Astoria is the northwest part of Queens, best known for its ethnically diverse community. As Meagan Brauer of PopUp New York found out, there are plenty of things to do in the community, whether you’re into vintage shopping, art and museums or international food. Follow Meagan as she finds the best of Astoria for less than $30.


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35-11 36th Street at 34th Avenue

SITE is a one-of-a-kind store that offers unique gifts and represents local artists from Astoria. The constantly changing inventory has something for everybody.

Museum of the Moving Image

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36-01 35th Ave. at 37th Street
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The museum takes visitors behind the screen to learn how film, television and digital media is made. Admission to the museum is $10.

See Also: CBSNewYork’s Guide to Museums

Mundo Cafe & Restaurant

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31-18 Broadway Store #E at 32nd Street
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While Astoria is known for Greek and Egyptian Food, the bloggers at We ♥ Astoria love this place! They have choices on the menu from all over the world—be sure to try their signature dish, Red Sonja.

See Also: CBSNewYork’s Guide to New York’s Best Outdoor Restaurants

Loveday 31

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33-06 31st Street at 33rd Street
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Astoria is a great place to shop vintage with stores such as Loveday 31, which has a wide variety of high-quality vintage clothing at an affordable price.

See Also: CBSNewYork’s NYC Guide to Thrift Shopping