Foodscape: Park Slope and Carroll Gardens

by NYC Food Policy Editor

Park Slope and Carroll Gardens 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 Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, Columbia St, Gowanus, Park Slope and Red Hook 

*All data from DATA2GO includes Park Slope, Carroll Gardens & Red Hook 

Zip codes include: 11201, 11215, 11217, 11231

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

DEMOGRAPHICS:

  • Total Population: 109,351 (1.28% of NYC population) (1)
  • Population by Race and Ethnicity of Park Slope/Carroll Gardens and New York City (1)
    • Park Slope/Carroll Gardens: 17.2% Latino | NYC: 29% Latino
    • Park Slope/Carroll Gardens: 8.9% Black | NYC: 22% Black
    • Park Slope/Carroll Gardens: 62.8% White | NYC: 32% White
    • Park Slope/Carroll Gardens: 6.5% Asian/Pacific Islander | NYC: 15% Asian
    • Park Slope/Carroll Gardens: 4.7% Other | NYC: 2% Other
  • Park Slope/Carroll Gardens Population by Age: (1)
    • 0-17 years: 18%
    • 18-24 years: 5%
    • 25-44 years: 46%
    • 45-64 years: 20%
    • 65+ years: 10%
  • Life Expectancy
    • Park Slope/Carroll Gardens: 82 years (2) | NYC: 82.1 years (2)
  • Born Outside the US: 
    • Park Slope/Carroll Gardens: 17% (1) | NYC: 37% (1)

NEIGHBORHOOD ACCESS TO HEALTHY FOOD:

  • Supermarket to Bodega Ratio: One (1) supermarket in Park Slope/Carroll Gardens to 12 bodegas (1)
  • Meal Gap (# of meals needed per year for food security): 2,155,509 (2)
  • Food Insecurity
    • Park Slope/Carroll Gardens: 10.8% of residents (2)| NYC: 15.4% of residents (2)
  • Residences that Lack a Kitchen: 
    • Park Slope/Carroll Gardens: 1% of housing units (2)| NYC: 0.8% (2)
  • Households Receiving SNAP Benefits: 
    • Park Slope/Carroll Gardens: 10.6% of households (2)| NYC: 22.4% of households (2)
  • Walking Distance to Fresh Fruits and Vegetables: (4)
    • *Includes data from Downtown/Brooklyn Heights/Park Slope (zip codes 11201, 11205, 11215, 11217, 11231)
      • 5 minutes or less: 65% (Compared to 49% New York City-wide)
      • 5-10 minutes: 14% (Compared to 18% New York City-wide)
      • 10 minutes or more: 20% (Compared to 32% New York City-wide)

FOOD CONSUMPTION:

  • At Least One Serving of Fruits or Vegetables Per Day (percent of adults): 
    • Park Slope/Carroll Gardens: 94% (1) | NYC: 87% (1)
  • No Fruits and Vegetables Yesterday: 
    • Park Slope/Carroll Gardens: 6% of adults (2) | NYC: 12.9% of adults (2)
  • One or More 12-ounce Sugary Drinks Per Day (percent of adults): 
    • Park Slope/Carroll Gardens: 14% (1) | NYC: 23% (1)

HEALTH AND DISEASE STATUS:

  • Adults Reporting Their Own Health as “Excellent,” “Very Good” or “Good” (percent of adults): 
    • Park Slope/Carroll Gardens: 88% (1) | NYC: 78% (1)
  • Obesity (percent of adults): 
    • Park Slope/Carroll Gardens: 15% (1) | NYC: 24% (1)
  •  Childhood Obesity (percent of public school children in grades K through 8): 
    • Park Slope/Carroll Gardens: 9% (1) | NYC: 20% (1)
  • Diabetes (percent of adults): 
    • Park Slope/Carroll Gardens: 6% (1) | NYC: 11% (1)
  • Hypertension (percent of adults): 
    • Park Slope/Carroll Gardens: 22% (1) | NYC: 28% (1)

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

  • Median Household Income
    • Park Slope/Carroll Gardens: $122,002 (2) | NYC: $63,132 (2)
  • Poverty (percent of households with incomes below poverty): 
    • Park Slope/Carroll Gardens: 10% (2) | NYC: 19.7% (2)
  • Unemployment (percent of people ages 16 and older): 
    • Park Slope/Carroll Gardens: 4.2% (2) | NYC: 4.5% (2)
  • Extreme Housing Burden (percent of renters): 
    • Park Slope/Carroll Gardens: 16.6% (2) | NYC: 29.5% (2)

EXERCISE AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY BURDEN

  • Air Pollution (micrograms of fine particulate matter per cubic meter): 
    • Park Slope/Carroll Gardens: 8.9 (1) | New York City-wide: 7.5 (1)
  • Bicycle Network Coverage (percent of streets with bike lanes): 
    • Park Slope/Carroll Gardens: 29% (1) | New York City-wide: 10% (1)
  • Pedestrian Injury Hospitalizations (per 100,000 people): 
    • Park Slope/Carroll Gardens: 18 (1) | New York City-wide: 23 (1)
  • Any Physical Activity in the Past 30 Days (percent of adults): 
    • Park Slope/Carroll Gardens: 86% (1) | New York City-wide: 73% (1)

PARK SLOPE/CARROLL GARDENS COMMUNITY GARDENS: 

PARK SLOPE/CARROLL GARDENS 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. (5)  

  • Pirate's Cove Garden: 313 Columbia St
  • Dolly's Park: 503 President St
  • Warren-St.Marks Community Garden: 623 Warren St
  • GreenSpace Native Plant Community Garden and Environmental Center: 207 4th Ave
  • Backyard Garden: 61-73 Hamilton Ave
  • Urban Meadow: 125 Van Brunt St
  • Lincoln-Berkeley Community Garden: 20 Lincoln Pl
  • 6/15 Green Community Garden: 544 6th Ave
  • Human Compass Community Garden: 207-209 Columbia St
  • Amazing Garden: 261-265 Columbia St
  • Summit Street Community Garden: 281 Columbia St
  • Gil Hodges (Carroll Street Garden): 534 Carroll St
  • Garden of Union (Annie's Garden): 634 Union St
  • South Brooklyn Children's Garden: 204 Columbia St
  • Green Space at President Street: 222 5th Ave
  • HEALTH for Youth, Skyline Playground Community Garden: 40-66 Prospect Ave

PARK SLOPE/CARROLL GARDENS SCHOOL GARDENS:

  • PS 77 : 62 Park Pl
  • PS 58 The Carroll: 330 Smith St
  • PS 15 Patrick F. Daly: 71 Sullivan St
  • PS 295 : 330 18th St
  • HS 430 Brooklyn Technical High School: 29 Ft Greene Pl
  • PS 321 William Penn: 180 7th Ave
  • MS 266 Park Place Community Middle School: 62 Park Pl
  • PS 369 @ Main Site: 383 State St
  • PS 133 William A. Butler: 610 Baltic St
  • HS 987 Brooklyn East Alternative Learning Center - John Jay: 237 7th Ave
  • PS 53 P53K: 544 7th Ave
  • HS 698 South Brooklyn Community High School: 173 Conover St
  • PS 372 The Children's School: 512 Carroll St
  • PS 29 John M. Harrigan: 425 Henry St
  • Charter 486 New Dawn Charter High School: 242 Hoyt St
  • Brooklyn Urban Garden Charter School (BUGS): 500 19th St
  • P53K: 544 7th Ave
  • MS 51 William Alexander: 350 5th Ave
  • HS 423 Brooklyn Frontiers High School: 112 Schermerhorn St
  • PS 107 John W. Kimball Learning Center: 1301 8th Ave
  • HS 463 Secondary School for Journalism: 237 7th Ave
  • PS 261 Philip Livingston: 314 Pacific St
  • PS 368 PS 368 @PS293K - District 75 Star Academy: 284 Baltic St
  • PS 8 Robert Fulton: 37 Hicks St
  • Cory L. Cox School @ PS133: 610 Baltic St
  • MS 443 New Voices School of Academic & Creative Arts: 330 18th St
  • PS 32 : 317 Hoyt St
  • PS 124 Silas B. Dutcher: 515 4th Ave
  • PS 10 Magnet School of Math, Science and Design Technology: 511 7th Ave
  • Charter 758 Brooklyn Urban Garden Charter School: 500 19th St
  • PS 282 Park Slope: 180 6th Ave
  • PS 307 Daniel Hale Williams: 209 York St
  • MS/HS 429 Digital Arts and Cinema Technology High School: 284 Baltic St
  • MS 88 Peter Rouget: 544 7th Ave
  • MS 915: 105 Johnson St
  • PS 369 Cory L. Cox School @ PS133: 610 Baltic St
  • PS 146 : 610 Henry St
  • MS 442 School for Innovation: 500 19th St
  • PS 154 The Windsor Terrace School: 1625 11th Ave
  • PS 118 The Maurice Sendak Community School: 211 8th St
  • PS 39 Henry Bristow: 417 6th Ave
  • PS 38 The Pacific: 450 Pacific St
  • MS 447 The Math & Science Exploratory School: 345 Dean St
  • HS 497 Boerum Hill School for International Studies: 284 Baltic St
  • MS 527 Urban Assembly Institute of Math and Science for Young Women: 283 Adams St

PARK SLOPE/CARROLL GARDENS 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.

PARK SLOPE/CARROLL GARDENS 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

PARK SLOPE/CARROLL GARDENS 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. 

PARK SLOPE/CARROLL GARDENS 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.

PARKS IN PARK SLOPE/CARROLL GARDENS:

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

FOOD POLICY ORGANIZATIONS IN PARK SLOPE/CARROLL GARDENS:

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

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

Last updated: 5/11/2021

REFERENCES:

  1. Hinterland, K, et al. “Community Health Profiles 2018, Brooklyn Community District 6: Park Slope and Carroll Gardens.” Community Health Profiles 2018, Brooklyn Community District 6: Park Slope and Carroll Gardens, 2018, pp.1-20.
  2. “Data2Go: Park Slope, Carroll Gardens & Red Hook.” data2go.Nyc, Measure of America of the Social Science Research Council and Helmsley Charitable Trust, https://data2go.nyc/cd/?id=306*36047015900*ahdi_puma!undefined!ns*!buttonHolder~other_pop_cd_506~ahdi_puma_1~working_poor_cd_421~life_expectancy_puma_562~sch_enrol_cd_112~high_cost_h_cd_216~unemployment_cd_408~age_pyramid_male_85_plus_cd_20~ex_high_cost_h_cd_historical_402~poverty_ceo_cd_417~bodega_supermarket_cd_148~median_household_income_puma_397~fruits_veggies_cd_164~median_personal_earnings_puma_400!*air_qual_cd~ahdi_puma*family_homeless_cd_245#
  3. “Annual Vital Statistics Data Show Fewer Premature Deaths and Fewer Births in New York City in 2017.” NYC Health, The City of New York.
  4. “A Foodscape of Downtown/Brooklyn Heights/Park Slope” New York City Food Policy Center at Hunter College, Mar. 2017, https://www.nycfoodpolicy.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/FS202_2017.pdf.
  5. “Green Thumb Garden Map.” NYC Parks, https://greenthumb.nycgovparks.org/gardensearch.php

Article Image: “New York City (NYC) Neighborhood Maps – By Borough – Brooklyn.” NYCdata, Baruch College Zicklin School of Business, https://www.baruch.cuny.edu/nycdata/population-geography/maps-boroughs.htm.

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