Astoria

A top-notch and down-to-earth neighborhood at the tip-top of Queens.

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 Roosevelt Island, Long Island City, Woodside, Ditmars / Steinway, Sunnyside, and Manhattan

  • Public transit is Easy
  • Having a car is Possible

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

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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Astoria is an exciting, diverse and safe neighborhood filled with people from all over the world and known for great food, particularly Greek. There are numerous cafes, restaurants, grocery stores, and fruit stands a block away."

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.

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Queens is the most ethnically diverse urban area in the world with a population of over 2.2 million, 46% of whom are foreign-born, representing over 100 different nations and speaking over 138 different languages. How cool is that?"

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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Photography

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 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.

Cameron Blaylock

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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.

Kenn Tam

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