Greek food, exotic microbrews, and mom and pop shops in an easy-to-reach Queens locale.

If you’re looking for great Greek food or an exotic microbrew, look no further than Astoria. This northern Queens neighborhood exudes a youthful charm and welcoming attitude. In Astoria, mom-and-pop shops snuggle up to humble townhouses whose residents address one another by name. Strikingly diverse groups of people intermingle with appreciative ease in this laid-back neighborhood’s various culinary destinations and quiet streets.

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On the Map

Astoria is within Queens and bordered by Manhattan, Roosevelt Island, Long Island City, Woodside, Ditmars / Steinway, and Sunnyside

JFK Airport: 22 minutes by cab
Laguardia Airport: 10 minutes by cab
Wall Street / Financial District: 40 minutes by subway
Times Square: 20 minutes by subway

  • Public transit is Easy
  • Having a car is Possible

Greek Flavors In a Welcoming Queens Neighborhood

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Fancy Greek sweets share Queens with creative microbrews in this down-to-earth and diverse neighborhood.

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Astoria entices visitors to leave Manhattan for a taste of its Greek flavors. Here, baklava is still made by hand, and no stick of butter is spared.

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The neighborhood also supports a variety of ethnic shops, markets, and restaurants.

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Together In Queens

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Astoria boasts a healthy mix of community members.

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Parents and school-children share the neighborhood's libraries, sidewalks, and specialty shops with an influx of creative beer brewers and creatives with beards.

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The neighborhood's residential streets are calm, cool, and not complex.

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Residents embrace their simplicity.

Around Astoria

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Residents adore Astoria for its seamless blend of small-town charm and Manhattan-bound centrality.

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Its main streets' colorful awnings look a little more approachable than their Manhattan counterparts' looming billboards and flashing signs.

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In Astoria, you have quietude to hear your thoughts and space to create.

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Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighborhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:

Cameron Blaylock

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Cameron Blaylock is a photographer and artist living in Brooklyn, NY. In 2010 Cameron received a European Diploma in Fine Arts from Bauhaus-University in Weimar, Germany. Having been a full-time Brooklyn resident for just over one year, the Airbnb Neighborhoods Project helped Cameron further understand and appreciate the massive, multi-layered, singular organism that is New York City.

Kenn Tam

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Kenn Tam is a Canadian photographer living and working in New York City's Manhattan, that specializes in portraits and street photography. And yes, he was that high school year book guy with a 50mm lens for a face.