Astoria has long been known as a Greek neighborhood, and it’s unquestionably a great place to get dishes with calamari, feta and other Mediterranean staples. But there are communities, and culinary options, from the rest of the world, notably the Middle East, India and Brazil. Astoria’s proximity to Manhattan—it’s 20 minutes from Times Square by subway—has made it popular with young, artsy New Yorkers, who’ve opened galleries alongside longtime cultural favorites like the Museum of the Moving Image and historic Kaufman Astoria Studios, where several current TV series make their home.
The museums, food, shopping and cultural highlights of Astoria, Queens, that you can’t miss.
Astoria is home to a thriving arts community, rich Greek heritage and the oldest operating movie studio in the United States. In fact, it's no exaggeration to trace the roots of NYC's rarefied place in the entertainment industry to this Queens neighborhood. Learn about the area's history and new hot spots from the residents who know it best in our short documentary.
Located in Astoria, New York's Greek-American neighborhood, this park was restored in 1990 as a locus for neighborhood gatherings and to create "a little bit of Athens in Astoria." An amphitheater juxtaposed with statues of the Greek philosopher Socrates and the Greek goddess Athena give the park a Hellenic ambience.
Rizzo's is known throughout the City for its thin-crust Sicilian slice, a beautifully composed tableau with rectangles of creamy, slightly browned and crisp mozzarella floating atop a deep-red pool of tangy, garlic-infused sauce sprinkled with a heap of Parmesan and Romano, sharp and salty.