Foodscape: Parkchester/Soundview

by NYC Food Policy Editor

Parkchester/Soundview Foodscape

Bronx 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: 10462, 10472, 10473

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

DEMOGRAPHICS:

  • Total Population: 188,249 (2.16% of NYC population) (1)
  • Population by Race and Ethnicity of Parkchester/Soundview and New York City (2)
    • Parkchester/Soundview: 59% Latino | NYC: 29.2% Latino
    • Parkchester/Soundview: 30% Black | NYC: 21.7% Black
    • Parkchester/Soundview: 2% White | NYC: 31.8% White
    • Parkchester/Soundview: 7% Asian/Pacific Islander | NYC: 14.1% Asian
    • Parkchester/Soundview: 2% Other | NYC: 2% Other
  • Parkchester/Soundview Population by Age: (3)
    • 0-17 years: 25%
    • 18-24 years: 10%
    • 25-44 years: 29%
    • 45-64 years: 24%
    • 65+ years: 12%
  • Life Expectancy
    • Parkchester/Soundview: 80.4 years (2) | NYC: 82.1 years (2)
  • Born Outside the US: 
    • Parkchester/Soundview: 32% (2) | NYC: 36.8% (2)

NEIGHBORHOOD ACCESS TO HEALTHY FOOD:

  • Supermarket to Bodega Ratio: One (1) supermarket in Parkchester/Soundview to 13 bodegas (2)
  • Meal Gap (# of meals needed per year for food security): 5,667,139 (2)
  • Food Insecurity
    • Parkchester/Soundview: 18.2% of residents (2)| NYC: 15.4% of residents (2)
  • Residences that Lack a Kitchen: 
    • Parkchester/Soundview: 0.5% of housing units (2)| NYC: 0.8% (2)
  • Households Receiving SNAP Benefits: 
    • Parkchester/Soundview: 34.4% of households (2)| NYC: 22.4% of households (2)

HEALTH BEHAVIORS:

  • No Fruits and Vegetables Yesterday: 
    • Parkchester/Soundview: 17% of adults (2) | NYC: 12.9% of adults (2)
  • One or More 12-ounce Sugary Drinks Per Day (percent of adults): 
    • Parkchester/Soundview: 39% (2) | NYC: 23% (2)

HEALTH AND DISEASE STATUS:

  • Adults Reporting Their Own Health as “Excellent,” “Very Good” or “Good” (percent of adults): 
    • Parkchester/Soundview: 72% (2) | NYC: 78% (2)
  • Obesity (percent of adults): 
    • Parkchester/Soundview: 32% (2) | NYC: 24% (2)
  •  Childhood Obesity (percent of public school children in grades K through 8): 
    • Parkchester/Soundview: 25% (3) | NYC: 20% (3)
  • Diabetes (percent of adults): 
    • Parkchester/Soundview: 16% (2) | NYC: 11% (2)
  • Hypertension (percent of adults): 
    • Parkchester/Soundview: 34% (3) | NYC: 28% (3)

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

  • Median Household Income
    • Parkchester/Soundview: $40,114 (2) | NYC: $60,879 (2)
  • Poverty (percent of households with incomes below poverty): 
    • Parkchester/Soundview: 27.7% (2) | NYC: 19.7% (2)
  • Unemployment (percent of people ages 16 and older): 
    • Parkchester/Soundview: 6.1% (2) | NYC: 4.5% (2)
  • Extreme Housing Burden (percent of renters): 
    • Parkchester/Soundview: 32.8% (2) | NYC: 29.5% (2)

EXERCISE AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY BURDEN

  • Air Pollution (micrograms of fine particulate matter per cubic meter): 
    • Parkchester/Soundview: 7.6 (2) | New York City-wide: 7.5 (2)
  • Bicycle Network Coverage (percent of streets with bike lanes): 
    • Parkchester/Soundview: 15% (3) | New York City-wide: 10% (3)
  • Pedestrian Injury Hospitalizations (per 100,000 people): 
    • Parkchester/Soundview: 26 (3) | New York City-wide: 23 (3)
  • Percent of Land Used for Public Parks, Open Spaces, and Recreation:
    • Parkchester/Soundview: 12.5% (2) | New York City-wide: 24.7% (2)

PARKCHESTER/SOUNDVIEW COMMUNITY GARDENS: 

PARKCHESTER/SOUNDVIEW 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)  

  • Maggie's Garden: 564 W 149th St
  • 721 Decatur Street Community Garden: 721 Decatur St
  • La Isla USA: 836 Elton Ave
  • Hull Street Community Garden (NYRP): 145 Hull St

PARKCHESTER/SOUNDVIEW SCHOOL GARDENS:

  • PS 083 Donald Hertz: 950 Rhinelander Ave
  • PS 583 : 1028 White Plains Rd
  • JHS 125 Henry Hudson: 1111 Pugsley Ave
  • 721 @ Monroe Annex: 1551 E 172nd St
  • PS 069 Journey Prep School: 560 Thieriot Ave
  • PS 093 Albert G. Oliver: 1535 Story Ave
  • PS 107 : 1695 Seward Ave
  • HS 242 Mott Hall V: 1551 E 172nd St
  • PS 100 Isaac Clason: 800 Taylor Ave
  • 337 The School for Inquiry and Social Justice: 1025 Morrison Ave
  • PS 567 Linden Tree Elementary School: 1560 Purdy St
  • PS 138 Samuel Randall: 2060 Lafayette Ave
  • PS 105 Sen Abraham Bernstein: 725 Brady Ave
  • MS/HS 127 The Castle Hill: 1560 Purdy St

PARKCHESTER/SOUNDVIEW 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. 

PARKCHESTER/SOUNDVIEW 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

PARKCHESTER/SOUNDVIEW 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. 

PARKCHESTER/SOUNDVIEW 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.”

  • BMCB Deli Grocery
    931 Castle Hill Ave 10473, (718) 863-6018
  • Family Dollar
    415 Soundview Ave 10473, (718) 215-0963
  • Lady Afrique International Market
    1408 Castle Hill Ave 10462,
  • El Paisano No. 3 Fish Market
    1562 Watson Ave 10472, (347) 879-7491
  • AG Meat Market & Deli
    551 B Commonwealth Ave 10473,
  • Cheema Supermarket
    2118 Wchester Ave 10462, (347) 281-4743
  • 7-Eleven
    2192 White Plains Rd 10462,
  • F & Y Deli Grocery
    1213 Pugsley Ave 10472, (347) 281-8318
  • Reyes Deli Grocery
    676 Castle Hill Ave 10473, (718) 931-5491
  • Los Primos Deli Grocery
    1539 Watson Ave 10472, (718) 842-2304
  • Lady Afrique International Market
    1406 Castle Hill Ave 10462, (718) 823-2742
  • Key Food Supermarket
    1535 Unionport Rd 10462, (718) 828-4524
  • Top Banana Food Market
    947 Castle Hill Ave 10473, (718) 863-1160
  • Safeway Gourmet
    1901 Story Ave 10473, (718) 239-4347
  • Al-Aqsa Halal Meat Supermarket
    2101 Starling Ave 10462, (718) 904-0700
  • Key Food Fresh
    656 Castle Hill Ave 10473, (718) 824-3666
  • Gleason Foods and Vegetable
    1889 Gleason Ave 10472, (646) 458-1017
  • Soto Grocery
    1160 Boynton Ave 10472, (718) 842-4365
  • Foodtown of West Ave
    1489 W Ave 10462, (718) 822-2922
  • New Mexican Fruits and Deli
    1517 Wchester Ave 10472, (347) 375-2937
  • Antillana Superfood Market
    2185 White Plains Rd 10462, (718) 975-4868
  • Deli Grocery (Big J)
    555 Soundview Ave 10473, (917) 792-6196
  • JSR Deli
    994 Morris Park Ave 10462, (718) 829-2826
  • East Park Bronx Deli
    1976 Birchall Ave 10462,
  • Saba Quality Plus Deli
    1183 Castle Hill Ave 10462, (718) 792-1481
  • Stratford Fruit Market
    1171 Stratford Ave 10472, (347) 500-9093
  • El Tio Deli Grocery
    1721 E 174th St 10472, (718) 893-0019
  • A & M Family Grocery
    1030 Castle Hill Ave 10472, (347) 302-1042
  • B & L Fruit & Vegtable
    1503 Wchester Ave 10472, (718) 842-7611
  • 912 Jairo Deli Grocery
    912 Soundview Ave 10473, (347) 577-5012
  • Walgreens
    925 Soundview Ave 10473, (718) 328-2129
  • Kang Yue of Westchester
    1561 Westchester Ave 10472, (718) 860-3406
  • JP Farm
    1531 Wchester Ave 10472, (718) 589-1922
  • Nino Gourmet Deli
    2141 White Plains Rd 10462,
  • Rite Aid
    911 Morris Park Ave 10462, (718) 409-3005
  • Lucky Star Deli & Grill
    1203 White Plains Rd 10472, (718) 828-2222
  • Vista Hermosa Grocery & Vgtbl
    1782 Wchester Ave #A 10472, (718) 792-6365
  • La Atleta Deli Grocery
    1177 Morrison Ave 10472, (917) 405-3550
  • Ortiz Mini Market Corp
    2190 Lacombe Ave 10473,
  • Okodieba African Market
    751 Commonwealth Ave 10473, (347) 577-1300
  • Deshi Food Markets
    1271 White Plains Rd 10472, (347) 810-9393
  • 1278 Deli And Grill
    1278 Morrison Ave #2702 10472, (347) 577-5343
  • Puerto Rican Vegetables
    1428 Zerega Ave 10462,
  • Western Beef Supermarket
    831 Rosedale Ave 10473, (718) 842-3900
  • King Fresh Seafood Market
    2241 Westchester Ave, Unit C 10462, (718) 828-0488
  • Met Fresh
    775-777 Morris Park Ave 10462, (718) 829-2550
  • 5 Kings Deli
    670 Castle Hill Ave 10473, (718) 597-3139
  • Archer Convenience Store
    1501 Whiteplains Rd 10462, (718) 239-0967
  • Angela's Grocery & Deli
    595 Taylor Ave 10473, (718) 861-3016
  • Audry Mini Market Deli
    1410 Bronx River Ave #2 10472, (718) 861-9357
  • Rite Aid
    650 Castle Hill Ave 10473, (718) 863-6304
  • Lisbeth Food Corporation
    1702 Watson Ave 10472, (718) 328-0861
  • V & O Hot Spot Deli Grocery
    2143 Barnes Ave 10462, (718) 684-3454
  • Big American Deli
    1400 Castle Hill Ave #1 10462, (718) 684-1423
  • San Diego Deli Grocery
    1305 Bronx River Ave 10472, (347) 918-8029
  • Neerob Bazar
    2085 Starling Ave 10462, (718) 918-1234
  • Hispanic American Grocery
    775 Lydig Ave 10462, (718) 823-0663
  • Yocelin Grocery Corporation
    1183 Pugsley Ave 10472, (347) 281-9962
  • Alsadi Meat Halal/السعدي حلال
    1883 White Plains Rd 10462, (929) 777-9088
  • Sals Place Deli & Grocery
    1971 Bronxdale Ave 10462, (347) 851-3850
  • C-Town
    100 Hugh J Grant Cir 10472, (718) 823-7685
  • Santana Grocery
    2001 White Plains Rd 10462, (718) 792-4600
  • Rite Aid
    1516-1518 Wchester Ave 10472, (718) 861-2359
  • New Morris Deli
    744 Morris Park Ave 10462, (718) 931-3536
  • Key Food Supermarket
    751 Lydig Ave 10462, (718) 828-5191
  • Papa Food Market and Dollar Deals
    1562 E 174th St 10472, (929) 263-1491
  • 2009 Bronxdale Grocery
    2009 Cruger Ave 10462, (718) 597-7368
  • Cali Fresh Market
    769 Morris Park Ave 10462, (347) 293-7502
  • Bangla Food & Vegetables
    2098 Starling Ave 10462,
  • Mariano S Fruit Market
    747 Lydig Ave 10462, (718) 828-5252
  • Agramonte Grocery Store
    1208 Stratford Ave 10472,
  • My Deli Gourmet & Grill
    1201 Castle Hill Ave 10462, (718) 684-3916
  • CVS
    2112 White Plains Rd 10462, (718) 597-3000
  • Best Deli & Grill
    1033 Castle Hill Ave 10472, (718) 684-3660
  • 2 Good Deli Grill
    1103 Castle Hill Ave 10472, (347) 281-9009
  • European Market
    810 Morris Park Ave 10462, (347) 281-5665
  • Reemys Deli & Convenience
    1669 Metropolitan Ave 10462, (718) 863-8774
  • 1614 Brother Grocery Store
    1614 Wchester Ave 10472, (718) 328-0919
  • Guerlain Deli Grocery
    1880 Guerlain St 10462,
  • Bronx River Live Poultry
    1307 Bronx River Ave 10472, (718) 861-6136
  • Chang Li Supermarket Inc.
    2079 Benedict Ave 10462, (718) 828-8938
  • Latin Deli Grocery
    1700 Zerega Ave #5408 10462, (347) 691-3404
  • Family Dollar
    2054 Cross Bronx Expy 10472, (718) 775-3725
  • Key Food Supermarket
    1511 Metropolitan Ave 10462, (718) 863-9700
  • Community Green Market
    2216 E Tremont Ave 10462, (718) 409-6595
  • Parkchester Fishery Market
    80a Hugh J Grant Cir 10472, (718) 822-1940
  • Aftab Grocery & Halal Meat
    1209 White Plains Rd 10472, (718) 863-1516
  • Ittadi Bazaar Halal Food Market
    2111 Starling Ave 10462, (347) 866-2923
  • Lucky Corner Grocery
    793 Lydig Ave 10462, (718) 597-0500
  • Alesraa Halal Meat Market
    1903 White Plains Rd 10462, (718) 823-8302
  • Mega Seafood
    1181 Morrison Ave 10472, (718) 842-2690
  • Banglatown Supermarket
    1860 Westchester Ave 10472, (718) 684-2166
  • Poshora Market
    2148 Starling Ave 10462, (718) 828-8418
  • Magic Market Deli & Grocery
    1513 Watson Ave 10472, (858) 274-3358
  • 444 Sound View Mini Mart
    444 Soundview Ave 10473, (347) 590-6853
  • Sylvia's Deli & Grocery & wireless services
    1616 Bruckner Blvd 10473, (718) 378-4245
  • Morrison Mini Market
    1105 Morrison Ave 10472, (718) 842-3212
  • 1890 Deli Grocery
    1890 Archer St 10462,
  • Big Deal Foodtown
    1018 Morris Park Ave 10462, (718) 824-7571
  • Gourmet Deli
    798 Lydig Ave 10462, (718) 828-6873
  • J & G Mini Market
    558 Commonwealth Ave 10473, (718) 378-4789
  • El Chato Deli Grocery
    2002 Ellis Ave 10472, (971) 702-9405
  • Green Olives Fast Market
    716b Morris Park Ave 10462,
  • El Nuevo Papachu Deli Grocery
    759-765 Commonwealth Ave 10473, (347) 862-1177
  • J & G Grocery & Deli
    210 Soundview Ave 10473, (347) 431-4843
  • Hot Millions Gourmet Deli
    843 Soundview Ave 10473,
  • Fine Fare Supermarket
    1654 Metropolitan Ave 10462, (718) 829-7206
  • Al Madina Meat Market
    1200 White Plains Rd 10472, (929) 777-9077
  • Gleason Grocery Corporation
    1791 Gleason Ave 10472, (718) 597-8994
  • Nunez Cousins Grocery Corporation
    1520 Watson Ave 10472, (718) 378-1646
  • Pupy Grocery
    1299 Saint Lawrence 10472,
  • Empire State Deli
    801 Soundview Ave 10473,
  • Fine Fare Supermarket
    1221 Fteley Ave 10472, (718) 893-0457
  • 5050 Deli & Grocery
    740 Morris Park Ave 10462,
  • On the 6 Deli Grocery
    1840-1842 Wchester Ave 10472, (718) 708-4724
  • Met Foodmarkets
    769 White Plains Rd 10473, (718) 620-6400
  • Adames Deli Grocery
    1580 Watson Ave 10472, (718) 328-4277
  • Mothers Grocery & Deli
    3019 Webster Ave 10462, (347) 918-9919
  • LMB Deli Grocery
    475 Castle Hill Ave 10473,
  • Castle Fruits & Vegetables
    2167 Cross Bronx Service Rd N 10462, (347) 985-6158
  • ShopRite of Bruckner Blvd
    1994 Bruckner Blvd 10473, (718) 794-1690
  • G & A Grocery
    1158 St Lawrence Ave 10472, (347) 851-4464
  • Alaod Deli & Grocery Corporation
    2366 Wchester Ave 10462,
  • Sammy's Convienient Store
    1772 Randall Ave 10473,
  • Associated Supermarkets
    1585 Wchester Ave 10472, (718) 861-5360
  • Walgreens
    1612 Wchester Ave 10472, (718) 378-0003
  • Flash Food
    1553 Watson Ave 10472, (718) 618-7969
  • NY Famous Deli
    1683 E 172nd St 10472, (718) 991-3039
  • J's Gourmet Deli & Grocery
    1881 McGraw Ave 10462, (718) 828-0004
  • Halal Deli Mart
    1475 West Ave 10462, (347) 281-8398
  • Mia Pasticceria
    778 Van Nest Ave 10462,
  • J Market
    1260 Morrison Ave 10472, (718) 860-3333
  • Walgreens
    2158 White Plains Rd 10462, (718) 892-2288
  • Mama Fifi Grocery
    1815 Randall Ave 10473,
  • Diaz Deli & Grocery
    1077 White Plains Rd 10472, (718) 828-0694
  • Walgreens
    1371 Metropolitan Ave 10462, (718) 597-7690
  • Asafo African Market
    1882 Guerlain St 10462, (718) 934-0464
  • CVS
    1688 Wchester Ave 10472, (718) 842-2217
  • El Paisano Fruit
    1555 Watson Ave 10472, (718) 450-8089
  • Jamtan African American
    1479 Westchester Ave 10472, (718) 450-8200
  • Gleason Gourmet Deli Grocery
    1690 Gleason Ave 10472, (718) 861-3950

PARKS IN PARKCHESTER/SOUNDVIEW:

FOOD POLICY ORGANIZATIONS IN PARKCHESTER/SOUNDVIEW:

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: Castle Hill, Clason Point & Parkchester.” data2go.Nyc, Measure of America of the Social Science Research Council and Helmsley Charitable Trust, https://data2go.nyc/map/?id=209*36047015900*ahdi_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#10/40.9042/-73.9586
  3. Hinterland, K, et al. “Community Health Profiles 2018, Bronx Community District 9: Parkchester and Soundview.” Community Health Profiles 2018, Bronx Community District 9: Parkchester and Soundview, 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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