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Astoria in Queens, New York

In western Queens, Astoria, one of the borough's well-known neighborhoods, is a hop, skip, and jump (or short subway ride) across the East River from Manhattan. Find out more about living, eating, and having fun in this excellent neighborhood.

Astoria, Queens: Neighborhood Profile of Astoria
Astoria is a popular neighborhood in northwest Queens, New York, which has kept its longtime residents while attracting new ones. It's convenient to Manhattan, safe, urban but with some space and greenery, and offers decent, but appreciating, real estate prices. Eating and cultural options have grown, ensuring its reputation as a gem of Queens.

Eating Out in Astoria, Queens: Restaurants, Cafes, Bakeries, and More
Astoria is a neighborhood often on the tongues of New Yorkers who love to eat. It's more casual and cheaper than Manhattan, the ethnic foods are more traditional and less nouveau, and there's a great neighborhood vibe. Here are recommendations for restaurants, cafes, bakeries, and markets.

Astoria Restaurants - Reader Picks
Astoria restaurant picks from readers in Queens, New York

Best Italian Restaurants in Astoria - From Pizza and Pasta to a Sweet Finish
Italian in Astoria? That&'s no mistake. There's a common misconception about Astoria - people think it's mostly Greek. And though it&'s true, Astoria's Greek population is large and concentrated; there have always been more Italians and Italian-Americans. Italian influences are all over Astoria - from old-fashioned pastry shops and specialty pork stores to new avant-garde restaurants.

Photos of Astoria, Queens
Photos of Astoria, Queens New York. Photo gallery of Astoria neighborhood images.

Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden: An Urban Oasis in Astoria, Queens
When the summer has come out in full bloom and the evenings are warm enough to lounge outside, we love to have dinner and relax in the beer garden at the Bohemian Hall. The garden is large and full of trees and picnic tables filled with folks sipping cold beer and tackling plates of hearty Czech cuisine.

Top 5 Sandwiches in Astoria
The streets of Astoria, famed for their blend of cultures and cuisines, can be an exciting place to walk. If you don't want to break stride while you're exploring, stop at one of these tasty sandwich (or sandwich-ish) shops for a savory bite that won't slow you down.

Top 5 Grocery Stores in Astoria
If you're looking for a specialty ingredient, there's a good chance you can find it here in Astoria at one of these great grocery stores. The biggest and best grocery stores are on or around 30th Avenue, but a couple of smaller specialists are worth seeking out in other corners of the neighborhood.

Astoria, Queens: Top Reasons To Live in Astoria, New York
Astoria, a neighborhood in Queens, is one of the best places to live in New York City. Here are a few reasons why.

Agnanti Restaurant in Astoria - Restaurant Review
Agnanti Restaurant overlooking Astoria Park serves tasty Greek home cooking, with a great selection of grilled seafood and refreshing salads.

Kabab Cafe - Restaurant Review - In Astoria's Little Egypt
Ali's famed Kabab Cafe in Astoria's Little Egypt proves that vibrant flavors can still be served up with gourmet verve at unbeatable prices. Ali's personality alone could spice up any room, and is matched by his culinary skill.

Living in Western Queens: Astoria, LIC, and Jackson Heights
Astoria is one of the most popular neighborhoods in Queens for those commuting to Manhattan. Check this profile of life in Astoria and other neighborhoods in Western Queens.

D&F Italian Deli - Review of D&F Italian Deli in Astoria, Queens
An unassuming haven for Italian treats, D&F Italian Deli serves some of the best food to go in Astoria and all of Queens.

Museum of the Moving Image
The Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, Queens, celebrates the history, technology, and art of movies. It is a great museum with a balance of hands-on activities and information that will interest youngsters and adults. On the weekends enjoy a movie screening (usually classic or foreign) in the Rilkis Theater.

Apartment Rental Report for Astoria, NY
Due to Astoria's proximity to Manhattan, more professionals have been crossing the water to seek cheaper rents, thereby pushing up rental prices in the neighborhood.

Japanese Convenience Store
Astoria now has its own Japanese convenience store -- Family Market on Broadway. One of the great pleasures of a Japanese convenience store is the variety of drinks available.

Judith Klein - Bio
Judith Klein -- Astoria's Foodista blogger -- is a guest writer for the Queens site at About.com.

Zora O'Neill - Bio of Astoria's Roving Gastronome
Zora O'Neill - Bio of Astoria's Roving Gastronome

Astoria, Queens: Neighborhood Profile
The New York Times has published an article on real estate and life in Astoria, Queens, one of the borough's most well-known neighborhoods. The area is very appealing for its proximity to Manhattan and its variety of shopping and restaurants.

Greater Astoria Historical Society
The Greater Astoria Historical Society preserves and shares local history of Astoria and Long Island City with the world. You can attend lectures, go on walking tours, and watch historical films, all at the Greater Astoria Historical Society in Queens.

Great Coffee in Astoria
Astoria's got some great coffee is percolating. You can find excellent espresso, fabulous frappes, and gratifying Greek coffee in the neighborhood.

Taverna Kyclades - Restaurant Review
Taverna Kyclades in Astoria, Queens, is great for seafood in the heart of Dimars, Astoria.

7 Reasons to Live in the Ditmars Neighborhood
The Ditmars neighborhood in Astoria, Queens, has a lot to offer, from food and recreation, to great architecture and holiday celebrations. Learn more about Ditmars.

Indie Shopping in Astoria
Astoria has a thriving indie shopping scene. Find profiles of unique local shops.

Astoria Music Society
A non-profit that hosts the Astoria Symphony and the Lost Dog New Music Ensemble.

May Events in Astoria, Queens
What to do in Astoria, Queens for the month of May.

10 Ways to Go Green in Astoria
How to reduce, reuse, recycle, and refuse, and help out Astoria's environment.

Cocktails in Astoria and Long Island City
Here are the best bars and others spots in Astoria and Long Island City to enjoy cocktails and cocktail culture.

Yoga in Astoria
Yoga is popular in the Astoria neighborhood. Here are some great places to take yoga classes in Astoria.

Astoria Park Alliance
Astoria Park Alliance is a community organization dedicated to improving Astoria Park.

Great Burgers in Astoria and Long Island City
Burgers! Here's our list of the tastiest ones in Astoria and Long Island City.

Tour the Steinway & Sons Piano Factory
Did you know that the world-famous Steinway piano are made by hand in Astoria? Learn about visiting this fascinating factory.

Thai Restaurants in Astoria
Here are some of the best and most popular Thai restaurants in Astoria.

June Calendar of Events - Astoria and Long Island City
Calendar of concerts, outings, art, and more in Astoria and Long Island City this June.

Astoria's Outdoor Restaurants - Backyard Dining Spots
Here's a round-up of some fine outdoor -- not sidewalk -- dining options in Astoria and Long Island City.

Public Art in Western Queens
Explore the public art and monuments in Astoria and Long Island City through this photo tour.

Ways to Stay Cool in the Summer in Astoria
The movies, the ice cream, the beer gardens ...all ways to keep cool in Astoria this summer.

July Events Calendar for Astoria, Queens
Events in Astoria and Long Island City this July.

Subway Travel in Astoria and Long Island City
Subways in Astoria and Long Island City, Queens.

Astoria Park's Monuments and Tributes
Astoria Park is home to a number of monuments and honors.

Why Summer Is Awesome in Astoria
Astoria in the summer - here's how to have fun this summer in the city neighborhood.

Great Iced Coffee in Astoria
Iced coffee can be found throughout Astoria and Long Island City, Queens.

Wine Bars in Astoria and Long Island City
Here are our favorite wine bars in Astoria and LIC. Enjoy!

Theater in Astoria and Long Island City
Get your theater fix at The Secret Theater, Astoria Performing Arts Center, and the Chocolate Factory.

Ovelia Psistaria in Astoria - Restaurant Review
Ovelia Psistaria is a great Greek restaurant in Astoria, Queens. Ominivores, vegetarians, and vegans, as well as gluten-free folks will find something to eat here.

Volunteer in Astoria
Find places where you can volunteer in western Queens.

Learn New Skills in Astoria and Long Island City
Learn crafting, dancing, or using the flying trapeze at these outlets for your creativity in Astoria and Long Island City, Queens.

Watching the Game in Astoria and Long Island City
Here are some of the best pubs and bars to watch baseball, football, soccer, and more sports on the tv.

September Events Calendar for Astoria, Queens
What's happening in Astoria and Long Island City, Queens, during the month of September 2011.

October Events Calendar for Astoria, Queens
Here's a rundown on what's happening in Astoria this October.

36 Things to Do in Long Island City and Astoria
Find a list of things you can do in western Queens.

Michael Angelo's II
Read a review of this classic Italian-American restaurant in northern Astoria.

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