Silvercup Studios seeking permit approvals again for delayed expansion


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

Renderings courtesy Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners LLP

The stalled Silvercup West development, a planned $1 billion expansion of Silvercup Studios in Long Island City just south of the Queensboro Bridge, is back in the spotlight — for special permit renewals.

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Film boom at Queens studios


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Television shows are ditching the Hollywood panache for the row houses and long boulevards of Queens. Silvercup Studios in Long Island City is booked solid this year with production crews filming a record number of pilots and shows. With new series for CBS and HBO, the television boom at the studio is in part due […]

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Film boom at Queens studios


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Television shows are ditching the Hollywood panache for the row houses and long boulevards of Queens. Silvercup Studios in Long Island City is booked solid this year with production crews filming a record number of pilots and shows. With new series for CBS and HBO, the television boom at the studio is in part due […]

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Tax credit cliffhanger for studios


| nrosenberg@queenscourier.com

Hal Rosenbluth, the President of Kaufman Astoria Studios, considers the New York State and New York City film production tax credits “the single best marketing tool that the New York production industry has ever had outside of the city itself and the state itself.” That Governor David Paterson would replenish the state’s exhausted film credit […]

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Tax credit cliffhanger for studios


| nrosenberg@queenscourier.com

Hal Rosenbluth, the President of Kaufman Astoria Studios, considers the New York State and New York City film production tax credits “the single best marketing tool that the New York production industry has ever had outside of the city itself and the state itself.” That Governor David Paterson would replenish the state’s exhausted film credit […]

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City planning commission approves $1B Silvercup West project


| pdavis@queenscourier.com

Silvercup Studios cleared another hurdle for the company’s $1 billion Silvercup West expansion project as the City Planning Commission unanimously approved the proposal. “We’re excited that Silvercup West is taking the next step forward in the public review process with today’s approval by the City Planning Commission,” said Silvercup CEO Alan Suna on Wednesday, July […]

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A big okay for Silvercup expansion


| csantucci@queenscourier.com

In a 37-2 vote, Community Board No. 2 approved Silvercup Studios’ eight applications for special permits and zoning amendments for their $1 billion expansion in Long Island City. At the community board meeting, the film studio executives also answered questions about the “Silvercup West” plans, which include eight studios and two towers with over 1,000 […]

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Silvercup plans $1B complex


| pdavis@queenscourier.com

Silvercup Studios, already New York City’s largest film and television studio, announced plans for a major expansion dubbed Silvercup West for the area just south of the Queensboro Bridge. The plans for the $1 billion complex feature eight new soundstage studios as part of a larger two million square foot complex containing an office tower, […]

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Bloomy Praises Studios 20 Years


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  Cast between two beautiful starlets, Mayor Michael Bloomberg was all but ready for his close-up at the Silvercup Studios last Thursday. Joining Silvercup owners Alan and Stuart Suna and the cast of the ABC sitcom "Hope & Faith" on their set, hizzoner celebrated the studios two decades of making movies and television shows and […]

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Selfhelp unveils new Flushing senior housing development


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

Photos courtesy of Selfhelp Community Services

Selfhelp Community Services hosted a grand opening Tuesday of Selfhelp Associates, a new development in Flushing, which looks to ease the need for more affordable housing for seniors.

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Middle Village, local 10-year-old featured in soon-to-be-released movie


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

Photos by Kelsey Bennett

Middle Village is ready for its close-up. The neighborhood is the backdrop for a soon-to-be-released film focusing on an ex-mafia captain (“capo”) as he comes to grips with how his former life has changed after spending the last 20 years in federal prison

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Astoria Comic Con kickoff party to include ticket, comic book giveaways


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

Photo via Twitter/@KatchAstoria

Katch Astoria, located at 31-19 Newton Ave., will host a Comic Con Kickoff Party on Oct. 3, one week before the four-day New York Comic Con (NYCC) takes over the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in Manhattan.

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Modern Spaces set to open new Astoria office in October


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

Logo courtesy of Modern Spaces  

Real estate firm Modern Spaces, which Eric Benaim launched in Long Island City in 2008, announced Monday that it is opening its sixth location in six years and its second in Astoria in October, hoping to hit a home run with the area as it did with its original neighborhood.

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