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A large neighborhood in Queens just over the 59th St. Bridge from Manhattan's East Side, Astoria has made its mark as a thriving community hub of cultural diversity thanks to its many ethnic heritages and its status as a home to many of the city's creative minds. Homes for rent in Astoria offer residents a Manhattan-like lifestyle without Manhattan prices - perfect for young professionals or growing families.

Fast Facts for Astoria Renters

  • Originally called Hallet's Cove, after its first European settlers, the town was renamed for wildly successful businessman John Jacob Astor. Dutch settlers in Astoria made the neighborhood a hub of furniture making and, later, Steinway pianos. 
  • Getting from Astoria to other parts of New York is easy - the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's E, M, N, Q and R trains stop at various points in the neighborhood. 
  • Students in kindergarten through grade 12 are served by the New York City Department of Education. There are about 110 universities and colleges in New York City, allowing higher education students to study virtually any subject imaginable.
  • Astoria has a rich connection to film and television - movies with scenes shot in Astoria include "Goodfellas" and "A Bronx Tale," while Kaufman Astoria Studios has been home to TV shows such as "Sesame Street" and "Orange is the New Black."

Great Resources for Renters in Astoria

  • Astoria's official website is a good place to start if you're new to the neighborhood - it has a sizable directory featuring things to do, places to eat and attractions to check out in Astoria.
  • A variety of news sources cover news in Astoria, Queens and New York City, including Curbed, the New York Daily News and the New York Post.

Things to Do in Astoria

Astoria offers a variety of cuisine options, including Greek (Astoria is known as the Greek capital of NYC), Italian and creative new options from Manhattan restaurateurs. The Museum of the Moving Image, Socrates Sculpture Park and Isamu Noguchi Museum are just a few of the neighborhood's prime arts and culture destinations.