Why food deserts persist in low-income NYC neighborhoods

Hundreds of thousands of New York City residents live in so-called food deserts.

They’re low-income areas — usually Black and Hispanic neighborhoods — without large supermarkets and lacking many options for healthy, affordable food. Areas long-considered food deserts include Bedford-Stuyvesant and Brownsville, Brooklyn, the South Bronx and parts of Harlem.

NEW YORK — Hundreds of thousands of New York City residents live in so-called food deserts.

They’re low-income areas — usually Black and Hispanic neighborhoods — without large supermarkets and lacking many options for healthy, affordable food. Areas long-considered food deserts include Bedford-Stuyvesant and Brownsville, Brooklyn, the South Bronx and […]

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