Astoria

Queens

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Settled by Dutch and Germans in the 17th Century and later by Irish, Jewish, Greek, Cypriot, Egyptian, Syrian, and Lebanese immigrants, this Queens neighborhood has kept its long-time ethnic residents while attracting a wide swath of young newcomers in recent years. Astoria’s proximity to Manhattan, along with its slightly-lower rents and slightly more spacious apartments make it a desirable neighborhood to live in.

The trifecta of 30th Avenue, Broadway, and Ditmars Boulevard make up Astoria’s main shopping and dining areas, making this multi-zip code neighborhood almost a little city in itself. This up-and-coming neighborhood is home to a slew of coffee shops that all opened in 2014, signifying Astoria as a place residents and visitors actually desire to spend time and relax in, rather than just to sleep in between commutes. Kinship Coffee Collective, 60 Beans, OK Café and the Korean chain Caffe Bene have all set up shop recently and are bustling with Astorians. September 2014 marked the first ever Astoria Restaurant Week, in which over 50 local restaurants offered special menus and deals similar to New York Restaurant Week, which takes place mostly in Manhattan twice annually. Astoria is renowned for having some of the best Greek food of all the boroughs, with restaurants like MP Taverna and Tyverna Kyclades being delicious standouts.

Astoria is also home to the world’s premier piano company, Steinway & Sons, the Museum of the Moving Image and New York City’s largest public pool, open between Memorial Day and Labor Day, and bustling with locals admiring the beautiful views of the Queenborough Bridge and skyline in the background. Astoria Park is open year-round, and offers great public green space for outdoor movie screenings, concerts, picnics and more.

Astoria is a large enough neighborhood that weeks of never leaving the neighborhood would still leave plenty to do!

Neighborhood Highlights

Trains:

N
Q
R
M

Buses:

Q18
Q19
Q66
Q69
Q100
Q102
Q103
Q104
M60

Rental Prices:

$903 ― $1,926

Sales Prices:

$217,000 ― $462,000

Landmarks:

Kaufman Astoria Studios' Museum of the Moving Image, Isamu Noguchi Museum, Socrates Sculpture Park, Astoria Park

School Districts:

30

Police Precincts:

114

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Reviews

  • Sharon
    June 2nd 2015
    Mikes Diner
  • sam
    June 5th 2014
    Great restaurants and bars. A hop and skip away from Manhattan on the N or Q train. If you're looking for a good deal close to the city Astoria should be on the top of your list!
  • EvanMas
    March 5th 2014
    EuroLounge was a great venue for a night out. Preferably when there is a performer or live artist. Looks small at first but walk through the entire place and it opens up.

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