It doesn’t take long to sense Astoria’s special character. Well tended residential block criss-cross an international street life. The pace is neither Manhattan’s hectic bustle not the steady routine of the suburbs. Astoria is truly a village with the city, ideal for strolling, shopping, lingering and people watching. In addition to the great shopping on Steinway Street, the surrounding area also has an array of restaurants, cafes and specialty food stores from every corner of the world reflective of its multi cultural population. So much so that Astoria has become a veritable “Restaurant Row” – home to hundred of exquisite restaurants, intimate cafes, quaint coffee shops and other eating emporiums.
Cultural institutions have mushroomed in Astoria and nearby Long Island City. The American Museum of the Moving Image and Kaufman Astoria Studios are a couple of blocks off Steinway Street and Silvercup Studios, the Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum, Socrates Sculpture Park, and P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center are all minutes away. Other cultural institutions, art galleries, and points of historic interest such as the Steinway Mansion also abound.
The ideal place to “make a day of it” shopping, dining and visiting a trip to Steinway Street, Astoria provides it all. Come visit, you’ll be glad you did.