Foodscape: Stapleton/St George

by Melissa Gallanter, RD

Stapleton/St George 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 Grymes Hill, Mariner’s Harbor, Port Richmond, Stapleton, St. George, West Brighton and Westerleigh

*All data from DATA2GO includes Port Richmond, Stapleton and Mariner’s Harbor

Zip codes include: 10301, 10302, 10303, 10304, 10305, 10310

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

DEMOGRAPHICS:

  • Total Population: 181,484 (2.13% of NYC population) (1)
  • Population by Race and Ethnicity of Stapleton/St George and New York City (1)
    • Stapleton/St George: 30% Latino | NYC: 29% Latino
    • Stapleton/St George: 22% Black | NYC: 22% Black
    • Stapleton/St George: 38% White | NYC: 32% White
    • Stapleton/St George: 9% Asian/Pacific Islander | NYC: 15% Asian
    • Stapleton/St George: 2% Other | NYC: 2% Other
  • Stapleton/St George Population by Age: (1)
    • 0-17 years: 24%
    • 18-24 years: 10%
    • 25-44 years: 27%
    • 45-64 years: 26%
    • 65+ years: 13%
  • Life Expectancy
    • Stapleton/St George: 79.7 years (2) | NYC: 82.1 years (2)
  • Born Outside the US: 
    • Stapleton/St George: 24% (1) | NYC: 37% (1)

NEIGHBORHOOD ACCESS TO HEALTHY FOOD:

  • Supermarket to Bodega Ratio: One (1) supermarket in Stapleton/St George to 28 bodegas (1)
  • Meal Gap (# of meals needed per year for food security): 4,256,215 (2)
  • Food Insecurity
    • Stapleton/St George: 12.4% of residents (2)| NYC: 15.4% of residents (2)
  • Residences that Lack a Kitchen: 
    • Stapleton/St George: 0.7% of housing units (2)| NYC: 0.8% (2)
  • Households Receiving SNAP Benefits: 
    • Stapleton/St George: 21.7% of households (2)| NYC: 21% of households (2)
  • Walking Distance to Fresh Fruits and Vegetables: (4)
    • Includes data from Northern Staten Island (Zipcdoes 10301, 10302, 10303, 10304, 10305, 10310)
      • 5 minutes or less: 34% (Compared to 49% New York City-wide)
      • 5-10 minutes: 11% (Compared to 18% New York City-wide)
      • 10 minutes or more: 55% (Compared to 32% New York City-wide)

FOOD CONSUMPTION:

  • At Least One Serving of Fruits or Vegetables Per Day (percent of adults): 
    • Stapleton/St George: 87% (1) | NYC: 87% (1)
  • No Fruits and Vegetables Yesterday: 
    • Stapleton/St George: 13% of adults (2) | NYC: 12.9% of adults (2)
  • One or More 12-ounce Sugary Drinks Per Day (percent of adults): 
    • Stapleton/St George: 27% (1) | NYC: 23% (1)

HEALTH AND DISEASE STATUS:

  • Adults Reporting Their Own Health as “Excellent,” “Very Good” or “Good” (percent of adults): 
    • Stapleton/St George: 77% (1) | NYC: 78% (1)
  • Obesity (percent of adults): 
    • Stapleton/St George: 24% (1) | NYC: 24% (1)
  •  Childhood Obesity (percent of public school children in grades K through 8): 
    • Stapleton/St George: 21% (1) | NYC: 20% (1)
  • Diabetes (percent of adults): 
    • Stapleton/St George: 9% (1) | NYC: 11% (1)
  • Hypertension (percent of adults): 
    • Stapleton/St George: 26% (1) | NYC: 28% (1)

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

  • Median Household Income
    • Stapleton/St George: $75,541 (2) | NYC: $63,132 (2)
  • Poverty (percent of households with incomes below poverty): 
    • Stapleton/St George: 20.1% (2) | NYC: 19.7% (2)
  • Unemployment (percent of people ages 16 and older): 
    • Stapleton/St George: 3.3% (2) | NYC: 4.5% (2)
  • Extreme Housing Burden (percent of renters): 
    • Stapleton/St George: 35.6% (2) | NYC: 29.5% (2)

EXERCISE AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY BURDEN

  • Air Pollution (micrograms of fine particulate matter per cubic meter): 
    • Stapleton/St George: 7.1 (1) | New York City-wide: 7.5 (1)
  • Bicycle Network Coverage (percent of streets with bike lanes): 
    • Stapleton/St George: 3% (1) | New York City-wide: 10% (1)
  • Pedestrian Injury Hospitalizations (per 100,000 people): 
    • Stapleton/St George: 47 (1) | New York City-wide: 23 (1)
  • Any Physical Activity in the Past 30 Days (percent of adults): 
    • Stapleton/St George: 73% (1) | New York City-wide: 73% (1)

STAPLETON/ST GEORGE 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.

STAPLETON/ST GEORGE COMMUNITY GARDENS: 

STAPLETON/ST GEORGE 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)  

  • Westervelt Community & Family Garden: 143 Westervelt Ave
  • Roots of Peace Community Garden: 390 Targee St
  • NYCHA - Ingersoll - Ingersoll Garden of Eden: 201 Myrtle Ave
  • West Brighton Community Garden: 899 Henderson Ave
  • Joe Holzka Community Garden: 1170 Castleton Ave

STAPLETON/ST GEORGE SCHOOL GARDENS:

STAPLETON/ST GEORGE 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.

STAPLETON/ST GEORGE 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

STAPLETON/ST GEORGE 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. 

STAPLETON/ST GEORGE 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.

  • D & A Grocery
    438 Port Richmond Ave 10302,
  • Margerito Grocery
    360 Targee St 10304,
  • Walgreens
    55B Richmond Terrace, Space 100 10301, (929) 308-2712
  • Broad Street Supermarket
    40 Warren St 10304, (718) 273-6693
  • Staten Island Meats
    223 Pulaski Ave 10303, (718) 442-0751
  • Family Dollar
    1230 Castleton Ave 10310,
  • Family Dollar
    124 Port Richmond Ave 10302, (718) 815-2128
  • John's Gourmet Deli
    62 Richmond Terrace 10301, (718) 816-6733
  • Jersey Corner Store
    506 Richmond Terr 10301, (718) 815-9065
  • Easy Mart
    586A Bay St 10304,
  • Baystreet Bazaar Inc
    543 Bay St 10304,
  • CVS
    1125 Bay St 10305, (718) 273-4998
  • Little Lanka
    1404B Forest Ave 10302, (718) 818-8778
  • Low Price Deli And Grocery
    682 Cary Ave 10310, (718) 390-0209
  • Express Deli & Food
    453 Clove Rd 10310, (718) 442-1334
  • Castleton Grocery
    1293 Castleton Ave 10310, (929) 314-5910
  • H & R Deli & Grocery
    345 Victory Blvd 10301, (718) 442-1288
  • J & A In & Out Deli Grill
    147 Fingerboard Rd 10305, (718) 442-9652
  • Three Star Deli
    179 Decker Ave 10302,
  • Red Basket Mini Market
    438 Targee St 10304, (718) 876-7215
  • 7-Eleven
    1440 Forest Ave 10302, (718) 420-1340
  • 406 Deli & Grocery
    406 Port Richmond Ave 10302, (718) 727-8400
  • Plaza San Jeronimo
    465 Port Richmond Ave 10302, (718) 273-7711
  • Bayview Deli
    858 Bay St 10304, (718) 448-8450
  • 7-Eleven
    1252 Forest Ave 10302, (718) 720-8280
  • Seaview Convenience Inc.
    82 Seaview Ave 10304,
  • Charmar Superette
    85 Stuyvesant Pl 10301, (718) 981-4638
  • Staten Deli Grocery Corp.
    488 Jersey St 10301, (718) 720-7070
  • Mexico Azteca Grocery & Deli
    33 Broad St 10304, (718) 448-4688
  • Top Tomato Super Store
    1071 Bay St 10305, (718) 816-1100
  • Convenient Food Mart
    255 Hylan Blvd 10305, (718) 448-7730
  • Island Grocery Corp.
    426 Jersey St 10301,
  • Walgreens
    2270 Clove Rd 10305, (718) 447-6295
  • Stop & Shop
    1351 Forest Ave 10302, (718) 981-1900
  • Joann's Gourmet Deli
    1373 Bay St 10305, (718) 448-1976
  • Tortilleria Oaxaca Ii
    57 Victory Blvd 10301, (718) 524-4333
  • G & G Italian Meat Market
    1365 Forest Ave 10302, (718) 447-5777
  • Franchey Grocery
    490 Broadway 10310,
  • Heberton Deli
    341 Heberton Ave 10302, (718) 442-7906
  • Forest Convenience
    748 Forest Ave 10310, (718) 447-6324
  • Chapinlandia Corporation
    74 Castleton Ave 10301, (401) 339-0949
  • Amazing Deli
    643 Oceanside Ave 10305, (718) 979-4368
  • La Quebradita Supermarket
    405 Jersey St 10301, (718) 816-9763
  • Stop 1 Supermarket
    514 Richmond Terrace 10301,
  • Mi Pueblo Meat Market Inc.
    189 Port Richmond Ave 10302, (718) 273-1285
  • Stephenies Deli
    234 Jewett Ave 10302,
  • Quick Stop
    149 Victory Blvd 10301, (718) 727-7707
  • Osgood Grocery Corp.
    137 Osgood Ave 10304,
  • Lucky Deli & Grocery
    1200 Bay St 10305, (718) 816-6342
  • Buena Vista Grocery
    21 BRdSt 10304, (718) 285-4405
  • Ceylon Grocery
    313 Victory Blvd 10301, (718) 524-8124
  • Dinoras Meat Market
    198 Canal St 10304, (718) 720-2626
  • Rite Aid
    385 Bay St, Store #1 10301, (718) 727-6400
  • Yogi Stationary
    7 Hyatt St 10301, (718) 981-0428
  • Fruits & Vegetable Cuestas
    193 Port Richmond Ave 10302, (718) 727-2792
  • 4 Way Deli
    199 Port Richmond Ave 10302, (718) 710-4139
  • Castleton Supermarket
    1039 Castleton Ave 10310, (718) 273-4773
  • CTown Supermarkets
    2071 Clove Rd 10304, (718) 682-1644
  • Shop Smart
    403 Jersey St 10301, (718) 816-9763
  • Ocean Ave Deli and Market Place
    113-91 Ocean Ave 10305, (347) 934-3425
  • Famous Convenience Store Inc.
    416 Broadway 10310,
  • Western Beef Supermarket
    425 Bay St 10303, (718) 447-1200
  • 5 De Mayo Deli
    392 Port Richmond Ave 10302, (718) 448-5560
  • Tolins Gourmet Deli
    2050 Clove Rd 10304, (718) 442-3878
  • Sand Lane Deli
    278 Sand Ln 10305, (718) 815-3628
  • Mike Food Deli Corp.
    100 Stuyvesant Pl 10301, (347) 286-0737
  • Walgreens
    1759 Hylan Blvd 10305, (718) 351-2039
  • 1078 Grocery & Deli Inc
    1078 Castleton Ave 10310, (718) 876-9688
  • Saal Deli Grocery
    303 Gordon St 10304, (718) 727-7970
  • Nu-Way Convenience Store
    171 Broad St 10304, (347) 791-2944
  • Bolla Market
    231 Bay St 10301, (718) 720-5100
  • Santino’s Gourmet Deli
    409 Forest Ave 10301, (718) 524-4933
  • Ameer Noor Convenience Inc
    74 Osgood Ave 10304,
  • K & K Deli & Groceries
    1150 Hylan Blvd 10305, (718) 448-5410
  • Dynasty Convenience Deli & Grocery
    1190 Bay St 10305, (718) 447-0350
  • Corson Avenue Deli Grocery Inc
    15 Corson Ave 10301, (718) 720-5794
  • Alex Gourmet Deli
    1410 Richmond Terrace 10310,
  • Key Food Supermarket
    300 Sand Ln 10305, (718) 273-4000
  • Family Dollar
    40 Prospect St 10304, (718) 720-1296
  • Fernandez & Fernandez Deli
    201 Harbor Rd 10303, (718) 448-7536
  • Family Dollar
    375 Tompkins Ave 10305,
  • Alexandria International Trading
    56 Bay St 10301, (718) 720-1151
  • Big Time Produce
    1361 Forest Ave 10302, (718) 442-5232
  • Promise Farm Market Inc
    515 Targee St # 517 10304,
  • Noor Convenience
    837 Father Capodanno Blvd 10305,
  • Close To Home Deli
    1272 Bay St 10305, (718) 420-0459
  • Met Foodmarkets
    1177 Hylan Blvd 10305, (718) 720-5800
  • Targee African Grocery Inc
    523 Targee St 10304, (718) 816-7670
  • GT Gourmet Deli Grocery
    2236 Forest Ave, Suite 8 10303, (718) 816-4004
  • Value Halal Deli & Grill
    281 South Ave 10303, (718) 524-5955
  • West Brighton Food Center Deli
    171 Broadway 10310, (718) 442-0896
  • PGL Deli & Grocery (Sin Fronteras Deli)
    340 Heberton Ave 10302, (718) 420-6366
  • 7-Eleven
    1200 Victory Blvd 10301, (718) 273-1404
  • Broadway Express Convenience (Broadway FOOD CORP.)
    348 Broadway 10310, (718) 981-7527
  • Key Food Supermarket
    155 Bay St 10301, (718) 442-3537
  • Mexico Supermarket Monte Alban
    170 Port Richmond Ave 10302, (718) 556-5959
  • Walgreens
    1227 Forest Ave 10310, (718) 448-6486
  • Frutas & Abarrotes Mexico
    54a Victory Blvd 10301, (718) 876-6081
  • M & Z Deli
    2162 Forest Ave 10303, (718) 682-1699
  • Market Fresh Supermarket
    570 Tompkins Ave 10305, (718) 981-2300
  • 402 Fresh Market
    402 Jersey St 10301,
  • Your Choice Deli Inc
    175 Garretson Ave #1231 10305, (718) 351-2590
  • One Stop African Caribbean Market
    1062 Castleton Ave 10310, (718) 720-4042
  • Diddle Dee Bagel Deli
    1334 Richmond Rd 10304, (718) 667-0856
  • CVS
    1361 Hylan Blvd 10305, (718) 979-2828
  • CVS
    501 Forest Ave 10310, (718) 447-1602
  • Dollar Tree
    2040 Forest Ave, #5 10303, (718) 355-3197
  • Urby Farm Stand
    7 Navy Pier Ct 10304,
  • Us Best Deli
    1060 Castleton Ave 10310,
  • 7-Eleven
    1740 Hylan Blvd 10305, (718) 979-2052
  • Richmond 5-11 Grocery
    220 Port Richmond Ave 10302,
  • Hiedes Deli & Grocery
    159 Lafayette Ave 10301, (718) 727-4118
  • Jazzie Superette
    1399 Hylan Blvd 10305, (718) 979-2880
  • Family Dollar
    392 Jersey St 10301, (347) 587-8211
  • Iliria Food Market
    900 Hylan Blvd 10305,
  • Jersey Street Food
    376 Jersey St 10301,
  • Widaly Deli & Grocery
    49 Victory Blvd 10301,
  • 7 Deli Grocery Inc
    630 Henderson Ave 10310, (718) 273-2308
  • Terry's Town Deli
    125 Olympia Blvd 10305, (718) 447-1693
  • Stop 1 Supermarket
    515-517 Targee St 10304, (718) 448-4383
  • Campo Bello Fresh Market
    568 Richmond Rd 10304, (718) 448-7818
  • Westervelt Deli Grocery Corp
    18-20 Wervelt Ave 10301,
  • Dollar General
    135 Canal St 10304, (929) 256-2117
  • Fort Place Deli
    19 Fort Pl 10301,
  • Zack's Finest Deli & Grocery
    69 Heberton Ave 10302,
  • All in One Deli & Grocery
    1386 Bay St 10305,
  • Dana & Farh
    2722 Richmond Terr 10303,
  • Anujee Grocery Inc
    328 Victory Blvd 10301, (718) 720-3966
  • Ehr Grocery
    151 Vreeland St 10302, (718) 442-9844
  • Alex Deli Grocery
    202 Gordon St 10304, (717) 447-9328
  • Forest Convenience & Gifts
    738 Forest Ave 10310,
  • Legacy Africana Market Inc.
    671 Bay St 10304, (718) 876-6695
  • My Deli & Grocery
    200 Rhine Ave 10304, (718) 816-4470
  • El Triunfo 2 Deli & Grocery
    1205 Castleton Ave 10310,
  • Forest & Bard Grocery Inc
    350 Forest Ave 10301, (718) 442-6533
  • Key Food Fresh
    331 Port Richmond Ave 10302, (718) 720-9500
  • Bay Deli
    680 Bay St 10304, (718) 448-0490
  • Olive Tree Marketplace
    1490 Clove Rd 10301, (718) 816-1700
  • 13 Golden Deli
    13 Tompkins Ave 10304, (718) 447-3235
  • SBF Fishery
    1071 Bay St 10305, (718) 981-8571
  • Brooklyn Mart Inc
    425 Vanderbilt Ave 10304,
  • African Homeland Store
    70 Victory Blvd 10301, (718) 727-7600
  • Andrew's Deli & Grocery
    4 Osgood Ave 10304,
  • Dick's Delicatessen
    857 Castleton Ave 10310, (718) 442-4587
  • Curtis Hill NY
    10 Daniel Low Terr 10301, (718) 807-4654
  • Key Food Marketplace
    450 Forest Ave 10301,
  • Lighthouse Grocerys Market
    487 Vanderbilt Ave 10304, (718) 981-0745
  • La Hacienda
    2 131 1/2 Port Richmond Ave 10302, (718) 556-1082
  • Al-Humza International
    629 Richmond Rd 10304, (718) 727-7050
  • Ariemma's Italian Deli
    1791 Hylan Blvd 10305, (718) 979-2630
  • Polish-European America (S&M Polish Deli)
    1214 Forest Ave 10310, (718) 818-8348
  • Lanka Grocery
    344 Victory Blvd 10301, (718) 390-0052
  • Top 7 Deli & Grocery Corp
    514 Targee St 10304,
  • A & S Forest Food
    607 Forest Ave 10310, (718) 556-0333
  • GYC Meat Market
    1365 Forest Ave 10302,
  • King Deli of the Island
    99 Water St 10304, (347) 825-2693
  • Deli on The Block
    172 South Ave 10303, (718) 273-7027
  • Rosebank Deli
    511 Tompkins Ave 10305,
  • Jimmys Deli
    226 Van Duzer St 10301, (718) 273-5058
  • Green Light
    470 Vanderbilt Ave 10304,
  • Midway Mini Market
    207 Broad St 10304,
  • 470 Deli Grocery
    470 Jersey St 10301, (718) 815-6761
  • Olive Tree Marketplace
    1490 Clove Rd 10304, (718) 816-1700

PARKS IN STAPLETON/ST GEORGE:

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 STAPLETON/ST GEORGE:

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: 1/5/2021

REFERENCES:

  1. Hinterland, K, et al. “Community Health Profiles 2018, Staten Island Community District 1: St. George and Stapleton.” Community Health Profiles 2018, Staten Island Community District 1: St. George and Stapleton, 2018, pp. 1–20.

  2. “Data2Go: Port Richmond, Stapleton & Mariner’s Harbor.” data2go.Nyc, Measure of America of the Social Science Research Council and Helmsley Charitable Trust, https://data2go.nyc/map/?id=111*36047015900*meal_gap_puma!undefined!ns*!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#12/40.8086/-73.9294.

  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 Northern Staten Island.” New York City Food Policy Center at Hunter College, Mar. 2017, https://www.nycfoodpolicy.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/FS501502_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 – Staten Island.” NYCdata, Baruch College Zicklin School of Business, https://www.baruch.cuny.edu/nycdata/population-geography/maps-boroughs.htm.

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