Foodscape: Woodside/Sunnyside

by Melissa Gallanter, RD

Woodside/Sunnyside 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 Blissville, Hunters Point, Long Island City, Sunnyside, Sunnyside Gardens and Woodside 

Zip codes include: 11101, 11104, 11377

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

DEMOGRAPHICS:

  • Total Population: 135,972 (1.59% of NYC population) (1)
  • Population by Race and Ethnicity of Woodside/Sunnyside and New York City (1)
    • Woodside/Sunnyside: 34% Latino | NYC: 29% Latino
    • Woodside/Sunnyside: 2% Black | NYC: 22% Black
    • Woodside/Sunnyside: 26% White | NYC: 32% White
    • Woodside/Sunnyside: 35% Asian/Pacific Islander | NYC: 15% Asian
    • Woodside/Sunnyside: 2% Other | NYC: 2% Other
  • Woodside/Sunnyside Population by Age: (1)
    • 0-17 years: 17%
    • 18-24 years: 8%
    • 25-44 years: 39%
    • 45-64 years: 24%
    • 65+ years: 12%
  • Life Expectancy
    • Woodside/Sunnyside: 83.7 years (2) | NYC: 82.1 years (2)
  • Born Outside the US: 
    • Woodside/Sunnyside: 55% (1) | NYC: 37% (1)

NEIGHBORHOOD ACCESS TO HEALTHY FOOD:

  • Supermarket to Bodega Ratio: One (1) supermarket in Woodside/Sunnyside to 16 bodegas (1)
  • Meal Gap (# of meals needed per year for food security): 2,661,962 (2)
  • Food Insecurity
    • Woodside/Sunnyside: 9.6% of residents (2)| NYC: 15.4% of residents (2)
  • Residences that Lack a Kitchen: 
    • Woodside/Sunnyside: 0.7% of housing units (2)| NYC: 0.8% (2)
  • Households Receiving SNAP Benefits: 
    • Woodside/Sunnyside: 7.6% of households (2)| NYC: 22.5% of households (2)
  • Walking Distance to Fresh Fruits and Vegetables: (4)
    • 5 minutes or less: 62% (Compared to 49% New York City-wide)
    • 5-10 minutes: 20% (Compared to 18% New York City-wide)
    • 10 minutes or more: 17% (Compared to 32% New York City-wide)

FOOD CONSUMPTION:

  • At Least One Serving of Fruits or Vegetables Per Day (percent of adults): 
    • Woodside/Sunnyside: 92% (1) | NYC: 87% (1)
  • No Fruits and Vegetables Yesterday: 
    • Woodside/Sunnyside: 8% of adults (2) | NYC: 12.9% of adults (2)
  • One or More 12-ounce Sugary Drinks Per Day (percent of adults): 
    • Woodside/Sunnyside: 17% (1) | NYC: 23% (1)

HEALTH AND DISEASE STATUS:

  • Adults Reporting Their Own Health as “Excellent,” “Very Good” or “Good” (percent of adults): 
    • Woodside/Sunnyside: 79% (1) | NYC: 78% (1)
  • Obesity (percent of adults): 
    • Woodside/Sunnyside: 20% (1) | NYC: 24% (1)
  •  Childhood Obesity (percent of public school children in grades K through 8): 
    • Woodside/Sunnyside: 19% (1) | NYC: 20% (1)
  • Diabetes (percent of adults): 
    • Woodside/Sunnyside: 9% (1) | NYC: 11% (1)
  • Hypertension (percent of adults): 
    • Woodside/Sunnyside: 23% (1) | NYC: 28% (1)

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

  • Median Household Income
    • Woodside/Sunnyside: $67,089 (2) | NYC: $63,132 (2)
  • Poverty (percent of households with incomes below poverty): 
    • Woodside/Sunnyside: 10.7% (2) | NYC: 19.7% (2)
  • Unemployment (percent of people ages 16 and older): 
    • Woodside/Sunnyside: 3.0% (2) | NYC: 4.5% (2)
  • Extreme Housing Burden (percent of renters): 
    • Woodside/Sunnyside: 22.8% (2) | NYC: 29.5% (2)

EXERCISE AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY BURDEN

  • Air Pollution (micrograms of fine particulate matter per cubic meter): 
    • Woodside/Sunnyside: 9.3 (1) | New York City-wide: 7.5 (1)
  • Bicycle Network Coverage (percent of streets with bike lanes): 
    • Woodside/Sunnyside: 11% (1) | New York City-wide: 10% (1)
  • Pedestrian Injury Hospitalizations (per 100,000 people): 
    • Woodside/Sunnyside: 10 (1) | New York City-wide: 23 (1)
  • Any Physical Activity in the Past 30 Days (percent of adults): 
    • Woodside/Sunnyside: 72% (1) | New York City-wide: 73% (1)

WOODSIDE/SUNNYSIDE 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.

WOODSIDE/SUNNYSIDE  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)  

  • Queens New Roots (East): 41-38 69th St
  • Sunnyside Park Community Garden: 50th St & Barnett Ave
  • Queens New Roots (West): 41-38 69th St

WOODSIDE/SUNNYSIDE SCHOOL GARDENS:

  • HS 555 Newcomers High School: 28-01 41st Ave
  • PS 229 Emanuel Kaplan: 67-25 51st Road
  • Hunters Point Community Middle School: 1-50 51st Ave
  • PS 151 Mary D. Carter: 50-05 31st Ave
  • PS 112 Dutch Kills: 25-05 37th Ave
  • @ 151Q - D75 Satellite Site: 50-05 31st Ave
  • CS 359 Academy of the City Charter School: 31-29 60th St
  • PS 199 Maurice A. Fitzgerald: 39-20 48th Ave
  • HS 299 Bard High School Early College Queens: 30-20 Thomson Ave
  • HS 610 Aviation Career & Technical Education High School: 45-30 36th St
  • MS 321 Growing Up Green Middle School: 36-49 11th St
  • Child Center of New York- Woodside: 60-02 Roosevelt Ave
  • PS 277 The Riverview School 277Q: 1-50 51st Ave
  • HS 600 Queens Vocational and Technical High School: 37-02 47th Ave
  • PS 4 [email protected] Skillman Avenue: 24-30 Skillman Ave
  • PS 110 : 48-25 37th St
  • Charter 321 Growing Up Green Charter School: 39-37 28th St

WOODSIDE/SUNNYSIDE 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.

WOODSIDE/SUNNYSIDE 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

WOODSIDE/SUNNYSIDE 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. 

WOODSIDE/SUNNYSIDE 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.

  • Koufuku Market
    42-43 27th St 11101, (718) 489-9168
  • 7-Eleven
    50-92 Northern Blvd 11101, (718) 205-9886
  • C-Town
    4125 Greenpoint Ave 11104, (718) 482-9840
  • Mia Grocery & Deli
    47-20 47th Ave 11377,
  • H Mart
    59-18 Woodside Ave 11377, (718) 446-0759
  • Urban Market
    50-01 2nd St 11101, (718) 433-4995
  • Superior Deli
    10-03 40th Ave 11101, (718) 472-1973
  • 3 Friendly Grocery & Deli
    27-26 Queens Plaza S 11101, (718) 361-5998
  • Happy Deli & Grocery
    5002 66th St 11377, (718) 458-2783
  • Turkiyem Market
    46-31 Skillman Ave 11104, (718) 937-3456
  • City Deli Grocery
    5103 43rd Ave 11377, (718) 205-5118
  • 31st Ave Deli
    50-27 31st Ave 11377, (718) 777-6631
  • Mai Sushi
    48-55 36th St 11101,
  • 21 St. Deli Grocery Inc.
    1317 40th Ave 11101, (718) 806-1418
  • Baruir
    40-07 Queens Blvd 11104, (718) 784-0842
  • Rite Aid
    50-15 Roosevelt Ave 11377, (718) 426-7572
  • Bravo Supermarkets
    39-07 65th Pl 11377, (718) 255-6870
  • 2009 Carolina Deli Grocery
    43-02 58th St 11377, (718) 639- 2866
  • Lisa Mini Market
    64-21 Broadway St 11377, (929) 522-0851
  • Atlantis Fresh Market
    3105 Queens Blvd 11101, (718) 392-3202
  • Price Less (99 Cents Paradise)
    42-06 Greenpoint Ave 11104, (718) 786-4578
  • Butchers Block
    43-46 41st St 11104, (718) 784-1078
  • Trade Fair Supermarket
    49-11 30th Ave 11377, (718) 274-2918
  • Glory Deli & Grocery Corporation
    4630 Vernon Blvd 11101, (718) 472-1113
  • Sunnyside Gardens Market
    46-01 Skillman Ave 11104, (718) 937-9301
  • La Adelita De Woodside
    5321 Roosevelt Ave 11377, (917) 396-1295
  • HF Dollar & Up
    39-23 62nd St 11377,
  • Imperial Deli Corporation
    4035 21st St 11101, (718) 937-9114
  • Food Fair
    39-32 62nd St 11377, (718) 255-1920
  • Always Sunny Deli & Grocery
    3945 43rd Ave 11104, (718) 383-6779
  • 7-Eleven
    66-04 Queens Blvd 11377, (718) 779-3683
  • Lucky 518 Market
    6705 Woodside Ave 11377, (718) 779-8883
  • New Review Deli Inc
    3619 Review Ave 11101, (718) 392-2525
  • La Tiendita De Lucy
    50-58 69th St 11377, (718) 606-0446
  • Food Bazaar Supermarket
    42-02 Northern Blvd 11101, (347) 448-8860
  • Austro Grocery & Deli
    67-15 Woodside Ave 11377, (718) 426-5233
  • Key Food Supermarket
    6110 Queens Blvd, Store E 11377, (718) 397-5235
  • CVS
    41 08 Queens Blvd 11104, (718) 361-6014
  • SB Deli & Convenience
    50-02 69th St 11377, (718) 426-8003
  • Zee Grocery
    49-17 Vernon Blvd 11101,
  • Three Friendly Grocery Deli
    2726 Queens Plaza S 11101, (718) 361-5998
  • Plaza Express Deli
    27-02 Queens Plaza S 11101, (718) 361-0847
  • Sparks Deli
    2831 Borden Ave 11101, (718) 392-0757
  • 3 Aunties Thai Market
    64-04 39th Ave 11377, (718) 606-2523
  • nuLOOK
    49-16 Vernon Blvd 11101, (718) 786-3192
  • E & I Deli & Grocery
    4912 Vernon Blvd 11101, (718) 786-3191
  • A & N Deli and Grocery, Inc.
    34-26 Steinway St 11101, (718) 392-8900
  • Always Sunny Grocery
    39-45 43rd Ave 11104, (718) 383-6779
  • Phil-Am Food Mart
    4003 70th St 11377, (718) 899-1797
  • Rosita Mexicana
    61-04 37th Ave 11377, (718) 672-3350
  • Aatma Enterprises (Discount Variety & Grocery)
    50-15 Skillman Ave 11377, (718) 672-1900
  • Crescent Street Deli & Grocery
    38-02 Crescent St 11101, (718) 392-2944
  • Stop & Deli
    64-14 Woodside Ave 11377, (718) 255-6488
  • Niha Mini Mart
    63-02 Broadway St 11377, (718) 205-7164
  • 1 Gourmet Deli 65
    65-42 Woodside Ave 11377, (718) 898-1306
  • Green Valley of Sunnyside
    44-07 Greenpoint Ave 11104, (718) 752-1931
  • Associated Supermarkets
    63-01 Roosevelt Ave 11377,
  • Mary's Express Deli & Grocery
    51-19 Skillman Ave 11377,
  • Hudson Food Market
    29-09 Queens Plaza N 11101, (718) 482-7403
  • Smiley's 69 Deli Grocery
    69-01 Queens Blvd 11377, (718) 533-7010
  • Woodside Deli
    38-45 Woodside Ave 11377, (718) 533-0153
  • Food Dynasty Supermarket
    6209 Roosevelt Ave 11377, (718) 424-1349
  • Tropical Mini Market
    69-06 Woodside Ave 11377, (347) 737-7503
  • CVS
    54 06 31st Ave 11377, (718) 204-7385
  • Sunny Grocery, Turkish Grocery.
    45-26 43rd Ave 11104, (718) 937-6256
  • K Glen Deli & Sari-Sari
    39-16 65th St 11377, (929) 522-0514
  • Simple Love Deli Grocery
    38-15 Greenpoint Ave 11101, (718) 482-7107
  • Mars Deli Woodside
    44-06 48th Ave 11377, (718) 706-8226
  • Plaza Express Deli
    2700 Queens Plaza S 11101, (718) 361-0847
  • Plaza Puebla 47 Grocery
    47-02 48th Ave 11377, (718) 729-6834
  • Nube De Jesus Grocery
    3886 47th Ave 11101, (718) 784-4677
  • Happy Fish Market
    44-15 Queens Blvd 11104, (718) 392-3316
  • La Huerta Fruits & Vegetables
    47-54 47th St 11377, (718) 472-2201
  • Ramos Deli
    47-62 46th St 11377, (929) 328-0796
  • Green Tara Supermarket
    45-62 48th St 11377, (929) 328-0367
  • Rosas Deli and Grocery
    7011 45th Ave 11377, (718) 424-0099
  • AR Grocery
    5115 Broadway 11377, (718) 545-8245
  • Good Neighbor Sunnyside
    45-60 46th St 11377, (347) 813-4698
  • Deli Delight
    4024 Greenpoint Ave 11104, (347) 639-1645
  • Bravo Mini Market
    69-09 Woodside Ave 11377, (718) 505-1042
  • Northern Deli
    6903 Northern Blvd 11377, (718) 478-3388
  • El Super Baratillo
    4792 46th St 11377,
  • Olives Organic Market
    4237 27th St 11101, (917) 745-0032
  • LIC Deli & Grocery
    2901 39th Ave 11101, (718) 349-6368
  • Mike Deli Grocery
    1203 40th Ave 11101, (718) 392-4790
  • Forever Young Fruit & Vegetables
    2103 45th Ave 11101,
  • Foodcellar Market
    4-85 47th Rd 11101, (718) 606-9786
  • Duane Reade
    60-02 Roosevelt Ave 11377, (718) 476-8379
  • Taiyo Foods Japanese Grocery Store
    45-08 44th St 11104, (718) 392-2233
  • My Neighbor's Grocery Store
    901 40th Ave 11101, (718) 729-8557
  • Jackson Gourmet Deli
    2302 Jackson Ave 11101, (718) 433-1355
  • Green Deli Grocery
    37-7 61st St 11377, (718) 457-7040
  • Grand Golden Owls
    4-85 47th Rd 11101, (718) 606-9786
  • Gold Bright Ida
    6508 Roosevelt Ave 11377,
  • Akota Grocery & Halal Meat
    40-04 73rd St 11377, (718) 205-5680
  • Meera Deli
    11-57 44th Dr 11101, (718) 784-7963
  • Best Friends Farm
    42-04 Greenpoint Ave 11104,
  • Rite Aid
    60-26 Woodside Ave 11377, (718) 639-3234
  • Momta Grocery
    50-12 Vernon Blvd 11101, (718) 433-3877
  • Stars Deli Grocery Corp.
    3919 47th Ave 11104, (718) 784-1926
  • Stop & Shop
    34-51 48th St 11104, (718) 728-7724
  • 58 Deli & Grocery
    37-63 58th St 11377, (718) 606-0664
  • New Midtown Deli & Grocery
    35-02 Bradley Ave 11101, (718) 937-9100
  • AAA Deli & Grocery
    50-60 48th St 11377, (718) 784-1750
  • 7-Eleven
    42-02 Queens Blvd 11104, (718) 482-3971
  • Sunnyside Deli
    5012 39th Ave 11377, (718) 429-0280
  • Walgreens
    58-01 Queens Blvd 11377, (718) 779-6431
  • 21 Street Deli Grocery
    13-13 40th Ave 11101, (718) 806-1418
  • New Woodside Grocery & Convenience
    73-19 Woodside Ave 11377, (718) 205-7766

PARKS IN WOODSIDE/SUNNYSIDE:

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 WOODSIDE/SUNNYSIDE:

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: 3/30/21

REFERENCES:

  1. Hinterland, K, et al. “Community Health Profiles 2018, Queens Community District 2: Woodside and Sunnyside.” Community Health Profiles 2018, Queens Community District 2: Woodside and Sunnyside, 2018, pp.1-20.
  2. “Data2Go: Sunnyside & Woodside.” data2go.Nyc, Measure of America of the Social Science Research Council and Helmsley Charitable Trust, https://data2go.nyc/cd/?id=402*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#11/40.7270/-73.8865
  3. “A Foodscape of Long Island City/Astoria” New York City Food Policy Center at Hunter College, Mar. 2017, https://www.nycfoodpolicy.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/FS401_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 – Queens.” NYCdata, Baruch College Zicklin School of Business, https://www.baruch.cuny.edu/nycdata/population-geography/maps-boroughs.htm.

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