The area now known as Astoria was originally called Hallett's Cove, after its first landowner William Hallett, who settled there in 1659 with his wife, Elizabeth Fones. Today, much of the Astoria waterfront is being redeveloped.
Long Island City (L.I.C.) is the westernmost residential and commercial neighborhood of the New York City borough of Queens. L.I.C. is notable for its rapid and ongoing gentrification, its waterfront parks, and its thriving arts community.
Sunnyside is a middle-class and commercial neighborhood in the Western portion of the New York City borough of Queens. It shares borders with Hunters Point and Long Island City to the west, Astoria to the north, Woodside to the east and Maspeth to the south.
MTA is planning on renovating Astoria Subway stations
The MTA plans to spend more than $110 million on repairing Astoria’s six above-ground subway stations, according to its recently released capital plan.
The Astoria-Ditmars, Astoria Blvd, 30th Avenue, Broadway, 36th Avenue and 39th Avenue subway stations would each receive more than $18.8 million in “renewal” work starting in 2015, according to the MTA plan.
For many of us in New York's five boroughs, life will hand us a situation that forces us to sublease our place. Maybe you are an actor with a great apartment in Astoria that you don't want to lose and you've just booked your first national tour. Maybe there's an emergency back in Ohio that means you need to vacate your Woodside studio for three months. Or maybe you've just seen the Sex In the City Movie and are afraid to fully give up your Long Island City condo to move in with your boyfriend. Whatever the reason, its always good to know your rights when it comes to subleasing your apartment.