A Day in Queens: Astoria x Bayside x Murray Hill

Queens, arguably the most diverse place in New York and linguistically the most prolific place around, with a bevy of food, drink and play. Here are three neighborhoods to consider for your next trip.


Astoria is all about chill vibes. Shopping strips galore, footwear, sportswear, there’s something for everyone. Have your morning coffee how you like, with plenty of cafes to suit your fancy. No shortage of food. For an unforgettable dining experience, the choice is easy, at Pye Boat Noodle, find your pork, beef, seafood, or veggie delight. This is not your college ramen noodles. Enjoy sumptuous crab meat over egg noodles in a savory chicken broth.

Ba Mee Phoo Soup


Bayside is home to a strip of dive bars, Italian and French bakeries, and Asian fusion restaurants. After a day of food and shopping, head on over to Fort Totten Park and soak up the sun, plan a picnic, ride your bike, rollerblade, take a long stroll. If you’re craving ice cream, there’s always an ice cream truck on site.





Antophiles will appreciate the fresh blooms at Murray Hill. Soothing chirping in the background, as birds call and sing. Close to bakery-cafes for little indulgences of coffee and pastries.

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