Foodscape: Riverdale/Fieldston

by Melissa Gallanter, RD

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: 12% of residents (2)| NYC: 15.4% of residents (2)
  • Residences that Lack a Kitchen: 
    • Riverdale/Fieldston: 0.7% of housing units (2)| NYC: 0.8% (2)
  • Households Receiving SNAP Benefits: 
    • Riverdale/Fieldston: 20.5% 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: $66,785 (2) | NYC: $63,132 (2)
  • Poverty (percent of households with incomes below poverty): 
    • Riverdale/Fieldston: 17% (2) | NYC: 19.7% (2)
  • Unemployment (percent of people ages 16 and older): 
    • Riverdale/Fieldston: 5.4% (2) | NYC: 4.5% (2)
  • Extreme Housing Burden (percent of renters): 
    • Riverdale/Fieldston: 27.8% (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 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.

RIVERDALE/FIELDSTON COMMUNITY GARDENS: 

RIVERDALE/FIELDSTON SCHOOL GARDENS:

  • PS 207 : 3030 Godwin Terrace
  • PS 723 @Ittleson Day Treatment: 5050 Iselin Ave
  • PS 721 [email protected]: 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.

  • Te-Amo Convenience Store
    5586 Broadway 10463,
  • Duane Reade
    58 E Fordham Rd 10468, (718) 365-9354
  • Riverdale Kosher Market
    5683 Riverdale Ave 10471, (718) 884-2222
  • MAR Grocery
    2445 Creston Ave 10468, (718) 942-5404
  • City Line Grocery
    6655 Broadway 10471, (718) 708-6539
  • Marble Hill Grocery
    119 W 225th St 10463,
  • Lucky 7 Grocery
    152 E 188th St 10468,
  • Mango Grocery & Meat Market
    101 E 196th St 10468, (718) 364-5035
  • Baileys Quick Stop Deli
    141 W 231st St 10463, (347) 326-6042
  • Fordham Fruit & Vegetable
    2450 Creston Ave 10468, (718) 513-0191
  • Adrian Grocery Inc.
    51 E 183rd St 10468, (347) 270-9900
  • Ben's Market
    19 Knolls Crescent #B 10463, (718) 884-5154
  • Jerome Meat Market
    3425 Jerome Ave 10468, (718) 231-4100
  • 930-Claribel Deli
    6665 Broadway 10471, (347) 346-8282
  • Family Dollar
    2301 Jerome Ave 10468,
  • Bebe Convenience Shops
    70B E 184th St 10468, (347) 577-0600
  • Menchie's Frozen Yogurt
    3555 Johnson Ave 10463, (718) 432-2580
  • Walgreens
    541 W 235th St 10463, (718) 548-8600
  • Kingsbridge and Webb Deli Grocery
    2690-94 Webb Ave 10468, (718) 601-0046
  • Apple Tree Market Inc
    5590 Broadway 10463, (718) 884-5722
  • CTown Supermarkets
    5249 Broadway 10463, (718) 562-9090
  • Hiciano Deli Grocery Corp
    3118 Bailey Ave 10463,
  • Luna Deli Mini Market Corp.
    2820 Bailey Ave #1 10463, (718) 548-3583
  • Tropical Fruit & Vegetables
    234 W 231st St 10463,
  • ATM (Getty Mini-Mart)
    6571 Broadway 10471,
  • Delimania Grocery
    2780 Kingsbridge Ter 10463, (347) 899-8125
  • Fresh King Market
    9 Knolls Crescent 10463, (718) 549-6464
  • BJ's Wholesale
    184 W 237th St 10463, (718) 548-0176
  • Ha-Makolet - Shoshi's Market
    3714 Riverdale Ave 10463, (718) 543-0020
  • Rite Aid
    5825-35 Broadway 10463, (718) 581-0840
  • Associated Supermarkets
    125 W Kingsbridge Rd 10468, (718) 543-6996
  • CTown Supermarkets
    2891 Sedgwick Ave 10468, (718) 548-1299
  • King's Bridge Market
    30 W Kingsbridge Rd 10468,
  • Quick Stop
    2 Bedford Park Blvd 10468, (718) 741-0379
  • Sadeq Gourmet Deli
    2665 Grand Concourse 10468, (917) 207-2056
  • Riverdale Gourmet Deli
    3543 Riverdale Ave 10463, (718) 432-3015
  • Kingsbridge-Riverdale Farmers' Market
    260 W 231st St 10463, (646) 598-9178
  • 251 Grocery & Deli
    251 W Kingsbridge Rd 10463, (718) 548-0237
  • Maswarah Deli
    3613 Kingsbridge Ave 10463, (718) 543-2052
  • Habibi Food Market
    239 W 238th St 10463,
  • JL Deli Grocery 2
    3004 Heath Ave 10463, (718) 884-0687
  • Stop & Shop
    5716 Broadway 10463, (718) 548-3344
  • 251 Sunshine Deli Grocery Corp.
    253 W 231st St 10463, (718) 796-6651
  • Nagi Deli
    99 E 198th St 10468, (848) 667-3298
  • Best Deli & Grill
    201-203 W 242nd St 10471, (929) 243-3333
  • Soto Grocery & Deli #2
    1160 Boynton Ave 10463, (718) 842-4365
  • Morton Williams Supermarkets
    15 E Kingsbridge Rd 10468, (718) 933-5910
  • 2304 Fordham Hill Food
    2304 Sedgwick Ave, Unit 5 10468, (718) 364-2355
  • Broadway 1 Mini Mart
    5985 Broadway 10471, (718) 484-9070
  • Walgreens
    541 W 235th St 10463, (718) 548-8600
  • Walgreens
    5564 Broadway 10463, (718) 548-5884
  • CTown Supermarkets
    30 E 198th St 10468, (718) 933-2734
  • Geshmake Fish
    513 W 236th St 10463, (718) 432-5157
  • Super Best Deli
    201 W 242nd St 10471, (929) 243-3333
  • New Riverdale Gourmet Deli
    452 W 238th St 10463, (718) 884-7044
  • Pasteles Capy
    13 E Fordham Rd 10468, (929) 246-5528
  • C Kim's Fruit and Vegetable
    75 E Kingsbridge Rd 10468,
  • Bailey Deli & Grocery
    3656 Bailey Ave 10463, (718) 543-5343
  • El Parque Gourmet Deli
    6119 Broadway, Unit 21 10471, (347) 326-6993
  • Pena Deli Grocery
    2337 Grand Concourse 10468, (347) 862-4556
  • Key Food Supermarket
    5661 Riverdale Ave 10471, (718) 548-7990
  • Lloyds Carrot Cake
    6087 Broadway 10471, (718) 548-9020
  • Bravo Supermarkets
    184 W 231st St 10463, (718) 432-1136
  • Food Dynasty Supermarket
    24 W Fordham Rd 10468, (718) 450-8778
  • Alsaidi Grocery
    263 W Kingsbridge Rd 10463, (646) 753-4765
  • ALDI
    5532 Broadway 10463, (855) 955-2534
  • Target Grocery
    40 W 225th St, Unit 50 10463, (718) 733-7199
  • 188 Park Deli Grocery
    2457 University Ave 10468, (347) 269-5722
  • Jaspers Deli Inc.
    434 W 238th St 10463, (718) 581-2590
  • S & D Deli Plus Grocery
    115 E 184th St 10468, (718) 367-9001
  • Garden Gourmet Market
    5665 Broadway 10463, (718) 796-4209
  • Foodtown of Riverdale
    5555 Broadway 10463, (718) 543-8700
  • Adonai Deli Grocery
    174 W Fordham Rd 10468, (347) 271-9767
  • B's Grocery
    2434 Creston Ave 10468, (718) 733-3350
  • Rite Aid
    21B Knolls Crescent 10463, (718) 432-3030
  • 245 Broadway Market
    6029 Broadway 10471, (718) 548-0209
  • Quick Stop Smoke Shop
    206 W 231st St 10463, (347) 326-6520
  • Food Dynasty Supermarket
    50 Van Cortlandt Ave W 10463, (718) 884-1190
  • Loeser's Kosher Deli & Caterer
    214 W 231st St 10463,
  • CVS
    565 W 235th St 10463, (718) 543-2007
  • Key Food Supermarket
    540 W 235th St 10463, (718) 548-9504
  • P & J Deli Farm Inc
    5706 Mosholu Ave 10471, (718) 549-8900
  • Fine Fare Supermarket
    3131 Grand Concourse #1 10468, (718) 295-5177
  • Broadway Express Deli
    5223 Broadway 10463,
  • Walgreens
    49 W Fordham Rd 10468, (718) 733-3808
  • Paya Deli Grocery Corp
    2587 Jerome Ave 10468, (718) 329-3825
  • Riverdale Farm
    574 W 235th St #235 10463, (718) 543-0863
  • Billys Deli Grocery
    83 W Fordham Rd 10468, (718) 584-7095
  • Leidy Mini Market
    33 Van Cortlandt Ave E 10468, (347) 271-4770
  • 2374 King Deli & Grocery
    2374 Jerome Ave 10468, (718) 450-3222
  • 188 Grocery
    2457 University Ave 10468, (347) 269-5722
  • Food Dynasty Supermarket
    2343 Jerome Ave 10468, (718) 684-6484

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: 9/22/2020

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.
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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 – Bronx.” NYCdata, Baruch College Zicklin School of Business, https://www.baruch.cuny.edu/nycdata/population-geography/maps-boroughs.htm.

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