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.
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.
Astoria's architecture isn't innovative or distinctive, but it has its charms. Expect to find a lot of vinyl siding and white brick.
You will never have a food craving that can’t be met: Astoria is known for its amazing ethnic food options.
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.
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.
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 KycladesSeafood, 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 VinosteriaItalian, Wine Bars, Pizza
The mellow atmosphere at this cozy trattoria and wine bar complements the simple, seasonal Italian fare.
Butcher BarBarbeque, Butcher, Pubs
Award winning chef Orlando Sanchez brings Texas-style BBQ north of the Mason Dixon Line. Try the ‘meat candy’ sandwich.