Community board approves Silvercup Studios expansion permits


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

Rendering courtesy of Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners LLP

Community Board 2 voted almost unanimously to grant approval of special permits for Silvercup West, the planned $1 billion expansion of the Long Island City film studio and mixed-use development just south of the Queensboro Bridge, although it made some recommendations.

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Community Board 2 to vote on Silvercup Studios expansion Thursday night


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

Rendering courtesy of Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners LLP

Community Board two will vote Thursday on renewing the film studio’s special permits for its proposed Silvercup West development, a planned $1 billion expansion of Silvercup Studios in Long Island City.

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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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Real estate roundup: Alternate Silvercup expansion renderings, city approves shaming landlords, Court Square permits filed


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Rendering courtesy of LEESER Architecture

The expansion of Long Island City’s Silvercup Studios to include Silvercup West, a mixed-use extension of the famed production studio, hasn’t been a dormant project after all; in fact, LEESER Architecture has been busy creating a plan as an alternate to the originally-proposed Richard Rogers design. [Curbed]

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Film boom at Queens studios


By Queens Courier Staff

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


By Queens Courier Staff

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


By Queens Courier Staff

  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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Q&A: Modern Spaces VP explains Long Island City commercial market


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Evan Daniel

“The city needs to figure out some sort of incentive to developers, whatever it may be, for somebody to build new offices. If [Long Island City] had these offices it will keep people here and it’ll give people incentive to stay here or come here, which will help the overall market.”

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Fire restoration firm buys $3.8M Glendale warehouse for Queens move


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of PropertyShark/Christopher Bride

American Fire Restoration, a Brooklyn-based firm that cleans and revitalizes properties damaged by fire, water or smoke, recently closed on an 18,400-square-foot Glendale warehouse for $3.8 million.

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