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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. [...]

Muppets coming to Museum of the Moving Image in new Jim Henson gallery
Muppets coming to Museum of the Moving Image in new Jim Henson gallery
Entertainment Angy Altamirano 5/22/2013 at 1:15PM

Hi-ho, the Muppets are coming to town. On Tuesday Mayor Michael Bloomberg and other officials announced the late Jim Henson’s family has donated close to 400 puppets, costumes, props and other items to the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria. The announcement included special appearances by Miss Piggy — who got a kiss from [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 8/22/2012 at 7:25AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Wednesday: Partly cloudy. High of 82. Winds from the ENE at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the SE in the afternoon. Wednesday night: Partly cloudy. Low of 72. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the WNW after midnight EVENT of the DAY: Family Karaoke Night at Manducatis Rustica At this Long [...]

Queens cutie cast as ‘Dora’
Queens cutie cast as ‘Dora’
Education & Kids Alexa Altman 2/03/2012 at 11:52AM

Queens kid Fatima Ptacek has been cast as the new voice of “Dora the Explorer” — a spunky little girl with a penchant for adventures. For her first “Dora” audition at the Nickelodeon offices, Ptacek read a few lines and sang two songs — “Rocketeer” by Far East Movement and “Grenade” by Bruno Mars. Ptacek [...]