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Queens is the new Hollywood
Queens is the new Hollywood
News Alexa Altman 10/16/2012 at 10:48AM

Film crews unloaded crates of props and racks of costumes from the enormous trucks lining 35th Street next to Kaufman Astoria Studios. Neon notices posted on parking signs up and down both sides of the thoroughfare alerted residents that “Nurse Jackie,” the Showtime series starring Edie Falco, would be filming on that street over the [...]

Hollywood in Queens? Kaufman Astoria Studios fighting to expand
Hollywood in Queens? Kaufman Astoria Studios fighting to expand
News Michael Pantelidis 5/09/2012 at 3:09PM

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 [...]

Creighton Fraker makes Queens proud on ‘American Idol’
Creighton Fraker makes Queens proud on ‘American Idol’
Arts & Music Alexa Altman 2/16/2012 at 10:18AM

People should get used to pronouncing Creighton Fraker. It’s going to be a household name. An Astoria resident for the past eight years, Fraker grabbed the ultimate brass ring for a star on the rise — a coveted golden ticket on Fox’s “American Idol.” Fraker grew up as a preacher’s kid in South Dakota, finding [...]