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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NY Comptroller DiNapoli: ‘Queens is a New York success story’


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/ Photo by Angy Altamirano

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli gathered with local elected officials and community leaders on Friday, December 13 at Silvercup Studios in Long Island City to release an economic snapshot of Queens, revealing how the borough has made an economic comeback over the past two years since the Great Recession.

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Op-Ed: Western Queens business growth fuels our economy


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

BY SENATOR MIKE GIANARIS Western Queens is home to a growing number of large and small businesses that have aided in our neighborhood’s economic recovery. I am proud to be an advocate for job creation in western Queens, whose diversity makes us one of the most welcoming neighborhoods in the country, as well as a […]

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The Next Startup Destination: Queens


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

BY COUNCILMEMBER MARK WEPRIN With the new technology campus coming to Roosevelt Island, Queens is poised to become a destination for startups. Startups are newly created companies, often technology oriented, with the potential to be the next big Facebook, Twitter, or Foursquare. Why will Queens be the new place for startups? Queens sits adjacent to […]

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NYC’s Filming Boom


| brennison@queenscourier.com

Silvercup sign

Bollywood produces the most movies in the world. Hollywood is known as the planet’s entertainment capital. But there is a sleeping giant in the entertainment industry — New York City. Being the biggest city in the world, New York was the setting of a multitude of shows, but not their home: Seinfeld, Friends and Everybody […]

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Time to Create: Artist Violet Baxter paints L.I.C.


| smosco@queenscourier.com

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Art is comprised mainly of two elements: time and raw materials. While the art itself is physically constructed with materials – paint, clay, trash, whatever – it is time that decides whether or not the art lives on. Prehistoric people decided to paint on cave walls, and time decided to preserve that work for modern […]

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Queens parents arrested after abandoning infant at Burger King


| jlane@queenscourier.com

Graphic by Jay Lane

Queens parents arrested after abandoning infant at Burger King  The parents of a four-month-old baby girl were arrested after they abandoned the helpless child inside a Queens fast food joint. Kimberly Brundidge, 22, left the infant alone on a table inside a Burger King restaurant on Rockaway Boulevard in Springfield Gardens, about 11 p.m. Tuesday. […]

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The Industry Arrives in Long Island City


| smosco@queenscourier.com

Photo Courtesy of Modern Spaces

The expansion of LIC continues. On October 19, Eric Benaim and Ted Kokkoris of Modern Spaces hosted at a premier party to announce that the real estate firm is now marketing The Industry – a condo developed by Silvercup Studios. Guests packed the space at 21-45 44th Drive and were treated to music by DJ […]

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