Foodscape: Throgs Neck/Co-op City

by NYC Food Policy Editor

Throgs Neck/Co-op City 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 City Island, Co-op City, Country Club, Pelham Bay, Schuylerville, Throgs Neck and Westchester Square 

*All data from DATA2GO includes Coop City, Pelham Bay & Schuylerville 

Zip codes include: 10464, 10465, 10475

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

DEMOGRAPHICS:

  • Total Population: 121,868 (1.43% of NYC population) (1)
  • Population by Race and Ethnicity of Throgs Neck/Co-op City and New York City (1)
    • Throgs Neck/Co-op City: 40% Latino | NYC: 29% Latino
    • Throgs Neck/Co-op City: 23% Black | NYC: 22% Black
    • Throgs Neck/Co-op City: 30% White | NYC: 32% White
    • Throgs Neck/Co-op City: 5% Asian/Pacific Islander | NYC: 15% Asian
    • Throgs Neck/Co-op City: 1% Other | NYC: 2% Other
  • Throgs Neck/Co-op City Population by Age: (1)
    • 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: 21% (1) | NYC: 37% (1)

NEIGHBORHOOD ACCESS TO HEALTHY FOOD:

  • Supermarket to Bodega Ratio: One (1) supermarket in Throgs Neck/Co-op City to bodegas (1)
  • 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)
  • Walking Distance to Fresh Fruits and Vegetables: (4)
    • Includes data from Pelham/Throgs Neck (Zipcdoes 10461, 10462, 10464, 10465, 10472, 1473)
      • 5 minutes or less: 41% (Compared to 49% New York City-wide)
      • 5-10 minutes: 21% (Compared to 18% New York City-wide)
      • 10 minutes or more: 38% (Compared to 32% New York City-wide)

FOOD CONSUMPTION:

  • At Least One Serving of Fruits or Vegetables Per Day (percent of adults): 
    • Throgs Neck/Co-op City: 87% (1) | NYC: 87% (1)
  • 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% (1) | NYC: 23% (1)

HEALTH AND DISEASE STATUS:

  • Adults Reporting Their Own Health as “Excellent,” “Very Good” or “Good” (percent of adults): 
    • Throgs Neck/Co-op City: 77% (1) | NYC: 78% (1)
  • Obesity (percent of adults): 
    • Throgs Neck/Co-op City: 24% (1) | NYC: 24% (1)
  •  Childhood Obesity (percent of public school children in grades K through 8): 
    • Throgs Neck/Co-op City: 23% (1) | NYC: 20% (1)
  • Diabetes (percent of adults): 
    • Throgs Neck/Co-op City: 13% (1) | NYC: 11% (1)
  • Hypertension (percent of adults): 
    • Throgs Neck/Co-op City: 37% (1) | NYC: 28% (1)

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

  • Median Household Income
    • Throgs Neck/Co-op City: $59,798 (2) | NYC: $63,132 (2)
  • Poverty (percent of households with incomes below poverty): 
    • Throgs Neck/Co-op City: 12.1% (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: 7.5 (1) | New York City-wide: 7.5 (1)
  • Bicycle Network Coverage (percent of streets with bike lanes): 
    • Throgs Neck/Co-op City: 6% (1) | New York City-wide: 10% (1)
  • Pedestrian Injury Hospitalizations (per 100,000 people): 
    • Throgs Neck/Co-op City: 17 (1) | New York City-wide: 23 (1)
  • Any Physical Activity in the Past 30 Days (percent of adults): 
    • Throgs Neck/Co-op City: 75% (1) | New York City-wide: 73% (1)

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. (5)  

  • NYCHA - Throggs Neck - Love Community Garden: 2761 Sampson Ave
  • Rivers Run Waterfront Community Garden: 801 Co-op City Blvd

THROGS NECK/CO-OP CITY SCHOOL GARDENS:

  • MS 366 Urban Assembly Academy of Civic Engagement: 650 Hollywood Ave
  • PS 723 723@189: 3441 Steenwick Ave
  • PS 175 City Island: 200 City Island Ave
  • PS 178 Dr. Selman Waksman: 850 Baychester Ave
  • MS 462 Cornerstone Academy for Social Action Middle School (CASA): 3441 Steenwick Ave
  • PS 10 : 2750 Lafayette Ave
  • PS 723 @Byron: 3540 Bivona St
  • Charter 488 The Equality Charter School: 4140 Hutchinson River Pkway Ea
  • PS 189 Cornerstone Academy for Social Action: 3441 Steenwick Ave
  • PS 176 Truman High School: 850 Baychester Ave

THROGS NECK/CO-OP CITY 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.

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:

*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.

PARKS IN THROGS NECK/CO-OP CITY:

To ensure the below businesses and organizations are open, please call or check the listed websites for the most up-to-date information.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

Last updated: 9/1/2021

REFERENCES:

  1. 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.
  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. “A Foodscape of The Pelham / Throgs Neck.” New York City Food Policy Center at Hunter College, Mar. 2017, https://www.nycfoodpolicy.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/FS104_2017.pdf.
  4. “Annual Vital Statistics Data Show Fewer Premature Deaths and Fewer Births in New York City in 2017.” NYC Health, The City of New York.
  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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