Foodscape: Morrisania/Crotona

by NYC Food Policy Editor

Morrisania/Crotona 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.

The Data

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: 10456, 10459, 10460

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

DEMOGRAPHICS:

  • Total Population: 91,601 (1.07% of NYC population) (1)
  • Population by Race and Ethnicity of Morrisania/Crotona and New York City (3)
    • Morrisania/Crotona: 60.7% Latino | NYC: 29% Latino
    • Morrisania/Crotona: 36.5% Black | NYC: 22% Black
    • Morrisania/Crotona: 1.1% White | NYC: 32% White
    • Morrisania/Crotona: 0.8% Asian/Pacific Islander | NYC: 15% Asian
    • Morrisania/Crotona: 0.9% Other | NYC: 2% Other
  • Morrisania/Crotona Population by Age: (3)
    • 0-17 years: 29%
    • 18-24 years: 12%
    • 25-44 years: 28%
    • 45-64 years: 22%
    • 65+ years: 9%
  • Life Expectancy
    • Morrisania/Crotona: 76.8 years (2) | NYC: 82.1 years (2)
  • Born Outside the US: 
    • Morrisania/Crotona: 31.3% (3) | NYC: 37% (3)

NEIGHBORHOOD ACCESS TO HEALTHY FOOD:

  • Supermarket to Bodega Ratio: One (1) supermarket in Morrisania/Crotona to 10 bodegas (1)
  • Meal Gap (# of meals needed per year for food security): 6,700,229 (2)
  • Food Insecurity
    • Morrisania/Crotona: 25.1% of residents (2)| NYC: 15.4% of residents (2)
  • Residences that Lack a Kitchen: 
    • Morrisania/Crotona: 1.0% of housing units (2)| NYC: 0.8% (2)
  • Households Receiving SNAP Benefits: 
    • Morrisania/Crotona: 51.0% of households (2)| NYC: 22.4% of households (2)

HEALTH BEHAVIORS:

  • No Fruits and Vegetables Yesterday: 
    • Morrisania/Crotona: 19% of adults (2) | NYC: 12.9% of adults (2)
  • One or More 12-ounce Sugary Drinks Per Day (percent of adults): 
    • Morrisania/Crotona: 34% (3) | NYC: 23% (3)
  • No Physical Activity in the Last 30 Days:
    • Morrisania/Crotana: 32% (2) | NYC: 27.1% (2)

HEALTH AND DISEASE STATUS:

  • Adults Reporting Their Own Health as “Excellent,” “Very Good” or “Good” (percent of adults): 
    • Morrisania/Crotona: 69% (2) | NYC: 78% (2)
  • Obesity (percent of adults): 
    • Morrisania/Crotona: 36% (2) | NYC: 24% (2)
  •  Childhood Obesity (percent of public school children in grades K through 8): 
    • Morrisania/Crotona: 24% (3) | NYC: 20% (3)
  • Diabetes (percent of adults): 
    • Morrisania/Crotona: 22% (2) | NYC: 11% (2)
  • Hypertension (percent of adults): 
    • Morrisania/Crotona: 32% (2) | NYC: 28% (2)

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

  • Median Household Income
    • Morrisania/Crotona: $25,595 (2) | NYC: $25,595 (2)
  • Poverty (percent of households with incomes below poverty): 
    • Morrisania/Crotona: 31.4% (2) | NYC: 19.7% (2)
  • Unemployment (percent of people ages 16 and older): 
    • Morrisania/Crotona: 6.9% (2) | NYC: 4.5% (2)
  • Extreme Housing Burden (percent of renters): 
    • Morrisania/Crotona: 32.3% (2) | NYC: 29.5% (2)

EXERCISE AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY BURDEN

  • Air Pollution (micrograms of fine particulate matter per cubic meter): 
    • Morrisania/Crotona: 7.5 (3) | New York City-wide: 7.5 (3)
  • Bicycle Network Coverage (percent of streets with bike lanes): 
    • Morrisania/Crotona: 29% (3) | New York City-wide: 10% (3)
  • Pedestrian Injury Hospitalizations (per 100,000 people): 
    • Morrisania/Crotona: 34 (3) | New York City-wide: 23 (3)
  • Percentage of Land Usage for Public Parks, Open Space, and Recreation:
    • Morrisania/Crotona: 22.1% (2) | New York City-wide: 24.7% (2)

MORRISANIA/CROTONA COMMUNITY GARDENS: 

MORRISANIA/CROTONA 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)  

  • Garden of Love: 302 W 116th St
  • Los Amigos Garden NYRP: 326 Pleasant Ave
  • Williams Avenue Community Garden: 88 Williams Ave
  • All People's Garden, Inc.: 293-295 E 3rd St
  • Garden of Life: 762 Herkimer Pl
  • West 124th Street Community Garden: 75 W 124th St
  • Carmen Pabon Del Amanecer Jardin: 117 Ave C
  • Franklin Memorial Garden: 1058 Cauldwell Ave
  • Albert's Garden: 16-18 E 2nd St

MORRISANIA/CROTONA SCHOOL GARDENS:

  • PS 132 Garret A. Morgan: 1245 Washington Ave
  • Bronx Lighthouse Charter School: 1001 Intervale Ave
  • PS 458 Samara Community School: 1550 Vyse Ave
  • PS 061 Francisco Oller: 1550 Crotona Park East
  • HS 543 High School for Violin and Dance: 1110 Boston Rd
  • CS 055 Benjamin Franklin: 450 Saint Paul's Pl
  • HS 404 School for Excellence: 1110 Boston Rd
  • HS 482 Dr. Richard Izquierdo Health and Science Charter School: 800 Home St
  • PS 536 : 1827 Archer St
  • PS/MS 186 P186X @140: 750 Jennings St
  • HS 682 Fannie Lou Hamer Freedom High School: 1021 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
  • School for Excellence: 1110 Boston Rd
  • PS 006 West Farms: 1000 E Tremont Ave
  • MS 022 Jordan L. Mott: 270 E 167 St
  • PS 449 Grant Ave Elementary School: 250 E 164 St
  • MS 323 Bronx Writing Academy: 270 E 167 St
  • PS 017 : 778 Forest Ave
  • PS 811 Academy for Career and Living Skills: 1434 Longfellow Ave
  • HS 403 Bronx International High School: 1110 Boston Rd
  • PS 443 The Family School: 1116 Sheridan Ave
  • PS 494 Success Academy Charter School - Bronx 2: 450 Saint Paul's Pl
  • IS 177 Harlem Renaissance High School: 1260 Franklin Ave
  • PS 066 School of Higher Expectations: 1001 Jennings St
  • PS 188 : 770 Grote St
  • PS 333 Longwood Academy of Discovery: 888 Rev J A Polite Ave
  • 186 Walter Damrosch School: 750 Jennings St
  • PS 076 : 770 Grote St
  • New Visions Charter High School for Advanced Math and Science II: 900 Tinton Ave
  • Pre-K Bronxworks: 1130 Grand Concourse
  • PS 063 Author's Academy: 1260 Franklin Ave
  • 314 Fairmont Neighborhood School: 1550 Vyse Ave
  • CS 593 South Bronx International Middle School: 1000 Teller Ave

MORRISANIA/CROTONA 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.

MORRISANIA/CROTONA 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

MORRISANIA/CROTONA 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. 

MORRISANIA/CROTONA 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. 

  • New Town African-Caribbean Market
    3748 3rd Ave 10456,
  • Cana Arriba Grocery Store
    1465 Bryant Ave 10460, (718) 893-2825
  • La Minita Grocery
    1408 Fulton Ave, Unit 1 10456,
  • Camila Grocery Store Inc
    1669 Boston Rd 10460, (347) 591-0278
  • Family Dollar
    867 Longwood Ave 10459, (929) 523-0023
  • Lambert Deli Grocery
    2131 Bryant Ave 10460, (917) 962-9449
  • Bronx Gourmet Deli
    921 E 180th St 10460, (718) 561-1334
  • Southern Blvd Meat Market
    1087 Southern Blvd 10459, (917) 473- 6651
  • 908 Garcia Fruit & Grocery - Store Corp.
    908 E 163rd St 10459,
  • 167 Associated Supermarket
    206 E 167th St 10456, (718) 681-9672
  • Food Universe Marketplace
    1334 Louis Nine Blvd 10459, (718) 617-7160
  • AZ Deli
    649 E 169th St 10456, (718) 450-8828
  • Aylin Grocery Store
    388 E 169th St 10456, (917) 473-7079
  • Aldus St Grocery
    944 Aldus St 10459, (917) 473-7139
  • Familia 056 Deli Grocery
    1374 Sheridan Ave 10456,
  • 24/7 King Deli
    3593 3rd Ave 10456,
  • Lucky Leland Deli Grocery
    1859 Archer St 10460, (718) 823-7868
  • Antillana Fresh Meat Market
    1025 Westchester Ave 10459, (718) 860-0959
  • Grocery Deli
    875 E Tremont Ave 10460, (347) 590-3507
  • 985 Day & Night Deli Grocery
    985 E 174th St 10460, (917) 962-4055
  • Price Choice Foodmarkets
    807 E Tremont Ave 10460, (718) 716-2798
  • Castillo Meat & Produce
    965 E 172nd St 10460,
  • Dollar Tree
    924 West Chester 10459, (718) 508-1860
  • Freeman Grocery
    1001 Freeman St 10459,
  • The Best Beach Grocery & Deli
    1461 Beach Ave 10460, (347) 810-0961
  • Bianca Deli & Grocery
    981 Union Ave 10459, (347) 862-0884
  • Melo Deli Grocery
    1304 Boston Rd 10456, (718) 676-9000
  • LW African Market
    3394 3rd Ave 10456, (347) 425-8324
  • New BM Deli Grocery (DNI Deli Grocer)
    978 Longwood Ave, Store 1 10459, (917) 737-7010
  • Associated Supermarket of 3rd Avenue
    3470 3rd Ave 10456, (347) 590-9420
  • La Frutica Vegetable & Meat Market
    920 E 174th St 10460, (347) 269-6000
  • Pruko Fruit & Vegtables
    874 E 180th St 10460, (718) 367-7630
  • Western Beef Supermarket
    1041 Prospect Ave 10459, (718) 893-3131
  • Tremont Gourmet Deli
    851 E Tremont Ave 10460, (718) 484-1170
  • J & L Fish Market Inc
    37-06 3rd Ave #9 10456, (718) 293-9777
  • Good Guy Meat Market
    187 E 167th St 10456,
  • Family Dollar
    1227 Webster Ave 10456,
  • Tulcimex Deli/Grocery
    1197a Bryant Ave 10459, (718) 483-8136
  • Latin Grocery
    961 E 165th St 10459, (718) 378-6915
  • Mi Parada Deli Grocery
    860 E 180th St 10460, (347) 758-7019
  • E & R Deli Grocery
    1492 Vyse Ave 10460,
  • Cousins Meats and Fish
    1443 Webster Ave, Unit A 10456, (347) 820-6709
  • Jennings Fruits and Vegetable
    937 Jennings St 10460, (347) 879-8220
  • Fine Fare Supermarket
    1472 Boston Rd 10460,
  • JEN Deli Grocery
    E 173rd St 10460,
  • Salcedo Grocery & Deli
    1260 Wchester Ave 10459,
  • BG Fruit Market
    857 Prospect Ave 10459,
  • Sayes Grocery
    1309 W Farms Rd #1605 10459, (718) 893-1721
  • Grand Deli Grocery (Besbas Deli Grocery)
    1718 Southern Blvd 10460,
  • Moronti Grocery
    885 E Tremont Ave 10460,
  • K & D Merrick Blvd
    1243 E Tremont Ave 10460, (347) 324-2405
  • Abreu Grocery
    773 E 169th St 10456, (718) 328-2926
  • Friendship Deli Grocery
    1043 E 163rd St 10459, (347) 271-8887
  • Western Beef Supermarket
    1564 Southern Blvd 10460, (718) 617-1500
  • 3rd Ave Stop Shop
    3754 3rd Ave 10456, (718) 293-8840
  • Jimenez Fruits and Vegetables
    901 Southern Blvd 10459, (347) 758-7183
  • Aicha African Market
    218 Mcclellan St 10456, (646) 287-2056
  • Mega Food Store
    1405 Webster Ave 10456, (718) 992-0018
  • Rite Aid
    840 Wchester Ave 10459, (718) 378-4600
  • Bravo Supermarkets
    210 E 170th St 10456,
  • La Mansion Mini Market
    1809 Archer St 10460, (929) 777-9140
  • Ramales Grill Deli
    936 Morris Ave 10456, (347) 271-4869
  • St. Michael Grocery
    936 E 169th St 10459,
  • Morris Ave Deli
    1274 Morris Ave 10456, (646) 981-7440
  • Alanna Grocery Store
    342 Devoe Ave 10460, (718) 684-3721
  • 358 Famous Deli
    1224-1226 Morris Ave 10456,
  • 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
  • Hero Teller Deli & Grocery
    336 E 167th St 10456,
  • Stop & Shop
    961 E 174th St 10460, (718) 860-3139
  • Maulin Deli Grocery
    1291 Clay Ave 10456, (718) 537-7977
  • YL Deli & Grocery
    837 Home St 10459, (347) 879-8328
  • Food Bazaar Supermarket
    548 St Pauls Pl 10456, (718) 866-0271
  • La Familia Deli Market Corp.
    279 E 170th St 10456, (347) 591-4961
  • Westchester Food Market
    966 Longwood Ave 10459,
  • D & M Fruit
    1420 Clay Ave 10456, (347) 590-3170
  • Aland Gourmet Deli
    1851 Archer St 10460, (718) 239-2111
  • Key Food Supermarket
    1050 Wchester Ave 10459, (718) 860-2403
  • La Chapincita Del Bronx
    461 Morris Park Ave 10460,
  • Genesis Deli (J&H Deli-Grocery)
    984 Jennings St 10460,
  • Van Van Grocery
    523 Van Nest Ave 10460, (718) 829-4894
  • Guaba Deli Grocery
    774 E 149th St, Store 4 10459, (718) 292-4561
  • Essowezena African Market
    1158 Southern Blvd #1902 10459, (646) 314-0571
  • JB Gourmet Deli
    1822-1824 Archer St 10460, (347) 657-1518
  • R & M Tejada
    526 Morris Park Ave 10460, (347) 398-0583
  • J & E Deli Grocery
    3321 3rd Ave 10456, (917) 471-9405
  • Southern Deli Grocery
    1081 Southern Blvd 10459,
  • Westchester Deli & Grocery
    957 Westchester Ave 10459,
  • Kaho International Market Corp.
    283 E 170th St 10456,
  • Luis Deli Grocery
    1569 Hoe Ave 10460, (718) 589-3249
  • Morris Park Deli Food Center (Kingdom Food Center)
    411 Morris Park Ave 10460,
  • Food Fair Fresh Market
    1065 E 163rd St 10459, (718) 620-4867
  • Royale Gourmet Deli
    1285 Southern Blvd 10459, (718) 991-3354
  • Deli Farms
    850 Longwood Ave 10459, (718) 589-4944
  • Associated Supermarket
    724 E 161st St 10456, (718) 292-1718
  • Valerio & Sons Deli Grocery
    1382 Crotona Ave 10456, (929) 246-5977
  • Webster Gourmet Deli
    1225 Webster Ave 10456,
  • Jose Grocery & Deli Corporation
    980 Jennings St 10460,
  • Moreno's Grocery 1 Inc
    951 E 180th St #2035 10460, (718) 733-7126
  • Mr. Grill Deli Grocery Corp
    1431 Prospect Ave 10456, (347) 577-1553
  • Family Dollar
    939 E Tremont Ave 10460,
  • Tob Deli Grocery
    800 E 169th St 10459, (718) 328-4009
  • Bia Deli Grocery
    1155 E Tremont Ave 10460, (347) 398-9040
  • Southern Fish Market
    1037 E 163st 10459, (718) 842-3040
  • Fine Fare Supermarket
    1481 Beach Ave 10460, (718) 828-0852
  • Lebanon Deli Grocery
    638 E 169th St, #9 10456, (718) 542-6288
  • Market Deli Grocery
    1229 Franklin Ave 10456, (718) 588-0923
  • Brothers Food Market
    761 E 182nd St 10460, (347) 270-5504
  • Compare Supermarket
    1091 Boston Rd 10456, (347) 787-0952
  • SK Fruit Market
    1057 Southern Blvd 10459,
  • Joey Express
    1951 Southern Blvd 10460, (347) 755-1727
  • Key Food Supermarket
    2044 Boston Rd 10460, (718) 378-5007
  • Dollar Resort (99c Spot)
    190 E 167th St 10456,
  • 1460 Gourmet Deli
    1460 Southern Blvd 10460, (347) 597-4137
  • E & J Grocery & Deli
    2132 Mohegan Ave #1 10460,
  • Fruits Product Meat Corporation
    800 St Ann's Ave 10456,
  • Ana & Alex Mexican Deli
    1133 Boston Rd, Front 4 10456, (929) 428-9232
  • La Reina De Westchester
    1218 Westchester Ave 10459, (718) 450-3688
  • Fos Mini Market
    920 E 173rd St 10460, (718) 589-4250
  • Abigail Deli and Grocery
    787 E 185th St 10460, (917) 473-7655
  • R & Z Deli Grocery
    1026 Prospect Ave 10459,
  • Crystal Jaida Grocery
    1090 Longfellow Ave 10459, (718) 589-4898
  • M & M Fruits and Vegetables
    576 Morris Park Ave #2501 10460, (929) 777-9333
  • Walgreens
    1031 Wchester Ave 10459,
  • United Grocery
    838 E 180th St 10460,
  • Reyes Mexican Deli
    998 Longwood Ave, #6 10459, (718) 893-0039
  • 3rd Avenue Gourmet Deli
    3251 3rd Ave 10456, (347) 431-1446
  • Monther Food Mart and Deli
    1078 E 165th St 10459, (347) 726-4568
  • Antillana 167 Fruits & Vegetables
    212 E 167th St 10456, (718) 618-7905
  • Almanzar Grocery & Food
    854 Intervale Ave 10459, (718) 378-6403
  • Westchester Vegetables & Fish Market
    1264 Wchester Ave 10459, (718) 450-8997
  • 821 Jennings Deli
    821 Jennings St 10459, (347) 297-6666
  • Genao Food Store
    926 Intervale Ave 10459, (347) 462-2123
  • 1296 Sheridan Deli Grocery
    1296 Sheridan Ave 10456, (718) 992-6943
  • Cacheo Food Market
    1011 Sheridan Ave 10456, (718) 293-3338
  • Big M Deli Grocery
    760 E Tremont Ave 10460,
  • AC Meat Market & Produce
    1812 Archer St 10460, (718) 823-6011
  • BG Fruit Market
    855 Prospect Ave 10459,
  • Met Foodmarkets
    1188 Webster Ave 10456, (718) 588-2600
  • One Family Deli Grocery
    292 E 166th St 10456,
  • Bronx Zoo Hot Deli
    2325 Southern Blvd 10460, (718) 364-3841
  • Home Grocery
    892 Home St 10459, (718) 893-1308
  • Los 2 Hermanitos II Deli
    865 E 165th St 10459, (347) 701-9901
  • Ray's Deli & Grill
    2152 Crotona Pkwy 10460, (718) 367-2675

PARKS IN MORRISANIA/CROTONA:

FOOD POLICY ORGANIZATIONS IN MORRISANIA/CROTONA:

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: Community District 3.” data2go.Nyc, Measure of America of the Social Science Research Council and Helmsley Charitable Trust, https://data2go.nyc/map/?id=111*36047015900*meal_gap_puma!undefined!ns*!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#12/40.8086/-73.9294.
  3. Hinterland, K, et al. “Community Health Profiles 2018, Bronx Community District 3: Morrisania and Crotona.” Community Health Profiles 2018, Bronx Community District 3: Morrisania and Crotona, 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 – Bronx.” NYCdata, Baruch College Zicklin School of Business, https://www.baruch.cuny.edu/nycdata/population-geography/maps-boroughs.htm.

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