Profile for Astoria, New York, NY
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Astoria is a neighborhood of Queens
The community was named after John Jacob Astor, fur merchant and capitalist.
Elevation is 23 feet.
The neighborhood is on the East River.
Former and merged names include:
· Hallett's Cove
The Triborough and Hell Gate bridges cross here.
Power plants in Astoria provide most of New York's energy.
Local development was shaped by Greek immigration in the 1920s and 1960s.
Home of Steinway & Sons piano company.
Filming location for:
· 1990 movie, "GoodFellas"
· 1986 movie, "The Money Pit"
· 1993 movie, "A Bronx Tale"
· 2006 movie, "A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints"
Well-known residents have included:
· Tony Bennett, singer
· Christopher Walken, actor
· Chamique Holdsclaw, basketball player
Fictional characters who hark from here include:
· Archie Bunker
National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Nearby parks & recreation:
Historic sites and museums: American Museum of the Moving Image, Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum
Colleges and universities:
Drake Business School
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