Foodscape: Throgs Neck/Co-op City

by NYC Food Policy Editor

Throgs Neck/Co-op City Foodscape

Bronx Community District 10

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.

The NYC Foodscape Reports were published in 2020 and are continually updated every six months. Data in the Foodscape Reports is collected from multiple primary sources to ensure the most up-to-date statistics for each indicator. Learn more about organizations and resources highlighted in the Foodscape Reports by visiting the Center’s Neighborhood Food Resource Guides as well as the Food Policy and Practice Database. Together, these three resources provide a comprehensive food-related guide to each New York City neighborhood. 

Zip codes include: 10464, 10465, 10475

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

DEMOGRAPHICS:

  • Total Population: 130,763 (1.43% of NYC population) (1)
  • Population by Race and Ethnicity of Throgs Neck/Co-op City and New York City (2)
    • Throgs Neck/Co-op City: 42.1% Latino | NYC: 29.2% Latino
    • Throgs Neck/Co-op City: 23.2% Black | NYC: 21.7% Black
    • Throgs Neck/Co-op City: 27.3% White | NYC: 31.8% White
    • Throgs Neck/Co-op City: 5.1% Asian/Pacific Islander | NYC: 14.1% Asian
    • Throgs Neck/Co-op City: 2.1% Other | NYC: 2% Other
  • Throgs Neck/Co-op City Population by Age: (3)
    • 0-17 years: 20%
    • 18-24 years: 9%
    • 25-44 years: 26%
    • 45-64 years: 27%
    • 65+ years: 18%
  • Life Expectancy
    • Throgs Neck/Co-op City: 81.4 years (2) | NYC: 82.1 years (2)
  • Born Outside the US: 
    • Throgs Neck/Co-op City: 22.2% (2) | NYC: 36.8% (2)

NEIGHBORHOOD ACCESS TO HEALTHY FOOD:

  • Supermarket to Bodega Ratio: One (1) supermarket in Throgs Neck/Co-op City to bodegas (2)
  • Meal Gap (# of meals needed per year for food security): 2,890,426 (2)
  • Food Insecurity
    • Throgs Neck/Co-op City: 12.3% of residents (2)| NYC: 15.4% of residents (2)
  • Residences that Lack a Kitchen: 
    • Throgs Neck/Co-op City: 0.7% of housing units (2)| NYC: 0.8% (2)
  • Households Receiving SNAP Benefits: 
    • Throgs Neck/Co-op City: 15.4% of households (2)| NYC: 22.4% of households (2)

HEALTH BEHAVIORS:

  • No Fruits and Vegetables Yesterday: 
    • Throgs Neck/Co-op City: 13% of adults (2) | NYC: 12.9% of adults (2)
  • One or More 12-ounce Sugary Drinks Per Day (percent of adults): 
    • Throgs Neck/Co-op City: 35% (2) | NYC: 23% (2)
  • No Physical Activity in the Last 30 Days:
    • Throgs Neck/Co-op City: 25% (2) | NYC: 27.1% (2)

HEALTH AND DISEASE STATUS:

  • Adults Reporting Their Own Health as “Excellent,” “Very Good” or “Good” (percent of adults): 
    • Throgs Neck/Co-op City: 77% (2) | NYC: 78% (2)
  • Obesity (percent of adults): 
    • Throgs Neck/Co-op City: 24% (2) | NYC: 24% (2)
  •  Childhood Obesity (percent of public school children in grades K through 8): 
    • Throgs Neck/Co-op City: 23% (3) | NYC: 20% (3)
  • Diabetes (percent of adults): 
    • Throgs Neck/Co-op City: 13% (2) | NYC: 11% (2)
  • Hypertension (percent of adults): 
    • Throgs Neck/Co-op City: 37% (3) | NYC: 28% (3)

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

  • Median Household Income
    • Throgs Neck/Co-op City: $59,798 (2) | NYC: $60,879 (2)
  • Poverty (percent of households with incomes below poverty): 
    • Throgs Neck/Co-op City: 14.3% (2) | NYC: 19.7% (2)
  • Unemployment (percent of people ages 16 and older): 
    • Throgs Neck/Co-op City: 4.2% (2) | NYC: 4.5% (2)
  • Extreme Housing Burden (percent of renters): 
    • Throgs Neck/Co-op City: 26.6% (2) | NYC: 29.5% (2)

EXERCISE AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY BURDEN

  • Air Pollution (micrograms of fine particulate matter per cubic meter): 
    • Throgs Neck/Co-op City: 6.9 (2) | New York City-wide: 7.5 (2)
  • Bicycle Network Coverage (percent of streets with bike lanes): 
    • Throgs Neck/Co-op City: 6% (3) | New York City-wide: 10% (3)
  • Pedestrian Injury Hospitalizations (per 100,000 people): 
    • Throgs Neck/Co-op City: 17 (3) | New York City-wide: 23 (3)
  • Percent of Land Used for Public Parks, Open Space, and Recreation:
    • Throgs Neck/Co-op City: 12.8% (2) | New York City-wide: 24.7% (2)

THROGS NECK/CO-OP CITY 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. (4)  

  • Corozal Family: 170 E 117th St
  • Dunton and Civic Association Community Garden: 143-01 Shore Ave

THROGS NECK/CO-OP CITY SCHOOL GARDENS:

  • PS 176 Truman High School: 850 Baychester Ave
  • PS 189 Cornerstone Academy for Social Action: 3441 Steenwick Ave
  • CS 619 Bronx Arts and Science Charter School: 925 Hutchinson River Parkway
  • PS 010 : 2750 Lafayette Ave
  • PS 175 City Island: 200 City Island Ave
  • 723 @Byron: 3540 Bivona St
  • The Equality Charter School: 4140 Hutchinson River Pkway Ea
  • 723 723@189: 3441 Steenwick Ave
  • MS 462 Cornerstone Academy for Social Action Middle School (CASA): 3441 Steenwick Ave
  • PS 178 Dr. Selman Waksman: 850 Baychester Ave

THROGS NECK/CO-OP CITY FARMERS’ MARKETS: 

Data is updated on a continuous basis in collaboration with the Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center’s Neighborhood Food Resource Guides

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. 

THROGS NECK/CO-OP CITY 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

THROGS NECK/CO-OP CITY 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. 

THROGS NECK/CO-OP CITY RETAIL FOOD STORES:

Data is updated on a continuous basis in collaboration with the Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center’s Neighborhood Food Resource Guides. This list below includes all retail food stores within the neighborhood from the New York State Retail Food Store Open Data and a Google Maps Places API search with keyword search terms “bakery, convenience store, deli, food, grocery, supermarket.”

  • Super Foodtown of Throgg's Neck
    2945-65 Bruckner Blvd 10465, (718) 379-7100
  • Lizzie's Supermarket
    3201 Layton Ave 10465, (718) 597-8142
  • Stop & Shop
    691 Coop City Blvd 10475, (718) 862-2809
  • Phillips Gourmet Deli
    3659 E Tremont Ave 10465, (718) 792-1400
  • Stop & Shop
    2136 Bartow Ave 10475, (718) 320-2902
  • SY Grace West Indian Supermarket
    4018b Boston Rd 10475, (718) 671-5544
  • Pal Deli and Grocery Inc.
    3438 E Tremont Ave 10465, (718) 918-1413
  • Throggs Neck Deli & Grill
    3742 E Tremont Ave 10465, (718) 319-0511
  • T & G Finest Deli & Grocery
    3211 Philip Ave 10465, (718) 409-2915
  • Barino's Market
    3244 Ampere Ave 10465, (718) 828-9200
  • Green Apple Deli & Grocery
    3571 E Tremont Ave 10465, (347) 621-2687
  • Walgreens
    691 Co Op City Blvd, Store L 10475, (718) 862-2847
  • Food Universe Marketplace
    119 Einstein Loop N 10475, (718) 320-1297
  • Richie's Meat & Deli Market
    3818 E Tremont Ave 10465, (718) 409-5202
  • Food Universe Marketplace
    2061 Bartow Ave 10475, (718) 320-0930
  • Modern Fruit
    3822 E Tremont Ave 10465, (718) 892-5999
  • J & D Food Market
    460 Quincy Ave 10465, (718) 892-2126
  • 15 Flavors NYC
    3813 E Tremont Ave 10465,
  • CVS
    3775 E Tremont Ave 10465, (718) 597-3757
  • Target Grocery
    815 E Hutchinson River Pkwy 10465, (718) 536-2689
  • 7-Eleven
    3508 E Tremont Ave 10465, (718) 676-0657
  • Bella Deli Market
    4011 E Tremont Ave 10465,
  • Food Universe Marketplace
    111 Dreiser Loop 10475, (718) 671-7391
  • Walgreens
    3590 E Tremont Ave 10465, (718) 792-9258
  • East Tremont Food Mart Inc
    4004 E Tremont Ave 10465, (718) 823-0800
  • Fine Fare Supermarket
    3680 E Tremont Ave 10465, (718) 319-8414
  • Rite Aid
    2063 Bartow Ave 10475, (718) 379-8022
  • S & W Supermarket & Deli
    4028 E Tremont Ave 10465, (718) 892-7666

PARKS IN THROGS NECK/CO-OP CITY:

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

REFERENCES:

  1. “2020 Data for NYC, Boros, CDs, Council Districts, NTAs, & Tracts.” NYC Planning. 2021, https://www1.nyc.gov/site/planning/planning-level/nyc-population/2020-census.page.
  2. “Data2Go: Coop City, Pelham Bay & Schuylerville.” data2go.Nyc, Measure of America of the Social Science Research Council and Helmsley Charitable Trust, https://data2go.nyc/cd/?id=210*36047015900*ahdi_puma!undefined!ns*!buttonHolder~life_expectancy_puma_562~high_cost_h_cd_216~working_poor_cd_421~unemployment_cd_408~bodega_supermarket_cd_148~median_household_income_puma_397~fruits_veggies_cd_164!*air_qual_cd~ahdi_puma*family_homeless_cd_245#11/40.7691/-73.8638
  3. Hinterland, K, et al. “Community Health Profiles 2018, Bronx Community District 10: Throgs Neck and Co-op City.” Community Health Profiles 2018, Bronx Community District 10: Throgs Neck and Co-op City, 2018, pp.1-20.
  4. “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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