Author Topic: Ditmars, Upper Ditmars, Astoria, LIC - where am I!!  (Read 3096 times)


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Ditmars, Upper Ditmars, Astoria, LIC - where am I!!
« on: October 25, 2004, 01:56:19 PM »
hi all

just browsing the yahoo-astorians forum i came accross the following post...

just thought i would share. enjoy.


>From the Western Queens Gazette...


Zip Code: 11105

Community Board 1

A section of northern Astoria, generally considered part of the greater


Home to major power plants, Ditmars was named for the first mayor of Long

Island City, Abram Ditmars.

I live in Ditmars.

Those who, unlike me, live east of 31st street, live in Steinway. These

days, real estate agents call it "the upper Ditmars area"...


Zip Code 11103

Community Board 1

An area originally settled by the Germans in the early nineteenth century

and part of the larger Astoria community.

Steinway was given its name when piano manufacturer Theodore Steinway moved

his piano plant there from Manhattan.


----- Original Message -----

From: "kjjohanson" <>

To: <>

Sent: Saturday, October 23, 2004 8:07 PM

Subject: [Astorians] Re: Astoria, LIC, and Ditmars



> To be fair, I'm not sure how much Astoria is its own city rather than a

> neighborhood. The post office at 31st St and Ditmars says Long Island City

> on

> the front. Of course, Long Island City isn't technically its own city

> either. I guess

> Ditmars is a part of Astoria is a part of Long Island City is a part of

> New York

> City.


> Um...clear now?


> -Ken


> --- In, "Andy" <andy.ny@v...> wrote:

>> That's the first time I heard Ditmars mentioned as if it was it's own

>> city!


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