Seven neighborhoods have begun a community rezoning process. Here we compare these communities using data from the NYC Department of Health’s 2015 Community Health Profiles. How can zoning shape our local food environments to improve our health?
Note: East Harlem ranks third in supermarket square footage per 100 population. We recommend deeper analysis to determine which stores in particular contribute to this high square footage and if they are in fact accessible to most residents (for example, if the numbers are bolstered by Target and Costco, which are not accessible to all, this still suggests an issue with food access).
Food Policy for Breakfast Seminar 11/17/15: Zoning and the City’s Food System- Resources (presentations, video and audio)
Infographic on closure of Pathmark on 125th Street and Lexington Avenue, an important source of fresh, healthy and affordable food in this community.
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Community Health Profiles 2015.
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Vital Statistics.
November 25, 2015