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Image source: Adam E. Moreira on Wikimedia Commons

We recently read A Newbie’s Guide to Bushwick Subway Stops from Bushwick Daily and we liked it so much, we decided to do our own version for Astoria. Here, we present a brief subway stop by subway stop breakdown of where to live and why. We start with the N/Q in Astoria (Astoria is also served by the M/R – more on that at another time).

In general, rents throughout Astoria run about around $1,600 for a one bedroom and $2,000 for a two bedroom, but of course there are exceptions to that on either end of the pricing spectrum. New construction tends to be more expensive than older construction, and rather than big developments, Astoria has a lot of infill construction, which affects rents as well.

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Image source: Adam E. Moreira on Wikimedia Commons

We mentioned FASTRACK in December, and how it will be coming to affect Queens – actual construction won’t be happening in Queens, but your ability to get into the city will be affected by construction that is shutting lines down in the city. Not sure what this whole FASTRACK business is? For the practical among us who are interested in the bottom line, it means no N,Q or R service in Manhattan from 10pm to 5am starting tonight and ending the morning of Saturday, February 2.

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Damage on the New York City Subway’s Rockaway Line (A train), shortly after Hurricane Sandy came through. Photo: MTA New York City Transit / Leonard Wiggins

The folks who run the Rockaway Emergency Plan posted an update on the A train track work scheduled for this winter. Work that was originally planned for later this year has been bumped up to and earlier timeframe, which is good news for the area.