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Astoria

  •   State: 
    New York
      County: 
    Queens County
      City: 
    Astoria
      County FIPS: 
    36081
      Coordinates: 
    40°46′01″N 73°55′16″W
      Established: 
    1659
  •   Latitude: 
    40,7491
      Longitude: 
    -73,9402
      Dman name cbsa: 
    New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
      Timezone: 
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 
    11101
    11102
    11103
    11105
    11106
      GMAP: 

    Astoria, Queens County, New York, United States

  •   Population: 
    6,888

Astoria is a neighborhood in the western portion of the New York City borough of Queens. As of 2019, Astoria has an estimated population of 95,446. The area was originally called Hallet's (or Hallett's) Cove after its first landowner William Hallet, who settled there in 1652 with his wife, Elizabeth Fones. Astoria and several other surrounding villages were incorporated into Long Island City in 1870, which in turn was incorporated into the City of Greater New York in 1898. The neighborhood is located in Queens Community District 1 and its ZIP Codes are 11101, 11102, 11103, 11105, and 11106. It is patrolled by the New Yorkers City Police Department's 114th Precinct and represented by the 22nd and 26th Districts on the City Council. Astor is home to the Museum of the Moving Image and Kaufman Astoria Studios, which is preserved today as a museum of the city's heritage. For. heritage heritage purposes, the city classifies Astoria as 31st Avenue (north of Grand Central Parkway), Old Astoria, and Astoria (in the remaining area) Based on the 2010 U.S. Census, the combined population of these areas was 154,141, a decrease of 17,141 (2,427%) from the 171,568 counted in 2000, and the population of the neighborhood had a density of 60.5 ha (1,527.5 acres) in 2000.

History

Astoria is the primary city name, but also Long Is City, Long Island City are acceptable city names or spellings, Queens on the other hand no longer accepted or obsolete and are no longer used as a designation. The area now known as Astoria was originally called Hallet's Cove (also spelled Hallett's Cove), after its first landowner William Hallet. The area was renamed for John Jacob Astor, then the wealthiest man in the United States with a net worth of more than $40 million, in order to persuade him to invest in the neighborhood. He only invested $500, but the name stayed nonetheless, as a bitter battle over naming the village finally was won by Astor's supporters and friends. During the second half of the 19th century, economic and commercial growth brought increased immigration from German settlers, mostly furniture and cabinet makers. One such settler was Heinrich Engelhard Steinweg, patriarch of the Steinway family who founded the piano company Steinway & Sons in 1853. The family eventually established Steinway Village for their workers, a company town that provided school instruction in German as well as English. Astoria also figured prominently in early American filmmaking as one of its initial centers. That heritage is preserved today by the Museum of the Moving Image and Kaufman Astoria Studios.Astoria and several other surrounding villages, including Steinway, were incorporated into Long Island City in 1870. It remained an independent municipality until it was incorporated into the City of Greater New York in 1898. The city's farms were turned into housing tracts and street grids to accommodate the growing number of residents. The name Astoria is now used to refer to a neighborhood on Long Island, New York.

Demographics

Astoria was first settled by the Dutch, English, and Germans in the 17th century. Many Irish settled in the area during the 19th and 20th centuries. In the 1960s, there was a large influx of Greek population from mainland Greece, and after 1974 there was an influx of Cypriots from Cyprus. In 2018, an estimated 18% of Astoria residents lived in poverty, compared to 19% in all of Queens and 20% in New York City. The median household income in Community District 1 was $67,444. Around 8% of residents were unemployed, compared with 8% in Queens and 9% in NYC. The average life expectancy in Astoria is 83.4 years, which is higher than the median life expectancy of 81.2 for all New York city neighborhoods.:53 (PDF p. 84) Most inhabitants are middle-aged adults and youth: 16% are between the ages of 017, 41% between 25 and 44, and 22% between 45 and 64. According to the Community Health Profile, the district was low-income in 1990 and has seen above-median rent growth up to 2010. The former Congregation Mishkan Israel, built in 1904, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, which was built in 1925 after outgrowing its original location. It was built on the site of a former synagogue that was destroyed in World War II. It is located in the Astoria neighborhood, which has a population of 2,556.2.

Geography

Ravenswood is the name for the strip of land bordering the East River and Long Island City. Ditmars is a middle class section of Astoria bounded by Bowery Bay to the north, 31st Street and the Steinway subsection to the east, 23rd Avenue to the south, and theEast River to the west. Astoria Heights is a quiet neighborhood of one- and two-family homes in the Rikers Island neighborhood of Queens. The neighborhood takes its name from Abram Ditmar, the first mayor of New York City, elected in 1870 (the city became a mere neighborhood when it became part of Greater New York in 1898) Astoria is home to one of the world's largest public art collections, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which is housed in the SoHo neighborhood of Manhattan. It is also home to New York's tallest building, the Empire State Building, which was built in the 1930s and is located in the heart of the city. The city's tallest structure, the Chrysler Building, is also located in Astoria and is the home of the New York Knicks basketball team, which has been in existence since the 1940s. The tallest building in the city is the Chrysler Center, which dates back to the 1920s, when it was built by the architect Frank Lloyd Wright. It has been home to the Knicks since the 1950s, and was the site of the opening of the Brooklyn Bridge in the 1960s. It was also the location of the World Trade Center when it opened in 1968.

Places of interest

The oldest beer garden in New York City, Bohemian Hall, was founded in 1910. The Modern Art Foundry, a foundry, is located in Astoria. The oldest piano factory in the city, Steinway & Sons, has been in operation since the late 19th century. Astoria was the site of the 1936 and 1964 U.S. Olympic Games. The city's oldest public park, the East River Park, was built in the early 1900s. It is one of the largest public parks in the United States, with a capacity of 1.5 million people. The East River is the largest river in the world, with an area of 2.2 million square feet. It was built as part of the New York-New York City rail network in the mid-19th century, and is now the largest city park in the country. It also contains the oldest public library in the US, which dates back to the 17th century and is located on the banks of the East river. The first public park was opened in 1903, and it is the only one of its kind in the nation. It has been named after a former mayor of Astoria, George P. W. Bush, who was the first mayor of the city to be elected to office. The park was named after the former mayor's son, George W. P. "George" P. S. Bush. The current mayor, Bill de Blasio, is the son of former mayor William "Bill" De Blasio, who also served as mayor of New York.

Police and crime

Astoria is patrolled by the 114th Precinct of the NYPD, located at 34-16 Astoria Boulevard. The precinct also covers parts of Long Island City and Woodside. It has a lower crime rate than in the 1990s, with crimes across all categories having decreased by 83.9% between 1990 and 2019. It reported 2 murders, 34 rapes, 184 robberies, 364 felony assaults, 196 burglaries, 782 grand larcenies, and 136 grand larsenies auto in 2019. As of 2018, Queens Community District 1 has a non-fatal assault hospitalization rate of 56 per 100,000 people, compared to the boroughwide rate of 37 per100,000. Its incarceration rate is 277 per 100, 000 people, Compared to the Boroughwide. rate of 315 per 100.,000 and the citywide rate. of 425 per 100.000.:8 of the five major violent felonies (murder, rape, felony assault, robbery, and burglary) in 2019, the precinct had a rate of 385. crimes per 100:000 residents. In 2019, Astoria had an incarceration rate of 277, compared. to the. boroughwide average of 315, and the. citywide. average of 572 crimes per. 100,00 residents. It also had a murder rate of 2.2, and a rape rate of 1.8. In 2018, the Precinct had a crime rate of 3.7, and an assault rate of 5.0. In 2013, the crime rate was 3.2.

Fire safety

Astoria is served by four New York City Fire Department (FDNY) fire stations. Astoria has four fire stations: 263, 262, 260 and 260. The fire station for Astoria is located at 42-08 Astoria Boulevard South. The station is on the corner of 42nd Street and Astoria Blvd South. It also has a station on 37th Avenue and a station at 11-15 37th Street. It is also served by a station for 37th and 35th Avenue. It has a fire station on 21st Street and an station on 22-63 35th Street, which is located on the opposite side of the street from Astoria's main thoroughfare, 37th Ave. The FDNY has four stations in Astoria: 262, 262 and 260, and two fire stations for 37-15 and 37-08 Boulevard South: 117 and 117-42-08 South. There is also a station in the area for the FDNY's Fifth Avenue station at 117-46 South Street. There are no stations in the neighborhood for the Fire Department's Fourth Avenue station. The Fire Department also has stations for the Fifth Avenue and Seventh Avenue station and the Seventh Avenue Station. The neighborhood has a Fire Department station for the Fourth Avenue Station at 117 South Street and the Seventh Street Station at 42  Avenue South. The city has a FDNY station for Seventh St. Avenue at 42-8 South Branch and a Fire Station for 7th St Street.

Health

As of 2018, preterm births and births to teenage mothers are less common in Astoria than in other places citywide. In Astoria, 19% of residents are obese, 11% are diabetic, and 29% have high blood pressure. The concentration of fine particulate matter, the deadliest type of air pollutant, is higher than the citywide and boroughwide averages. Astoria has a relatively average population of residents who are uninsured, which is equal to citywide rate of 12%. In 2018, 79% ofResidents described their health as "good," "very good," or "excellent," about the same as the city's average of 78%. For every supermarket in Astorian, there are 10 bodegas.Astoria is served by the Mount Sinai Hospital of Queens. It is located on the east side of Queens, near the East River and the Queens/Queens Turnpike. It was built in the early 20th century and is one of the oldest boroughs in New York City. It has a population of 1.2 million people, with an average age of 40. It also has a high percentage of uninsured residents, at 12%. Astoria is home to a large Jewish community center, which was established in the late 1800s. The community center was later expanded to include a Jewish center in the 1950s and 1960s. In the 1970s and 1980s, the Jewish community centre was expanded to the East Side, where it still stands today.

Post offices and ZIP Codes

Astoria is covered by ZIP Codes 11102 between 37th Avenue and Grand Central Parkway. The U.S. Post Office operates five locations nearby:Astoria Station, Grand Station, Steinway Station, Woolsey Station, and Broadway Station. ZIP codes 11106 between 31st and 37th Avenues west of 37th Street, 11101 south of 37st Avenue, and 11103 east of 37rd Street. ZIP code 11105 north ofGrand Central Parkway, 11106 north of 31st Street, and 11101 east of37th Street. The ZIP codes are all in the Astoria area of Queens, New York City. The post office is located in Astoria at 30-11 21st Street and 21-17 Broadway. The number of ZIP codes is 11106, 11105, 11103, 11101, 11102, 11104, 1101, 1106, 1107, 1108, 1109, 1110, 1111, 1112, 1113, 1114, 1115, 1116, 1117, 1118, 1119, 1120, 1121, 1122, 1123, 1124, 1125, 1126, 1127, 1128, 1129, 1130, 1131, 1132, 1134, 1136, 1138, 1139, 1140, 1141, 1142, 1143, 1144, 1145, 1146, 1147, 1148, 1149, 1150, 1151, 1152, 1153, 1154, 1155, 1156, 1157, 1158, 1159, 1160, 1161, 1162, 1163, 1164, 1165, 1166, 1167, 1168, 1169, 1170, 1171, 1172, 1174, 1175, 1176, 1177, 1178, 1179, 1180, 1181, 1182, 1183, 1184, 1185, 1186, 1187, 1188, 1189, 1190, 1191, 1192, 1193, 1194, 1195, 1196, 1197, 1198, 1199, 11100, 1102, 1103, 1104, 1105, 11006, 11107, 11108, 11109, 11110, 11111, 11112, 11113, 11114, 11115, 11116, 11117.

Education

Astoria's rate of elementary school student absenteeism is about equal to the rest of New York City. Half of residents (50%) have a college education or higher, while 16% have less than a high school education and 33% are high school graduates or have some college education. The percentage of Astoria students excelling in math rose from 43 percent in 2000 to 65 percent in 2011. Astoria also has several private schools, many of which offer parochial education:Immaculate Conception Catholic Academy (Nursery 8th Grade) (21-63 29th Street)Les Enfants Montessori School (29-21 Newtown Avenue)Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School (23-15 Newtown Avenue), (32-52 37th Street), (28-46 44th street) and (31-20 37th St) The Astoria branch of the Queens Public Library operates three branches within Astoria: 14-01 Astoria Boulevard, 40-20 Broadway, and 21-45 31st Street. The Steinway branch at 21-47 31st St is located in Astoria's Steinway neighborhood, on the East Side of the East River in the Astoria section of Queens. The Queens branch is located on the West Side of Queens, at the intersection of Broadway and West 34th Street. It is the only Queens library branch that is not located in Queens, and it is open to the public only on the weekends and holidays.

  • Astoria's population in Queens County, New York of 12,172 residents in 1930 has dropped 0,57-fold to 6,888 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

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