Foodscape: Upper West Side

by NYC Food Policy Editor

Upper West Side 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 Lincoln Square, Manhattan Valley, and Upper West Side

*All data from DATA2GO includes Upper West Side and West Side

Zip codes include: 10023, 10024, 10025, 10055, 10060, 10069, 10090, 10095, 10098, 10099

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

DEMOGRAPHICS:

  • Total Population: 214,744 (2.52% of NYC population) (1)
  • Population by Race and Ethnicity of Upper West Side and New York City (1)
    • Upper West Side: 16.3% Latino | NYC: 29% Latino
    • Upper West Side: 5.9% Black | NYC: 22% Black
    • Upper West Side: 65.5% White | NYC: 32% White
    • Upper West Side: 9.4% Asian/Pacific Islander | NYC: 15% Asian
    • Upper West Side: 2.8% Other | NYC: 2% Other
  • Upper West Side Population by Age: (1)
    • 0-17 years: 15%
    • 18-24 years: 5%
    • 25-44 years: 34%
    • 45-64 years: 27%
    • 65+ years: 18%
  • Life Expectancy
    • Upper West Side: 85.2 years (2) | NYC: 82.1 years (2)
  • Born Outside the US: 
    • Upper West Side: 23% (1) | NYC: 37% (1)

UPPER WEST SIDE ACCESS TO HEALTHY FOOD:

  • Supermarket to Bodega Ratio: One (1) supermarket in Upper West Side to 3 bodegas (1)
  • Meal Gap (# of meals needed per year for food security): 4,007,916 (2)
  • Food Insecurity
    • Upper West Side: 10.3% of residents (2)| NYC: 15.4% of residents (2)
  • Residences that Lack a Kitchen: 
    • Upper West Side: 2% of housing units (2)| NYC: 0.8% (2)
  • Households Receiving SNAP Benefits: 
    • Upper West Side: 7.8% of households (2)| NYC: 22.4% of households (2)
  • Walking Distance to Fresh Fruits and Vegetables: (4)
    • 5 minutes or less: 75% (Compared to 49% New York City-wide)
    • 5-10 minutes: 17% (Compared to 18% New York City-wide)
    • 10 minutes or more: 8% (Compared to 32% New York City-wide)

FOOD CONSUMPTION:

  • At Least One Serving of Fruits or Vegetables Per Day (percent of adults): 
    • Upper West Side: 92% (1) | NYC: 87% (1)
  • No Fruits and Vegetables Yesterday: 
    • Upper West Side: 8% of adults (2) | NYC: 12.9% of adults (2)
  • One or More 12-ounce Sugary Drinks Per Day (percent of adults): 
    • Upper West Side: 12% (1) | NYC: 23% (1)

HEALTH AND DISEASE STATUS:

  • Adults Reporting Their Own Health as “Excellent,” “Very Good” or “Good” (percent of adults): 
    • Upper West Side: 93% (1) | NYC: 78% (1)
  • Obesity (percent of adults): 
    • Upper West Side: 10% (1) | NYC: 24% (1)
  •  Childhood Obesity (percent of public school children in grades K through 8): 
    • Upper West Side: 10% (1) | NYC: 20% (1)
  • Diabetes (percent of adults): 
    • Upper West Side: 5% (1) | NYC: 11% (1)
  • Hypertension (percent of adults): 
    • Upper West Side: 21% (1) | NYC: 28% (1)

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

  • Median Household Income
    • Upper West Side: $117,421 (2) | NYC: $63,132 (2)
  • Poverty (percent of households with incomes below poverty): 
    • Upper West Side: 9.2% (2) | NYC: 19.7% (2)
  • Unemployment (percent of people ages 16 and older): 
    • Upper West Side: 3.3% (2) | NYC: 4.5% (2)
  • Extreme Housing Burden (percent of renters): 
    • Upper West Side: 20.8% (2) | NYC: 29.5% (2)

EXERCISE AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY BURDEN

  • Air Pollution (micrograms of fine particulate matter per cubic meter): 
    • Upper West Side: 8.5 (1) | New York City-wide: 7.5 (1)
  • Bicycle Network Coverage (percent of streets with bike lanes): 
    • Upper West Side: 30% (1) | New York City-wide: 10% (1)
  • Pedestrian Injury Hospitalizations (per 100,000 people): 
    • Upper West Side: 16 (1) | New York City-wide: 23 (1)
  • Any Physical Activity in the Past 30 Days (percent of adults): 
    • Upper West Side: 83% (1) | New York City-wide: 73% (1)

UPPER WEST SIDE 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.

UPPER WEST SIDE COMMUNITY GARDENS: 

UPPER WEST SIDE  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)  

  • Mobilization For Change Community Garden: 955 Columbus Ave
  • West 104th Street Garden: 8 W 104th St
  • West 111th Street People's Garden: 1039 Amsterdam Ave
  • West 87th Street Park & Garden: 55-57 W 87th St
  • La Perla Community Garden: 76 W 105th St

UPPER WEST SIDE SCHOOL GARDENS:

  • HS 485 Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts: 100 Amsterdam Ave
  • HS 494 High School of Arts and Technology: 122 Amsterdam Ave
  • PS 199 Jessie Isador Straus: 270 W 70th St
  • Open Door Child Care Center: 820 Columbus Ave
  • PS 191 Museum Magnet School - Historic Record MOVED: 210 W 61st St
  • PS 452: 210 W 61st St
  • PS 191 Riverside School for Makers and Artists (PS 191): 300 W 61st St
  • PS 165 Robert E. Simon: 234 W 109th St
  • PS 163 Alfred E. Smith: 163 W 97th St
  • Child Center of New York- Escalera Head Start: 169 W 87th St
  • HS 505 Edward A. Reynolds West Side High School: 140 W 102nd St
  • PS 145 The Bloomingdale School: 150 W 105th St
  • PS 87 William Sherman: 160 W 78th St
  • PS 84 Lillian Weber School of the Arts: 32 W 92nd St
  • PS 75 Emily Dickinson: 735 W End Ave
  • PS 166 The Richard Rodgers School of The Arts and Technology: 132 W 89th St
  • PS/MS 165 The Robert E. Simon School: 234 W 109th St (between Broadway & Amsterdam Ave)
  • MS 245 - The Computer School: 100 W 77th St (between Columbus & Amsterdam Ave)
  • HS 402 The Urban Assembly School for Green Careers: 145 W 84th St
  • HS 541 Manhattan Hunter Science High School: 122 Amsterdam Ave
  • PS 811 Mickey Mantle School: 466 W End Ave
  • PS 333 Manhattan School for Children: 154 W 93rd St

UPPER WEST SIDE 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.

UPPER WEST SIDE 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

UPPER WEST SIDE 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. 

UPPER WEST SIDE 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.

  • Broadway Farm
    2341 Broadway 10024, (646) 505-0808
  • Key Food Supermarket
    530 Amsterdam Ave 10024, (212) 799-8600
  • Ranch Deli
    980 Columbus Ave 10025, (212) 531-8777
  • Duane Reade
    609 Columbus Ave 10024, (212) 724-4270
  • Flying Tiger Copenhagen
    424 Columbus Ave 10024,
  • CVS
    743 Amsterdam Ave 10025, (212) 280-0596
  • Columbus Natural Food
    725 Columbus Ave 10025, (212) 663-0345
  • Alans Farmland
    27 Columbus Ave 10023, (212) 265-5886
  • Tarallucci e Vino
    475 Columbus Ave 10024, (212) 362-5454
  • West 96 Deli
    214 W 96th St 10025,
  • Garden of Eden Marketplace
    2780 Broadway 10025, (212) 222-7300
  • 99 Cents & Up NYC
    921 Columbus Ave 10025,
  • Lalu Deli Grocery
    594 Columbus Ave 10024, (212) 877-1829
  • Mario's Gourmet Deli
    934 Amsterdam Ave 10025,
  • Felipe Grocery
    934 Columbus Ave 10025,
  • Duane Reade
    2864 Broadway 10025, (212) 316-5113
  • CVS
    2495 Broadway 10025, (212) 787-2194
  • Host Deli & Grocery
    880 Amsterdam Ave 10025, (347) 614-7731
  • 104 Broadway Farm Inc
    2717 Broadway 10025, (212) 663-6036
  • Wu + Nussbaum
    2897 Broadway 10025,
  • Kim's Fruit & Vegetables
    900 Amsterdam Ave 10023,
  • Hot In Crusty
    2393 Broadway 10024,
  • Gourmet Garage
    Lincoln Square, 155 W 66th St 10023, (212) 595-5850
  • Jubilee Market
    180 Riverside Blvd 10069, (212) 877-6000
  • Space Market
    526 Columbus Ave 10024, (212) 787-7025
  • Park Deli
    102 W 79th St #1 10024, (212) 724-5425
  • CVS
    200 W End Ave 10023, (212) 496-4198
  • Central Markets
    300 W 110th St 10025, (212) 932-1990
  • Little Gujrat Deli
    946 Columbus Ave 10025,
  • Deli 360
    360 W 110th St 10025, (212) 678-6060
  • Épicerie Boulud
    1900 Broadway 10023, (212) 595-9606
  • Duane Reade
    2760-62 Broadway (106 St) 10025, (212) 678-7893
  • Associated Supermarket
    13 15 W 100th St 10025, (212) 531-4571
  • Fischer Bros & Leslie
    230 W 72nd St 10023, (212) 787-1715
  • Andy's Deli
    418 Columbus Ave 10024, (212) 799-3355
  • Mani Market Place
    697 Columbus Ave 10025, (212) 662-4392
  • Beard Papa's
    2167 Broadway 10024, (212) 799-3770
  • Gristedes
    2704 Broadway & W 103rd St 10025, (646) 352-4690
  • Barzini's
    2451 Broadway 10024, (212) 874-4992
  • Han's Fruit & Vegetable Market
    2501 Broadway 10025, (212) 666-7089
  • Westside Market
    2840 Broadway 10025, (212) 222-3367
  • Milano Market
    2892 Broadway 10025, (212) 665-9500
  • CP Yang Corporation
    281 Columbus Ave 10023, (212) 877-0837
  • 88 Gourmet Deli Inc
    574 Amsterdam Ave 10024, (212) 799-4900
  • Citarella Gourmet Market - Upper West Side
    2135 Broadway 10023, (212) 874-0383
  • Pioneer Supermarkets
    289 Columbus Ave 10023, (212) 874-9506
  • Duane Reade
    1889 Broadway 10023, (212) 586-6749
  • Western Beef Supermarket
    75 W End Ave 10023,
  • Grand Bazaar NYC
    100 W 77th St 10024, (212) 239-3025
  • Freshy's Deli & Grocery
    941 Columbus Ave 10025, (212) 666-0109
  • New Green Leaf Deli
    518 Amsterdam Ave 10024, (212) 877-7507
  • Los Vecinos Meat Market & Supermarket
    987 Amsterdam Ave 10025, (212) 316-1968
  • Gristedes
    504 Columbus Ave #84 10024, (212) 721-3077
  • Trader Joe's
    670 Columbus Ave 10025, (212) 678-1680
  • H Mart
    2828 Broadway 10025, (646) 952-0442
  • Westside Market
    2589 Broadway 10025, (212) 316-0222
  • Ranch Deli & Nightlife
    856 Amsterdam Ave 10025, (212) 866-8770
  • Trader Joe's
    2073 Broadway 10023, (212) 799-0028
  • Duane Reade
    2683 Broadway #7 10025, (212) 865-5360
  • 194 Manhattan Deli
    194 Manhattan Ave 10025, (212) 222-1246
  • Empire Fruits & Vegetables
    200 W 96th St 10025,
  • Duane Reade
    2069 Broadway 10023, (212) 799-1067
  • Paul Saini Deli Grocery
    724 Columbus Ave 10025, (212) 932-3030
  • Felo Deli Grocery
    23 W 100th St 10025, (212) 866-8195
  • Duane Reade
    700 Columbus Ave (94 St) 10025, (212) 864-4189
  • Whole Foods Market
    808 Columbus Ave 10025, (212) 222-6160
  • Duke Ellington Gourmet Deli
    934 Columbus Ave 10025, (212) 662-3015
  • Joes Gourmet Deli
    920 Columbus Ave 10025, (212) 531-1001
  • Rite Aid
    741 Columbus Ave 10025, (212) 316-0436
  • Zingone Brothers
    471 Columbus Ave 10024, (212) 877-7525
  • KSY Mini Market
    996 Amsterdam Ave 10025, (212)-864-0699
  • Fairway Market 74th Street
    2131 Broadway 10023, (212) 595-1888
  • Rite Aid
    210-20 Amsterdam Ave 10023, (212) 787-2903
  • West 109 Gourmet Deli
    990 Amsterdam Ave 10025, (212) 280-7329
  • Ruandy's Grocery
    175 W 83rd St 10024,
  • CVS
    540 Amsterdam Ave 10024, (212) 712-2821
  • Key Food Supermarket
    755 Amsterdam Ave 10025, (212) 665-9900
  • Zabar's
    2245 Broadway 10024, (212) 787-2000

PARKS IN UPPER WEST SIDE:

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 UPPER WEST SIDE:

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: 5/11/2021

REFERENCES:

  1. Hinterland, K, et al. “Community Health Profiles 2018, Manhattan Community District 7: Upper West Side.” Community Health Profiles 2018, Manhattan Community District 7: Upper West Side, 2018, pp.1-20.
  2. “Data2Go: Upper West Side and West Side.” data2go.Nyc, Measure of America of the Social Science Research Council and Helmsley Charitable Trust, https://data2go.nyc/cd/?id=107*36047015900*ahdi_puma!undefined!ns*!buttonHolder~other_pop_cd_506~ahdi_puma_1~working_poor_cd_421~life_expectancy_puma_562~sch_enrol_cd_112~high_cost_h_cd_216~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#14/40.7871/-73.9761
  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 Upper West Side” New York City Food Policy Center at Hunter College, Mar. 2017, https://www.nycfoodpolicy.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/FS304_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 – Manhattan.” NYCdata, Baruch College Zicklin School of Business, https://www.baruch.cuny.edu/nycdata/population-geography/maps-boroughs.htm.

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