Neighborhood Guide

Perhaps the most tantalizing feature of The Astor LIC is its incredibly convenient location at the intersection of Long Island City and Astoria, Queens. This laid-back, hyper-local neighborhood sits just Northeast of Queens Plaza, adjacent to the Kaufman Arts District and blocks from the official boundary of one of NYC's most authentic neighborhoods - Astoria.

Satisfy your appetite with eclectic local grub spots like the Café Ole, Backyard at the Paper Factory, the innovative LIC Flea market and an impressive rising craft microbrewery presence like the LIC Brewing Company. Then head to Sunswick Pub for some craft beer and live music, the more upscale gastropub Snowdonia, Studio Square beer hall for fun events, and even Steinway Billiards nearby.

Partners Coffee Interior Counter
Photo Courtesy of Partners Coffee

Partners Coffee

26-25 Jackson Ave, Queens, NY 11101
Building exterior of PS1


22-25 Jackson Ave, Queens, NY 11101
HiFi Records & Café Interior
Photo Courtesy of HiFi Records & Café

HiFi Records & Café

23-19 Steinway St, Queens, NY 11105
Astoria Park with view of bridge
Photo Courtesy of New York City Department of Parks & Recreation

Astoria Park

19 19th St, Astoria, NY 11105
Dutch Kills Bar interior with wood booth seating
Photo Courtesy of Dutch Kills Bar

Dutch Kills Bar

26-25 Jackson Ave, Queens, NY 11101
Casa Enrique interior with bar counter stools and employees working
Photo Courtesy of Casa Enrique

Casa Enrique

5-48 49th Ave, Long Island City, NY 11101
SculptureCenter building exterior
Photo Courtesy of SculptureCenter


44-19 Purves St, Long Island City, NY 11101
The Ditty detail food photo
Photo Courtesy of Kayla Dade Photography

The Ditty

35-03 Ditmars Blvd, Astoria, NY 11105
Noguchi Museum interior
Photo Courtesy of Nicholas Knight. ©INFGM ARS

The Noguchi Museum

9-01 33rd Rd, Queens, NY 11106

Nearby & Noteworthy


  • MoMa PS1
  • Museum of the Moving Image
  • Socrates Sculpture Park
  • Noguchi Museum
  • Brickhouse Ceramic Center
  • Sculpture Center
  • Kaufman Arts District


  • Casa Enrique
  • Maiella
  • Sanfords Astoria
  • The Bonnie
  • Taverna Kyclades
  • Luna


  • Crossfit Gantry
  • The Cliffs LIC
  • Partners Coffee
  • Foodcellar & Co
  • Yoga Agora
  • Astoria Bookshop


  • The Beast Next Door
  • SingleCut: Beersmiths
  • The Baroness
  • LIC Bar
  • The Highwater
  • Dutch Kills

Nearby transportation options like the M and R trains situated only 3 blocks away, along with the N, W, E, G 7 subway lines merely minutes away at Queens Plaza ( say how many minutes to midtown?) and the Q100, Q101, Q102, Q104, Q60, and Q66 bus lines. Get whisked away to the Financial District, Hudson Yards, New York Univerisity, the Upper East Side's hospital row, Union Square, Grand Central or Times Square, Brooklyn or the rest of Queens all in a convenient breeze.

Illustrated transportation map on black background highlighting points of interest along with subway, bus and more including transportation times