Jessica Mousseau is a copywriter & copy editor from the United States. Her work can be viewed at: www.jessicamousseau.com.
Published May 26th 2011
In the borough of Queens, New York is the neighborhood of Astoria. This place is convenient to Manhattan yet offers safer living as well as more green space. This is fast becoming a popular area to live as the real estate prices are decent and the area land values is not depreciating nearly as much as the surrounding communities.
One of the best eateries in Astoria is Bohemian Hall. This unique restaurant has a lovely garden full of trees and offers picnic tables where one can sit down to a dinner of Czech food or have a nice drink. The Bohemian Hall offers live folk music and the atmosphere is casual. Make this restaurant a planned stop on your trip to New York.
One thing most tourist do not do while on a trip is grocery shop. However in Astoria you will encounter a number of different ethnic stores. The Trade Fair shop is the place to go to find a variety of foods from all around the world. They offer foods from Mexico, Egypt, the Middle East, Brazil and Jamaica to name a few. The bakery offers local and ethic breads and pastries and has some of the best sourdough bread in all of New York City.
The Museum of the Moving Image is one of the best places to experience the history, technology and magic of movie and moving pictures. This venue offers exhibits and hands on activities for both children and adults. On weekends there are showings of movies including latest hits and all time classics.
Want a cup of coffee but not a latte, frappe or anything fancy? Then visit M. Wells in Astoria. This place is not a fancy coffee shop but is modeled after an old fashioned diner. The coffee served here is strong, rich and delicious and you will also receive real cream to add to your coffee. The price of a cup of this brew is an unbelievable low price – under $2. Where else in New York can you get something for that price?
The Astoria Music Society is a gem of Astoria. It has brought both old and new classical music to the area since 2002. This society is basically a symphony but the unique feature is that they frequently perform concerts designed especially for children.