Free event offers behind-the-scenes look at moviemaking in Astoria


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo by Pat Alvarado/Museum of the Moving Image

The Museum of the Moving Image, Theatrical Teamsters Local 817 and Kaufman Astoria Studios is once again hosting New York on Location.

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Astoria Flea & Food at Kaufman Astoria Studios coming in May


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THE COURIER/Photo by Angy Altamirano

LIC Flea & Food and Kaufman Astoria Studios have announced they will be partnering up to bring the city’s first-ever backlot market called Astoria Flea & Food at Kaufman Astoria Studios.

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Kaufman Astoria Studios opens NYC’s first outdoor film set


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THE COURIER/ Photo by Angy Altamirano

Queens is on its way to becoming the next Hollywood. Kaufman Astoria representatives, local and state elected officials, community leaders and the beloved Grover from Sesame Street gathered on Tuesday to cut the ribbon on New York City’s first outdoor film set at the Kaufman Astoria Studios on 36th Street between 34th and 35th Avenue. […]

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Kaufman Astoria Studios expansion begins, expected to benefit area


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

Photos courtesy of Kaufman Astoria Studios

The expansion that will bring Hollywood into the borough has begun. Construction has started on the back lot at Kaufman Astoria Studios to create an outdoor film set on 36th Street between 34th and 35th Avenue. The site is the only one of its kind in the city. “We’ve wanted to do this for a […]

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Kaufman Astoria Studios to expand, add outdoor movie set


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

Photos courtesy of Kaufman Astoria Studios

Looking to bring more of Hollywood into the borough, Kaufman Astoria Studios is expanding this summer beyond its doors and into the outdoors. The expansion, which was part of a thought-out process since the 1980s, includes two new gates and an outdoor movie set, on 36th Street between 34th and 35th Avenues. It is the […]

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The Courier celebrates the Kings of Queens


| mhayes@queenscourier.com

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The Queens Courier’s fifth annual “Kings of Queens Awards & Networking Event” was celebrated at Terrace on the Park, honoring dozens of notable businessmen and special honoree Steve Lacy, Fox 5 news anchor. “[This event] brings people and their businesses together. I’m honored to be honored,” said Mortimer A. Lawrence of the Lawrence Law Group, […]

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Meet the 2012 Kings of Queens


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

Honoring the top businessmen of Queens for their outstanding leadership and their contributions to the community, the 2012 Kings of Queens: A Champions Breakfast Awards & Networking Event will take place on Thursday, November 15 at 8:30 a.m. This event, which will be held at Terrace on the Park, is the ultimate networking opportunity and […]

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Hollywood in Queens? Kaufman Astoria Studios fighting to expand


| mpantelidis@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Kaufman Astoria Studios

A second take on a review process is preventing Kaufman Astoria Studios from calling “action” on their planned expansion – a project which has already been green-lit once before. Senator Charles Schumer is urging the National Park Service (NPS) to authorize Kaufman’s proposal, which would create New York City’s first outdoor movie studio lot. Kaufman […]

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Chamber, mayor honor Business Persons of the Year


| pdavis@queenscourier.com

While the wicked weather may have prevented some people from getting to Terrace on the Park, it was still a star-studded evening as the Queens Chamber of Commerce and special guest Mayor Michael Bloomberg recognized four business leaders for their contribution to the Queens business community. At its 99th Anniversary Dinner, the Chamber presented its […]

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Chamber, mayor honor Business Persons of the Year


| pdavis@queenscourier.com

While the wicked weather may have prevented some people from getting to Terrace on the Park, it was still a star-studded evening as the Queens Chamber of Commerce and special guest Mayor Michael Bloomberg recognized four business leaders for their contribution to the Queens business community. At its 99th Anniversary Dinner, the Chamber presented its […]

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Bloomberg to attend Chamber awards


By Queens Courier Staff

Mayor Michael Bloomberg will help the Queens Chamber of Commerce honor three individuals and one business as part of its 17th Annual Business Persons of the Year Awards at its 99th Annual reception on Thursday, September 16. This year’s honorees are Victoria Schneps-Yunis, CEO and Publisher of Schneps Communications and The Queens Courier chain of […]

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KAUFMAN ASTORIA STUDIOS
Celebrating 90 years of film, TV and movie magic


| pdavis@queenscourier.com

The list of stars reads like a who’s who among TV and movie royalty. The names W.C. Fields, the Marx Brothers, Michael Jackson, Diana Ross, Bill Cosby, Tony Bennett, Woody Allen, Al Pacino and Will Smith only scratch the surface of the mega-stars who have called Kaufman Astoria Studios (KAS) home for parts of their […]

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Four named Chamber Business Persons of the Year


| pdavis@queenscourier.com

The Queens Chamber of Commerce will honor three individuals and one business as part of its 17th Annual Business Persons of the Year Awards at its 99th Annual reception. This year’s honorees are Victoria Schneps-Yunis, CEO and Publisher of Schneps Communications and The Queens Courier chain of newspapers as the Small Business Person of the […]

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Music legends help open Sinatra School in LIC


By Queens Courier Staff

Music greats Tony Bennett and Quincy Jones helped Astoria welcome the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts’ (FSSA) new home with a ribbon cutting ceremony Monday, September 21 that celebrated the legacy of Ol’ Blue Eyes and the value of arts education. Fundraising for the high school’s new $78 million building was spearheaded by Bennett, […]

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