Foodscape: Tottenville/Great Kills

by NYC Food Policy Editor

Tottenville/Great Kills 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 Annadale, Eltingville, Great Kills, Huguenot, Oakwood, Rossville and Tottenville 

*All data from DATA2GO includes Tottenville, Great Kills, and Annadale 

Zip codes include: 10307, 10308, 10309, 10312

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

DEMOGRAPHICS:

  • Total Population: 159,132 (1.86% of NYC population) (1)
  • Population by Race and Ethnicity of Tottenville/Great Kills and New York City (1)
    • Tottenville/Great Kills: 9% Latino | NYC: 29% Latino
    • Tottenville/Great Kills: 1% Black | NYC: 22% Black
    • Tottenville/Great Kills: 84% White | NYC: 32% White
    • Tottenville/Great Kills: 5% Asian/Pacific Islander | NYC: 15% Asian
    • Tottenville/Great Kills: 1% Other | NYC: 2% Other
  • Tottenville/Great Kills Population by Age: (1)
    • 0-17 years: 21%
    • 18-24 years: 8%
    • 25-44 years: 26%
    • 45-64 years: 29%
    • 65+ years: 16%
  • Life Expectancy
    • Tottenville/Great Kills: 81.3 years (2) | NYC: 82.1 years (2)
  • Born Outside the US: 
    • Tottenville/Great Kills: 15% (1) | NYC: 37% (1)

NEIGHBORHOOD ACCESS TO HEALTHY FOOD:

  • Supermarket to Bodega Ratio: One (1) supermarket in Tottenville/Great Kills to 4 bodegas (1)
  • Meal Gap (# of meals needed per year for food security): 2,244,509 (2)
  • Food Insecurity
    • Tottenville/Great Kills: 7.3% of residents (2)| NYC: 15.4% of residents (2)
  • Residences that Lack a Kitchen: 
    • Tottenville/Great Kills: 0.5% of housing units (2)| NYC: 0.8% (2)
  • Households Receiving SNAP Benefits: 
    • Tottenville/Great Kills: 5% of households (2)| NYC: 22.4% of households (2)
  • Walking Distance to Fresh Fruits and Vegetables: (4)
    • Includes data from Southern Staten Island (Zipcodes 10306, 10307, 10308, 10309, 10312, 10314)
      • 5 minutes or less: 20% (Compared to 49% New York City-wide)
      • 5-10 minutes: 16% (Compared to 18% New York City-wide)
      • 10 minutes or more: 60% (Compared to 32% New York City-wide)

FOOD CONSUMPTION:

  • At Least One Serving of Fruits or Vegetables Per Day (percent of adults): 
    • Tottenville/Great Kills: 95% (1) | NYC: 87% (1)
  • No Fruits and Vegetables Yesterday: 
    • Tottenville/Great Kills: 5% of adults (2) | NYC: 12.9% of adults (2)
  • One or More 12-ounce Sugary Drinks Per Day (percent of adults): 
    • Tottenville/Great Kills: 22% (1) | NYC: 23% (1)

HEALTH AND DISEASE STATUS:

  • Adults Reporting Their Own Health as “Excellent,” “Very Good” or “Good” (percent of adults): 
    • Tottenville/Great Kills: 88% (1) | NYC: 78% (1)
  • Obesity (percent of adults): 
    • Tottenville/Great Kills: 26% (1) | NYC: 24% (1)
  •  Childhood Obesity (percent of public school children in grades K through 8): 
    • Tottenville/Great Kills: 17% (1) | NYC: 20% (1)
  • Diabetes (percent of adults): 
    • Tottenville/Great Kills: 9% (1) | NYC: 11% (1)
  • Hypertension (percent of adults): 
    • Tottenville/Great Kills: 22% (1) | NYC: 28% (1)

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

  • Median Household Income
    • Tottenville/Great Kills: $91,431 (2) | NYC: $63,132 (2)
  • Poverty (percent of households with incomes below poverty): 
    • Tottenville/Great Kills: 7.2% (2) | NYC: 19.7% (2)
  • Unemployment (percent of people ages 16 and older): 
    • Tottenville/Great Kills: 2.8% (2) | NYC: 4.5% (2)
  • Extreme Housing Burden (percent of renters): 
    • Tottenville/Great Kills: 28.4% (2) | NYC: 29.5% (2)

EXERCISE AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY BURDEN

  • Air Pollution (micrograms of fine particulate matter per cubic meter): 
    • Tottenville/Great Kills: 6.6 (1) | New York City-wide: 7.5 (1)
  • Bicycle Network Coverage (percent of streets with bike lanes): 
    • Tottenville/Great Kills: 3% (1) | New York City-wide: 10% (1)
  • Pedestrian Injury Hospitalizations (per 100,000 people): 
    • Tottenville/Great Kills: 19 (1) | New York City-wide: 23 (1)
  • Any Physical Activity in the Past 30 Days (percent of adults): 
    • Tottenville/Great Kills: 80% (1) | New York City-wide: 73% (1)

TOTTENVILLE/GREAT KILLS GREENTHUMB GARDENS:

There are over 600 GreenThumb community gardens across the city, and any resident can join a garden. There are no GreenThumb gardens in Tottenville/Great Kills. Find the most up-to-date list of gardens using GreenThumb’s searchable Garden Map. (5)  

TOTTENVILLE/GREAT KILLS SCHOOL GARDENS:

  • PS 62 The Kathleen Grimm School for Leadership and Sustainability: 644 Bloomingdale Rd
  • PS 8 Shirlee Solomon: 112 Lindenwood Rd
  • IS 7 Elias Bernstein: 1270 Huguenot Ave
  • PS 037 Great Kills High School (@843): 110 Shafter Ave
  • IS 24 Myra S. Barnes: 225 Cleveland Ave
  • ALC @ Mt. Loretto, Brooklyn West Alternate Learning Center: 6581 Hylan Blvd
  • PS 037 : 15 Fairfield St
  • PS 55 Henry M. Boehm: 54 Osborne St

TOTTENVILLE/GREAT KILLS 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

TOTTENVILLE/GREAT KILLS 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. 

TOTTENVILLE/GREAT KILLS 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 TOTTENVILLE/GREAT KILLS:

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:

REFERENCES:

  1. Hinterland, K, et al. “Community Health Profiles 2018, Staten Island Community District 3: Tottenville and Great Kills.” Community Health Profiles 2018, Staten Island Community District 3: Tottenville and Great Kills, 2018, pp.1-20.
  2. “Data2Go: Tottenville, Great Kills & Annadale.” data2go.Nyc, Measure of America of the Social Science Research Council and Helmsley Charitable Trust, https://data2go.nyc/cd/?id=503*36047015900*ahdi_puma!undefined!ns*!buttonHolder~other_pop_cd_506~ahdi_puma_1~life_expectancy_puma_562~sch_enrol_cd_112~high_cost_h_cd_216~working_poor_cd_421~unemployment_cd_408~age_pyramid_male_85_plus_cd_20~ex_high_cost_h_cd_historical_402~poverty_ceo_cd_417~bodega_supermarket_cd_148~median_household_income_puma_397~fruits_veggies_cd_164~median_personal_earnings_puma_400!*air_qual_cd~ahdi_puma*family_homeless_cd_245#13/40.5381/-74.1786
  3. “A Foodscape of Southern Staten Island.” New York City Food Policy Center at Hunter College, Mar. 2017, https://www.nycfoodpolicy.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/FS503504_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 – Staten Island.” NYCdata, Baruch College Zicklin School of Business, https://www.baruch.cuny.edu/nycdata/population-geography/maps-boroughs.htm

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