Astoria is the northwest corner of Queens from 36th Ave to Ditmars Blvd between the East RIver and 49th St. It’s the home of the Museum of the Moving Image, Noguchi Museum, and Socrates Sculpture Park.
The Robert F. Kennedy Bridge (Triborough) and Hell Gate Bridge leap across the East River from Astoria Park.
Steinway St is one of the commercial strips. It’s named after the piano maker who still has a factory in the neighborhood.
Astoria Park is the big park. There are also Hallets Point, Socrates Sculpture Park and Rainey Park.
The neighborhood was first settled in the 1600s by Dutch, English and German immigrants. Irish followed, then Italians. The Bohemian Hall (1910) beer garden is a remnant.
It became NYC’s Greek neighborhood in the 1960s. Steinway St between 28th Ave and Astoria Blvd was a “Little Egypt” in the 1990s. A Brazilian community grew up around 36th Avenue.
The Spanish community is big enough to support two social clubs: Circulo Español and Casa Galicia.
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The neighborhood is New York City Council District 22 and New York City Council District 26.
The neighborhood is Queens Community District 1 which works with the Queens Borough President.
The neighborhood is represented by New York Congressional District 12 and New York Congressional District 14.