Foodscape: Riverdale/Fieldston

by NYC Food Policy Editor

Riverdale/Fieldston 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 Fieldston, Kingsbridge, Marble Hill, Riverdale, Spuyten Duyvil and Van Cortlandt Village

*All data from DATA2GO includes Riverdale, Fieldston & Kingsbridge

Zip codes include: 10463, 10468, 10471

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

DEMOGRAPHICS:

  • Total Population: 102,927 (1.2% of NYC population) (1)
  • Population by Race and Ethnicity of Riverdale/Fieldston and New York City (1)
    • Riverdale/Fieldston: 47% Latino | NYC: 29% Latino
    • Riverdale/Fieldston: 11.7% Black | NYC: 22% Black
    • Riverdale/Fieldston: 34.5% White | NYC: 32% White
    • Riverdale/Fieldston: 4.3% Asian/Pacific Islander | NYC: 15% Asian
    • Riverdale/Fieldston: 2.5% Other | NYC: 2% Other
  • Riverdale/Fieldston Population by Age: (1)
    • 0-17 years: 20%
    • 18-24 years: 9%
    • 25-44 years: 28%
    • 45-64 years: 25%
    • 65+ years: 18%
  • Life Expectancy
    • Riverdale/Fieldston: 81.3 years (2) | NYC: 82.1 years (2)
  • Born Outside the US: 
    • Riverdale/Fieldston: 34% (1) | NYC: 37% (1)

NEIGHBORHOOD ACCESS TO HEALTHY FOOD:

  • Supermarket to Bodega Ratio: One (1) supermarket in Riverdale/Fieldston to 10 bodegas (1)
  • Meal Gap (# of meals needed per year for food security): 2,448,908 (2)
  • Food Insecurity
    • Riverdale/Fieldston: 14.3% of residents (2)| NYC: 15.4% of residents (2)
  • Residences that Lack a Kitchen: 
    • Riverdale/Fieldston: 0.8% of housing units (2)| NYC: 0.8% (2)
  • Households Receiving SNAP Benefits: 
    • Riverdale/Fieldston: 21.5% of households (2)| NYC: 22.4% of households (2)
  • Walking Distance to Fresh Fruits and Vegetables: (4)
    • 5 minutes or less: 47% (Compared to 49% New York City-wide)
    • 5-10 minutes: 18% (Compared to 18% New York City-wide)
    • 10 minutes or more: 31% (Compared to 32% New York City-wide)

FOOD CONSUMPTION:

  • At Least One Serving of Fruits or Vegetables Per Day (percent of adults): 
    • Riverdale/Fieldston: 86% (1) | NYC: 87% (1)
  • No Fruits and Vegetables Yesterday: 
    • Riverdale/Fieldston: 14% of adults (2) | NYC: 12.9% of adults (2)
  • One or More 12-ounce Sugary Drinks Per Day (percent of adults): 
    • Riverdale/Fieldston: 20% (1) | NYC: 23% (1)

HEALTH AND DISEASE STATUS:

  • Adults Reporting Their Own Health as “Excellent,” “Very Good” or “Good” (percent of adults): 
    • Riverdale/Fieldston: 83% (1) | NYC: 78% (1)
  • Obesity (percent of adults): 
    • Riverdale/Fieldston: 24% (1) | NYC: 24% (1)
  •  Childhood Obesity (percent of public school children in grades K through 8):
    • Riverdale/Fieldston: 21% (1) | NYC: 20% (1)
  • Diabetes (percent of adults): 
    • Riverdale/Fieldston: 12% (1) | NYC: 11% (1)
  • Hypertension (percent of adults): 
    • Riverdale/Fieldston: 28% (1) | NYC: 28% (1)

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

  • Median Household Income
    • Riverdale/Fieldston: $59,995 (2) | NYC: $63,132 (2)
  • Poverty (percent of households with incomes below poverty): 
    • Riverdale/Fieldston: 18.6% (2) | NYC: 19.7% (2)
  • Unemployment (percent of people ages 16 and older): 
    • Riverdale/Fieldston: 4.8% (2) | NYC: 4.5% (2)
  • Extreme Housing Burden (percent of renters): 
    • Riverdale/Fieldston: 28.2% (2) | NYC: 29.5% (2)

EXERCISE AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY BURDEN

  • Air Pollution (micrograms of fine particulate matter per cubic meter): 
    • Riverdale/Fieldston: 7.5 (1) | New York City-wide: 7.5 (1)
  • Bicycle Network Coverage (percent of streets with bike lanes): 
    • Riverdale/Fieldston: 2% (1) | New York City-wide: 10% (1)
  • Pedestrian Injury Hospitalizations (per 100,000 people): 
    • Riverdale/Fieldston: 17 (1) | New York City-wide: 23 (1)
  • Any Physical Activity in the Past 30 Days (percent of adults): 
    • Riverdale/Fieldston: 72% (1) | New York City-wide: 73% (1)

RIVERDALE/FIELDSTON COMMUNITY GARDENS: 

RIVERDALE/FIELDSTON SCHOOL GARDENS:

  • PS 207 : 3030 Godwin Terrace
  • PS 723 @Ittleson Day Treatment: 5050 Iselin Ave
  • PS 721 P721X@P368X: 2975 Tibett Ave
  • Charter 258 Tech International Charter School: 3120 Corlear Ave
  • PS 24 Spuyten Duyvil: 660 W 236th St
  • PS 363 ACADEMY FOR PERSONAL LEADERSHIP AND EXCELLENCE: 120 E 184th St
  • JHS 460 Atmosphere Academy: 22 Marble Hill Ave
  • HS 237 The Marie Curie School for Medicine, Nursing, and Health Professions: 120 W 231st St
  • PS 86 Kingsbridge Heights: 2756 Reservoir Avenue: 2756 Reservoir Ave
  • PS 81 Robert J. Christen: 5550 Riverdale Ave
  • HS 351 Bronx Collaborative High School: 100 W Mosholu Pkwy S
  • HS 445 Bronx High School of Science: 75 W 205th St
  • HS 546 Bronx Theatre High School: 99 Terrace View Ave
  • MS 459 East Fordham Academy for the Arts: 120 E 184th St
  • MS 244 The New School for Leadership and Journalism: 120 W 231st St
  • AmPark Neighborhood School: 3961 Hillman Ave
  • Spuyten Duyvil Preschool: 3041 Kingsbridge Avenue: 3041 Kingsbridge Ave
  • HS 440 DeWitt Clinton High School: 100 W Mosholu Pkwy S

RIVERDALE/FIELDSTON 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.

RIVERDALE/FIELDSTON 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

RIVERDALE/FIELDSTON 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. 

RIVERDALE/FIELDSTON 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 RIVERDALE/FIELDSTON:

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 RIVERDALE/FIELDSTON:

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: 4/10/21

REFERENCES:

  1. Hinterland, K, et al. “Community Health Profiles 2018, Bronx Community District 8: Riverdale and Fieldston.” Community Health Profiles 2018, Bronx Community District 8: Riverdale and Fieldston, 2018, pp. 1–20.
  2. “Data2Go: Riverdale, Fieldston & Kingsbridge.” data2go.Nyc, Measure of America of the Social Science Research Council and Helmsley Charitable Trust, https://data2go.nyc/map/?id=208*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#11/40.7769/-73.9795
  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 Kingsbridge-Riverdale.” New York City Food Policy Center at Hunter College, Mar. 2017, https://www.nycfoodpolicy.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/FS101_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 – Bronx.” NYCdata, Baruch College Zicklin School of Business, https://www.baruch.cuny.edu/nycdata/population-geography/maps-boroughs.htm.

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