b'Claiming the title ofNYCs Coolest Street [1]is no mean feat, given that the city has approximately 8,000 miles ofroadways. But the honor is deservedly earned by Astorias 30th Avenue for its lively collection ofbars, restaurants, coffee spots, grocers, and boutiques. These independent businesses make the most ofthe wide sidewalks, spilling out to accommodate diners and entice shoppers, creating an electric atmosphere at any time ofday. Thirtieth is one ofseveral bustling thoroughfares in the neighborhood, where popular brunch spots and cafes are always lively but seemingly never overcrowded. Another is Steinway Street, a major commercial artery that offers almost every type ofcuisine imaginable. Meanwhile, some ofthe best dining options are tucked away along quieter blocks.Continued on page 6049 Dining & Nightlife'