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Head to Astoria for authentic Greek restaurants, shops, and grocery stores. Here you can buy kalamata olives and salty sheep's milk feta from storeowners who can tell you where to go for the best gyro or spinach pie. Taverna Kyclades is well known for its classic Greek seafood dishes that attract diners from all five boroughs, while just a few blocks up the road, SingleCut Beersmiths run free brewery tours and pour some tasty ales and lagers. Astoria, named for John Jacob Astor—America's first multimillionaire—was the center of Greek immigrant life in New York City for more than 60 years. Today substantial numbers of Arab, Asian, Eastern European, Irish, and Latino immigrants also live in Astoria. The heart of what remains of the Greek community is on Broadway, between 31st and Steinway streets. Thirtieth Avenue is another busy thoroughfare, with almost every kind of food store imaginable. Astoria is also home to the nation's only museum devoted to the art, technology, and history of film, TV, and digital media. The Museum of the Moving Image has countless hands-on exhibits that allow visitors to edit, direct, and step into favorite movies and television shows.