There’s something about Astoria’s Ditmars neighborhood that truly feels like a community.
Strolling down 31st Street, you may feel like you’re in Manhattan, with chains like Artichoke Pizza popping up along the bustling road. But local spots still reign, with restaurants, shops and more owned and operated for decades by Queens residents.
Hop on the N or W and take it to Astoria-Ditmars north of Hoyt Avenue for a true neighborhood experience. Here’s where to go while you’re there.