Pathmark 125th Street Closed

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Beyond Pathmark: Assuring Access to Healthy Affordable Food in East Harlem


Beyond Pathmark: Assuring Access to Healthy Affordable Food in East Harlem

A Policy Brief from the NYC Food Policy Center at Hunter College

The closing of the Pathmark supermarket on 125th Street and Lexington Avenue makes it harder for the people of East Harlem to find healthy affordable food and raises important questions for the future of this community. In this policy brief, the New York City Food Policy Center at Hunter College describes the background for the closing, identifies short-term concerns about its impact and invites East Harlem residents and leaders to use the closing to consider longer term goals for our community’s food system, for its health and equitable economic development. Read the policy brief>>

pathmark goodbye sign 11 23 2015

A notice posted outside Pathmark in November 2015

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Infographic Pathmark 125

Additional resources:

Cohen N. Zoning and the City’s Food System: Recap and a Look Ahead.

Lavin M. Supermarket access and consumer well-being: The case of Pathmark in Harlem. International Journal of Retail & Distribution Management. 2005

Food Policy for Breakfast Seminar 11/17/15: Zoning and the City’s Food System- Resources (presentations, video and audio)


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