Astoria is the gift that keeps on giving when it comes to nice, affordable properties in New York City. As it’s a haven for renters looking for a reprieve from soul-crushing rents, its also a great place to scope out starter homes. Take for instance this two-bedroom condo, just two blocks from one of the the neighborhood’s main subway stops. Granted the apartment is pretty north of much of the action, in the Ditmars-Steinway area, the apartment has been recently renovated and is asking $369,000. The kitchen has been updated with stainless steel appliances and granite countertops, and bamboo flooring’s been laid throughout the apartment. Maintenance runs $820/month.