"Short waterfront boulevard dominated by Astoria Park."
Shore Boulevard is dominated by Astoria Park for over half of it's length. It was once a popular drag strip for street racers but since the speed bumps were put in and cops started patrolling in the 90s, it has gotten quieter. The view of Manhattan cannot be beat and is a popular photo subject for any Astoria visitor. The Astoria Houses lie past Ditmars Boulevard, and Shore Tower Condominiums on the other side of the park at Astoria Park South. A generally safe area except for late at night, where walking in the park is not advisable. No public transportation is near by except for buses on 21st Street.