Astoria

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.

For more information:

http://www.astoria.org
http://www.rapturelounge.com
http://www.albatrossbar.com
http://www.mccannspubnyc.com
http://www.myastoria.com
http://www.astorians.com

NO FEE Gross rent 2, 500 Net rent 2, 291 First month free on a 12 month lease.$2,291
Located in the heart of Astoria.$2,795
Just on the market ! A two bedroom apartment with one bath located on a tree lined street known for its serenity.$2,300
Completely renovated two bedroom apartment with one bath located on a tree lined street known for its serenity.$2,200
Custom designed two bedroom one bath located in a three family brick home across from Astoria Park.$2,700
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Bright 3 Bedroom flex apartment in Astoria ONLY 24001 King size bedroom and 1 queen size bedroom on the 1st floor in a 3 story private houseThere a 3rd king ...$2,400
True 3 bedrooms with 2 full baths, dining space, 2 balconies and a large living room.$2,800
Mint 2 bedroom with home office space in the heart of Astoria.$2,400
Spacious 3 Bedroom apartment in Astoria ONLY 23002 King size bedrooms and 1 smaller bedroom on the 2nd floor in a private houseEat in kitchen with plenty of cabinet space ...$2,300
GORGEOUS 3 Bedroom Apartment With Lots Of Private Outdoor Area.$2,799
Brand new luxury rental building leasing at 27 15 Astoria Blvd 20 unit elevator building featuring virtual doorman system, bike storage, laundry center, 360 degree roof deck with skyline views ...$2,383
Very spacious 1 Bedroom apartment LOFT, 1000sq ft with 2 Bathrooms in Astoria 2300Huge 1 bedroom in the basement of a two family house.$2,300
Spacious 3 Bedroom apartment in Astoria Place 25002 King size and 1 queen size bedrooms with great closet space on the 2nd floorHuge living room BalconyEat in kitchen with great ...$2,500
Stunning and oversized one bedroom home in a boutique condominium building with a separate kitchen and juliet balcony.$2,350
Welcome to your perfect work from home home !$2,595
Best of Astoria and Ditmars and Astoria Park location !$2,400
Brand new 1 Bedroom apartment in Astoria 2450 NO BROKERS FEESunny queen size bedroom with double closet on the 6th floor in a high end elevator buildingGorgeous island kitchen with ...$2,450
Introducing the Astor on 30th Avenue.$2,600
Introducing the Astor on 30th Avenue.$2,500
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One of a kind gem on 30th Avenue.$2,850
Brand new 1 Bedroom apartment 8C in Astoria 2600 NO BROKERS FEESunny queen size bedroom with double closet on the 8th floor in a high end elevator buildingGorgeous island kitchen ...$2,600
Brand new 1 Bedroom apartment 4B in Astoria 2500 NO BROKERS FEESunny queen size bedroom with double closet on the 4th floor in a high end elevator buildingGorgeous island kitchen ...$2,500
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Stunning one bedroom unit with juliet balcony !$2,350
A modern touch plus a hint of Astoria charm is what you get here !$2,800
Welcome to this brand new The Thalia Luxury development sitting on 31st street.$2,745
Spectacular 3 bedroom 1 Bath apartment for Rent in Astoria.$2,500
1400 square foot 2 bedroom located just off Astorias 30th Avenue.$2,980
Beautiful 2 Bedroom apartment in Astoria 2600 NO BROKERS FEE2 Queen size bedrooms on the 4th floor in a 6 story small buildingOpen kitchen with dishwasher, microwave, and great cabinet ...$2,600
Beautiful 2 Bedroom apartment in Astoria 22501 King size bedroom and 1 queen size bedroom on the 1st floor in a 3 story walk up small buildingSpacious living roomNice and ...$2,250
Welcome to this brand new The Thalia Luxury development sitting on 31st street.$2,612
Wonderful 1 bedroom 1 Bath apartment for Rent in Astoria.$2,200
Located in the heart of Astoria.$2,999
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