Named after John Jacob Astor, the first multi-millionaire in the
United States, Astoria is a quiet and relaxed neighborhood nestled
in between the East River and LaGuardia Airport. The lack of
obvious pockets of industry along with touches of old New York,
such as a lampposts or a pull-down fire alarm, makes Astoria a less
gritter option compared to parts of Brooklyn. Home to many families
and hipsters, most of Astoria buildings are three stories or lower.
Townhouses and row houses are the norm although in recent years,
there have been a few high-rise condo developments. Those aiming to
make Astoria their new home will be happy to note that rents are
considered relatively affordable in this neighborhood.
Population Density: 41,423 people per square mile
(Brooklyn: 34,817 people per square mile; Manhattan: 67,355)
Adjacent Neighborhoods: Ravenswood, Steinway, Astoria
Public Transit: N/Q (30th Ave, Astoria Blvd,
What's it like?…
Interested parties can shop at Marshalls. A number of shops (including Party City) can be found around here. 31st Avenue Gyro and Gino's Pizzeria & Restaurant are some of the restaurants in the area. The area has a number of food options, including Spyce Astoria, Lite Bites, and Diwine. These are located within 800 yards.