The last one is the quadrant we're attacking next, before we make a brief trip out to Long Island and then back to Queens for the southern quadrants. The eastern half of Queens is far more suburban than the western half, much more like Long Island than the rest of New York City. The northeastern quadrant is predominantly Italian and Jewish (Whitestone, Bayside, Fresh Meadows) with large Korean and Chinese populations in Flushing and pockets of Latino and black populations in the southern parts of Fresh Meadows and as you get into Jamaica. With the possible exception of some gentrified parts of northwestern Queens such as Long Island City, the northeastern quadrant is by far the highest-income, with the southeastern probably the lowest-income.
This group will have some familiar names (Key Food, Food Universe) as well as some more specialized stores (New Age Fresh Market, Chang Jiang Foodmarket) and quite a few independent stores (Bayside Milk Farm, Aron's Kissena Farms). We will be beginning with a small chain store from Long Island operating in a former Waldbaum's tomorrow right here on The Independent Edition!