Foodscape: Queens Village

by NYC Food Policy Editor

Queens Village Foodscape

Queens Community District 13

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: 11004, 11005, 11411, 11414, 11422, 11426, 11427, 11428, 11429

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

DEMOGRAPHICS:

  • Total Population: 199,218 (2.27% of NYC population) (1)
  • Population by Race and Ethnicity of Queens Village and New York City (2)
    • Queens Village: 12% Latino | NYC: 29.2% Latino
    • Queens Village: 56% Black | NYC: 21.7% Black
    • Queens Village: 12% White | NYC: 31.8% White
    • Queens Village: 18% Asian/Pacific Islander | NYC: 14.1% Asian
    • Queens Village: 3% Other | NYC: 2% Other
  • Queens Village Population by Age: (3)
    • 0-17 years: 20%
    • 18-24 years: 9%
    • 25-44 years: 26%
    • 45-64 years: 29%
    • 65+ years: 16%
  • Life Expectancy
    • Queens Village: 83.1 years (2) | NYC: 82.1 years (2)
  • Born Outside the US: 
    • Queens Village: 42% (2) | NYC: 36.8% (2)

NEIGHBORHOOD ACCESS TO HEALTHY FOOD:

  • Supermarket to Bodega Ratio: One (1) supermarket in Queens Village to 14 bodegas (2)
  • Meal Gap (# of meals needed per year for food security): 5,682,579 (2)
  • Food Insecurity
    • Queens Village: 16.7% of residents (2)| NYC: 15.4% of residents (2)
  • Residences that Lack a Kitchen: 
    • Queens Village: 0.5% of housing units (2)| NYC: 0.8% (2)
  • Households Receiving SNAP Benefits: 
    • Queens Village: 11.1% of households (2)| NYC: 22.4% of households (2)

HEALTH BEHAVIORS:

  • No Fruits and Vegetables Yesterday: 
    • Queens Village: 14% of adults (2) | NYC: 12.9% of adults (2)
  • One or More 12-ounce Sugary Drinks Per Day (percent of adults): 
    • Queens Village: 28% (2) | NYC: 23% (2)
  • No Physical Activity in the Last 30 Days:
    • Queens Village: 32% of adults (2) | NYC: 27.1% (2)

HEALTH AND DISEASE STATUS:

  • Adults Reporting Their Own Health as “Excellent,” “Very Good” or “Good” (percent of adults): 
    • Queens Village: 74% (2) | NYC: 78% (2)
  • Obesity (percent of adults): 
    • Queens Village: 27% (2) | NYC: 24% (2)
  •  Childhood Obesity (percent of public school children in grades K through 8): 
    • Queens Village: 20% (3) | NYC: 20% (3)
  • Diabetes (percent of adults): 
    • Queens Village: 14% (2) | NYC: 11% (2)
  • Hypertension (percent of adults): 
    • Queens Village: 37% (3) | NYC: 28% (3)

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

  • Median Household Income
    • Queens Village: $85,266 (2) | NYC: $60,879 (2)
  • Poverty (percent of households with incomes below poverty): 
    • Queens Village: 7.8% (2) | NYC: 19.7% (2)
  • Unemployment (percent of people ages 16 and older): 
    • Queens Village: 4.4% (2) | NYC: 4.5% (2)
  • Extreme Housing Burden (percent of renters): 
    • Queens Village: 30.0% (2) | NYC: 29.5% (2)

EXERCISE AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY BURDEN

  • Air Pollution (micrograms of fine particulate matter per cubic meter): 
    • Queens Village: 6.5 (2) | New York City-wide: 7.5 (2)
  • Bicycle Network Coverage (percent of streets with bike lanes): 
    • Queens Village: 3% (3) | New York City-wide: 10% (3)
  • Pedestrian Injury Hospitalizations (per 100,000 people): 
    • Queens Village: 13 (3) | New York City-wide: 23 (3)
  • Percent of Land Used for Public Parks, Open Spaces, and Recreation:
    • Queens Village: 6.4% (2) | New York City-wide: 24.7% (2)

QUEENS VILLAGE 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)  

  • Heaven's Gate Community Garden (Hart Street): 169-171 Hart St

QUEENS VILLAGE SCHOOL GARDENS:

  • PS 135 The Bellaire School: 207-11 89 Ave
  • PS 023 Queens Children's Psychiatric Center: 74-20 Commonwealth Blvd
  • PS 186 Castlewood: 252-12 72 Ave
  • PS 270 The Gordon Parks School: 233-15 Merrick Boulevard
  • PS 018 Winchester: 86-35 235 Court
  • Irwin Altman Middle School 172: 81-14 257 St
  • PS/IS 266 : 63-60 80th St
  • HS 566 Queens High School of Teaching, Liberal Arts and the Sciences: 74-20 Commonwealth Blvd
  • PS 232 Lindenwood: 153-23 83 St
  • PS 023 Lifeline Center for Child Development: 80-09 Winchester Blvd
  • PS 195 William Haberle: 253-50 149 Ave
  • PS 811 PS811Q@ Queens High School of Teaching: 40-20 100th St
  • HS 435 Martin Van Buren High School: 230-17 Hillside Ave
  • PS 224@186: 252-12 72 Ave
  • 023 New York City Children's Center - Queens: 98-11 44th Ave

QUEENS VILLAGE 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. 

QUEENS VILLAGE 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

QUEENS VILLAGE 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. 

QUEENS VILLAGE 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.”

  • Hollis Deli Corporation
    20602 Hollis Ave 11429, (718) 740-5566
  • 7-Eleven
    254-02 Hillside Ave 11004, (718) 343-2257
  • Jasmine Mini Mart
    232-07 Merrick Blvd 11413, (917) 572-7677
  • June Fish
    143-65 243rd St 11422, (718) 489-2799
  • Great Supermarket
    222-16 144th Ave 11413, (718) 723-1444
  • Stop & Shop
    134-40 Springfield Blvd 11413, (718) 525-0600
  • Village Deli
    21713 Jamaica Ave 11428,
  • Super Halal Meat
    253-06 Hillside Ave 11426, (516) 326-2422
  • Springfield 136th Deli
    136-35 Springfield Blvd 11413, (718) 341-9040
  • Mike's Corner Store and Deli
    103-18 217th St 11429, (718) 962-4464
  • Laurelton Mini Mart
    224-03 141st Ave 11413, (718) 977-9300
  • Jey-Six Minimarket
    212-40 Jamaica Ave 11428,
  • MiniMart Deli
    248-27 Union Tpke 11426, (718) 962-2849
  • San Francisco Deli Grocery
    22201 Linden Blvd 11411, (718) 525-1111
  • Patel Brothers
    251-08 Hillside Ave 11426, (718) 470-1356
  • Food Universe Marketplace
    222-51 Jamaica Ave 11428, (718) 464-7208
  • Rite Aid
    222-14 Linden Blvd 11411, (718) 949-3000
  • CVS
    251 21 Jamaica Ave 11426, (516) 488-3998
  • Baile Grocery
    222-15 Braddock Ave 11428, (718) 468-3665
  • M & A Convenience Store
    21550 Jamaica Ave 11428,
  • Ro Francis Lewis Deli
    Francis Lewis Blvd 11429, (718) 217-1807
  • J & Y Springfield Deli Market
    223-14 S Conduit Ave 11413, (718) 481-9289
  • 136 Deli & Grill
    135-33 Springfield Blvd 11413, (718) 528-5900
  • 131-21 Stop One Deli & Grocery
    131-21 Springfield Blvd 11413, (718) 276-7590
  • Premium Supermarket
    25611 Hillside Ave 11004, (718) 343-1848
  • Health Conscious
    231-22 Merrick Blvd 11413, (718) 712-7740
  • Azaan Halal Meat & Grocery
    259-05 Hillside Ave 11004, (718) 347-6786
  • GNM Deli & Grocery
    228-01 147th Ave 11413,
  • 99c Plus & Deli Grocery
    215-12 91st Ave 11428, (718) 749-5458
  • Elim Deli Grocery
    246-19 Jamaica Ave 11426, (516) 246-1954
  • King's Brother Farm
    227-01 Merrick Blvd 11413, (718) 723-2488
  • Ocean Fish Market
    220-10 Hempstead Ave 11429,
  • Mikes Meat Market
    218-22 Merrick Blvd 11413, (718) 528-2987
  • Asia Deli Grocery
    217-01 Jamaica Ave 11428, (718) 740-1523
  • Union Deli and 99c Plus Grocery
    21514 91st Ave 11428,
  • New Giant Farm
    211-14 Hillside Ave 11427, (718) 776-3222
  • Famous Colfax Deli Grocery
    21154 Murdock Ave 11429,
  • CVS
    219 39 89th Ave 11427, (718) 479-3774
  • Key Food Supermarket
    220-46 Hillside Ave 11427, (718) 454-3814
  • Dollar Tree
    248-56 Rockaway Blvd 11422, (718) 807-3032
  • JD Foods
    219-17 Hillside Ave 11427, (718) 479-3332
  • 3 Hands Deli
    220-26 Merrick Blvd 11413, (718) 749-5805
  • 7 & 7 Deli & Grill
    111th Rd 11429, (718) 468-1110
  • Waves Seafood Market
    227-3 Merrick Blvd 11413, (718) 341-2477
  • Abn Stop One Grocery
    143-45 Springfield Blvd 11413, (718) 978-8208
  • 7-Eleven
    224-01 Merrick Blvd 11413,
  • Juana Francisca Deli
    136-40 Hook Creek Blvd 11422,
  • Maharaja Supermarket
    248-13 Union Tpke 11426, (718) 343-3900
  • Luxmi Foods
    24025 Braddock Ave 11426, (718) 343-7789
  • Jason Deli
    241-17 Braddock Ave 11426, (718) 343-6161
  • Rite Aid
    218-35 Hempstead Ave 11429, (718) 465-8046
  • Glen Oaks Deli and Grocery
    253-01 Union Tpke 11004, (718) 347-9432
  • Bourdier Grocery
    9056 210th St 11428,
  • Adames Deli Grocery
    250-13 Hook Creek Blvd 11422, (718) 341-7945
  • Good Guys Deli & Grocery
    207-22 Hollis Ave 11429, (718) 776-2525
  • Family Dollar
    231-38 Merrick Blvd 11413, (718) 414-6611
  • Walgreens
    21914 Merrick Blvd 11413, (718) 712-7895
  • John's Farm Market
    216-20 Hillside Ave 11427, (718) 776-2700
  • Ronnie Ron Deli
    134-47 Springfield Blvd 11413,
  • Key Food Supermarket
    225-01 Merrick Blvd 11413, (718) 949-3981
  • Maharaja Farmers Market
    249-12A Hillside Ave 11426, (718) 347-2111
  • Al-Zahiba Halal Meat & Fish Market
    260-08 Hillside Ave 11004, (718) 343-0000
  • Friend's Gourmet Deli
    24505 Jericho Tpke 11426, (718) 347-8585
  • Batista Mini Grocery
    21012 Murdock Ave 11411, (718) 736-0689
  • Key Food Supermarket
    213-22 Jamaica Ave 11428, (718) 468-8440
  • Al Habib Halal Meat Market & Grocery
    25202 Hillside Ave 11426, (718) 343-7070
  • Portuguese American Deli
    22017 Jamaica Ave 11428, (718) 464-8321
  • Walgreens
    10962 Francis Lewis Blvd 11429, (718) 740-4612
  • Estevez Grocery
    10401 Francis Lewis Blvd 11429,
  • Winchester Deli
    23320 Hillside Ave 11427, (718) 464-2362
  • Healthy Living Food Store
    225-14 Linden Blvd 11411, (718) 413-5334
  • Rosedale African & Caribbean
    143-71 243rd St 11422, (718) 276-5500
  • Ramar Food Center
    144-05 243rd St 11422, (718) 949-9160
  • Key Food Supermarket
    259-01 Union Tpke 11004, (718) 831-6227
  • Farmbria Food Center
    217-20 Linden Blvd 11411, (718) 723-9000
  • Two Hand Deli Grocery
    233-14 Merrick Blvd 11422, (718) 949-0272
  • Ronnie Ron Deli Inc
    134-47 Springfield Blvd 11413,
  • 7-Eleven
    253-02 Union Tpke 11004, (718) 831-5439
  • Queens Village Deli Grocery
    21844 Hillside Ave #A 11427,
  • Sharma Deli & Grocery Inc
    9041 Springfield Blvd 11428,
  • Walgreens
    25501 Union Tpke 11004, (718) 470-6100
  • Preet Super Bazar
    23614 Braddock Ave 11426, (718) 347-0007
  • CVS
    206-09 Linden Blvd 11429, (718) 276-8400
  • Indian Bazzar
    92-3 Gettysburg St 11426,
  • Apna Bazar Cash & Carry
    260-04 Hillside Ave 11004, (718) 343-2536
  • Oskar's Shop Inc
    22505 Linden Blvd 11411,
  • Compare Foods Supermarket
    206-16 Hollis Ave 11429, (718) 736-6580
  • Food Farm Supermarket
    89-61 Francis Lewis Blvd 11427,
  • Jamaica King Deli
    218-29 Jamaica Ave 11428, (347) 548-4511
  • Merrick African-Carribean
    232-04 Merrick Blvd 11413, (718) 341-3509
  • Dollar Value Plus
    214-29 Hillside Ave 11427, (718) 598-1858
  • Apple Tree Markets Inc
    21601 Jamaica Ave 11428,
  • Fish Market
    219-17 Jamaica Ave 11428,
  • Arrow Deli Grocery
    186-02 122nd Ave 11413, (718) 723-3178
  • CVS
    254 05 Hillside Ave 11004, (718) 347-7313
  • Braddock Super Bazar
    23708 Braddock Ave 11426,
  • Best Deli
    147-45 182nd St 11413, (718) 995-2301

PARKS IN QUEENS VILLAGE:

FOOD POLICY ORGANIZATIONS IN QUEENS VILLAGE:

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: Queens Village, Cambria Heights & Rosedale.” data2go.Nyc, Measure of America of the Social Science Research Council and Helmsley Charitable Trust, https://data2go.nyc/map/?id=413*36047015900*food_insecure_puma!undefined!ns*!buttonHolder~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#10/40.8250/-73.9794.
  3. Hinterland, K, et al. “Community Health Profiles 2018, Queens Community District 13: Queens Village.” Community Health Profiles 2018, Queens Community District 13: Queens Village, 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 – Queens.” NYCdata, Baruch College Zicklin School of Business, https://www.baruch.cuny.edu/nycdata/population-geography/maps-boroughs.htm.

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