Foodscape: Tottenville/Great Kills

by Melissa Gallanter, RD

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: 81.7 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: 6.1% of residents (2)| NYC: 15.4% of residents (2)
  • Residences that Lack a Kitchen: 
    • Tottenville/Great Kills: 0.4% of housing units (2)| NYC: 0.8% (2)
  • Households Receiving SNAP Benefits: 
    • Tottenville/Great Kills: 5.8% 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: $104,628 (2) | NYC: $63,132 (2)
  • Poverty (percent of households with incomes below poverty): 
    • Tottenville/Great Kills: 6.9% (2) | NYC: 19.7% (2)
  • Unemployment (percent of people ages 16 and older): 
    • Tottenville/Great Kills: 3.2% (2) | NYC: 4.5% (2)
  • Extreme Housing Burden (percent of renters): 
    • Tottenville/Great Kills: 29.6% (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 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.

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.

  • Annadale Meat Market
    881 Annadale Rd 10312, (718) 984-1337
  • Mignosi's Supermarket
    1006 Rossville Ave 10309, (718) 948-8875
  • Certo's Gourmet Foods & Caterers
    27 Seguine Ave 10309, (718) 984-0623
  • Walgreens
    655 Rossville Ave 10309, (718) 967-2955
  • Superfresh Supermarket
    100 Greaves Ln 10308, (718) 967-6788
  • Shoprite Of Hylan Blvd
    2656 Hylan Blvd, Suite 100 10306, (718) 979-3303
  • Adam Grocery Store
    658 New Dorp Ln 10306, (718) 987-5959
  • Freddies Supermarket
    3830 Richmond Ave 10312, (718) 967-3049
  • Ninos Convenience (Nino's Catering Meats)
    185 Roma Ave 10306, (718) 668-1515
  • Stop & Shop
    4343 Amboy Rd 10312, (718) 608-8950
  • Walgreens
    7001 Amboy Rd 10307, (718) 569-5672
  • Hy Star
    4278 Arthur Kill Rd 10309, (718) 966-8960
  • Dollar Tree
    3231 Richmond Ave 10312, (718) 569-3014
  • Derosa Foods
    817 Richmond Ave 10312, (718) 948-1208
  • Mike's & Samia Deli
    3295 Richmond Ave 10312, (718) 554-4936
  • Boyar Food Market
    4131 Hylan Ave, Store B 10308,
  • Richmond Fiesta Market
    896 Huguenot Ave 10312, (718) 317-9700
  • Seguine & Grocery
    56 Seguine Ave 10309, (718) 608-9633
  • Great Kills Convenience
    28 Giffords Ln 10308,
  • Armstrong Mini Market
    4295 Amboy Rd 10312,
  • Sun Fruit Market Inc
    3870 Richmond Ave 10312, (718) 356-9503
  • Aplus
    630 Arthur Kill Rd 10308, (718) 605-6595
  • V & J Soriano
    150 Greaves Ln 10308, (718) 948-1538
  • CVS
    4055 Hylan Blvd 10308, (718) 966-9285
  • Novellis Pork Store
    3161 Amboy Rd 10306, (718) 351-0790
  • Pastosa Ravioli of Eltingville
    3817 Richmond Ave 10312, (718) 356-4600
  • Key Food Supermarket
    244 Arden Ave 10312, (718) 226-0130
  • Family Fruit
    2200 Arthur Kill Rd 10309, (718) 317-4949
  • Carlos Fish Market
    3852 Richmond Ave 10312, (718) 967-5758
  • Top Tomato Superstore
    4045 Amboy Rd 10308, (718) 605-3200
  • CVS
    5830 Amboy Rd 10309, (718) 966-9278
  • AJ 99 Cents
    1755 Richmond Rd 10306, (718) 524-6787
  • CVS
    4065 Amboy Rd 10308, (718) 317-2442
  • Eltingville Convenience
    3845 Richmond Ave 10312, (347) 630-2060
  • Super Liquor Market
    19 Giffords Ln 10308, (718) 984-8500
  • Walgreens
    758 Arthur Kill Rd 10312, (718) 317-5085
  • Guyon Market
    110 Guyon Ave 10306, (718) 667-9253
  • Ross Ville Fish Market
    655 Rossville Ave 10309, (718) 317-6947
  • Vania corp
    4032 Hylan Blvd 10308, (718) 356-2393
  • Elverton Convenience
    496 Arthur Kill Rd 10308, (917) 559-4648
  • Fanellis Deli & Meats / Rocco's Deli
    566 Woodrow Rd 10312, (718) 984-0679
  • CVS
    640 Arthur Kill Rd 10312, (718) 948-5200
  • Seguine Deli
    52 Seguine Ave 10309,
  • CVS
    260 Arden Ave 10312, (718) 966-5509
  • CVS
    250 Page Ave 10307, (718) 966-6606
  • Rite Aid
    43-68 Amboy Rd 10312, (718) 227-3049
  • Fresh Deli & Grocery Inc
    4203 Hylan Blvd 10308,
  • Qwik Stop Deli and Grill
    877 Huguenot Ave 10312, (718) 701-6595
  • Frank and Sal Italian Market
    4060 Hylan Blvd 10308, (718) 966-7400

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:

Last updated: 9/29/2020

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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