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North of Long Island City and with a similar, low-key pace, Astoria is an unpretentious, diverse middle-class neighborhood in Queens.

At a Glance

Known as the Greek capital of New York City, Astoria is also home to many immigrant families from all over the world, many who have lived in the neighborhood for generations. There is a large elderly population and it is popular with families, but the quick commute to Midtown Manhattan (15 minutes on the N/M/Q/R – all above ground) and reasonable rents have begun to attract a younger crowd. New luxury buildings are cropping up and are changing the landscape of the neighborhood, bringing an influx of new residents.


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The Mood

Family-friendly and multi-cultural, Astoria is a residential neighborhood with a calmer pace of life.

Heart of the Neighborhood

Broadway between 32nd and 35th Avenues is packed with restaurants, bars and local businesses.

Neighborhood Quirk

Astoria's architecture isn't innovative or distinctive, but it has its charms. Expect to find a lot of vinyl siding and white brick.

Best Perk

You will never have a food craving that can’t be met: Astoria is known for its amazing ethnic food options.

Biggest Downside

If you’re into late nights on the town and dancing the night away, you won’t find it in Astoria. Nightlife tends to be low-key.

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By the Numbers

Astoria has long been a destination for New Yorkers looking for relief from Manhattan and Brooklyn prices. But, with a growing condo and rental market, that might not be the case for long.

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Food & Drink

Astoria is famous for its plethora of delicious ethnic restaurants. It’s rare you’ll have a craving that can’t be met in this foodie heaven.

Taverna Kyclades

Seafood, Greek, Mediterranean

Don't be deterred by the long lines. This neighborhood institution serves some of the best Greek food outside of Athens.



Rustic wood-fired pizzeria serving Italian small plates (including to-die-for meatballs) and craft beers.

Vite Vinosteria

Italian, Wine Bars, Pizza

The mellow atmosphere at this cozy trattoria and wine bar complements the simple, seasonal Italian fare.

Butcher Bar

Barbeque, Butcher, Pubs

Award winning chef Orlando Sanchez brings Texas-style BBQ north of the Mason Dixon Line. Try the ‘meat candy’ sandwich.

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