Most listings are in the $20's per square foot per year. The Astoria region is going through a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate increased $22 per sqft per year.
Compared to the rest of the New York City market, the Astoria submarket has less expensive rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated region.
In the last 90 days, 18 listings have been listed, which means spaces might be going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 122% of the listings in the Astoria are subleases, so you might be able to sign a shorter term by taking over a previous lease. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet on the market, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 3,000 sqft, there are still 0 new availabilities below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this region are approximately 2 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 1945 and are Class A.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Wholesale trade is the dominant industry in this region. Commute by walking is the most popular way to get to work amongst Astoria residents. Commuting close to an hour and a half a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.