High school students record holiday songs at Kaufman Astoria Studios


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/ Photos by Angy Altamirano

Members of the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts a cappella concert choir were invited on Monday to record two holiday songs at one of Kaufman Astoria Studios’ recording studios and one of the largest in the city, KAS Music & Sound.

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Block party to be held at Kaufman Astoria Studios


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/File Photo

To start off the summer, the Queens Council on the Arts (QCA) will host a block party in the newly formed Kaufman Arts District filled with local artists, food and much more.

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Astoria Flea & Food at Kaufman Astoria Studios celebrates successful opening


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photos by Bradley Hawks

The Astoria Flea & Food at Kaufman Astoria Studios arrived with a boom this past weekend.

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Astoria Flea & Food at Kaufman Astoria Studios coming in May


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

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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Kaufman Astoria Studios extends lease by 99 years


| aaltman@queenscourier.com

File photo

Keep the reels rolling! Senator Charles Schumer and Congressmember Carolyn Maloney announced the approval of Kaufman Astoria Studios’ 99 year lease term extension under the Historic Surplus Property Program by the National Park Service (NPS). Early this month, Schumer and Maloney requested that NPS approve this application, stating the extension would allow business expansion in […]

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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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Kaufman Astoria Studios owner honored


| pdavis@queenscourier.com

George S. Kaufman recently received The YAI Network’s Charlotte Parkinson Hope Award at the organization’s annual Benefit for Hope Gala. Kaufman, who has been a leader in the real estate industry for over 40 years, is the owner and Chair of Kaufman Astoria Studios – the legendary production company in Queens that is celebrating its […]

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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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LIC Flea vendor to open natural tea shop in Astoria


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

Photos courtesy of Tea and Milk

After looking around for the perfect spot to open their first shop, the owners of LIC Flea & Food vendor Tea and Milk have chosen Astoria, where they plan on opening their doors in January.

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