Astoria is a large middle class and commercial neighborhood in the northwestern corner of Queens. Astoria has a population of 154,000 residents. It has a significant Greek demographic that is reflected in many small business in Astoria, with many restaurants and bakeries being Greek owned. During the mid-1970’s Astoria witnessed a huge surge in Arab and North African immigration. Astoria Boulevard consisting of many Arab shops is now unofficially known as “Little Egypt”. Recently Astoria has seen widespread development of its waterfront property, alongside the East river, with old forgotten neighborhoods experiencing an expansive revival.
City Council Member: Costa Constantinides District 22
NYS Assembly Member: Aravella Simotas District 36
NYS Senate Member: Michael N. Gianaris District 12