Just before the holidays, the EIC of The Style Line reached out to me to see if I'd be interested in participating in their "My Side of Town" series, showcasing my NYC neighborhood—which many of you know to be Astoria in Queens, just across the river from Manhattan. As far as city neighborhoods go, Astoria is incredibly underrated. Surprisingly close to Manhattan (the surprised are often Manhattan-ites) by subway—it takes 15-20 minutes to get to 59th Street—Astoria also boasts some of the cities best restaurants (like Taverna Cyclades and Trattoria L'Incantro‚ both making Zagat's list), a sprawling park and cheaper rents than most neighborhoods—usually for more space, too! Head over to The Style Line to read more about why I love my little side of town.
*All photos via The Style Line