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Astoria, Queens, neighborhood guide

Astoria, Queens, has an ever-growing collection of bars, restaurants and shops, but which stand out from the rest?

Time Out, Photograph: Gabriela Herman

A lively, traditionally Greek and Italian neighborhood, Astoria, Queens, has over the past few decades seen an influx of Brazilians, Bangladeshis, Eastern Europeans, Colombians and Egyptians. Eat and drink your way through this diverse cultural legacy, from stuffed vine leaves and spinach pie in a Hellenic taverna to a thick Turkish coffee and shisha pipe in “Little Egypt” (Steinway St between 28th Ave and Astoria Blvd), or a stein of Czech suds at the enduringly popular 1910 Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden. In the early days of cinema, Astoria was a major celluloid star, and Kaufman Astoria Studios—based in the old Paramount Pictures production HQ—carries on the moviemaking tradition, while the recently upgraded and expanded Museum of the Moving Image illuminates all facets of the art form.

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Ray C
Ray C

More fun facts about Astoria: Named after John Jacob Astor, the first multi-millionaire in the United States, Astoria is a quiet and relaxed neighborhood nestled in between the East River and LaGuardia Airport. Home to many families and hipsters, most of Astoria buildings are three stories or lower. Townhouses and row houses are the norm although in recent years, there have been a few high-rise condo developments. Those aiming to make Astoria their new home will be happy to note that rents are considered relatively affordable in this neighborhood.


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Jenny

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