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.
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.
The neighborhoods are divided by the 59 community districts defined by the New York City Department of Health. The neighborhood lines and zip codes used for these Foodscape reports are based on the districts used in the 2018 Community Health Profiles, which contain over fifty measures and statistics of neighborhood health.
Foodscape reports will be compiled on this page, divided below by borough, and will be added on a weekly basis.
Belmont and East Tremont: Bronx Community District 6; Zip Codes: 10457, 10458, 10460
Hunts Point and Longwood: Bronx Community District 2; Zip Codes: 10455, 10459
Morrisania and Crotona: Bronx Community District 3; Zip Codes: 10456, 10459, 10460
Mott Haven and Melrose: Bronx Community District 1; Zip Codes: 10451, 10454, 10455, 10456
East Harlem: Manhattan Community District 11; Zip Codes: 10029, 10035