Foodscape: Queens Village

by NYC Food Policy Editor

Queens Village 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 Bellerose, Cambria Heights, Glen Oaks, Laurelton, Queens Village, Rosedale and Springfield Gardens

*All data from DATA2GO includes Queens Village, Cambria Heights & Rosedale

Zip codes include: 11004, 11005, 11411, 11414, 11422, 11426, 11427, 11428, 11429

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

DEMOGRAPHICS:

  • Total Population: 193,787 (2.27% of NYC population) (1)
  • Population by Race and Ethnicity of Queens Village and New York City (1)
    • Queens Village: 12% Latino | NYC: 29% Latino
    • Queens Village: 56% Black | NYC: 22% Black
    • Queens Village: 12% White | NYC: 32% White
    • Queens Village: 18% Asian/Pacific Islander | NYC: 15% Asian
    • Queens Village: 3% Other | NYC: 2% Other
  • Queens Village Population by Age: (1)
    • 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% (1) | NYC: 37% (1)

NEIGHBORHOOD ACCESS TO HEALTHY FOOD:

  • Supermarket to Bodega Ratio: One (1) supermarket in Queens Village to 14 bodegas (1)
  • Meal Gap (# of meals needed per year for food security): 5,682,579 (2)
  • Food Insecurity
    • Queens Village: 8.92% 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)
  • Walking Distance to Fresh Fruits and Vegetables: (4)
    • Includes data from Southeast Queens (Zipcodes 11001, 11004, 11005, 11040, 11411, 11413, 11422, 11426, 11427, 11428, 11429)
      • 5 minutes or less: 38% (Compared to 49% New York City-wide)
      • 5-10 minutes: 18% (Compared to 18% New York City-wide)
      • 10 minutes or more: 43% (Compared to 32% New York City-wide)

FOOD CONSUMPTION:

  • At Least One Serving of Fruits or Vegetables Per Day (percent of adults): 
    • Queens Village: 86% (1) | NYC: 87% (1)
  • 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% (1) | NYC: 23% (1)

HEALTH AND DISEASE STATUS:

  • Adults Reporting Their Own Health as “Excellent,” “Very Good” or “Good” (percent of adults): 
    • Queens Village: 74% (1) | NYC: 78% (1)
  • Obesity (percent of adults): 
    • Queens Village: 27% (1) | NYC: 24% (1)
  •  Childhood Obesity (percent of public school children in grades K through 8): 
    • Queens Village: 20% (1) | NYC: 20% (1)
  • Diabetes (percent of adults): 
    • Queens Village: 14% (1) | NYC: 11% (1)
  • Hypertension (percent of adults): 
    • Queens Village: 37% (1) | NYC: 28% (1)

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

  • Median Household Income
    • Queens Village: $85,266 (2) | NYC: $63,132 (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 (1) | New York City-wide: 7.5 (1)
  • Bicycle Network Coverage (percent of streets with bike lanes): 
    • Queens Village: 3% (1) | New York City-wide: 10% (1)
  • Pedestrian Injury Hospitalizations (per 100,000 people): 
    • Queens Village: 13 (1) | New York City-wide: 23 (1)
  • Any Physical Activity in the Past 30 Days (percent of adults): 
    • Queens Village: 68% (1) | New York City-wide: 73% (1)

QUEENS VILLAGE 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.

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. (5)  

  • Cambria Heights Community Garden: 227th St Cambria Heights

QUEENS VILLAGE SCHOOL GARDENS:

  • PS/IS 266 : 74-10 Commonwealth Blvd
  • PS 195 William Haberle: 253-50 149th Ave
  • PS 186 Castlewood: 252-12 72nd Ave
  • HS 566 Queens High School of Teaching, Liberal Arts and the Sciences: 74-20 Commonwealth Blvd
  • PS 18 Winchester: 86-35 235 Court
  • HS 435 Martin Van Buren High School: 230-17 Hillside Ave
  • PS 23 New York City Children's Center - Queens: 74-03 Commonwealth Blvd
  • PS 224 PS 224@186: 252-12 72nd Ave
  • PS 135 The Bellaire School: 207-11 89th Ave
  • PS 23 Queens Children's Psychiatric Center: 74-03 Commonwealth Blvd
  • PS 811 PS811Q@ Queens High School of Teaching: 74-20 Commonwealth Blvd
  • PS 232 Lindenwood: 153-23 83rd St
  • PS 23 Lifeline Center for Child Development: 80-09 Winchester Blvd
  • Irwin Altman Middle School 172: 81-14 257th St
  • PS 270 The Gordon Parks School: 233-15 Merrick Blvd

QUEENS VILLAGE 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.

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:

*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.

  • June Fish
    143-65 243rd St 11422, (718) 489-2799
  • Hollis Deli Corporation
    20602 Hollis Ave 11429, (718) 740-5566
  • Ro Francis Lewis Deli
    Francis Lewis Blvd 11429, (718) 217-1807
  • Mikes Meat Market
    218-22 Merrick Blvd 11413, (718) 528-2987
  • Winchester Deli
    23320 Hillside Ave 11427, (718) 464-2362
  • Rite Aid
    222-14 Linden Blvd 11411, (718) 949-3000
  • Glen Oaks Deli and Grocery
    253-01 Union Tpke 11004, (718) 347-9432
  • Rosedale African & Caribbean
    143-71 243rd St 11422, (718) 276-5500
  • Food Universe Marketplace
    222-51 Jamaica Ave 11428, (718) 464-7208
  • Key Food Supermarket
    220-46 Hillside Ave 11427, (718) 454-3814
  • Walgreens
    10962 Francis Lewis Blvd 11429, (718) 740-4612
  • JD Foods
    219-17 Hillside Ave 11427, (718) 479-3332
  • Health Conscious
    231-22 Merrick Blvd 11413, (718) 712-7740
  • New Giant Farm
    211-14 Hillside Ave 11427, (718) 776-3222
  • Walgreens
    25501 Union Tpke 11004, (718) 470-6100
  • Queens Village Deli Grocery
    21844 Hillside Ave #A 11427,
  • 99c Plus & Deli Grocery
    215-12 91st Ave 11428, (718) 749-5458
  • Fish Market
    219-17 Jamaica Ave 11428,
  • Jamaica King Deli
    218-29 Jamaica Ave 11428, (347) 548-4511
  • MiniMart Deli
    248-27 Union Tpke 11426, (718) 962-2849
  • Mike's Corner Store and Deli
    103-18 217th St 11429, (718) 962-4464
  • CVS
    254 05 Hillside Ave 11004, (718) 347-7313
  • Braddock Super Bazar
    23708 Braddock Ave 11426,
  • John's Farm Market
    216-20 Hillside Ave 11427, (718) 776-2700
  • 3 Hands Deli
    220-26 Merrick Blvd 11413, (718) 749-5805
  • 7-Eleven
    224-01 Merrick Blvd 11413,
  • Compare Foods Supermarket
    206-16 Hollis Ave 11429, (718) 736-6580
  • Jason Deli
    241-17 Braddock Ave 11426, (718) 343-6161
  • CVS
    251 21 Jamaica Ave 11426, (516) 488-3998
  • Patel Brothers
    251-08 Hillside Ave 11426, (718) 470-1356
  • Key Food Supermarket
    213-22 Jamaica Ave 11428, (718) 468-8440
  • Food Farm Supermarket
    89-61 Francis Lewis Blvd 11427,
  • Luxmi Foods
    24025 Braddock Ave 11426, (718) 343-7789
  • Portuguese American Deli
    22017 Jamaica Ave 11428, (718) 464-8321
  • Apna Bazar Cash & Carry
    260-04 Hillside Ave 11004, (718) 343-2536
  • Laurelton Mini Mart
    224-03 141st Ave 11413, (718) 977-9300
  • Walgreens
    21914 Merrick Blvd 11413, (718) 712-7895
  • 136 Deli & Grill
    135-33 Springfield Blvd 11413, (718) 528-5900
  • Rite Aid
    218-35 Hempstead Ave 11429, (718) 465-8046
  • 131-21 Stop One Deli & Grocery
    131-21 Springfield Blvd 11413, (718) 276-7590
  • J & Y Springfield Deli Market
    223-14 S Conduit Ave 11413, (718) 481-9289
  • Best Deli
    147-45 182nd St 11413, (718) 995-2301
  • Dollar Tree
    248-56 Rockaway Blvd 11422, (718) 807-3032
  • GNM Deli & Grocery
    228-01 147th Ave 11413,
  • King's Brother Farm
    227-01 Merrick Blvd 11413, (718) 723-2488
  • Adames Deli Grocery
    250-13 Hook Creek Blvd 11422, (718) 341-7945
  • CVS
    219 39 89th Ave 11427, (718) 479-3774
  • Great Supermarket
    222-16 144th Ave 11413, (718) 723-1444
  • Merrick African-Carribean
    232-04 Merrick Blvd 11413, (718) 341-3509
  • Farmbria Food Center
    217-20 Linden Blvd 11411, (718) 723-9000
  • Super Halal Meat
    253-06 Hillside Ave 11426, (516) 326-2422
  • Estevez Grocery
    10401 Francis Lewis Blvd 11429,
  • Ronnie Ron Deli
    134-47 Springfield Blvd 11413,
  • Apple Tree Markets Inc
    21601 Jamaica Ave 11428,
  • Two Hand Deli Grocery
    233-14 Merrick Blvd 11422, (718) 949-0272
  • Healthy Living Food Store
    225-14 Linden Blvd 11411, (718) 413-5334
  • Stop & Shop
    134-40 Springfield Blvd 11413, (718) 525-0600
  • Ramar Food Center
    144-05 243rd St 11422, (718) 949-9160
  • Premium Supermarket
    25611 Hillside Ave 11004, (718) 343-1848
  • Key Food Supermarket
    225-01 Merrick Blvd 11413, (718) 949-3981
  • Village Deli
    21713 Jamaica Ave 11428,
  • Union Deli and 99c Plus Grocery
    21514 91st Ave 11428,
  • Abn Stop One Grocery
    143-45 Springfield Blvd 11413, (718) 978-8208
  • Key Food Supermarket
    259-01 Union Tpke 11004, (718) 831-6227
  • Oskar's Shop Inc
    22505 Linden Blvd 11411,
  • 7 & 7 Deli & Grill
    111th Rd 11429, (718) 468-1110
  • M & A Convenience Store
    21550 Jamaica Ave 11428,
  • Arrow Deli Grocery
    186-02 122nd Ave 11413, (718) 723-3178
  • San Francisco Deli Grocery
    22201 Linden Blvd 11411, (718) 525-1111
  • Indian Bazzar
    92-3 Gettysburg St 11426,
  • Ocean Fish Market
    220-10 Hempstead Ave 11429,
  • Waves Seafood Market
    227-3 Merrick Blvd 11413, (718) 341-2477
  • Batista Mini Grocery
    21012 Murdock Ave 11411, (718) 736-0689
  • Juana Francisca Deli
    136-40 Hook Creek Blvd 11422,
  • Elim Deli Grocery
    246-19 Jamaica Ave 11426, (516) 246-1954
  • Ronnie Ron Deli Inc
    134-47 Springfield Blvd 11413,
  • Baile Grocery
    222-15 Braddock Ave 11428, (718) 468-3665
  • Famous Colfax Deli Grocery
    21154 Murdock Ave 11429,
  • Maharaja Supermarket
    248-13 Union Tpke 11426, (718) 343-3900
  • Bourdier Grocery
    9056 210th St 11428,
  • Sharma Deli & Grocery Inc
    9041 Springfield Blvd 11428,
  • CVS
    206-09 Linden Blvd 11429, (718) 276-8400
  • Good Guys Deli & Grocery
    207-22 Hollis Ave 11429, (718) 776-2525
  • Braddock Pharmacy
    236-01a Braddock Ave 11426, (718) 347-1516
  • Dollar Value Plus
    214-29 Hillside Ave 11427, (718) 598-1858
  • Friend's Gourmet Deli
    24505 Jericho Tpke 11426, (718) 347-8585
  • Preet Super Bazar
    23614 Braddock Ave 11426, (718) 347-0007
  • Jey-Six Minimarket
    212-40 Jamaica Ave 11428,
  • Springfield 136th Deli
    136-35 Springfield Blvd 11413, (718) 341-9040
  • Asia Deli Grocery
    217-01 Jamaica Ave 11428, (718) 740-1523
  • Maharaja Farmers Market
    249-12A Hillside Ave 11426, (718) 347-2111
  • 7-Eleven
    253-02 Union Tpke 11004, (718) 831-5439
  • Azaan Halal Meat & Grocery
    259-05 Hillside Ave 11004, (718) 347-6786
  • Al Habib Halal Meat Market & Grocery
    25202 Hillside Ave 11426, (718) 343-7070
  • Family Dollar
    231-38 Merrick Blvd 11413, (718) 414-6611
  • 7-Eleven
    254-02 Hillside Ave 11004, (718) 343-2257
  • Al-Zahiba Halal Meat & Fish Market
    260-08 Hillside Ave 11004, (718) 343-0000
  • Jasmine Mini Mart
    232-07 Merrick Blvd 11413, (917) 572-7677

PARKS IN QUEENS VILLAGE:

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 QUEENS VILLAGE:

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: 3/23/21

REFERENCES:

  1. 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.
  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. “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 Southeast Queens.” New York City Food Policy Center at Hunter College, Mar. 2017, https://www.nycfoodpolicy.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/FS409_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 – Queens.” NYCdata, Baruch College Zicklin School of Business, https://www.baruch.cuny.edu/nycdata/population-geography/maps-boroughs.htm.

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