Foodscape: South Crown Heights/Lefferts Gardens

by Melissa Gallanter, RD

South Crown Heights/Lefferts Gardens 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 Prospect Lefferts Gardens, South Crown Heights and Wingate

*All data from DATA2GO includes Crown Heights South, Prospect Lefferts & Wingate

Zip codes include: 11213, 11225

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

DEMOGRAPHICS:

  • Total Population: 98,650 (1.16% of NYC population) (1)
  • Population by Race and Ethnicity of South Crown Heights/Lefferts Gardens and New York City (1)
    • South Crown Heights/Lefferts Gardens: 9% Latino | NYC: 29% Latino
    • South Crown Heights/Lefferts Gardens: 69% Black | NYC: 22% Black
    • South Crown Heights/Lefferts Gardens: 18% White | NYC: 32% White
    • South Crown Heights/Lefferts Gardens: 2% Asian/Pacific Islander | NYC: 15% Asian
    • South Crown Heights/Lefferts Gardens: 2% Other | NYC: 2% Other
  •  South Crown Heights/Lefferts Gardens Population by Age: (1)
    • 0-17 years: 22%
    • 18-24 years: 9%
    • 25-44 years: 30%
    • 45-64 years: 25%
    • 65+ years: 14%
  • Life Expectancy
    • South Crown Heights/Lefferts Gardens: 82.8 years (2) | NYC: 82.1 years (2)
  • Born Outside the US: 
    • South Crown Heights/Lefferts Gardens: 41% (1) | NYC: 37% (1)

NEIGHBORHOOD ACCESS TO HEALTHY FOOD:

  • Supermarket to Bodega Ratio: One (1) supermarket in South Crown Heights/Lefferts Gardens to 21 bodegas (1)
  • Meal Gap (# of meals needed per year for food security): 5,857,514 (2)
  • Food Insecurity
    • South Crown Heights/Lefferts Gardens: 26.2% of residents (2)| NYC: 15.4% of residents (2)
  • Residences that Lack a Kitchen: 
    • South Crown Heights/Lefferts Gardens: 0.5% of housing units (2)| NYC: 0.8% (2)
  • Households Receiving SNAP Benefits: 
    • South Crown Heights/Lefferts Gardens: 22.5% of households (2)| NYC: 22.4% of households (2)
  • Walking Distance to Fresh Fruits and Vegetables: (4,5)
    • Includes data from Bedford/Stuyvesant/Crown Heights and Flatbush
    • 5 minutes or less: 57.5% (Compared to 49% New York City-wide)
    • 5-10 minutes: 18.5% (Compared to 18% New York City-wide)
    • 10 minutes or more: 21.5% (Compared to 32% New York City-wide)

FOOD CONSUMPTION:

  • At Least One Serving of Fruits or Vegetables Per Day (percent of adults): 
    • South Crown Heights/Lefferts Gardens: 81% (1) | NYC: 87% (1)
  • No Fruits and Vegetables Yesterday: 
    • South Crown Heights/Lefferts Gardens: 19% of adults (2) | NYC: 12.9% of adults (2)
  • One or More 12-ounce Sugary Drinks Per Day (percent of adults): 
    • South Crown Heights/Lefferts Gardens: 32% (1) | NYC: 23% (1)

HEALTH AND DISEASE STATUS:

  • Adults Reporting Their Own Health as “Excellent,” “Very Good” or “Good” (percent of adults): 
    • South Crown Heights/Lefferts Gardens: 78% (1) | NYC: 78% (1)
  • Obesity (percent of adults): 
    • South Crown Heights/Lefferts Gardens: 32% (1) | NYC: 24% (1)
  •  Childhood Obesity (percent of public school children in grades K through 8): 
    • South Crown Heights/Lefferts Gardens: 19% (1) | NYC: 20% (1)
  • Diabetes (percent of adults): 
    • South Crown Heights/Lefferts Gardens: 15% (1) | NYC: 11% (1)
  • Hypertension (percent of adults): 
    • South Crown Heights/Lefferts Gardens: 37% (1) | NYC: 28% (1)

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

  • Median Household Income
    • South Crown Heights/Lefferts Gardens: $54,691 (2) | NYC: $63,132 (2)
  • Poverty (percent of households with incomes below poverty): 
    • South Crown Heights/Lefferts Gardens: 20.1% (2) | NYC: 19.7% (2)
  • Unemployment (percent of people ages 16 and older): 
    • South Crown Heights/Lefferts Gardens: 6.5% (2) | NYC: 54.% (2)
  • Extreme Housing Burden (percent of renters): 
    • South Crown Heights/Lefferts Gardens: 31.8% (2) | NYC: 29.5% (2)

EXERCISE AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY BURDEN

  • Air Pollution (micrograms of fine particulate matter per cubic meter): 
    • South Crown Heights/Lefferts Gardens: 7.8 (1) | New York City-wide: 7.5 (1)
  • Bicycle Network Coverage (percent of streets with bike lanes): 
    • South Crown Heights/Lefferts Gardens: 26% (1) | New York City-wide: 10% (1)
  • Pedestrian Injury Hospitalizations (per 100,000 people): 
    • South Crown Heights/Lefferts Gardens: 30 (1) | New York City-wide: 23 (1)
  • Any Physical Activity in the Past 30 Days (percent of adults): 
    • South Crown Heights/Lefferts Gardens: 77% (1) | New York City-wide: 73% (1)

SOUTH CROWN HEIGHTS/LEFFERTS GARDENS 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.

SOUTH CROWN HEIGHTS/LEFFERTS GARDENS COMMUNITY GARDENS: 

SOUTH CROWN HEIGHTS/LEFFERTS GARDENS 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. (6)  

  • Maple Street Community Garden: 237 Maple St
  • Lincoln Road Garden: 316 Lincoln Rd

SOUTH CROWN HEIGHTS/LEFFERTS GARDENS SCHOOL GARDENS:

  • HS 524 International High School at Prospect Heights: 883 Classon Ave
  • Charter 360 Launch Expeditionary Learning Charter School: 1580 Dean St
  • MS/HS 590 Medgar Evers College Preparatory School: 1186 Carroll St
  • PS 396: 1025 Eastern Pkwy
  • PS 396 @289: 900 St Marks Ave
  • PS 396 @532: 1025 Eastern Pkwy
  • PS 221 Toussaint L'Ouverture: 791 Empire Blvd
  • PS 243K The Weeksville School: 1580 Dean St
  • PS 241 Emma L. Johnston: 976 President St
  • HS 455 Boys and Girls High School: 1700 Fulton St

SOUTH CROWN HEIGHTS/LEFFERTS GARDENS 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.

SOUTH CROWN HEIGHTS/LEFFERTS GARDENS 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

SOUTH CROWN HEIGHTS/LEFFERTS GARDENS 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.

  • Lerman's Fresh Fruits & Vegetables
    455 Albany Ave 11213, (718) 604-0261
  • Late Night Deli
    243 Troy Ave 11213, (718) 484-3662
  • Carlitos Deli Grocery
    290 Rogers Ave 11225, (718) 604-8507
  • El Cao Deli Grocery
    81 Kingston Ave 11213, (347) 365-7888
  • African Caribbean & American Food Mart
    640 Flatbush Ave 11225, (718) 693-0261
  • Fruits 'N Nuts
    1607 President St 11213,
  • Burgos Grocery
    1588 St Johns Pl 11213,
  • Crown Heights Butcher
    415 Troy Ave 11213, (347) 770-4048
  • A C Grocery
    127 Albany Ave 11213, (718) 467-8806
  • Eastern Pkwy Supermarket
    291 Buffalo Ave 11213, (347) 789-1006
  • Parksidez Corner Deli
    713 Flatbush Ave 11225, (718) 282-1482
  • Floral Decorators and Organic Fruit Baskets
    305 Kingston Ave 11213, (718) 771-0800
  • OEG Fruit & Vegetable
    1133 Washington Ave 11225, (718) 856-6230
  • Koshertown Supermarket
    469 Albany Ave 11213, (718) 778-6171
  • O & J Fruit Corporation
    565 Flatbush Ave 11225,
  • TT Tobacco Grocery
    1030 Nostrand Ave 11225,
  • Gourmet Deli
    74 Kingston Ave 11213,
  • Yamco Deli Inc. Deli & Grocery
    169A Utica Ave 11213,
  • Bumbi Mini Market Corp
    1426 Bedford Ave 11213, (718) 622-8300
  • Bin-Amer Deli & Grocery
    409 Utica Ave 11213,
  • Love Express Deli
    214 Utica Ave 11213, (718) 756-2352
  • Los Brothers Grocery Corporation
    608 New York Ave 11225, (718) 774-4800
  • Peoples 99 Cent Discount
    319 Rogers Ave 11225,
  • Lincoln Market
    33 Lincoln Rd 11225, (718) 469-1700
  • Sunshine Deli and Grocery
    199 Rochester Ave 11213,
  • Adrianos Meat Market
    1244 Nostrand Ave 11225, (347) 406-7073
  • Three Brothers Mini Market
    1104 Nostrand Ave 11225, (718) 856-4201
  • Habib 1 Deli
    631 Flatbush Ave 11225, (718) 284-1203
  • Real Madrid Inc. Deli-Grocery
    1349 St Johns Pl 11213,
  • Raidan Deli
    1508 St Johns Pl 11213, (347) 533-4627
  • Tony's Market
    835 Nostrand Ave 11225, (718) 484-8804
  • Associated Supermarkets
    650 Flatbush Ave 11225, (718) 703-1650
  • Raskin's Fruit & Produce
    335 Kingston Ave 11213, (718) 756-3888
  • K & S Supermarket
    237 Rogers Ave 11225, (718) 771-8793
  • CTown Supermarkets
    330 Utica Ave 11213, (718) 363-0404
  • Super Starlin Deli
    172 Schenectady Ave 11213, (347) 384-1900
  • United Grocery & Deli
    1095 Park Pl 11213,
  • New Deli Grocery
    269 Troy Ave 11213,
  • Family Mini Market
    1080 Nostrand Ave 11225,
  • Hong Fish Market
    324 Utica Ave 11213, (718) 604-9285
  • Prospect Deli and Smoke Shop
    41 Lincoln Rd 11225, (347) 533-7300
  • Wholesome Gourmet Market
    534 Flatbush Ave 11225, (718) 282-0004
  • Soto and Diaz Grocery
    401 Troy Ave 11213,
  • Klein's Grocery
    504 Empire Blvd 11225, (718) 493-9045
  • 163 Deli Grill I
    163a Schenectady Ave 11213, (313) 231-8762
  • Melany Food Center
    410 Rogers Ave 11225, (718) 693-0703
  • Foodtown of Crown Heights
    905-13 Franklin Ave 11225, (718) 756-3069
  • Utica produce corp
    282 Utica Ave 11213,
  • Peravia Deli Grocery Store
    305 Troy Ave 11213,
  • Economic Deli Grocery
    1664 Bergen St 11213,
  • Labay Market
    1127 Nostrand Ave 11225, (718) 221-0395
  • Albany Food Corporation
    176 Albany Ave 11213, (718) 604-1356
  • 2000 Gor-Met
    17 Lincoln Rd 11225,
  • 25/7 Express Sullivan
    356 Rogers Ave 11225, (718) 940-0106
  • CVS
    1251 Nostrand Ave 11225, (718) 282-8908
  • Errol Marscon Grocery
    1207 Lincoln Pl 11213,
  • Family Food Grocery
    167 Utica Ave 11213,
  • Rite Aid
    1679 Bedford Ave 11225, (718) 282-7476
  • Gold Star Deli & Food
    261 Buffalo Ave 11213, (718) 484-0733
  • Marwan Deli
    260 Utica Ave #2 11213, (718) 771-4140
  • Shabbos Fish Market
    417 Kingston Ave 11225, (347) 533-6004
  • Ujamaa Health Food
    406 Utica Ave 11213, (718) 771-8478
  • N & S Gourmet Deli & Grocery
    1250 Park Place 11213, (347) 529-0577
  • Chan Deli & Grill
    161 Buffalo Ave 11213, (347) 350-5762
  • Western Beef Supermarket
    44 Empire Blvd 11225, (718) 417-3770
  • Walgreens
    1040 St John's Pl 11213, (718) 953-7150
  • The Market Place - Crown Heights
    589 E New York Ave 11225, (718) 363-1300
  • Kahan's Superette
    317 Kingston Ave 11213, (718) 756-2999
  • Kol Tuv Grocery
    409 Kingston Ave 11225, (718) 953-4440
  • AS Grocery
    280 Utica Ave 11213, (718) 778-1074
  • Associated Supermarkets of Nostrand Ave
    975 Nostrand Ave 11225, (718) 953-0020
  • Kingston Fruit & Vegetables West Indian Grocery
    265 Kingston Ave 11213,
  • Juana Mini Market
    608 Rogers Ave 11225,
  • Aden Gourmet
    683 Flatbush Ave 11225, (718) 387-8066
  • Mr. Greens
    330 Albany Ave 11213, (718) 774-7336
  • Kim Fish Market
    1049 Nostrand Ave 11225, (718) 756-9439
  • Mermaid Fish Market
    1196 President St 11225, (718) 363-1196
  • Clari Grocery
    332 Troy Ave 11213, (718) 467-2281
  • 1990 Deli & Grill
    1990 Bedford Ave 11225, (718) 975-8133
  • Food Universe Marketplace
    1720 Atlantic Ave 11213, (347) 889-5542
  • Univircitu Corner Deli
    1618 Bedford Ave 11225, (718) 771-5500
  • Family Grocery
    224 Albany Ave 11213,
  • Chuky Grocery Fruits Store
    416 Utica Ave 11213,
  • Buffalo Deli & Grill
    184 Buffalo Ave 11213, (347) 663-3907
  • Ebbets & Raymond Deli
    1640 Bedford Ave 11225, (718) 282-2571
  • Joangy Deli Grocery
    999 President St 11225, (347) 295-2210
  • Pioneer Supermarkets
    191-199 Parkside Ave 11225, (718) 941-2777
  • Sakeer Deli and Grocery
    220 Rogers Ave 11225, (718) 708-6191
  • Juhman Deli
    809 Nostrand Ave 11225,
  • CJ Fruit Market
    840 Nostrand Ave 11225,
  • Es Wholesome Foods Natural & Organic Products Deli-Grocery Etc.
    98 Montgomery St 11225, (718) 693-6988
  • Alwahid Gold Star Deli
    1308 Prospect Pl 11213,
  • Utica Top Farm
    346 Utica Ave 11213,
  • Sk Farm Fruit & Vegetables
    1381 Sterling Pl 11213,
  • Apple Drugs (Crown Heights Pharmacy)
    376 Kingston Ave 11213,
  • United Deli & Grill Smoke Shop
    301 Utica Ave 11213, (718) 629-3139
  • Key Food Supermarket
    1232 Nostrand Ave 11225, (718) 287-1706
  • City Pride Grocery & Deli
    231 Kingston Ave 11213,
  • Matanzas Deli Market
    1564 Park Pl 11213, (718) 953-2292
  • Raskin's Fish Market
    320 Kingston Ave #4328 11213, (718) 756-9521
  • Stop Four Deli Inc
    137 Kingston Ave 11213, (718) 773-0680
  • Ideal Food Basket
    1410 St Johns Pl 11213, (718) 604-2008
  • Utica Food Deli
    214 Utica Ave 11213,
  • Food Universe Marketplace
    243 Schenectady Ave 11213, (718) 774-3818
  • Franklin Deli
    871 Franklin Ave 11225, (347) 787-5762
  • Rogers Deli and Grocery
    523 Rogers Ave 11225,
  • 188 Utica Grocery Inc. 1-Stop
    188 Utica Ave 11213, (718) 774-4520
  • Fine Fare Supermarket
    261 Kingston Ave 11213, (718) 363-7600
  • Ahmed Deli Grocery and smoke shop Corporation
    255 Schenectady Ave 11213,
  • Empire Kosher Supermarket
    529 Empire Blvd 11225, (718) 221-2144

PARKS IN SOUTH CROWN HEIGHTS/LEFFERTS GARDENS:

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 SOUTH CROWN HEIGHTS/LEFFERTS GARDENS:

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, Brooklyn Community District 9: South Crown Heights and Lefferts Gardens.” Community Health Profiles 2018, Brooklyn Community District 9: South Crown Heights and Lefferts Gardens, 2018, pp. 1–20.
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  5. “A Foodscape of Flatbush.” New York City Food Policy Center at Hunter College, Mar. 2017, https://www.nycfoodpolicy.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/FS207_2017.pdf.
  6. “Green Thumb Garden Map.” NYC Parks, https://greenthumb.nycgovparks.org/gardensearch.php

Article Image: “New York City (NYC) Neighborhood Maps – By Borough – Brooklyn.” NYCdata, Baruch College Zicklin School of Business, https://www.baruch.cuny.edu/nycdata/population-geography/maps-boroughs.htm.

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