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Astoria Wins the Curbed Cup 2017

The votes are in—and Astoria is the winner of the 2017 Curbed Cup!

Astoria beat out the Manhattan finalist, Yorkville, with an impressive 60% of the vote in the final round. Curbed NY notes that that Astoria surged from its original 10th place seeding, defeating trendy newcomers like Hudson Yards, to become “New York’s Neighborhood of the Year.”  The only Queens neighborhood to previously win the NY Curbed Cup was Long Island City in 2007.

It seems that all of New York agrees that Astoria’s diversity, great restaurants and cultural institutions, new building development, access to the waterfront and new ferry service make it the coolest neighborhood around. Thanks to all who voted in the poll, and here’s to another victory in the 2018 Cup!


Photo: Hellgate and Triborough Bridges; photo credit Wikimedia Commons


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Clare Doyle is a graduate of the M.A. program in Museum Studies at the University of Leicester, UK. She also holds a Graduate Diploma in Library and Information Studies as well as a B.A. in Archaeology and History from University Dublin, Ireland. She has worked for 30 years in library reference publishing in New York. Clare is the Vice President of Green Shores NYC, a non-profit group that advocates for a cleaner, greener and more connected waterfront in Astoria and Long Island City

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