Foodscape: Morris Park/Bronxdale

by Melissa Gallanter, RD

Morris Park/Bronxdale 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 Allerton, Bronxdale, Indian Village, Morris Park, Pelham Gardens, Pelham Parkway and Van Nest

*All data from DATA2GO includes Pelham Parkway, Morris Park & Laconia

Zip codes include: 10461, 10462

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

DEMOGRAPHICS:

  • Total Population: 116,180 (1.36% of NYC population) (1)
  • Population by Race and Ethnicity of Morris Park/Bronxdale and New York City (1)
    • Morris Park/Bronxdale: 45% Latino | NYC: 29% Latino
    • Morris Park/Bronxdale: 21% Black | NYC: 22% Black
    • Morris Park/Bronxdale: 24% White | NYC: 32% White
    • Morris Park/Bronxdale: 9% Asian/Pacific Islander | NYC: 15% Asian
    • Morris Park/Bronxdale: 1% Other | NYC: 2% Other
  • Morris Park/Bronxdale Population by Age: (1)
    • 0-17 years: 22%
    • 18-24 years: 9%
    • 25-44 years: 30%
    • 45-64 years: 24%
    • 65+ years: 14%
  • Life Expectancy
    • Morris Park/Bronxdale: 81.7 years (2) | NYC: 82.1 years (2)
  • Born Outside the US: 
    • Morris Park/Bronxdale: 35% (1) | NYC: 37% (1)

NEIGHBORHOOD ACCESS TO HEALTHY FOOD:

  • Supermarket to Bodega Ratio: One (1) supermarket in Morris Park/Bronxdale to 17 bodegas (1)
  • Meal Gap (# of meals needed per year for food security): 3,532,469 (2)
  • Food Insecurity
    • Morris Park/Bronxdale: 14.9% of residents (2)| NYC: 15.4% of residents (2)
  • Residences that Lack a Kitchen: 
    • Morris Park/Bronxdale: 0.6% of housing units (2)| NYC: 0.8% (2)
  • Households Receiving SNAP Benefits: 
    • Morris Park/Bronxdale: 25.8% of households (2)| NYC: 22.4% of households (2)
  • Walking Distance to Fresh Fruits and Vegetables: (4)
    • Includes data from Pelham/Throgs Neck (Zipcodes 10461, 10462, 10464, 10472, 10473)
      • 5 minutes or less: 41% (Compared to 49% New York City-wide)
      • 5-10 minutes: 21% (Compared to 18% New York City-wide)
      • 10 minutes or more: 38% (Compared to 32% New York City-wide)

FOOD CONSUMPTION:

  • At Least One Serving of Fruits or Vegetables Per Day (percent of adults): 
    • Morris Park/Bronxdale: 83% (1) | NYC: 87% (1)
  • No Fruits and Vegetables Yesterday: 
    • Morris Park/Bronxdale: 17% of adults (2) | NYC: 12.9% of adults (2)
  • One or More 12-ounce Sugary Drinks Per Day (percent of adults): 
    • Morris Park/Bronxdale: 29% (1) | NYC: 23% (1)

HEALTH AND DISEASE STATUS:

  • Adults Reporting Their Own Health as “Excellent,” “Very Good” or “Good” (percent of adults): 
    • Morris Park/Bronxdale: 80% (1) | NYC: 78% (1)
  • Obesity (percent of adults): 
    • Morris Park/Bronxdale: 32% (1) | NYC: 24% (1)
  •  Childhood Obesity (percent of public school children in grades K through 8): 
    • Morris Park/Bronxdale: 23% (1) | NYC: 20% (1)
  • Diabetes (percent of adults): 
    • Morris Park/Bronxdale: 14% (1) | NYC: 11% (1)
  • Hypertension (percent of adults): 
    • Morris Park/Bronxdale: 31% (1) | NYC: 28% (1)

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

  • Median Household Income
    • Morris Park/Bronxdale: $56,480 (2) | NYC: $63,132 (2)
  • Poverty (percent of households with incomes below poverty): 
    • Morris Park/Bronxdale: 20% (2) | NYC: 19.7% (2)
  • Unemployment (percent of people ages 16 and older): 
    • Morris Park/Bronxdale: 6.5% (2) | NYC: 4.5% (2)
  • Extreme Housing Burden (percent of renters): 
    • Morris Park/Bronxdale: 31.7% (2) | NYC: 29.5% (2)

EXERCISE AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY BURDEN

  • Air Pollution (micrograms of fine particulate matter per cubic meter): 
    • Morris Park/Bronxdale: 7.4 (1) | New York City-wide: 7.5 (1)
  • Bicycle Network Coverage (percent of streets with bike lanes): 
    • Morris Park/Bronxdale: 10% (1) | New York City-wide: 10% (1)
  • Pedestrian Injury Hospitalizations (per 100,000 people): 
    • Morris Park/Bronxdale: 18 (1) | New York City-wide: 23 (1)
  • Any Physical Activity in the Past 30 Days (percent of adults): 
    • Morris Park/Bronxdale: 74% (1) | New York City-wide: 73% (1)

MORRIS PARK/BRONXDALE SUMMER MEALS: 

To ensure everyone has access to nutritious meals, the Department of Education’s Meal Hubs were created in response to COVID-19 and have expanded service to all children and adults across the five boroughs. Sites serve grab-and-go meal service for adults and children and no one is turned away. No registration or identification is required.

During the summer of 2020, over 400 Meal Hubs operated from 7:30am-11:30am for children and families and 11:30am-1:30pm for adults. Starting September 29, 200 Meal Hubs continue to provide grab-and-go meal service for all New Yorkers on Monday-Friday between 3-5pm.

Please check the DOE website for updates and search for Free Meals at the select public school buildings here or text “NYCFOOD” or “COMIDA” to 877-877.

MORRIS PARK/BRONXDALE COMMUNITY GARDENS: 

MORRIS PARK/BRONXDALE SCHOOL GARDENS:

  • PS 721 Stephen McSweeney School: 2697 Westchester Ave
  • PS 12 Lewis and Clark School: 2555 Tratman Ave
  • PS 83 Donald Hertz: 950 Rhinelander Ave
  • HS 293 Renaissance High School for Musical Theater & Technology: 3000 E Tremont Ave
  • HS 405 Herbert H. Lehman High School: 3000 E Tremont Ave
  • PS 105 Sen Abraham Bernstein: 725 Brady Ave
  • MS/HS 127 The Castle Hill: 1560 Purdy St
  • PS 71 Rose E. Scala: 3040 Roberts Ave
  • PS 567 Linden Tree Elementary School: 1560 Purdy St

MORRIS PARK/BRONXDALE 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.

MORRIS PARK/BRONXDALE 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

MORRIS PARK/BRONXDALE 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. 

MORRIS PARK/BRONXDALE 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.

  • Walgreens
    1820 Williamsbridge Rd 10461, (718) 319-8356
  • Key Food Supermarket
    1511 Metropolitan Ave 10462, (718) 863-9700
  • Antillana Superfood Market
    2185 White Plains Rd 10462, (718) 975-4868
  • Community Green Market
    2216 E Tremont Ave 10462, (718) 655-4197
  • Westchester Deli Grocery Inc
    2399 Wchester Ave 10461, (718) 794-9570
  • Susans Green Green Green Market
    3002 Buhre Ave 10461,
  • Hiciano Brothers Grocery
    3017-19 Middletown Rd 10461, (929) 777-9344
  • Izzy's Gourmet Deli
    3001 Westchester Ave 10461, (718) 931-0898
  • Pavan Grocery
    2875 Buhre Ave 10461, (718) 409-3232
  • Fine Fare Supermarket
    1654 Metropolitan Ave 10462, (718) 829-7206
  • Rosa Frasca Grocery
    1028 Morris Park Ave 10461, (718) 863-6648
  • Neerob Bazar
    2085 Starling Ave 10462, (718) 918-1234
  • CVS
    3681 Bruckner Blvd 10461, (718) 518-7496
  • G & R Deli
    1928 Williamsbridge Rd 10461, (718) 931-3450
  • Milano Deli & Grill
    2143 Williamsbridge Rd 10461, (718) 409-4800
  • Walgreens
    3085 E Tremont Ave 10461, (718) 863-2677
  • Puerto Rican Vegetables
    1428 Zerega Ave 10462,
  • Monte Grab & Go Market
    1790 Eastchester Rd 10461, (718) 684-2774
  • Reemys Deli & Convenience
    1669 Metropolitan Ave 10462, (718) 863-8774
  • Nick’s European Market
    2137 Williamsbridge Rd 10461, (347) 810-7190
  • Met Fresh
    775-777 Morris Park Ave 10462, (718) 829-2550
  • Latin Deli Grocery
    1700 Zerega Ave #5408 10462, (347) 691-3404
  • Walgreens
    1710 Crosby Ave 10461, (718) 918-2459
  • Rite Aid
    911 Morris Park Ave 10462, (718) 409-3005
  • Middletown Deli
    2959 Middletown Rd 10461, (718) 684-3105
  • Big Deal Foodtown
    1018 Morris Park Ave 10462, (718) 824-7571
  • V & O Hot Spot Deli Grocery
    2143 Barnes Ave 10462, (718) 684-3454
  • JSR Deli
    994 Morris Park Ave 10462, (718) 829-2826
  • New Morris Deli
    744 Morris Park Ave 10462, (718) 931-3536
  • Shapla Bazar
    1472 Saint Peters Ave 10461, (646) 301-8926
  • Foodtown of West Ave
    1489 W Ave 10462, (718) 822-2922
  • Cali Fresh Market
    769 Morris Park Ave 10462, (347) 293-7502
  • Apple Grocery & Produce
    2034 Eastchester Rd 10461, (718) 823-6587
  • Archer Convenience Store
    1501 Whiteplains Rd 10462, (718) 239-0967
  • 1890 Deli Grocery
    1890 Archer St 10462,
  • Rite Aid
    2748 E Tremont Ave 10461, (718) 829-6808
  • Lady Afrique International Market
    1408 Castle Hill Ave 10462,
  • Mariano S Fruit Market
    747 Lydig Ave 10462, (718) 828-5252
  • Edgar's Deli & Grocery Corp
    1736 Zerega Ave 10461, (718) 518-1828
  • Al-Aqsa Halal Meat Supermarket
    2101 Starling Ave 10462, (718) 904-0700
  • Il Vero Pane
    1401 Blondell Ave 10461,
  • Poshora Market
    2148 Starling Ave 10462, (718) 828-8418
  • Pehlam Bay Mini Market
    3287B Wchester Ave 10461, (718) 822-7434
  • CVS
    1916 Williamsbridge Rd 10461, (718) 239-7569
  • Mothers Grocery & Deli
    3019 Webster Ave 10462, (347) 918-9919
  • Bangla Food & Vegetables
    2098 Starling Ave 10462,
  • Carmelo Zito Wholesale Fruits
    1086 Morris Park Ave 10461,
  • Key Food Supermarket
    1535 Unionport Rd 10462, (718) 828-4524
  • J's Gourmet Deli & Grocery
    1881 McGraw Ave 10462, (718) 828-0004
  • Cheema Supermarket
    2118 Wchester Ave 10462, (347) 281-4743
  • Neill Gourmet Deli
    1074 Neill Ave 10461, (718) 684-4050
  • Gourmet Deli
    3026 Buhre Ave 10461, (718) 684-2260
  • Hispanic American Grocery
    775 Lydig Ave 10462, (718) 823-0663
  • M & M Deli Plus
    2102 Eastchester Rd 10461, (718) 684-6365
  • Zerega Bazar Halal Meat
    2409 Westchester Ave 10461, (718) 684-2433
  • Am Gourmet Deli
    2101 Williamsbridge Rd 10461, (347) 810-1016
  • Walgreens
    2158 White Plains Rd 10462, (718) 892-2288
  • Mia Pasticceria
    778 Van Nest Ave 10462, (646) 470-3713
  • Walgreens
    55 Westchester Square 10461, (718) 239-6149
  • Saba Quality Plus Deli
    1183 Castle Hill Ave 10462, (718) 792-1481
  • Lady Afrique International Market
    1406 Castle Hill Ave 10462, (718) 823-2742
  • 2009 Bronxdale Grocery
    2009 Cruger Ave 10462, (718) 597-7368
  • Green Olives Fast Market
    716b Morris Park Ave 10462, (718) 863-0325
  • Lucky Corner Grocery
    793 Lydig Ave 10462, (718) 597-0500
  • Alaod Deli & Grocery Corporation
    2366 Wchester Ave 10462,
  • 1500 American Gourmet
    1500 Castle Hill Ave 10462,
  • 24 Deli Grocery Inc.
    1801 Williamsbridge Road 10461,
  • Guerlain Deli Grocery
    1880 Guerlain St 10462,
  • Walgreens
    1371 Metropolitan Ave 10462, (718) 597-7690
  • Key Food Supermarket
    751 Lydig Ave 10462, (718) 828-5191
  • Ittadi Bazaar Halal Food Market
    2111 Starling Ave 10462, (347) 866-2923
  • A to Z Grocery & Deli
    1450 Crosby Ave 10461, (718) 863-4050
  • Edgar's Deli
    1736 Zerega Ave 10462, (718) 518-1828
  • European Market
    810 Morris Park Ave 10462, (347) 281-5665
  • Big American Deli
    1400 Castle Hill Ave #1 10462, (718) 684-1423
  • Asafo African Market
    1882 Guerlain St 10462, (718) 934-0464
  • Bangla Grocery
    1430 St Peters Ave 10461,
  • Chang Li Supermarket Inc.
    2079 Benedict Ave 10462, (718) 828-8938
  • Stop & Shop
    1720 Eastchester Rd 10461, (718) 823-6068
  • Neighborhood Deli & Grocery
    1567 St Peters Ave 10461,
  • Key Food Westchester
    3151 Westchester Ave 10461, (718) 824-2263
  • 5050 Deli & Grocery
    740 Morris Park Ave 10462,
  • East Park Bronx Deli
    1976 Birchall Ave 10462,
  • Alsadi Meat Halal/السعدي حلال
    1883 White Plains Rd 10462, (929) 777-9088
  • Sals Place Deli & Grocery
    1971 Bronxdale Ave 10462, (347) 851-3850
  • CVS
    2112 White Plains Rd 10462, (718) 597-3000
  • Westchester Deli Grocery
    2397 Westchester Ave 10461, (718) 794-9570
  • Super Foodtown
    2945 Bruckner Blvd 10461, (718) 379-7100
  • A Market & Deli
    2009 Williamsbridge Rd 10461, (347) 621-4527
  • Nino Gourmet Deli
    2141 White Plains Rd 10462,
  • M & R Deli
    1200 Morris Park Ave 10461, (718) 239-3200
  • Castle Fruits & Vegetables
    2167 Cross Bronx Service Rd N 10462, (347) 985-6158
  • 777 Gourmet Deli
    2708 E Tremont Ave 10461, (347) 293-6740
  • Empire Bagels
    3101 Westchester Ave 10461, (718) 828-4530
  • 7-Eleven
    2192 White Plains Rd 10462, (718) 822-0621
  • Santana Grocery
    2001 White Plains Rd 10462, (718) 792-4600
  • Halal Deli Mart
    1475 West Ave 10462, (347) 281-8398
  • Vila European Market
    2137 Williamsbridge Rd 10461, (347) 810-7190
  • Key Food Fresh
    2722 E Tremont Ave 10461, (718) 792-0058
  • 7-Eleven
    1590 Hutchinson River Pkwy 10461, (718) 824-0475
  • Gourmet Deli
    798 Lydig Ave 10462, (718) 828-6873
  • Vito's Gourmet Deli
    1715 Crosby Ave 10461, (718) 828-9600
  • Bronx Supermarket
    1450 St Peters Ave 10461, (718) 676-9106
  • King Fresh Seafood Market
    2241 Westchester Ave, Unit C 10462, (718) 828-0488
  • Alesraa Halal Meat Market
    1903 White Plains Rd 10462, (718) 823-8302

PARKS IN MORRIS PARK/BRONXDALE:

To ensure the below businesses and organizations are open, please call or check the listed websites for the most up-to-date information.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

Last updated: 2/3/21

REFERENCES:

  1. Hinterland, K, et al. “Community Health Profiles 2018, Bronx Community District 11: Morris Park and Bronxdale.” Community Health Profiles 2018, Bronx Community District 11: Morris Park and Bronxdale, 2018, pp. 1–20.
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  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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