Kaufman Astoria Studios

NY Comptroller DiNapoli: ‘Queens is a New York success story’
NY Comptroller DiNapoli: ‘Queens is a New York success story’
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 12/13/2013 at 5:14PM

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.

Kaufman Astoria Studios opens NYC’s first outdoor film set
Kaufman Astoria Studios opens NYC’s first outdoor film set
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 12/03/2013 at 3:51PM

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. [...]

Kaufman Astoria Studios expansion begins, expected to benefit area
Kaufman Astoria Studios expansion begins, expected to benefit area
Entertainment Angy Altamirano 8/01/2013 at 1:32PM

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 [...]

Museum of the Moving Image completes expansion with Kaufman Courtyard dedication
Museum of the Moving Image completes expansion with Kaufman Courtyard dedication
Entertainment Angy Altamirano 6/25/2013 at 11:18AM

The final piece of the Museum of the Moving Image’s expansion and renovation project is in place. On June 18, local officials, museum representatives and members of the community gathered for a dedication ceremony for the museum’s recently completed outdoor courtyard. It will be named after museum trustee George Kaufman, who is also chair of [...]

Bill Cosby coming to Queens
Bill Cosby coming to Queens
Entertainment Angy Altamirano 3/28/2013 at 9:49AM

Hey, hey, hey, Bill Cosby is coming our way. On Saturday, April 6, one of America’s most beloved and respected comedians, will be taking the stage at the Colden Auditorium at Queens College to share his stories with anyone looking for a night filled with laughs. “For me to perform at a college is usually [...]

Kaufman Astoria Studios to expand, add outdoor movie set
Kaufman Astoria Studios to expand, add outdoor movie set
Entertainment Angy Altamirano 3/07/2013 at 11:04AM

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 [...]

Kaufman Astoria Studios extends lease by 99 years
Kaufman Astoria Studios extends lease by 99 years
Arts & Music Alexa Altman 10/18/2012 at 8:28AM

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 [...]