Astoria is a neighborhood in the western portion of the New York City borough of Queens. Astoria is bounded by the East River and is adjacent to three other Queens’s neighborhoods: Long Island City to the southwest, Sunnyside to the southeast, and Woodside to the east. Italians were significant immigrants in Astoria, and numerous Italian restaurants, delis, bakeries, and pizza shops are found throughout Astoria, particularly in the Ditmars Boulevard area. St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church and Our Lady of Mount Carmel Roman Catholic church are some of the catholic churches found in
Astoria. The Columbus Day Parade, Music Party and Oktoberfest is an annual Italian festival held in Astoria

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