If you’re looking for great Greek food or an exotic microbrew, look no further than Astoria. This northern Queens neighbourhood exudes a youthful charm and welcoming attitude. In Astoria, mom-and-pop shops snuggle up to humble townhouses whose residents address one another by name. Strikingly diverse groups of people intermingle with appreciative ease in this laid-back neighborhood’s various culinary destinations and quiet streets.See places to stay Save this neighbourhood
On the Map
Astoria is within Queens and bordered by Manhattan, Roosevelt Island, Long Island City, Woodside, Ditmars / Steinway, and Sunnyside
Greek Flavours In a Welcoming Queens Neighbourhood
Astoria is an exciting, diverse and safe neighbourhood filled with people from all over the world and known for great food, particularly Greek. There are numerous cafes, restaurants, grocery stores, and fruit stands a block away."
Together In Queens
Queens is the most ethnically diverse urban area in the world with a population of over 2.2 million, 46% of whom are foreign-born, representing over 100 different nations and speaking over 138 different languages. How cool is that?"
Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighbourhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:
Cameron Blaylock is a photographer and artist living in Brooklyn, NY. In 2010 Cameron received a European Diploma in Fine Arts from Bauhaus-University in Weimar, Germany. Having been a full-time Brooklyn resident for just over one year, the Airbnb Neighbourhoods Project helped Cameron further understand and appreciate the massive, multi-layered, singular organism that is New York City.
Kenn Tam is a Canadian photographer living and working in New York City's Manhattan, that specialises in portraits and street photography. And yes, he was that high school year book guy with a 50mm lens for a face.