Neighborhoods

Hardest-Hit Communities

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The hardest-hit communities the Taskforce on Racial Inclusion & Equity has focused on since its launch include those most impacted by COVID-19, in addition to communities that have a high percentage of other health and socioeconomic disparities. At the time the Taskforce was established, these communities accounted for over 50% of all the City's COVID-19 cases.

Map with neighborhoods in the table below numbered.

  Neighborhoods Borough ZIP Codes (modZCTAs)
1 Lower East Side and Chinatown Manhattan 10002, 10003, 10009, 10013
2 Morningside Heights and Hamilton Heights Manhattan 10025, 10027 10031, 10032
3 Central Harlem Manhattan 10026, 10027, 10030, 10037 10039
4 East Harlem Manhattan 10029, 10035
5 Washington Heights and Inwood Manhattan 10032, 10033, 10034, 10040
6 Mott Haven and Melrose Bronx 10451, 10454, 10455, 10456
7 Hunts Point and Longwood Bronx 10455, 10459, 10474
8 Morrisania and Crotona Bronx 10456, 10459, 10460
9 Highbridge and Concourse Bronx 10452
10 Fordham and University Heights Bronx 10453, 10458
11 Belmont and East Tremont Bronx 10457, 10458
12 Kingsbridge Bronx 10463, 10468
13 Parkchester and Soundview Bronx 10472, 10473
14 Williamsbridge and Baychester, Edenwald Bronx 10466, 10467, 10468
15 Bedford Stuyvesant Brooklyn 11205, 11206, 11216, 11221, 11233, 11238
16 Bushwick Brooklyn 11206, 11207, 11221, 11237
17 East New York and Starrett City Brooklyn 11207 11208, 11239
18 Sunset Park Brooklyn 11220, 11232
19 Coney Island Brooklyn 11224, 11235
20 Flatbush and Midwood Brooklyn 11226
21 Brownsville Brooklyn 11212, 11233
22 East Flatbush Brooklyn 11203, 11226
23 Flatlands and Canarsie Brooklyn 11236
24 Queensbridge and Astoria Queens 11101
25 Jackson Heights Queens 11368, 11369
26 Elmhurst and Corona Queens 11368
27 Briarwood, Flushing South Queens 11435
28 Kew Gardens and Woodhaven Queens 11419, 11421
29 Woodhaven, Richmond Hill, South Ozone Park Queens 11419, 11420
30 Jamaica and Hollis Queens 11412, 11423, 11432, 11433, 11434, 11435, 11436
31 Queens Village Queens 11429
32 Rockaway and Broad Channel Queens 11691, 11692, 11693, 11694
33 St. George, Stapleton, Port Richmond Staten Island 10301, 10303, 10304, 10310