This Queens neighborhood has it all -- it's the hometown to stars like Tony Bennett, Cyndi Lauper and Christopher Walken, and has been featured in films ("GoodFellas," "Serpico") and was the setting for "All in the Family." And, it's become hot spot for good restaurants and bars. As more young professionals move in – drawn by the quick trip to midtown – the options keep expanding alongside the longtime businesses.
It is impossible to hit all the best that Astoria has to offer in just one day because there's just too much -- Astoria Bier & Cheese, Mom's, the LetLove Inn, Astoria Park and all of Steinway Street -- but we've taken on the challenge of putting together a list of things you won't want to miss.
Get to Astoria by ferry
Walk the Socrates Sculpture Park
Welling Court Mural Project highlights beautiful street art
Grab coffee and a pastry from Astoria Coffee
Get behind the screen at the Museum of the Moving Image
Brunch at Queens Comfort
Enjoy a joke or get crafty at Q.E.D.
Get a taste of authentic Greek food at Taverna Kyclades