Foodscape: Morningside Heights/Hamilton Heights

by NYC Food Policy Editor

Morningside Heights/Hamilton Heights Foodscape

Manhattan 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: 10025, 10027, 10031, 10032

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

DEMOGRAPHICS:

  • Total Population: 110,458 (1.3% of NYC population) (1)
  • Population by Race and Ethnicity of Morningside Heights/Hamilton Heights and New York City (2)
    • Morningside Heights/Hamilton Heights: 39.1% Latino | NYC: 29% Latino
    • Morningside Heights/Hamilton Heights: 23.2% Black | NYC: 22% Black
    • Morningside Heights/Hamilton Heights: 26.1% White | NYC: 32% White
    • Morningside Heights/Hamilton Heights: 8.2% Asian/Pacific Islander | NYC: 15% Asian
    • Morningside Heights/Hamilton Heights: 3.4% Other | NYC: 2% Other
  • Morningside Heights/Hamilton Heights Population by Age: (3)
    • 0-17 years: 17%
    • 18-24 years: 16%
    • 25-44 years: 34%
    • 45-64 years: 21%
    • 65+ years: 12%
  • Life Expectancy
    • Morningside Heights/Hamilton Heights: 82.3 years (2) | NYC: 82.1 years (2)
  • Born Outside the US: 
    • Morningside Heights/Hamilton Heights: 34% (2) | NYC: 37% (2)

NEIGHBORHOOD ACCESS TO HEALTHY FOOD:

  • Supermarket to Bodega Ratio: One (1) supermarket in Morningside Heights/Hamilton Heights to 11 bodegas (2)
  • Meal Gap (# of meals needed per year for food security): 4,465,450 (2)
  • Food Insecurity
    • Morningside Heights/Hamilton Heights: 17.3% of residents (2)| NYC: 15.4% of residents (2)
  • Residences that Lack a Kitchen: 
    • Morningside Heights/Hamilton Heights: 1.5% of housing units (2)| NYC: 0.8% (2)
  • Households Receiving SNAP Benefits: 
    • Morningside Heights/Hamilton Heights: 22.1% of households (2)| NYC: 22.4% of households (2)

HEALTH BEHAVIORS:

  • No Fruits and Vegetables Yesterday: 
    • Morningside Heights/Hamilton Heights: 12% of adults (2) | NYC: 12.9% of adults (2)
  • One or More 12-ounce Sugary Drinks Per Day (percent of adults): 
    • Morningside Heights/Hamilton Heights: 29% (2) | NYC: 23% (2)
  • No Physical Activity in the Last 30 Days:
    • Morningside Heights/Hamilton Heights: 24% (2) | NYC: 27.1% (2)
  • Binge Drinking
    • Morningside Heights/Hamilton Heights: 21% (2) | NYC: 17.4% (2)
  • Smokers
    • Morningside Heights/Hamilton Heights: 17% (2) | NYC: 13.9% (2)

HEALTH AND DISEASE STATUS:

  • Adults Reporting Their Own Health as “Excellent,” “Very Good” or “Good” (percent of adults): 
    • Morningside Heights/Hamilton Heights: 83% (2) | NYC: 78% (2)
  • Obesity (percent of adults): 
    • Morningside Heights/Hamilton Heights: 21% (2) | NYC: 24% (2)
  •  Childhood Obesity (percent of public school children in grades K through 8): 
    • Morningside Heights/Hamilton Heights: 25% (3) | NYC: 20% (3)
  • Diabetes (percent of adults): 
    • Morningside Heights/Hamilton Heights: 10% (2) | NYC: 11% (2)
  • Hypertension (percent of adults): 
    • Morningside Heights/Hamilton Heights: 29% (3) | NYC: 28% (3)

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

  • Median Household Income
    • Morningside Heights/Hamilton Heights: $50,867 (2) | NYC: $60,879 (2)
  • Poverty (percent of households with incomes below poverty): 
    • Morningside Heights/Hamilton Heights: 24.8% (2) | NYC: 19.7% (2)
  • Unemployment (percent of people ages 16 and older): 
    • Morningside Heights/Hamilton Heights: 3.8% (2) | NYC: 4.5% (2)
  • Extreme Housing Burden (Extreme Housing Burden includes households spending more than 50% of income on housing):
    • Morningside Heights/Hamilton Heights: 30.5% (2) | NYC: 29.5% (2)
  • Rent Burden (households that spend 35% or more of their income on rent)
    • Morningside Heights/Hamilton Heights: 45.4% (5) | NYC: 44.2% (5)

EXERCISE AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY BURDEN

  • Air Pollution (micrograms of fine particulate matter per cubic meter): 
    • Morningside Heights/Hamilton Heights: 8.0 (3) | New York City-wide: 7.5 (3)
  • Bicycle Network Coverage (percent of streets with bike lanes): 
    • Morningside Heights/Hamilton Heights: 20% (3) | New York City-wide: 10% (3)
  • Pedestrian Injury Hospitalizations (per 100,000 people): 
    • Morningside Heights/Hamilton Heights: 21 (3) | New York City-wide: 23 (3)
  • Percent of Land Used for Public Parks, Open Space, Recreation:
    • Morningside Heights/Hamilton Heights: 14% (2) | New York City-wide: 24.7% (2)
  •  Canopy Coverage (percent of ground covered by tree crown/canopy):
    • Morningside Heights/Hamilton Heights: 26.45% (6) | Manhattan: 21.38% (6) | New York City-wide: 22.04% (6)

MORNINGSIDE HEIGHTS/HAMILTON HEIGHTS COMMUNITY GARDENS: 

MORNINGSIDE HEIGHTS/HAMILTON HEIGHTS 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)  

  • Sterling Community Group Garden: 1701 Sterling Pl
  • Humacao Community Garden: 335 E 108th St
  • Warwick Street Greenery Glow Garden: 601 Warwick St
  • Ying & Yang: 11329 Seaview Ave
  • Vernon and Throop Community Garden: 253 Throop Ave
  • El Flamboyan: 586 Tinton Ave
  • Five Star Gardens: 252 W 121st St
  • Tehuti Ma’at Community Garden: 455 Ralph Ave
  • UCC 2 - Fresh Farm: 786 Livonia Ave
  • Cauldwell Youth Garden: 551 Cauldwell Ave
  • Rockaway Youth Task Force Urban Farm: 310 Beach 58th St
  • Harlem Grown P.S. 125 Community Garden: 425 W 123rd St
  • George Eagle Carr Community Garden: 89-23 148th St
  • East End Community Garden: 260 Van Siclen Ave

MORNINGSIDE HEIGHTS/HAMILTON HEIGHTS SCHOOL GARDENS:

  • Pre-K Open Door Child Care Center: 820 Columbus Ave
  • Neighborhood Charter School of Harlem: 132 W 124 St
  • PS 028 Wright Brothers: 475 W 155 St
  • PS 075 Emily Dickinson: 735 W End Ave
  • PS 145 The Bloomingdale School: 150 W 105 St
  • PS 084 Lillian Weber School of the Arts: 32 W 92nd St
  • Future Leaders Institute Charter School: 134 W 122 St
  • PS 163 Alfred E. Smith: 163 W 97 St
  • PS 125 Ralph Bunche: 425 W 123 St
  • PS 368 Hamilton Heights School: 1750 Amsterdam Ave
  • PS 036 Margaret Douglas: 123 Morningside Drive
  • New York French American Charter School: 185 Wadsworth Ave
  • PS/IS 210 Twenty-first Century Academy for Community Leadership: 501-503 W 152 St
  • PS 362 Columbia Secondary School: 425 W 123 St
  • PS 165 Robert E. Simon: 234 W 109 St
  • IS 286 Urban Assembly Academy for Future Leaders: 509 W 129 St
  • PS 153 Adam Clayton Powell: 1750 Amsterdam Ave
  • MS 328 Manhattan Middle School for Scientific Inquiry: 401 W 164 St
  • PS 517 Teachers College Community School: 168 Morningside Ave
  • PS/MS 161 Pedro Albizu Campos: 499 W 133 St
  • PS 180 Hugo Newman: 370 W 120 St
  • PS 828 Manhattan Alternate Learning Center @ Highbridge: 80 Audubon Ave
  • Pre-K Nasry Michelen Day Care Center Inc: 39-37 28th St
  • CS 154 Harriet Tubman: 250 W 127 St
  • HS 505 Edward A. Reynolds West Side High School: 140 W 102 St
  • 209 Hamilton Grange Middle School: 500 W 138 St
  • PS 333 Manhattan School for Children: 154 W 93 St
  • Promise Academy 1 Upper: 345 E 15th St

MORNINGSIDE HEIGHTS/HAMILTON HEIGHTS 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.

MORNINGSIDE HEIGHTS/HAMILTON HEIGHTS 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

MORNINGSIDE HEIGHTS/HAMILTON HEIGHTS 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. 

MORNINGSIDE HEIGHTS/HAMILTON HEIGHTS 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.”

  • Columbia 1 Market
    20 Old Broadway 10027, (646) 226-5744
  • Host Deli & Grocery
    880 Amsterdam Ave 10025, (347) 614-7731
  • Mario's Gourmet Deli
    934 Amsterdam Ave 10025,
  • LD Dollar
    547 W 145th St 10031,
  • Joes Gourmet Deli
    920 Columbus Ave 10025, (212) 531-1001
  • Diaz Mini Deli
    601A W 144th St 10031, (646) 368-1061
  • Luna Deli
    3494 Broadway 10031, (212) 543-1111
  • Columbia Deli & Grill
    1348 Amsterdam Ave 10027, (646) 490-6383
  • Alzyadi Deli
    2175 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd, New York 10027,
  • Paul Saini Deli Grocery
    724 Columbus Ave 10025, (212) 932-3030
  • 99 Cents Broadway
    3351 Broadway 10031,
  • Gallardo Minimarket
    3478 Broadway 10031,
  • Bahamas Deli Market
    3137 Broadway 10027, (212) 222-8001
  • Los Vecinos Meat Market & Supermarket
    987 Amsterdam Ave 10025, (212) 316-1968
  • Duane Reade
    2683 Broadway #7 10025, (212) 865-5360
  • Garden of Eden Marketplace
    2780 Broadway 10025, (212) 222-7300
  • Pioneer Supermarkets
    380 Malcolm X Blvd 10027, (212) 427-4615
  • Wu + Nussbaum
    2897 Broadway 10025,
  • Super Value Meat Market
    3461 Broadway 10031, (212) 926-0666
  • Key Food Supermarket
    755 Amsterdam Ave 10025, (212) 665-9900
  • 292 American Deli
    52 W 125th St 10027, (646) 609-3712
  • Manuels Grocery
    3675 Broadway 10031, (212) 491-3535
  • Azal's Deli
    2480 Frederick Douglass Blvd #1 10027, (212) 234-2727
  • Daily Grocery
    132 Hamilton Place 10031,
  • Duane Reade
    2864 Broadway 10025, (212) 316-5113
  • Lenox Gourmet Deli & Grocery
    217 Malcolm X Blvd 10027, (212) 222-3314
  • Lenox Saphire Harlem
    341 Lenox Ave 10027, (212) 866-9700
  • Yuca Mexican Products
    1349 Amsterdam Ave 10027, (212) 280-8585
  • Key Food Harlem
    421 W 125th St 10027, (212) 749-0200
  • Santiago Food Center
    3680 Broadway 10031, (212) 862-6455
  • Hamilton Heights Grocery
    3422 Broadway 10031,
  • Rite Aid
    35-45 W 125th St 10027, (212) 828-1772
  • Freshy's Deli & Grocery
    941 Columbus Ave 10025, (212) 666-0109
  • Central Markets
    300 W 110th St 10025, (212) 932-1990
  • West 109 Gourmet Deli
    990 Amsterdam Ave 10025, (212) 280-7329
  • Rite Aid
    741 Columbus Ave 10025, (212) 316-0436
  • Duane Reade
    700 Columbus Ave (94 St) 10025, (212) 864-4189
  • Amsterdam Mini Market
    1836 Amsterdam Ave 10031,
  • Dollar Tree
    280 St Nicholas Ave 10027, (212) 497-3937
  • Duane Reade
    3387 Broadway 10031, (917) 507-0179
  • Sea & Sea
    310 St Nicholas Ave 10027, (646) 476-5569
  • Yellow Banana
    1658 Amsterdam Ave 10031, (646) 360-3653
  • New Deli
    3660 Broadway 10031, (917) 262-0764
  • N & W Deli Grocery
    1800 Amsterdam Ave 10031, (212) 234-5552
  • Best Value
    1802 Amsterdam Ave 10031, (917) 261-6200
  • Duke Ellington Gourmet Deli
    934 Columbus Ave 10025, (212) 662-3015
  • Pelaez Fruits & Vegetables
    3557 Broadway 10031,
  • West 96 Deli
    214 W 96th St 10025,
  • Duane Reade
    568 W 125th St 10027, (212) 865-3894
  • Westside Market
    2589 Broadway 10025, (212) 316-0222
  • Empire Fruits & Vegetables
    200 W 96th St 10025,
  • Foodtown of St. Nicholas Ave
    756 St Nicholas Ave 10031, (212) 368-6464
  • Olive Tree Deli
    3060 Broadway 10027, (212) 749-4200
  • Rite Aid
    3539 Broadway 10031, (212) 281-2183
  • Altragraica Groceries
    2077 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd 10027,
  • Felipe Grocery
    934 Columbus Ave 10025,
  • Farmers Gourmet Deli
    172 W 124th St 10027,
  • Yummy Foods Deli
    2445 Frederick Douglas Blvd 10027, (917) 261-6839
  • Whole Foods Market
    808 Columbus Ave 10025, (212) 222-6160
  • Manhattanville Gourmet Deli
    1477 Amsterdam Ave 10027,
  • H Mart
    2828 Broadway 10025, (646) 952-0442
  • KSY Mini Market
    996 Amsterdam Ave 10025, (212)-864-0699
  • 3660 Deli Grocery Inc
    3660 Broadway 10031,
  • Westside Market
    2840 Broadway 10025, (212) 222-3367
  • Jenny Food
    2026 7th Ave 10027, (212) 222-1403
  • Apollo 2 Deli & Grocery
    396 W 145th St 10031, (646) 861-3452
  • Gristedes
    2704 Broadway & W 103rd St 10025, (646) 352-4690
  • Broadway Finest Deli
    3620 Broadway 10031, (212) 281-6567
  • Omega Gourmet Deli
    353 W 125th St 10027, (212) 316-3354
  • Golden Deli
    3377 Broadway 10031, (212) 491-1733, (973) 520-0187
  • Sugar Hill Gourmet Deli
    528 W 145th St 10031, (212) 281-2300
  • Deli 360
    360 W 110th St 10025, (212) 678-6060
  • Food Universe
    538 W 138th St 10031, (212) 234-0128
  • Nene African Market
    363 Malcolm X Blvd 10027,
  • Milano Market
    2892 Broadway 10025, (212) 665-9500
  • CVS
    115 W 125th St 10027, (212) 864-5431
  • Han's Fruit & Vegetable Market
    2501 Broadway 10025, (212) 666-7089
  • CVS
    743 Amsterdam Ave 10025, (212) 280-0596
  • St. Nicholas Deli
    285 St Nicholas Ave 10027, (212) 866-3354
  • Mani Market Place
    697 Columbus Ave 10025, (212) 662-4392
  • 99 Cents & Up NYC
    921 Columbus Ave 10025,
  • Key Food Supermarket
    3550 Broadway 10031, (212) 926-6756
  • Whole Foods Market
    100 W 125th St 10027, (212) 678-1940
  • Columbus Natural Food
    725 Columbus Ave 10025, (212) 663-0345
  • 104 Broadway Farm Inc
    2717 Broadway 10025, (212) 663-6036
  • Trader Joe's
    670 Columbus Ave 10025, (212) 678-1680
  • Appletree Market
    1225 Amsterdam Ave 10027, (212) 865-8840
  • Ranch Deli
    980 Columbus Ave 10025, (212) 531-8777
  • Foodtown of Frederick Douglas Blvd
    2463 Frederick Douglass Blvd at W 132nd St 10027, (212) 368-7052
  • 194 Manhattan Deli
    194 Manhattan Ave 10025, (212) 222-1246
  • 840 St Nicholas Food Market
    840 St Nicholas Ave 10031,
  • K & N Deli Grocery Corp
    701 St Nicholas Ave 10031, (212) 690-6060
  • Family Community Deli
    41 St Nicholas Terrace 10027, (212) 865-5900
  • 1776 Deli & Grocery
    1776 Amsterdam Ave 10031, (212) 234-6837
  • 4 Brothers Food Market And Deli
    1712 Amsterdam Ave 10031, (212) 234-5547
  • Foodtown of Morningside Heights
    1316 Amsterdam Ave 10027, (212) 662-1644
  • Thrifty Deli Supermarket
    3149 Broadway 10027, (212) 865-0321
  • Manhattan Food Market
    507 Manhattan Ave 10027, (212) 663-2263
  • Associated Supermarket
    13 15 W 100th St 10025, (212) 531-4571
  • Little Gujrat Deli
    946 Columbus Ave 10025,
  • CVS
    288 St Nicholas Ave 10027, (212) 222-0966
  • Felo Deli Grocery
    23 W 100th St 10025, (212) 866-8195
  • ABC Mart
    3505 Broadway 10031,
  • Manhattanville Deli Gourmet
    1437 Amsterdam Ave 10027,
  • Broad Fish Market
    3519 Broadway 10031, (212) 862-4662
  • Hamilton Meat Market
    1 Hamilton Pl 10031, (212) 926-8213
  • CVS
    2495 Broadway 10025, (212) 787-2194
  • Duane Reade
    2760-62 Broadway (106 St) 10025, (212) 678-7893
  • Ranch Deli & Nightlife
    856 Amsterdam Ave 10025, (212) 866-8770

PARKS IN MORNINGSIDE HEIGHTS/HAMILTON HEIGHTS:

FOOD POLICY ORGANIZATIONS IN MORNINGSIDE HEIGHTS/HAMILTON HEIGHTS:

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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  3. Hinterland, K, et al. “Community Health Profiles 2018, Manhattan Community District 9: Morningside Heights and Hamilton Heights.” Community Health Profiles 2018, Manhattan Community District 9: Morningside Heights and Hamilton Heights, 2018, pp. 1–20.
  4. “Green Thumb Garden Map.” NYC Parks, https://greenthumb.nycgovparks.org/gardensearch.php.
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Article Image: “New York City (NYC) Neighborhood Maps – By Borough – Manhattan.” NYCdata, Baruch College Zicklin School of Business, https://www.baruch.cuny.edu/nycdata/population-geography/maps-boroughs.htm.

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