This week we continue our exploration of New York City, taking you to Astoria. Historically a Greek neighborhood, like much of Queens, Astoria is now a melting pot of cultures, which means there is really, really good food. Start your day with Brooklyn Bagels (yes, in Queens) for arguably one of the best bagels the city has to offer and head to Astoria Park for breakfast with a view of the East River. The 60-acre park boasts the city’s oldest and largest pool, plus tennis courts, a track, a skate park and more.
After, head to the Noguchi Museum (timed-tickets must be booked in advance), designed by and dedicated to Japanese-American sculptor Isamu Noguchi. When you’re finished, take a quick walk through Socrates Sculpture Park — it’s just a block away.
Before you leave, make sure to head to Bahari Estiatorio, an unassuming Greek eatery that never disappoints. Our favorites? The grilled octopus, tzatziki and creamy gigante beans. For dessert head to Chip for a cookie. Thank us later.