Commerce & Culture
Astoria boasts a panoply of cuisine. The neighborhood’s enviable array of restaurants quite literally puts an entire world of cuisine in your hands, from Instagrammably-indulgent gastropubs to time-tested favorites around for generations. You’ll find the greatest varieties along 30th Avenue, Ditmars Boulevard, and around the Broadway-Steinway subway stop. Grab second-to-none noshes and head for Astoria Park, a recreation-filled oasis between the Triboro and Hell Gate bridges that’s ideal for countless activities—if only just kicking back. Aside from being the company town of America’s most celebrated piano maker, the Astoria zeitgeist is also inextricably tied to filmmaking, as evidenced by the still-functioning Kaufman Astoria Studios and the neighboring Museum of Moving Image, which celebrates the neighborhood’s recurring role on the silver screen. Another popular hangout is Socrates Sculpture Park, showcasing large-scale sculptural installations on the waterfront.