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Neighborhood Profile


Astoria Photo
The pool at Astoria Park / ericskiff's Flickr

Most Manhattanites know Astoria only for its beer gardens, but this large—about 170,000 people—and eclectic neighborhood has much more to offer, including reasonably priced housing, strong ethnic clusters that have weathered the first waves of gentrification, good shopping at both local markets and big-box retailers, and pedestrian-friendly streets. The downside is a lack of foliage and park access, as well as a commute that is reasonable to midtown but cumbersome to lower Manhattan.


36th Ave. to Twentieth Ave./Con Ed Power Plant/19th Ave., Ditmars Blvd./BQE/Northern Blvd. to East River

Subway Stations

N,W to 36th Ave. | R,V to 46th St. | R,V to Northern Blvd. | R,V to Steinway | N,W to Broadway | N,W to 30th Ave. | N,W to Astoria Blvd. | N,W to Astoria-Ditmars

Number of Trees
Number of Murders
Travel time to...42nd St.Fulton St.Columbus CircleUnion Sq.
... in Minutes
From Astoria Blvd.
Number of Trains: 4
Number of Stations: 8