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Astoria, Queens

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Located in the northwestern corner of the Queens, Astoria is bounded by the East River and is adjacent to three other Queens neighborhoods: Long Island City, Sunnyside (bordering at Northern Boulevard), and Woodside (bordering at 50th Street)

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Astoria was formerly called Hallett’s Cove, after its first landowner William Hallett, who settled there in 1659. It was founded in 1839 by fur merchant Steven Halsey and was a noted recreational destination and resort for Manhattan’s wealthy.

Hallett’s Cove was renamed after John Jacob Astor, then the wealthiest man in America, with a net worth of over $40 million, in order to persuade him to invest just $2,000 in the neighborhood. He only invested $500, but the name stayed nonetheless, as a bitter battle over naming the village was finally won by Astor’s supporters and friends.

In 1870, Astoria and several other surrounding villages, were incorporated into Long Island City. Long Island City remained an independent municipality until it was incorporated into New York City in 1898. The area’s farms were turned into housing tracts and street grids to accommodate the growing number of residents.


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The New York City Department of Education operates Astoria’s public schools. A complete listing searchable by ZIP code can be found on the Department’s official website.

Astoria also has several private schools, many of which offer parochial education:

  • Immaculate Conception School (21-63 29th Street)
  • Les Enfants Montessori School (29-21 Newton Avenue)
  • Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School (23-15 Newtown Avenue)
  • Queens Lutheran School (31-20 37th Street)
  • St. Catherine and St. George School (22-30 33rd Street)
  • St. Demetrios Astoria School (30-03 30th Drive)
  • St. Francis of Assisi School (21-18 46 Street)
  • St. John’s Preparatory School (21-21 Crescent Street)
  • St. Joseph’s School (k-8) (28-46 44th Street)
  • Most Precious Blood School (Pre-K – 8th) (32-52 37th Street)
  • El-Ber Islamic School (25-42 49th Street)


Queens Borough Public Library operates three branches within Astoria’s ZIP codes:

  • Astoria (14-01 Astoria Boulevard)
  • Broadway (40-20 Broadway)
  • Steinway (21-45 31st Street)

Places of interest

  • Attractions in Astoria include the Kaufman Astoria Studios’ Museum of the Moving Image, Isamu Noguchi Museum, and Socrates Sculpture Park. Astoria Park, along the East River, is Astoria’s largest park and also contains the largest of New York City’s public pools which was also the former site of the 1936 and 1964 U.S. Olympic trials.
  • The oldest beer garden in New York City, Bohemian Hall, was founded in 1910 when Astoria was largely Irish, Italian, Bohemian (Czech), and Slovak.
  • The Greater Astoria Historical Society in the historic Quinn Memorial Building on the corner of Broadway and 36th Street serves as a valuable historical resource as well as providing tourist information.
  • St. Michael’s Cemetery on Astoria Boulevard is the burial place of composer and pianist Scott Joplin  and gangster Frank Costello.

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