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6.5 out of 10

Astoria

Ranked 24th best neighborhood in Queens
40.7613735927692 -73.9198760034382
Great for
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Public Transport
  • Internet Access
  • Cost of Living
  • Pest Free
Not great for
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Who lives here?
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Tourists
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Reviews

2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
Jun 10, 2017

"Thinking of Astoria? Do your Research!!"

Astoria WAS a good value in the early 2000s. It's a different story now. Landlords are getting greedy with rents approaching Manhattan prices! Yet, it's Astoria! The subway line to Astoria is one of the worst in the city. I don't care what anyone says, it is terrible. I use it daily for commuting and the delays are daily, not to mention the super-packed trains. This combined with the soaring rents means Manhattan is quickly becoming the better deal. The N/W trains work find in Manhattan, but often stop or delay or reroute at 57th. Very inconvenient. So tired of it. Finally, despite the constantly increasing rents, there are no good groceries here (no Trader Joe's, no Whole foods etc.) The restaurants and cafes are average. The population is diverse but noisy 24/7. As I said, it was a deal when 1 bedrooms could be had for 1G back in the early 2000s. Now with 1 bedrooms in excess of 2G there is just no point.
Pros
  • Beautiful views of the NYC skyline from some areas
Cons
  • Terrible service on N/W subway line
  • Far from Downtown Manhattan
  • Few big supermarkets though the neighborhood does have many small grocery stores and delis that sell a large variety of international foods and eats
  • Poor shopping
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
2yrs+

"Incredibly diverse, worth a look"

Astoria is one of the most diverse places in the world - I once read an interesting piece in National Geographic stating something to that effect, anyway. Each time I go here I enjoy a different Greek restaurant, as there are a lot of them in the area. It struck me as a place that's rather quiet during the evenings - most of the residents probably head into the city for weekend partying.

Manhattan dwellers will probably be doing a bit more walking out here than they are used to - at least when it comes to catching the local public transportation. But that is a small price to pay for a quiet city dwelling that is so close to some of the best neighborhoods in Manhattan.
Pros
  • quiet New York neighborhood
  • Fabulous ethnic restaurants in the neighborhood's many diverse ethnic enclaves
Cons
  • Far from Downtown Manhattan
  • No real nightlife scene
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
2yrs+

"So Close to Manhattan"

I have visited and stayed Astoria many times and my favorite thing about this neighborhood is how close it is to Manhattan! It only takes me about 15 minutes to get into work since I work right off the N/R/W line! It is great, lots of times I want to stay at my friends in Astoria rather than go back to my home in Brooklyn!

Another great attribute is all the Greek restaurants that you can go to here. One great place is the restaurant 718. I would definitely check it out!

Another place that MUST be checked out is the cannoli at La Guli Bakery. It is one of the best cannoli's that I have ever had in my life and it is located on 2915 Ditmars, close to 31st St and the final stop of the N subway.
3/5
2yrs+

"Another culturally diverse neighborhood"

Astoria is a popular neighborhood in northwest Queens bounded to the north and west by the East River. The area has kept its longtime residents happy while attracting many new ones.

It boast a convenient trip to Manhattan, urban but with space and greenery, and decent, but appreciating real estate prices. Once known only as a hub of Greek life, Astoria is home to immigrants from around the world, and young people who have fled pricey Manhattan and Brooklyn. Eating and cultural options have grown, earning it a reputation as a gem of Queens. Astoria has always been known for Greek food (it is the Greek capital of NYC), and lately it has gained a reputation for fine dining and innovative cooking.

Astoria Park is smack on the East River with gorgeous views of Upper Manhattan and the Queensboro and Hellgate Bridges. The arts are picking up steam in Astoria. Local culture is led by the innovative American Museum of the Moving Image. It is one of the finest museums in New York City for kids, for adults, and definitely for movie aficionados.

Unranked Streets in Astoria

12th St

2.5/5
"Short waterfront boulevard dominated by Astoria Park."
40.7634131254467 -73.937506303753

14th Pl

2/5
"Short but Lovely"
40.77476074404 -73.9273430740838

23rd St

2.5/5
"run down street in desirable location"
40.7637070772114 -73.9310029879858

26th Rd

1/5
"About As Boring As 26th Ave"
40.77323900551 -73.9262400006349

30th Rd

2.5/5
"30th Avenue highway to highway"
40.7670144273944 -73.9235115146616

34th St

3.5/5
"Nice quiet street"
40.7596465228028 -73.9239668664988

35th St

2.5/5
"Good place if your middle class and need a nice safe neighborhood to live in!"
40.7593164318429 -73.9231332422286

36th St

2/5
"eh. Not much going on"
40.7597192959373 -73.9217032271097

37th Ave

2.5/5
"On 30th Street"
40.7567243309236 -73.9342400931008

37th St

2.5/5
"Great street for families"
40.7590477370618 -73.9211446846127

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