Foodscape: Sunset Park

by NYC Food Policy Editor

Sunset Park 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 Sunset Park and Windsor Terrace

Zip codes include: 11220, 11232

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

DEMOGRAPHICS:

  • Total Population: 132,721 (1.6% of NYC population) (1)
  • Population by Race and Ethnicity of Sunset Park and New York City (1)
    • Sunset Park: 42% Latino | NYC: 29% Latino
    • Sunset Park: 3% Black | NYC: 22% Black
    • Sunset Park: 23% White | NYC: 32% White
    • Sunset Park: 30% Asian/Pacific Islander | NYC: 15% Asian
    • Sunset Park: 2% Other | NYC: 2% Other
  • Sunset Park Population by Age: (1)
    • 0-17 years: 22%
    • 18-24 years: 9%
    • 25-44 years: 39%
    • 45-64 years: 21%
    • 65+ years: 9%
  • Life Expectancy
    • Sunset Park: 83.4 years (2) | NYC: 81.2 years (2)
  • Born Outside the US: 
    • Sunset Park: 48% (1) | NYC: 37% (1)

NEIGHBORHOOD ACCESS TO HEALTHY FOOD:

  • Supermarket to Bodega Ratio: One (1) supermarket in Sunset Park to 45 bodegas (1)
  • Meal Gap (# of meals needed per year for food security): 3,830,870 (2)
  • Food Insecurity
    • Sunset Park: 13.5% of residents (2)| NYC: 15.4% of residents (2)
  • Residences that Lack a Kitchen: 
    • Sunset Park: 0.9% of housing units (2)| NYC: 0.8% (2)
  • Households Receiving SNAP Benefits: 
    • Sunset Park: 23.8% of households (2)| NYC: 22.4% of households (2)
  • Walking Distance to Fresh Fruits and Vegetables: (4)
    • 5 minutes or less: 48% (Compared to 49% New York City-wide)
    • 5-10 minutes: 16% (Compared to 18% New York City-wide)
    • 10 minutes or more: 35% (Compared to 32% New York City-wide)

FOOD CONSUMPTION:

  • At Least One Serving of Fruits or Vegetables Per Day (percent of adults): 
    • Sunset Park: 87% (1) | NYC: 87% (1)
  • No Fruits and Vegetables Yesterday: 
    • Sunset Park: 13% of adults (2) | NYC: 12.9% of adults (2)
  • One or More 12-ounce Sugary Drinks Per Day (percent of adults): 
    • Sunset Park: 24% (1) | NYC: 23% (1)

HEALTH AND DISEASE STATUS:

  • Adults Reporting Their Own Health as “Excellent,” “Very Good” or “Good” (percent of adults): 
    • Sunset Park: 74% (1) | NYC: 78% (1)
  • Obesity (percent of adults): 
    • Sunset Park: 24% (1) | NYC: 24% (1)
  •  Childhood Obesity (percent of public school children in grades K through 8):
    • Sunset Park: 18% (1) | NYC: 20% (1)
  • Diabetes (percent of adults): 
    • Sunset Park: 11% (1) | NYC: 11% (1)
  • Hypertension (percent of adults): 
    • Sunset Park: 27% (1) | NYC: 28% (1)

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

  • Median Household Income
    • Sunset Park: $48,856 (2) | NYC: $63,132 (2)
  • Poverty (percent of households with incomes below poverty): 
    • Sunset Park: 25.2% (2) | NYC: 19.7% (2)
  • Unemployment (percent of people ages 16 and older): 
    • Sunset Park: 4.5% (2) | NYC: 4.5% (2)
  • Extreme Housing Burden (percent of renters): 
    • Sunset Park: 30.6% (2) | NYC: 29.5% (2)

EXERCISE AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY BURDEN

  • Air Pollution (micrograms of fine particulate matter per cubic meter): 
    • Sunset Park: 8.5 (1) | New York City-wide: 7.5 (1)
  • Bicycle Network Coverage (percent of streets with bike lanes): 
    • Sunset Park: 9% (1) | New York City-wide: 10% (1)
  • Pedestrian Injury Hospitalizations (per 100,000 people): 
    • Sunset Park: 23 (1) | New York City-wide: 23 (1)
  • Any Physical Activity in the Past 30 Days (percent of adults): 
    • Sunset Park: 68% (1) | New York City-wide: 73% (1)

SUNSET PARK 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.

SUNSET PARK COMMUNITY GARDENS: 

SUNSET PARK 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)  

  • 64th Street Community Garden: 373 64th St

SUNSET PARK SCHOOL GARDENS:

  • PS 371 Lillian L. Rashkis: 355 37th St
  • PS 24 The Dual Language School of International Studies: 427 38th St
  • PS 172 Beacon School of Excellence: 825 4th Ave
  • PS 24 Sunset Park: 427 38th St
  • PS 506 The School of Journalism & Technology: 330 59th St
  • PS 169 Sunset Park School: 4305 7th Ave
  • PS 971 School of Math, Science, and Healthy Living: 6214 4th Ave
  • MS 136 Charles O. Dewey: 4004 4th Ave
  • PS 516 Sunset Park Avenue Elementary School: 4222 4th Ave

SUNSET PARK 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.

SUNSET PARK 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

SUNSET PARK 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. 

SUNSET PARK 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.

  • Andy Grocery Inc
    5924 8th Ave 11220,
  • Duane Reade
    5008 5th Ave 11220, (718) 439-0614
  • P & A Grocery
    313 58th St 11220,
  • Last Stop Fruit
    6223 5th Ave 11220, (718) 492-4763
  • Sunset Mini Meat Market
    4116 5th Ave 11220, (917) 909-0363
  • 88 Fresh Vegetables Market
    4501 8th Ave 11220,
  • Bartolome Grocery & Deli
    4302 8th Ave 11232, (718) 438- 5141
  • Bowen & Darren Deli & Grocery
    5424 7th Ave 11220, (718) 686-6686
  • City Fresh Market
    5009 6th Ave 11220, (718) 633-4886
  • Beez Deli
    6752 4th Ave 11220, (718) 833-3311
  • Kuai An Grocery
    5001 6th Ave 11220, (718) 854-0888
  • King Bao Inc.
    4502 6th Ave 11220, (718) 686-0866
  • 7-Eleven
    301 65th St 11220, (718) 439-9280
  • La Guadalupe Fruits & Vegetables
    4807 5th Ave 11220, (718) 438-2493
  • Buy Best Grocery
    4516 8th Ave 11220, (718) 871-8869
  • Five United Market
    5704 8th Ave 11220,
  • Landmark Mini Market
    3900 5th Ave 11232,
  • Food County Mini-Mart
    6636 3rd Ave 11220, (347) 492-0380
  • O & N Deli
    502 49th St 11220,
  • 4 Avenue Gourmet Deli & Grill
    751 4th Ave 11232, (929) 298-1728
  • 668 Seafood Market
    5722 8th Ave 11220, (718) 567-8566
  • Pioneer Supermarkets
    5612 5th Ave 11220, (718) 439-6144
  • Power 7 Market
    5522 7th Ave 11220,
  • NYC Deli and Grocery
    6752 5th Ave 11220, (347) 497-4175
  • Eden Deli and Grocery
    408 47th St 11220, (718) 439-1144
  • New Hong Yun Grocery Store (E&S Grocery Store)
    6701 8th Ave 11220, (718) 491-1633
  • Rana Deli and Grocery
    4406 5th Ave 11220,
  • Brother Ou Discount Store
    4924 7th Ave 11220, (718) 851-7900
  • Sakman Grill & Gourmet
    6821 4th Ave 11220, (718) 836-7771
  • Gourmet Croissant
    141 32nd St 11232, (718) 499-4911
  • Brooklyn Grocery Corp.
    930 4th Ave, NY 11232 11232, (718) 499-6551
  • New York Mini Mart & Deli
    920 4th Ave 11232, (718) 788-8866
  • La Milagrosa Fruit Market
    4605 5th Ave 11220, (347) 987-3265
  • Karen Deli
    6116 5th Ave 11220, (718) 439-3763
  • C & Y Grocery
    777 46th St, Floor 1 11220, (646) 684-8061
  • Mendez Deli Grocery Corporation
    5424 3rd Ave 11220, (718) 439-1913
  • IC General Market
    252 36th St 11232,
  • Fei Long Market
    6301 8th Ave 11220, (718) 680-0118
  • Compi's Deli Inc
    6106 3rd Ave 11220,
  • J & T Market Inc
    5804 8th Ave 11220,
  • 5403 Star Grocery
    5403 8th Ave 11220, (718) 633-2698
  • W & M Meat & Poultry Market Inc
    5726 1st Ave 11220, (718) 833-5132
  • L & E Supermarket & Deli
    4418 4th Ave 11220, (718) 768-6580
  • Sunrise Gourmet Deli Corporation
    5814 4th Ave 11220, (347) 223-4227
  • La Placita de Brooklyn
    4219 8th Ave 11232, (718) 436-0904
  • Gluten Free Palace
    15 56th St 11220,
  • 5th Ave Kings Fruit & Vegetables
    6824 5th Ave 11220, (718) 238-9696
  • Los Compadres Grocery
    401 61st St #1, NY 11220 11220, (718) 492-7386
  • Mi Mexico Pequeno
    4513 5th Ave 11220, (718) 437-1031
  • B Landi Deli Grocery
    885 4th Ave 11232, (718) 768-9412
  • Rite Aid
    5224 5th Ave 11220, (718) 765-1833
  • Halimes 99 Cents & Up
    6118 4th Ave 11220, (718) 439-1832
  • Devi Grocery Deli
    4023 5th Ave 11232, (718) 972-1510
  • Fifth Ave Market V
    6711 5th Ave 11220, (347) 745-8667
  • Lucky Star Market Inc
    5316 8th Ave 11220, (718) 871-1288
  • Park One Enterprises
    4602 5th Ave 11220, (718) 492-4020
  • Rite Aid
    6201-23 4th Ave 11220, (718) 567-9476
  • Downtown Newstand
    5604 4th Ave 11220, (718) 439-0060
  • Five Friends United Supermarket
    5613-5615 8th Ave 11220, (718) 701-6583
  • M9 Deli and Grill
    3902 9th Ave 11232,
  • C & B Deli Grocery
    4002 8th Ave 11232, (347) 689-3132
  • Roman Produce
    5600 1st Ave 11220, (718) 369-4186
  • SuperFresh
    242 Bay Ridge Ave 11220, (718) 836-5545
  • Lucky Luna
    500 53rd St 11220, (347) 763-1601
  • Ends Meat
    254 36th St, Unit 38 11232, (718) 801-8895
  • Alnoor Live Poultry
    149 21st St 11232, (718) 499-0400
  • Ed & Ron's Superior Markets
    117 Bay Ridge Ave 11220, (718) 836-4353
  • Lucky Grocery
    4123 8th Ave 11232, (718) 972-1504
  • Cordoba Deli
    4324 3rd Ave 11232, (718) 788-4746
  • Sunset Deli
    4301 4th Ave 11232,
  • Fuzhou Seafood Market
    4502 8th Ave 11220, (347) 405-8073
  • Fedy Deli & Grocery
    235 65th St 11220,
  • Guo Guo Babyshop
    5017 6th Ave 11220,
  • Guadalupita II Deli & Grocery
    39-01 5th Ave 11232, (718) 438-1080
  • Hometown Fresh Market
    5712 5th Ave 11220, (718) 439-7527
  • Alsaedi Grocery
    767 4th Ave 11232,
  • Nieves Tia Mimi Deli
    47-11 5th Ave 11220, (917) 257-9930
  • B & W Super Grocery
    5411 7th Ave 11220, (917) 886-1963
  • Best Deli
    4106 2nd Ave, 41st 11232, (718) 768-3289
  • Good Food Grocery
    4124 4th Ave 11232,
  • I Fresh Market
    6023 8th Ave 11220, (718) 853-8887
  • Zhong Hua Market Inc
    5709 8th Ave 11220, (718) 871-0781
  • TH Fruits & Vegetables Supermarket
    938 4th Ave 11232, (347) 916-1969
  • Los Castillo Meat Grocery
    4006 5th Ave 11232, (718) 633-5947
  • Abdo Stop One Deli
    5824 5th Ave 11220, (718) 567-7995
  • 7955 Ae Company
    5909 8th Ave 11220, (718) 803-3622
  • Lu Zhang Grocery
    816 56th St, Unit A 11220, (718) 686-1119
  • Leader Halal Meat Market and Grocery
    6720 5th Ave 11220, (718) 833-3223
  • Carniceria La Granja
    5704 5th Ave 11220,
  • Xiang Xing Fruits & Grocery
    810 57th St 11220,
  • El Rancho Nuevo Supermarket
    4401 5th Ave 11220, (718) 851-2341
  • Rossman Fruit & Vegetable District
    770 3rd Ave 11232, (718) 788-3999
  • Forum Supermarket
    6501 7th Ave 11220, (718) 238-8883
  • Jia Feng Food
    5716 8th Ave 11220, (646) 288-3181
  • La Union Deli Grocery
    4011 5th Ave 11232, (718) 972-1578
  • Palax Deli & Grocery
    5222 4th Ave 11220, (718) 439-5222
  • IHG Fish Market Inc
    484 Bay Ridge Ave 11220, (718) 680-8135
  • AM1 Grocery Corporation
    5724 5th Ave 11220, (718) 439-7045
  • Kuan Sing Food Market Inc.
    5712 8th Ave 11220, (718) 833-8801
  • Fei Long Market
    4423 8th Ave 11220,
  • New Public Meat Market
    5021 5th Ave 11220, (718) 871-1188
  • Avocado Farm & Meat Market
    5305 4th Ave 11220, (929) 295-8444
  • Kim Fong Market
    4621 8th Ave 11220, (917) 226-5729
  • L & E Deli Grocery
    820 5th Ave 11232, (718) 965-8555
  • Kang Mei Qin Grocery
    5101 6th Ave 11220, (718) 854-8686
  • Pan Gi Grocery
    6002 7th Ave 11220,
  • Colonial Deli
    125 Bay Ridge Ave 11220, (718) 921-6591
  • One Stop Deli and Grill
    647 4th Ave 11232, (718) 369-0551
  • Happy Family Grocery Store
    4911 8th Ave 11220, (410) 725-4162
  • Lin's Food Market
    5024 8th Ave, 1st Floor 11220, (718) 438-2195
  • Gourmet Deli & Grill
    6807 3rd Ave 11220, (718) 333-5103
  • P & Z Convenience
    938a 4th Ave 11232, (347) 457-5035
  • Yafa Deli & Grill
    4423 4th Ave 11220, (718) 435-4231
  • Marketa Los Fernández
    5013 5th Ave 11220,
  • Macareno Central
    6810 4th Ave 11220, (718) 836-0111

PARKS IN SUNSET PARK:

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 SUNSET PARK:

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: 12/22/2020

REFERENCES:

  1. Hinterland, K, et al. “Community Health Profiles 2018, Brooklyn Community District 7: Sunset Park.” Community Health Profiles 2018, Brooklyn Community District 7: Sunset Park, 2018, pp. 1–20.

  2. “Data2Go: Sunset Park & Windsor Terrace.” 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 Sunset Park.” New York City Food Policy Center at Hunter College, Mar. 2017, https://www.nycfoodpolicy.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/FS205_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 – Brooklyn.” NYCdata, Baruch College Zicklin School of Business, https://www.baruch.cuny.edu/nycdata/population-geography/maps-boroughs.htm.

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