Foodscape: Ridgewood/Maspeth

by Melissa Gallanter, RD

Ridgewood/Maspeth 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 Glendale, Maspeth, Middle Village and Ridgewood 

*All data from DATA2GO includes Ridgewood, Glendale & Middle Village 

Zip codes include: 11378, 11379, 11385

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

DEMOGRAPHICS:

  • Total Population: 166,924 (1.96% of NYC population) (1)
  • Population by Race and Ethnicity of Ridgewood/Maspeth and New York City (1)
    • Ridgewood/Maspeth: 36% Latino | NYC: 29% Latino
    • Ridgewood/Maspeth: 1% Black | NYC: 22% Black
    • Ridgewood/Maspeth: 52% White | NYC: 32% White
    • Ridgewood/Maspeth: 9% Asian/Pacific Islander | NYC: 15% Asian
    • Ridgewood/Maspeth: 1% Other | NYC: 2% Other
  • Ridgewood/Maspeth Population by Age: (1)
    • 0-17 years: 22%
    • 18-24 years: 8%
    • 25-44 years: 31%
    • 45-64 years: 26%
    • 65+ years: 13%
  • Life Expectancy
    • Ridgewood/Maspeth: 81.7 years (2) | NYC: 82.1 years (2)
  • Born Outside the US: 
    • Ridgewood/Maspeth: 39% (1) | NYC: 37% (1)

NEIGHBORHOOD ACCESS TO HEALTHY FOOD:

  • Supermarket to Bodega Ratio: One (1) supermarket in Ridgewood/Maspeth to 15 bodegas (1)
  • Meal Gap (# of meals needed per year for food security): 2,929,390 (2)
  • Food Insecurity
    • Ridgewood/Maspeth: 7.7% of residents (2)| NYC: 15.4% of residents (2)
  • Residences that Lack a Kitchen: 
    • Ridgewood/Maspeth: 0.6% of housing units (2)| NYC: 0.8% (2)
  • Households Receiving SNAP Benefits: 
    • Ridgewood/Maspeth: 8.4% of households (2)| NYC: 22.4% of households (2)
  • Walking Distance to Fresh Fruits and Vegetables: (4)
    • Includes data from Ridgewood/Forest Hills (Zipcodes 11374, 11375, 11379, 11385)
      • 5 minutes or less: 53% (Compared to 49% New York City-wide)
      • 5-10 minutes: 17% (Compared to 18% New York City-wide)
      • 10 minutes or more: 29% (Compared to 32% New York City-wide)

FOOD CONSUMPTION:

  • At Least One Serving of Fruits or Vegetables Per Day (percent of adults): 
    • Ridgewood/Maspeth: 92% (1) | NYC: 87% (1)
  • No Fruits and Vegetables Yesterday: 
    • Ridgewood/Maspeth: 8% of adults (2) | NYC: 12.9% of adults (2)
  • One or More 12-ounce Sugary Drinks Per Day (percent of adults): 
    • Ridgewood/Maspeth: 19% (1) | NYC: 23% (1)

HEALTH AND DISEASE STATUS:

  • Adults Reporting Their Own Health as “Excellent,” “Very Good” or “Good” (percent of adults): 
    • Ridgewood/Maspeth: 78% (1) | NYC: 78% (1)
  • Obesity (percent of adults): 
    • Ridgewood/Maspeth: 22% (1) | NYC: 24% (1)
  •  Childhood Obesity (percent of public school children in grades K through 8): 
    • Ridgewood/Maspeth: 19% (1) | NYC: 20% (1)
  • Diabetes (percent of adults): 
    • Ridgewood/Maspeth: 8% (1) | NYC: 11% (1)
  • Hypertension (percent of adults): 
    • Ridgewood/Maspeth: 23% (1) | NYC: 28% (1)

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

  • Median Household Income
    • Ridgewood/Maspeth: $73,644 (2) | NYC: $63,132 (2)
  • Poverty (percent of households with incomes below poverty): 
    • Ridgewood/Maspeth: 10.4% (2) | NYC: 19.7% (2)
  • Unemployment (percent of people ages 16 and older): 
    • Ridgewood/Maspeth: 3.3% (2) | NYC: 4.5% (2)
  • Extreme Housing Burden (percent of renters): 
    • Ridgewood/Maspeth: 24.8% (2) | NYC: 29.5% (2)

EXERCISE AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY BURDEN

  • Air Pollution (micrograms of fine particulate matter per cubic meter): 
    • Ridgewood/Maspeth: 8.0 (1) | New York City-wide: 7.5 (1)
  • Bicycle Network Coverage (percent of streets with bike lanes): 
    • Ridgewood/Maspeth: 10% (1) | New York City-wide: 10% (1)
  • Pedestrian Injury Hospitalizations (per 100,000 people): 
    • Ridgewood/Maspeth: 16 (1) | New York City-wide: 23 (1)
  • Any Physical Activity in the Past 30 Days (percent of adults): 
    • Ridgewood/Maspeth: 68% (1) | New York City-wide: 73% (1)

RIDGEWOOD/MASPETH 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.

RIDGEWOOD/MASPETH COMMUNITY GARDENS: 

RIDGEWOOD/MASPETH SCHOOL GARDENS:

  • PS 9 @ PS882: 58-74 57th St
  • IS 93 Ridgewood: 66-56 Forest Ave
  • PS 239 Ramon Suarez School: 17-15 Weirfield St
  • PS 9 Walter Reed: 58-74 57th St
  • PS 290 A.C.E. Academy for Scholars at the Geraldine Ferraro Campus: 55-20 Metropolitan Ave
  • HS 485 Grover Cleveland High School: 21-27 Himrod St
  • PS 305 Learners and Leaders: 378 Seneca Ave
  • PS 153 Maspeth Elem: 60-02 60th Lane
  • PS 68 Cambridge: 59-09 Saint Felix Ave

RIDGEWOOD/MASPETH FARMERS’ MARKETS: 

To ensure the below farmers’ markets are open, please call or check the listed websites for the most up-to-date information.

  • Ridgewood Youthmarket
    Cypress Ave between Myrtle & Putnam Ave, Saturday 08:00AM-03:00PM, Closed for the season
  • Ridgewood Farmstand
    Cypress Ave bet Myrtle & Putnam Ave, Saturday 08:30AM-03:00PM, Closed for the season

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.

RIDGEWOOD/MASPETH 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

RIDGEWOOD/MASPETH 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. 

RIDGEWOOD/MASPETH 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.

  • Good Neighbors Supermarket
    59-29 Myrtle Ave 11385, (718) 381-8503
  • Fresh Pond Farm Market
    6640 Fresh Pond Rd 11385, (718) 628-6640
  • The Food Emporium
    1883 Madison St 11385, (718) 366-1374
  • Maspeth Deli & Grocery
    5966 56th Ave 11378, (718) 416-1050
  • E & Z One Stop Deli Corporation
    6002 Fresh Pond Rd 11378, (718) 366-3826
  • Food Universe Marketplace
    66-82 Fresh Pond Rd 11385, (718) 821-8000
  • CVS
    69 80 Grand Ave 11378, (718) 424-2846
  • 7-Eleven
    67-21 Fresh Pond Rd 11385, (718) 417-1672
  • 74th St Gourmet Deli
    73-21 Metropolitan Ave 11379, (718) 326-7932
  • Walgreens
    80-11 Eliot Ave 11379, (718) 505-8192
  • D & S Deli & Grocery
    818 Woodward Ave 11385,
  • Inez Deli Grocery
    365 Onderdonk Ave #A 11385, (718) 381-9666
  • Cypress Express Deli
    7924 Cypress Ave 11385, (718) 326-0102
  • Ryan Deli Grocery
    6042 Myrtle Ave 11385,
  • Village Barn Ltd.
    80-05 Caldwell Ave 11379, (718) 639-3103
  • Cypress Food Market
    1091 Cypress Ave 11385,
  • Jazlyn Grocery
    1711 Bleecker St, Store 2 11385, (718) 418-3663
  • Classic Deli & Grill
    686 Seneca Ave 11385,
  • The Dessert Workshop
    73-31 57th Ave 11378, (718) 666-1622
  • CVS
    7960 Metropolitan Ave 11379, (718) 326-4910
  • Gourmet Deli
    550 Onderdonk Ave 11385,
  • Colombo Fruit & Vegetables Market
    7549 Metropolitan Ave 11379, (718) 894-6313
  • La La Produce Inc
    5645 56th Dr 11378,
  • Valentino Food Market
    66-64 Fresh Pond Rd 11385, (718) 386-2907
  • Platho Deli Grocery
    5380 65th Pl Maspeth 11378, (718) 426-6929
  • Best London Deli
    634 Fairview Ave 11385, (718) 497-4135
  • Diomar Grocery
    64-01 Cooper Ave 11385, (718) 381-8443
  • Deli-Licious Delicatessen
    71-02 Myrtle Ave 11385, (718) 821-6364
  • Late Nite Deli & Grill
    6500 Myrtle Ave 11385, (929) 295-0243
  • Mike's Corner Deli
    6204 68th Ave 11385, (718) 386-1988
  • Juquila Green Market Corp
    67-45 Myrtle Ave 11385, (718) 497-3181
  • Fire House Deli
    5615 Metropolitan Ave 11385, (347) 721-3002
  • Ridgewood Andys Deli
    6502 Forest Ave 11385, (718) 417-5924
  • Emita Grocery
    1711 Harman St 11385,
  • Frank's Deli & Sons
    53-18 72nd Pl 11378, (718) 639-5068
  • Podlasie Meat Market
    65-47 Myrtle Ave 11385, (718) 418-2201
  • Walgreens
    6036 Myrtle Ave 11385, (718) 497-5190
  • Quick Stop Two Gourmet
    7544 Metropolitan Ave 11379,
  • Lucky Guy Deli
    72-20 Forest Ave 11385, (718) 381-2980
  • Destiny Grocery Store
    675 Seneca Ave 11385,
  • 7-Eleven
    60-31 Metropolitan Ave 11385, (718) 869-6498
  • Middle Village Deli Grocery
    7551 67th Dr 11379, (718) 326-1761
  • Metro Mini Market
    5401 Metropolitan Ave 11385, (718) 417-7770
  • Superior Deli
    6847 Fresh Pond Rd 11385, (718) 416-0235
  • Sir Green Farm Inc
    5530 46th St Maspeth 11378,
  • Ibrahim Deli
    6044 55th St 11378, (718) 386-1148
  • Andy's Delicatessen
    82-17 Eliot Ave 11379, (718) 424-5260
  • Daisy's Deli
    6049 Cooper Ave 11385, (718) 821-1037
  • Yaffee Deli Grocery
    54-43 Metropolitan Ave 11385, (718) 628-5760
  • Antony Deli Grocery
    665 Onderdonk Ave 11385, (718) 456-1904
  • Stop & Shop
    8989 Union Tpke 11385, (718) 846-2310
  • Billy's Marketplace
    870 Cypress Ave 11385, (718) 456-1007
  • Sky Level Deli & Grocery
    1020 Cypress Ave 11385,
  • Friendz Deli & Grocery
    64-04 Flushing Ave 11378, (718) 326-0963
  • Atlas News
    8036 Cooper Ave #NG-1 11385,
  • HMB Fruit & Vegetable
    66-36 Grand Ave 11378, (718) 533-0665
  • Morschers Pork Store
    58-44 Catalpa Ave 11385, (718) 821-1040
  • Nature Garden
    74-12 Metropolitan Ave 11379, (718) 326- 0957
  • Diomar Deli Grocery
    6401 Cooper Ave 11385, (718) 381-8443
  • Muncan Food
    60-86 Myrtle Ave 11385, (718) 417-5095
  • El Safiro Deli Grocery (D'German Deli Grocery)
    6042 55th St 11378, (718) 418-9503
  • 61-01 Big Apple Deli Grocery
    61-01 Grand Ave 11378, (718) 894-3799
  • Glendale Gourmet Deli
    64-20 Myrtle Ave 11385, (718) 366-6800
  • BJ's Wholesale
    66-26 Metropolitan Ave 11379, (718) 326-9080
  • Home Deli & Catering
    7135 73rd Pl 11385, (718) 628-4005
  • Habibi Market
    6601 Myrtle Ave 11385, (718) 366-9219
  • Kavya Optimo II
    74-29 Metropolitan Ave 11379, (718) 416-0447
  • Riddhi & Siddhi Food Inc
    68-01 79th St 11379, (718) 416-0415
  • New Seneca Garden II
    66-87 Forest Ave 11385, (718) 821-6350
  • Myrtle Mini Mart
    64-40 Myrtle Ave 11385, (917) 805-7447
  • Mt. Everest Deli & Grocery
    56-09 Myrtle Ave 11385, (718) 417-1819
  • Optimo
    6693 Fresh Pond Rd 11385,
  • Ang Market
    5959 69th St Maspeth 11378,
  • Parrot Coffee Grocery
    58-22 Myrtle Ave 11385, (718) 821-2785
  • Middle Village Deli Grocery
    75-51 67th Dr 11379, (718) 326-1761
  • Gourmet Mini Market
    60-44 55th St 11378, (718) 386-1148
  • CVS
    68 02 Myrtle Ave 11385, (718) 456-1165
  • 7-Eleven
    79-37 Metropolitan Ave 11379, (718) 894-0761
  • Maspeth Deli & Grill
    71-01 Grand Ave 11378, (718) 606-2081
  • Met Foodmarkets
    79-15 Eliot Ave 11379, (718) 426-0271
  • Deli 93
    1069 Wyckoff Ave 11385, (646) 678-9364
  • Ideal Food Basket
    67-16 Myrtle Ave 11385, (718) 228-0780
  • Roksana Gourmet Deli
    6678 Fresh Pond Rd 11385, (347) 294-0077
  • Caldwell Deli
    69-50 Caldwell Ave 11378, (718) 898-9844
  • Lee's Fish Market
    60-94 67th Ave 11385, (718) 456-8502
  • European Deli
    75-26 Metropolitan Ave 11379, (718) 894-3557
  • 1683 Jimmy Deli Grocery
    1683 Woodbine St 11385, (347) 644-2172
  • Lucky Guy Deli & Grocery
    73-2 Forest Ave 11385,
  • Deli 2010
    60-52 Myrtle Ave 11385, (718) 417-4710
  • Dollar Tree
    78-02 Metropolitan Ave 11379, (718) 662-5990
  • 7-Eleven
    6721 Fresh Pond Rd 11385, (718) 417-1672
  • New Maurice Deli
    5904 55th Dr 11378, (718) 326-4096
  • Stop & Shop
    64-66 Myrtle Ave 11385, (718) 381-5136
  • Western Beef Supermarket
    47-05 Metropolitan Ave 11385, (718) 366-1444
  • Jarabacoa Deli Grocery
    1125 Irving Ave 11385, (718) 456-1455
  • Bennys Grocery
    465 Fairview Ave, 11385, (718) 366-4797
  • New Seneca Garden
    601 Seneca Ave 11385, (718) 418-5880
  • Walgreens
    8011 Eliot Ave 11379, (718) 505-8192
  • Hutsulka Xenia
    71-08 Fresh Pond Rd 11385, (718) 381-7404
  • Manna Deli & Grocery
    5902 Myrtle Ave 11385, (718) 386-7222
  • Anthony's & Mom's Deli (Superhero's Grill and Grocery)
    8805 82nd Ave 11385, (718) 847-8737
  • Manhattan Fruit Exchange
    10 Woodward Ave 11385, (212) 989-2444
  • Marketplace by Maspeth
    66-17 Grand Ave 11378, (718) 476-8000
  • Anvi Deli & Grocery
    63-01 Dry Harbor Rd 11379, (718) 426-0956
  • 66 Myrtle Ave Deli & Grocery
    66-01 Myrtle Ave 11385, (718) 366-9209
  • Rite Aid
    55-60 Myrtle Ave 11385, (718) 456-8555
  • Maspeth Deli and Grocery
    59-66 56th Ave 11378, (718) 416-1050
  • Syrena Grocery
    61-01 56th Rd 11378, (718) 326-3831
  • Stammtisch Pork Store
    69-40 Myrtle Ave 11385, (718) 386-7200
  • Stanley's Foods
    54-01 Metropolitan Ave 11385, (718) 821-3147
  • Jay Deli Grocery
    54-16 Flushing Ave 11378, (718) 386-2645
  • Walgreens
    5802 Metropolitan Ave 11385, (718) 386-4319
  • Garden Convenience Deli
    6502 Fresh Pond Rd 11385, (718) 417-3937
  • A & R Market
    5894 Maspeth Ave 11378,
  • Duane Reade
    5411 Myrtle Ave 11385, (718) 386-6692
  • Jay Deli Grocery Corporation
    5416 Flushing Ave #1 11378, (718) 386-2645
  • Food Bazaar Supermarket
    1590 Gates Ave 11385, (718) 456-2860
  • Madison Deli & Grill
    6661 Fresh Pond Rd 11385, (718) 821-0003
  • Michaels Corner Deli
    62-04 68th Ave 11385, (718) 386-1988
  • Deli 2000
    6052 Myrtle Ave 11385, (718) 417-4710
  • 61 Street Grocery / Sam's
    6120 Myrtle Ave 11385, (718) 381-8541
  • Atlantis Fresh Market - #23
    59-36 Maurice Ave 11378, (718) 355-8783
  • Stop & Shop
    74-17 Grand Ave 11378, (718) 803-0863
  • Metro Deli Minimarket
    6512 Metropolitan Ave 11379, (718) 381-2204
  • Closeout Heaven
    59-32 Myrtle Ave 11385, (718) 456-3366
  • Kishan Deli & Grocery
    7342 68th Ave 11379, (718) 416-0241
  • Anais Deli & Grocery
    575 Woodward Ave 11385, (718) 386-8059
  • Food Expo Class A Deli
    901 Seneca Ave 11385,
  • Deli Grill Grocery
    6084 Fresh Pond Rd 11378,
  • Zstar Deli
    6676 69th St 11379,
  • Steve’s Deli
    68-33 79th St 11379, (718) 326-1287
  • Gardens of King
    5552 Myrtle Ave 11385,
  • Pimentel Food Store
    6841 Forest Ave 11385, (347) 227-7367
  • Caldwell Deli
    6950 Caldwell Ave 11378,
  • CVS
    61- 15 Metropolitan Ave 11385, (718) 497-9192
  • Honey Deli
    6322 Flushing Ave 11378, (718) 326-2500
  • Dollar General
    7134 Myrtle Ave 11385, (929) 299-5454
  • Rodriguez Deli Grocery
    172 Woodward Ave, Store 1 11385,
  • Euro Food Market Max
    68-55 Forest Ave 11385,
  • K & Y Fruit & Grocery Inc
    6818 Fresh Pond Rd 11385,
  • Al-Yemeni Market
    666 Woodward Ave 11385, (718) 821-6317
  • Myrtle Convenient Deli
    68-15 Myrtle Ave 11385, (718) 366-7278
  • Raja Foods & Vegetables
    57-03 48th St 11378, (718) 416-2632
  • Fancy Fruits
    6617 Myrtle Ave 11385,
  • 5754 Deli
    5754 Maspeth Ave 11378, (718) 326-2036
  • Himalaya Food Market
    56-11 Catalpa Ave 11385,
  • E & E Sophia Farms Corp.
    6008 Fresh Pond Rd 11378, (718) 417-1761
  • C & C Italian Deli 2
    80-19 Myrtle Ave 11385, (718) 386-4814
  • 969 United Deli
    969 Seneca Ave 11385, (718) 497-1036
  • Jesse's Gourmet Deli
    83-01 Myrtle Ave 11385, (718) 821-6526
  • Mona Grocery Corp
    5930 Myrtle Ave 11385, (347) 909-8418

PARKS IN RIDGEWOOD/MASPETH:

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

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

Last updated: 3/9/2021

REFERENCES:

  1. Hinterland, K, et al. “Community Health Profiles 2018, Queens Community District 5: Ridgewood and Maspeth.” Community Health Profiles 2018, Queens Community District 5: Ridgewood and Maspeth, 2018, pp.1-20.
  2. “Data2Go: Ridgewood, Glendale & Middle Village.” data2go.Nyc, Measure of America of the Social Science Research Council and Helmsley Charitable Trust, https://data2go.nyc/cd/?id=405*36047015900*ahdi_puma!undefined!ns*!buttonHolder~other_pop_cd_506~ahdi_puma_1~life_expectancy_puma_562~sch_enrol_cd_112~high_cost_h_cd_216~working_poor_cd_421~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#13/40.7088/-73.8902
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  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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