Snow Or Not, It’s A Wonderland


A Christmas tree with the beautiful backdrop of the NYC skyline at the Long Island City piers. Photos Melissa Mennona A Christmas tree with the beautiful backdrop of the NYC skyline at the Long Island City piers. Photos Melissa Mennona The Astoria/Long Island City area has so many beautifully decorated streets, apartments, homes, businesses and religious institutions, you forget all about the cold and you stroll around taking it all in. If you’ve taken some great snaps, or gone all-out decorating, tag us on Instagram @queensscene, we would love to see your holiday photos.



Welcome to Steinway Street, known as the longest retail shopping street. Holiday signs hang at both ends of the shopping district – here, at 35th Avenue, and also at 28th Avenue. Welcome to Steinway Street, known as the longest retail shopping street. Holiday signs hang at both ends of the shopping district – here, at 35th Avenue, and also at 28th Avenue.

Queens Comfort’s holiday window display (36-18 30th Avenue). Queens Comfort’s holiday window display (36-18 30th Avenue).

A Mathews model flat adorned with festive lights (44th Street, near 30th Avenue). A Mathews model flat adorned with festive lights (44th Street, near 30th Avenue).

For many decades, the corner of Steinway Street and 31st Avenue has been the corner where you can get lush, aromatic trees of all sizes, as well as wreaths. For many decades, the corner of Steinway Street and 31st Avenue has been the corner where you can get lush, aromatic trees of all sizes, as well as wreaths.

St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church (43-19 30th Avenue) has a beautiful symbol of Christmas, the Nativity scene. They also have memorial trees around both sides of the church. St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church (43-19 30th Avenue) has a beautiful symbol of Christmas, the Nativity scene. They also have memorial trees around both sides of the church.

When walking around Astoria during the holiday season, you never know what you will stumble upon, such as this streetlamp decorated with garland and elves (44th Street and 30th Road). —Melissa Mennona When walking around Astoria during the holiday season, you never know what you will stumble upon, such as this streetlamp decorated with garland and elves (44th Street and 30th Road). —Melissa Mennona
  
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