 15.4% of residents (2)
  • Residences that Lack a Kitchen: 
    • Long Island City/Astoria: 0.5% of housing units (2)| NYC: 0.8% (2)
  • Households Receiving SNAP Benefits: 
    • Long Island City/Astoria: 13.6% of households (2)| NYC: 22.4% of households (2)

HEALTH BEHAVIORS:

  • No Fruits and Vegetables Yesterday: 
    • Long Island City/Astoria: 11% of adults (2) | NYC: 12.9% of adults (2)
  • One or More 12-ounce Sugary Drinks Per Day (percent of adults): 
    • Long Island City/Astoria: 24% (2) | NYC: 23% (2)
  • No Physical Activity in the Last 30 Days:
    • Long Island City/Astoria: 27% of adults (2) | NYC: 27.1% of adults (2)

HEALTH AND DISEASE STATUS:

  • Adults Reporting Their Own Health as “Excellent,” “Very Good” or “Good” (percent of adults): 
    • Long Island City/Astoria: 79% (2) | NYC: 78% (2)
  • Obesity (percent of adults): 
    • Long Island City/Astoria: 19% (2) | NYC: 24% (2)
  •  Childhood Obesity (percent of public school children in grades K through 8): 
    • Long Island City/Astoria: 22% (3) | NYC: 20% (3)
  • Diabetes (percent of adults): 
    • Long Island City/Astoria: 11% (2) | NYC: 11% (2)
  • Hypertension (percent of adults): 
    • Long Island City/Astoria: 23% (3) | NYC: 28% (3)

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

  • Median Household Income
    • Long Island City/Astoria: $63,592 (2) | NYC: $60,879 (2)
  • Poverty (percent of households with incomes below poverty): 
    • Long Island City/Astoria: 16.7% (2) | NYC: 19.7% (2)
  • Unemployment (percent of people ages 16 and older): 
    • Long Island City/Astoria: 4.2% (2) | NYC: 4.5% (2)
  • Extreme Housing Burden (percent of renters): 
    • Long Island City/Astoria: 22.9% (2) | NYC: 29.5% (2)

EXERCISE AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY BURDEN

  • Air Pollution (micrograms of fine particulate matter per cubic meter): 
    • Long Island City/Astoria: 7.4 (2) | New York City-wide: 7.5 (2)
  • Bicycle Network Coverage (percent of streets with bike lanes): 
    • Long Island City/Astoria: 14% (3) | New York City-wide: 10% (3)
  • Pedestrian Injury Hospitalizations (per 100,000 people): 
    • Long Island City/Astoria: 14 (3) | New York City-wide: 23 (3)
  • Percent of Land Used for Public Parks, Open Space, and Recreation:
    • Long Island City/Astoria: 6.4% (2) | New York City-wide: 24.7% (2)

LONG ISLAND CITY/ASTORIA GREENTHUMB GARDENS:

There are over 600 GreenThumb community gardens across the city, and any resident can join a garden. There are no GreenThumb gardens in Long Island City/Astoria. Find the most up-to-date list of gardens using GreenThumb’s searchable Garden Map. (4)  

LONG ISLAND CITY/ASTORIA SCHOOL GARDENS:

  • HS 299 Bard High School Early College Queens: 30-20 Thomson Ave
  • 291 Hunters Point Community Middle School: 1-50 51St Ave
  • PS 070 : 30-45 42 St
  • IS 010 Horace Greeley: 45-11 31St Ave
  • PS 112 Dutch Kills: 25-05 37 Ave
  • 300 The 30th Ave School (G&T Citywide): 28-37 29 St
  • HS 600 Queens Vocational and Technical High School: 37-02 47 Ave
  • HS 445 William Cullen Bryant High School: 48-10 31 Ave
  • PS 017 Henry David Thoreau: 28-37 29 St
  • PS 166 Henry Gradstein: 33-09 35 Ave
  • PS/MS 084 Steinway: 22-45 41 St
  • HS 450 Long Island City High School: 14-30 Brdway
  • HS 258 Energy Tech High School: 36-41 28 St
  • Pre-K Adventureland Child Care Center: 32-04 31 Ave
  • HS 610 Aviation Career & Technical Education High School: 45-30 36 St
  • MS 321 Growing Up Green Middle School: 88-08 164th St
  • IS 204 Oliver W. Holmes: 36-41 28 St
  • PS 004 PS004Q@ Skillman Ave: 24-30 Skillman Ave
  • IS 141 The Steinway: 37-11 21 Ave
  • IS 126 Albert Shanker School for Visual and Performing Arts: 31-51 21 St
  • HS 555 Newcomers High School: 28-01 41 Ave
  • PS 122 Mamie Fay: 21-21 Ditmars Boulevard
  • PS 078 Robert F. Wagner: 48-09 Center Boulevard
  • Growing Up Green Charter School: 54-40 74th St
  • PS 277 The Riverview School 277Q: 1-50 51St Ave
  • PS 110 : 45-10 94th St

LONG ISLAND CITY/ASTORIA 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. 

LONG ISLAND CITY/ASTORIA 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

LONG ISLAND CITY/ASTORIA WIC SITES:

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

LONG ISLAND CITY/ASTORIA 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. 

LONG ISLAND CITY/ASTORIA 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.”

  • Meera Deli
    11-57 44th Dr 11101, (718) 784-7963
  • New Review Deli Inc
    3619 Review Ave 11101, (718) 392-2525
  • Zee Grocery
    49-17 Vernon Blvd 11101,
  • Sinai Gourmet Deli Inc.
    26th Rd 11102,
  • Sajoma City Deli Grocery
    1212 36th Ave 11106, (718) 786-4314
  • Key Food Supermarket
    30-13 36th Ave 11106, (718) 482-7600
  • Mediterranean Foods
    30-12 34th St 11103, (718) 728-6166
  • Forever Young Fruit & Vegetables
    2103 45th Ave 11101,
  • Simple Love Deli Grocery
    38-15 Greenpoint Ave 11101, (718) 482-7107
  • Kiryakos Grocery
    26-03 23rd Ave 11105, (718) 545-8954
  • 25th Deli
    48-19 25th Ave 11103,
  • Duane Reade
    3506 Broadway 11106, (718) 204-5253
  • Bravo Supermarkets
    24-18 34th Ave 11106,
  • 2915 Deli Grocery
    2915 21st Ave 11105, (718) 726-6194
  • Hygrade Grocery Deli
    41-20 Ditmars Blvd 11105, (718) 726-7922
  • Rite Aid
    32-14 31st St 11106, (718) 728-9080
  • Rio Market Inc
    32-15 36th Ave 11106, (718) 606-1845, (718) 706-7272
  • Sorriso Salumeria
    44-16 30th Ave 11103, (718) 728-4392
  • A & N Deli and Grocery, Inc.
    34-26 Steinway St 11101, (718) 392-8900
  • Lee's Family Farm
    2901 Broadway 11106,
  • Aan Deli & Grocery
    35-14 28th Ave 11103, (718) 545-1416
  • Adriatic Meat Market
    44-10 Broadway 11103, (718) 777-7116
  • Twin Filipino
    23-25 30th Ave 11102, (718) 274-0023
  • Nube De Jesus Grocery
    3886 47th Ave 11101, (718) 784-4677
  • Hudson Food Market
    29-09 Queens Plaza N 11101, (718) 482-7403
  • KJ Astoria Fruits & Vegetable
    37-20 Broadway 11103, (718) 545-6900
  • 47-18 Bodega Deli
    47-20a Broadway 11103,
  • DII Deals & Discounts
    3611 Broadway 11106, (718) 278-0722
  • CTown Supermarkets
    2130 Newtown Ave 11102, (718) 278-4444
  • Walgreens
    43-02 Ditmars Blvd 11105, (718) 267-6766
  • Bonoful Grocery & Halal
    29-11 36th Ave 11106, (718) 482-6550
  • E & I Deli & Grocery
    4912 Vernon Blvd 11101, (718) 786-3191
  • 21 St. Deli Grocery Inc.
    13-13 40th Ave 11101, (718) 806-1418
  • Mini Market European Gourmet Food
    42-10 30th Ave 11103, (718) 267-9131
  • 7-Eleven
    50-92 Northern Blvd 11101, (718) 205-9886
  • Express Deli & Grocery
    33-02 31st Ave 11106, (718) 626-3427
  • Key Food Supermarket
    32-21 Newtown Ave 11102, (718) 728-9403
  • Empire State Deli
    4216 30th Ave 11103,
  • 2401 Gourmet Deli Grocery
    2401 31st St 11102, (718) 777-2307
  • Greenbay Organic Foods
    31-10 30th Ave 11102, (929) 328-2729
  • Othello's Deli
    26-19 24th Ave 11102, (718) 956-1337
  • Olives Organic Market
    4237 27th St 11101, (917) 745-0032
  • Momta Grocery
    50-12 Vernon Blvd 11101, (718) 433-3877
  • Key Food Supermarket
    42-15 30th Ave 11103, (718) 545-4082
  • CVS
    31 01 Ditmars Blvd 11105, (718) 545-0128
  • K & P Deli Grocery
    35-01 34th St 11106, (718) 472-0150
  • Akropolis
    31-04 30th Ave 11102, (718) 728-1760
  • United Brothers Fruit Markets
    32-24 30th Ave 11102, (718) 932-9876
  • Green House Farmers Market
    22-33 31st St 11105, (917) 599-7551
  • Ditmars Deli Grocery
    2317 24th Ave 11102,
  • Middle Eastern Grocery
    25-12 Steinway St 11103, (718) 278-6030
  • Foodcellar Market
    4-85 47th Rd 11101, (718) 606-9786
  • Long Island City Food
    23-02 36th Ave 11106, (718) 440-8436
  • CTown Supermarkets
    3412 34th Ave 11106, (718) 784-8420
  • Rancho El Tabaco Deli
    30-07a 35th Ave 11106, (347) 242-3788
  • Urban Market
    50-01 2nd St 11101, (718) 433-4995
  • KLM Deli Grocery
    32-18 Steinway St 11103, (718) 777-0107
  • Cousins Deli
    9-10 34th Ave 11106, (718) 726-5370
  • M & D Kim
    2101 31st St 11105, (718) 274-7830
  • Organic Fruit and Vegtables
    3895 28th Ave 11103,
  • Father & Sons Deli Inc
    2511 30th Ave 11102, (718) 932-5900
  • Lantigua Deli
    30-74 14th St 11102, (718) 728-6540
  • Lupe's Deli Grocery
    2538 Astoria Blvd 11102, (718) 726-1994
  • Family Market
    2915 Broadway 11106, (718) 956-7925
  • Mike Deli Grocery
    1203 40th Ave 11101, (718) 392-4790
  • C-Town
    31-18 24th Ave 11102, (718) 204-1785
  • Rite Aid
    33-01 30th Ave 11103, (718) 721-3475
  • Habibi Deli and Grocery
    20-78 Steinway St 11105, (718) 726-6500
  • Berry Fresh Farms Supermarket
    43-26 Ditmars Blvd 11105, (718) 204-1662
  • Angelarr Deli Grocery Inc
    1415 Astoria Blvd 11102, (718) 932-3789
  • Costco
    32-50 Vernon Blvd 11106, (718) 267-3680
  • St. James Deli Plus
    34-02 34th Ave 11106, (718) 482-7835
  • Velix Eats Deli
    3102 21st St 11106, (718) 433-9139
  • Titan Foods
    25-56 31st St 11102, (718) 626-7771
  • Rite Aid
    32-87 Steinway St 11103, (718) 278-2100
  • Superior Deli
    10-03 40th Ave 11101, (718) 472-1973
  • Muncan Foods
    43-09 Broadway 11103, (718) 278-8847
  • Euro Market
    30-42 31st St 11102, (718) 545-5569
  • Bread & Butter Deli & Grocery
    48-02 Broadway 11103, (718) 726-1760
  • Duane Reade
    2858 Steinway St 11103, (718) 278-1402
  • CVS
    30-97 Steinway St 11103, (718) 626-2712
  • Sun Deli Grocery
    25-08 31st St 11102, (718) 278-8691
  • iKraveit Foods
    34-02 30th St 11106, (718) 777-0030
  • Koufuku Market
    42-43 27th St 11101, (718) 489-9168
  • NK Organic Food
    41-03 23rd Ave 11105, (347) 832-0096
  • Tokyo Market
    33-15 Broadway 11106,
  • Trade Fair Supermarket
    22-20 36th Ave 11106, (718) 472-4788
  • Gaspar's Deli
    4402 25th Ave 11103, (718) 721-6930
  • Sparks Deli
    2831 Borden Ave 11101, (718) 392-0757
  • Walgreens
    3355 Crescent St #67 11106, (718) 932-8544
  • My Neighbor's Grocery Store
    901 40th Ave 11101, (718) 729-8557
  • New Margarita Grocery
    23-01 Astoria Blvd 11102, (718) 278-6280
  • H & R Convenience
    23-27 30th Ave 11102, (718) 777-2327
  • New Midtown Deli & Grocery
    35-02 Bradley Ave 11101, (718) 937-9100
  • Sai Organics
    30-21 30th Ave 11102, (718) 278-1726
  • Ramos Deli
    1402 31st Ave 11106, (718) 721-4206
  • Long Island City Family Deli
    3563 9th St 11106, (718) 956-0708
  • S & J Grocery
    30th Dr 11102,
  • Trade Fair Supermarket
    2355 Broadway 11106, (718) 932-4275
  • George’s Deli
    36-19 28th Ave 11103, (718) 777-3200
  • Walgreens
    47-07 Broadway 11103, (718) 726-0801
  • Five Corners Deli
    2553 18th St 11102, (718) 728-5668
  • Raven Stop 1 Food Center
    34-60 12th St 11106, (718) 721-2188
  • MC Famous Deli
    3546 31st St Astoria -2332 11102, (718) 433-4080
  • Elliniki Agora
    32-12 30th Ave 11102, (718) 728-0751
  • AT Food Market.Corp
    4338 Broadway 11103,
  • Best Fish Market
    28-55 31st St 11102, (718) 777-0780
  • Associated Supermarkets
    3715 31st Ave 11103, (718) 728-0852
  • Imperial Deli Corporation
    4035 21st St 11101, (718) 937-9114
  • Trade Fair Supermarket
    3008 30th Ave 11102, (718) 728-9484
  • Mediterranean Foods III
    22-78 35th St 11105, (718) 728-0266
  • New Happy Deli & Grocery
    32-02 36th Ave 11106, (718) 752-0300
  • Rite Aid
    21-25 Broadway 11106, (718) 932-9200
  • Mai Sushi
    48-55 36th St 11101,
  • Sion Grocery Store
    2258 31st St 11105,
  • Madhu Grocery
    34-4 Broadway 11106,
  • Mi Esquinita Deli Grocery
    30-36 14th St 11102, (718) 433-9454
  • One Famous Gourmet (En Express Deli Corp)
    9-20 Main Ave 11102, (718) 204-7846
  • The Sherpaz Deli and Grocery
    21-72 21st St 11105, (718) 956-8449
  • Plaza Express Deli
    27-02 Queens Plaza S 11101, (718) 361-0847
  • King's Deli
    28-13 Steinway St 11103, (718) 545-0435
  • Food Bazaar Supermarket
    42-02 Northern Blvd 11101, (347) 448-8860
  • LIC Deli & Grocery
    2901 39th Ave 11101, (718) 349-6368
  • Natural Frontier Market
    31-28 Ditmars Blvd 11105, (718) 255-6530
  • Novelty & Grocery Halal Meat
    29-16 36th Ave 11106, (718) 472-0470
  • Steinway Deli Market Inc.
    2079 Steinway St 11105, (718) 606-0031
  • Fresh Fruits & Vegetables
    3303 Broadway #A 11106, (718) 728-1096
  • Jannah's Fresh Farm
    3653 35th St 11106,
  • Watany Food Market
    25-78 Steinway St 11103, (347) 832-0997
  • 2122 Deli Grocery
    2106 36th Ave 11106,
  • Crescent Street Deli & Grocery
    38-02 Crescent St 11101, (718) 392-2944
  • Wasim Deli Grocery
    2122 36th Ave 11106, (917) 688-7294
  • Dollar Tree
    32-63 Steinway St 11103, (718) 289-7195
  • Dave & Tony Salumeria
    35-18 30th Ave 11103, (718) 728-4850
  • Food Story Natural Market
    23-38 31st St 11105, (718) 777-7760
  • A-Town Deli Grocery Corp.
    2438 Ditmars Blvd 11105, (718) 204-8098
  • Al Noor Halal Meat & Groceries
    2502 Steinway St 11103, (718) 545-4555
  • Sajjad Deli & Grocery Inc
    3019 31st Ave 11106,
  • 7-Eleven
    22-29 31st St 11105, (718) 932-0108
  • Fatima Food Mart
    2137 21st Ave 11105,
  • Dollar General
    3527 31st St 11106, (929) 282-0680
  • City Fresh Market
    2115 Broadway 11106, (718) 728-1112
  • I Love Foods Supermarket
    4818 Broadway 11103,
  • Glory Deli & Grocery Corporation
    4630 Vernon Blvd 11101, (718) 472-1113
  • K Famous Deli
    807 Astoria Blvd 11102, (347) 891-5963
  • Jackson Gourmet Deli
    2302 Jackson Ave 11101, (718) 433-1355
  • EON Market
    47-14 30th Ave 11103,
  • Atlantis Fresh Market
    3105 Queens Blvd 11101, (718) 392-3202
  • Al Hanaa 24/7
    25-32 Steinway St 11103, (718) 626-3233

PARKS IN LONG ISLAND CITY/ASTORIA:

FOOD POLICY ORGANIZATIONS IN LONG ISLAND CITY/ASTORIA:

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.
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  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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