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Just a short subway ride—or drive—across the East River from Manhattan, Astoria in western Queens is one of the borough's better-known neighborhoods. Steeped in colorful history, chock-full of great food and opportunities for culture, arts and entertainment, the neighborhood is as popular as Brooklyn and Manhattan for people who love New York City life. Long Island City and Jackson Heights (just to the south and east, respectively) are also popular destination neighborhoods for some of the city's top ethnic restaurants and art museums.

Once a retreat for wealthy Manhattanites, the neighborhood has undergone an enormous transformation since the later part of the 20th century. The formerly industrial area at its southern end has become a bustling landscape of restaurants and cafes. Astoria is considered one of the top dining destinations in Queens; it also boasts one of the city's best and oldest outdoor beer gardens. Astoria's main commercial areas are 30th Avenue, Steinway Street, Ditmars Boulevard, and Broadway. Ditmars Boulevard retains its Greek flavor while Broadway is a magnet for the young and hip. To the south of Astoria Boulevard on Steinway—the neighborhood's main shopping street—you'll find an impressive selection of Middle Eastern cafes and shops. That district's name dates back to the 1870s, when William Steinway built Steinway Village for the employees of Steinway & Sons Piano Factory. On the neighborhood's northern side, the Ditmars section is a quiet residential area that is home to both newcomers and longtime residents.

In addition to being a foodie's dream for its endless ethnic offerings, an area highlight is the American Museum of the Moving Image. Kaufman-Astoria Studios function as a stage for top TV shows. Astoria Park on the East River offers beautiful Manhattan views and the Robert Moses-designed Astoria Pool, and Socrates Sculpture Park in neighboring Ravenswood is a world-renowned outdoor museum and cultural center.

Astoria is a 20-minute commute on the N or W subways to midtown Manhattan. The subway runs above ground along 31st Street.

 

 

 

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21-33 42 St - Astoria, New York

21-33 42 St - Astoria, New York
$1,899,998

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  • Sunday, May 26th, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
30-85 Vernon Boulevard, PHB - Astoria, New York

30-85 Vernon Boulevard, PHB - Astoria, New York
$1,480,000

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  • Sunday, May 26th, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
26-33 28th St, 2A - Astoria, New York

26-33 28th St, 2A - Astoria, New York
$879,000

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26-33 28th St, 4B - Astoria, New York

26-33 28th St, 4B - Astoria, New York
$795,000

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