Astoria is a popular neighborhood in northwest Queens that has kept its longtime residents happy while attracting many new ones. It's convenient to Manhattan, has an urban atmosphere but with more space and greenery than other parts of the city, and features affordable, but appreciating, real estate prices. Eating and cultural options have grown over the years, earning Astoria’s reputation as one of Queen’s true gems. Once known only as a hub of Greek life, Astoria is home to immigrants from around the world and young people who have fled pricey Manhattan and Brooklyn.

Astoria’s original name was Hallet’s Cove, after William Hallet, the first man to own land in the area in 1659. Later, it was renamed to Astoria in an attempt to persuade America’s richest man, John Jacob Astor, to invest in the neighborhood, a plan which backfired when he only gave $500, but the name stuck.

Astoria's main shopping areas are 30th Avenue, Steinway, Ditmars, and Broadway. 30th Avenue and Ditmars are Greek and Cypriot areas. Meanwhile, Broadway has more Latin American flavor, and Steinway, just south of Astoria Blvd is a Little Egypt with lots of Middle Eastern cafes, markets, and shops.

The southern reaches of the neighborhood have swiftly changed since the late 1990s. Once barren, industrial streets are now home to restaurants and cafes.

As far as boundaries, there's no doubt that Astoria's western border is the East River, but go inland and all bets are off. Real estate brokers like to draw the southern border just north of Queens Plaza, though the Post Office marks it along Broadway and 31st Avenue. North/northeast is the Con Ed plant and the East River again. North of 24th Avenue and west of Steinway Street is known as Ditmars. Or go east and it's Steinway, another subneighborhood. The eastern border with Woodside is 50th Street.

Green Spaces, Landmarks, and Museums: Astoria Park (19th St between Ditmars and Hoyt) is on the East River with superb Manhattan views and a great huge pool, where the Unite States Olympic trials occurred in 1936 and 1964. ARROW Park (35-38 35th St) is a community garden. Athens Square Park (30th Ave and 30th St) is a hot spot. Other cool places include the Kaufman Astoria Studios' Museum of the Moving Image, Socrates Sculpture Park, Isamu Noguchi Museum, The Hell Gate Bridge, The New York Connecting Railroad, Bohemian Hall, NYC’s oldest beer garden, the Quinn Memorial Building, which houses the Greater Astoria Historical Society, and St. Michael’s Cemetery, where pianist and composer Scott Joplin is buried.

Area hotels include the Fairfield Inn and the Franklin NYC. Restaurants include Jackson Hole, Piccola Venezia, Last Stop Restaurant Café, Taverna Kyclades, Ponticello Ristorante, Trattoria L’incontro, Brick Café, Cavo, Kumo Japanese Restaurant, Angelo & Sons Bakery, Agnati Restaurant, Ayza Chocolate Bar, and Mom Bar Egyptian Restaurant. Bars include Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden, Rapture Lounge, Albatross Bar, Irish Rover, McCanns Pub and Grill, Bar 36, Flemings Pub, Uncle George’s, Broadway Sports Bar, and Jimbo’s Sports Bar. Some of the hottest clubs are Zodiac, Club DNA, Eternity Lounge, Club 21, Waltz Astoria, Pirata Bar and Lounge, Shadow, Studio 34, Lattitude, Moomialounge, and Catra.

Annual festivals that attract thousands include the Astoria Chicken Festival, the New York City Musical Saw Festival, and the Queens International Film Festival.

There are a large number of public schools in Astoria, including private schools such as El-Ber Islamic School, Immaculate Conception School, Les Enfants Montessori School, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School, Queens Lutheran School, and St. Francis of Assisi School.

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

Buses 18, 19, 19A, 101, 102, 103, and 104 criss-cross Astoria.

The Grand Central Parkway cuts through Astoria on its way to the Triborough Bridge.

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Prime Astoria/LIC Retail: 24 Feet of Frontage on Broadway - Heavy Foot Traffic - AAA National TenantsAvailable upon request
Spacious 4 Bedroom With Backyard$2,995
Astoria 2 Bed with Outdoor Space$2,150
Astoria: Rent Stabilized 2 Bedroom For Rent Near 30th Avenue with Heat & Hot Water Included$1,624
Astoria Cove: NO FEE! New Construction 2 Bedroom 1 Bathroom in Elevator Laundry Building$2,050
Astoria: NO FEE! Rent Stabilized 2 Bedroom (Both Queen Sized) For Rent Off 30th Avenue$1,825
Astoria/LIC Top Floor Gut Renovated 3 Bed 2 Bath with Dishwasher$2,750
Astoria/LIC: Massive Top Floor 4 Bedroom For Rent - 1 Block to N & W Train$2,600
2 Bedroom 2 Bath Apt (NO FEE)$4,950
Cozy Alcove Studios Along East-River Waterfront: Prime Astoria!$3,250
Beautiful 1 bed in Astoria!!! NO FEE!!!!$2,287
If you are considering a move to an Extra Spacious, Boutique New Condo with PARKING SPACE INCLUDED in the price You've found your new home !$4,200
A jewel two bedroom, 2 bath with dramatic views in Astoria by waterfront.$3,800
The Marx$3,750
3 bedroom apartment with laundry in unit, a dishwasher and a private garden located in the heart of Astoria !$3,600
4 bedroom apartment with laundry in the unit, and a dishwasher located in the heart of Astoria !$3,600
Modern 3 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms Upper Duplex 3rd and 4th Floor.$3,600
Double your personal living space, INDOOR OUTDOOR, with this extraordinary Astoria waterfront 2 Bedroom 1.$3,484
Beautiful Two Bedroom, Two Bathroom Apartment Now Available at Astoria Central !$3,399
This 3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom with 2 balconies, and 1 basement storage space also included, features washer dryer in unit, central air, stainless steel appliances, dishwasher, a living dining area, ...$3,300
Charming very large 3 Bedroom, with huge living room and sizable dining room and a very big kitchen this apt will not last !$3,300
Freshly painted Luxury condo 2 bed 2 bath with huge private balcony.$3,200
Astor Broadway combines charm with contemporary design.$3,208
Huge 1300 sq ft 3 Bedroom Apartment in Astoria with Balconies 3100 All utilities included 1 Huge master bedroom with half bathroom and 2 smaller bedrooms on the 2nd floor ...$3,100
Large 3bedroom 1. 5 bath in the heart of Astoria, Broadway amp ; 35th St.$3,000
Welcome to this spacious and beautiful 2 family detached house.$3,000
Located in the heart of Astoria.$3,000
3 Bedroom apartment next to Astoria Park ONLY 2, 250 NO BROKERS FEEBright 3 bedroom apartment on the third floor of a beautiful building, right next to Astoria park.$2,250
2400 for two people. 2500 for three people.$2,400
Looking for an outdoor space ?$2,500
CYOF, Agent shows unit. Newly renovated, spacious 2 bedroom apartment in Astoria, Queens.$2,250
Astor Broadway combines charm with contemporary design.$2,368
Available for Dec 15th, 2020.$2,400
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