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Originally a Greek neighborhood, the changing demographics haven't altered Astoria's still-strong sense of cultural pride.

Astoria's Appeal Goes Beyond Authentic Greek Delicacies

The Greek restaurants are the first thing that comes to mind when most New Yorkers think of Astoria. They are the main draw of course, as are the trendier restaurants opening along Broadway and the worth-the-trip Museum of the Moving Image.

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At a Glance

  • Notable site: Australia's Sydney Harbour Bridge is based on the Hell Gate Bridge in Astoria.
  • Big screen: Scenes from Martin Scorsese's film Goodfellas were shot in Astoria.
  • Dive in: Swimming and diving trials for the U.S. Olympic teams in 1936 and 1964 were held in the pool in Astoria Park.

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About Astoria

Astoria is a large neighborhood in northwestern Queens. It is known to New Yorkers primarily for two things: its historic Greek population and its Czech beer garden, the Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden. While proud of both of these, Astoria sports many other fine qualities. You'll find old-school restaurants from a variety of immigrant communities that call this neighborhood home. More recently, younger, fresher restaurants and bars have opened — without the old versus new gentrification battles Read More [+]

LIVING in Queens

Score a deal on rent (photo: iStockphoto)

9 Ways to Score a Rent Deal

New York City is one of the most expensive cities in the United States, if not the world, in which to live. It’s not unusual for even studio apartments to go for $2,000 a month. Given that most landlords want your annual income to be at least Read More »

Tunnel at the Brooklyn Children's Museum

The Best Museums for Kids

Visiting New York City with kids can be a daunting affair. As parents, you want to keep them entertained but also make sure they get something out of the experience. Museums are an obvious choice, but how do you know which ones are worth the time and money? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Read More »


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New York City’s 8 Best Barbecue Joints

Is New York the best barbecue city in America? The mere suggestion of it might ruffle down-home feathers, yet how could you argue otherwise? Read More »

Edgar Allen Poe Greenwich Village Tour

12 Tours Even Locals Will Love

New Yorkers have a reputation for rolling their eyes when it comes to tours of the city. After all, when you live here, why pay money to walk around your own backyard? As it turns out, there are fascinating, information-packed tours out there even skeptical NYC locals are sure to love. Read More »

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