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FORM 3
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

INITIAL STATEMENT OF BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES

Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Section 17(a) of the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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(Print or Type Responses)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person *
  HONSTEDT GARY M
2. Date of Event Requiring Statement (Month/Day/Year)
01/01/2012
3. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
ASTORIA FINANCIAL CORP [AF]
(Last)
(First)
(Middle)
ONE ASTORIA FEDERAL PLAZA
4. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
_____ Director _____ 10% Owner
__X__ Officer (give title below) _____ Other (specify below)
Executive Vice President
5. If Amendment, Date Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
(Street)

LAKE SUCCESS, NY US 11042
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
_X_ Form filed by One Reporting Person
___ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
(City)
(State)
(Zip)
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 4)
2. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned
(Instr. 4)
3. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 5)
4. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 5)
Common Stock 2,971
D
 
Common Stock 10,000
I(1)
RSA

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Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned (e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security
(Instr. 4)
2. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date
(Month/Day/Year)
3. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security
(Instr. 4)
4. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 5. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 5)
6. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 5)
Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares

Reporting Owners

Reporting Owner Name / Address Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
HONSTEDT GARY M
ONE ASTORIA FEDERAL PLAZA
LAKE SUCCESS, NY US 11042
      Executive Vice President  

Signatures

Gary M. Honstedt 01/10/2012
** Signature of Reporting Person Date

Explanation of Responses:

* If the form is filed by more than one reporting person, see Instruction 5(b)(v).
** Intentional misstatements or omissions of facts constitute Federal Criminal Violations. See 18 U.S.C. 1001 and 15 U.S.C. 78ff(a).
(1) Represents award of restricted stock dated February 16, 2011 pursuant to the 2005 Stock Incentive Plan for Officers and Employees of Astoria Financial Corporation (the 2005 Plan). The shares of restricted stock will vest as follows: 5,000 shares on December 14, 2012 and 5,000 shares on December 16, 2013, or, if earlier, upon the death, Disability or Change in Control (as such terms are defined in the 2005 Plan) or, pursuant to the terms of his employment agreements with the Company and Astoria Federal Savings and Loan Association (the Association), upon his termination of employment by the Company or the Association prior to the end of the term of such employment agreements without Cause, as defined therein.

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