Astoria: Taste of the World - 92Y, New York

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Astoria: Taste of the World

Susan Birnbaum

Travel around the world as we taste our way along some of the most diverse streets of NYC.

Named for one of the richest men in New York’s history, Astoria is a living monument to its immigrant population past and present.

As we visit restaurants, cafes and food shops, we will embark on an international feast spanning four continents. Tastings will include honey-laden baklava, soft Colombian sweet bread, flaky Greek spanakopita and more.

While we discuss and taste our way through Astoria’s diverse and worldwide heritage, we’ll also explore the neighborhood’s historic connections to the Steinway piano company and the film industry (past and present), stand on a Revolutionary War site, check out “Little Egypt” and walk through NYC’s “largest department store.”

Meet at the southeast corner of 30 Ave and 31 St off the N/W 30th Ave. stop.

Tour details will be communicated via email 24-36 hrs in advance of the scheduled tour. If we do not have an email address on file, we will do our best to contact you by phone. Please make sure that all contact information is accurate and current. If you have not received details 24 hrs in advance of the tour, please contact customer service at 212.415.5500 to receive details for the meeting location, itinerary and contact information for the tour guide. All tours run rain or shine and itineraries are subject to change.


Susan Birnbaum

Susan Birnbaum a native New Yorker obsessed with its history and food and is owner of SusanSez NYC Walkabouts. She is licensed as a Sightseeing Guide by the City of New York and an active member of the Guides Association of New York City.

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