So, I’ve moved back to Astoria. Well, technically it’s my first time living in Astoria, because before I lived in Long Island City. My new place is further north, and Greeker.
I’ve got some beautiful views though:
I chose this area because I liked living in Long Island City so much, and because as I need to spend most of my time split between midtown Manhattan and Lehman College in the Bronx, Astoria was a nice compromise. The commute isn’t too bad, and the apartment is pretty nice for the amount of money I pay. A two room studio is plenty of room for me and my two kitties. Even if they are larger than some small dogs.
I like the neighborhood. It’s quiet where my apartment is situated, near good restaurants for both eating at and take-out, and there is a ton of light, and air, so I haven’t been sweltering (yet).
Also, I’m 1 block away from Astoria Park. It’s a beautiful place, with a large lawn for sunning yourself, river views, tennis courts, basketball courts, a bocci court, a playground, bike paths, jogging paths, and, of course, a gigantic public pool. What more could you ask for??
And, if I ever feel like I’m too far from the action, at least I get a great view of the city-scape.
The weather’s finally cooling down, but I can’t wait for next summer when it heats up again and I am just 5 minutes away from a free pool!