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What are some cool things to check out in Astoria, Queens?

Asked by occ (4083points) March 28th, 2008

I spent years in Manhattan but don’t know Queens at all. I hear Astoria is up-and-coming. Anything specific to check out there? What’s the main street to walk around? cool shops, specific ideas of what to check out?

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peedub's avatar

This beer garden is totally amazing. The place is enormous and gets seriously packed.

jz1220's avatar

I second the beer garden. It feels like an oasis away from the city. The garden atmosphere is fun and friendly during the spring/summer. Right now, I’m really craving their kielbasa. Besides the beer garden, my friend who lived in Astoria says there are small Greek delis all over the neighborhood to check out.

pattyb's avatar

the museum of the moving image.

sdeutsch's avatar

Right under the 30th Av. subway station (on 31st Street, I think), there’s this amazing little greek restaurant called Opa! Opa! It’s a tiny little storefront with a deli in the front, but if you walk through to the back, there’s a nice little indoor/outdoor patio restaurant – and they have the best spinach pie I’ve ever eaten. We were visiting friends in Astoria for a week, and we ate there at least twice – it was superb!

There’s also a great little crepe restaurant on Broadway, somewhere between 32nd and 36th streets – I can’t remember quite where, but we had a wonderful dinner of savory crepes there…

Enjoy! =)

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BoyWonder's avatar

Jackson Hole

GeorgeGee's avatar

Ethnic restaurants in general are a good bet in Astoria, as others have hinted at; here is a more comprehensive list:

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