Queens’ Kaufman Astoria Studios acquired a movie theater and will build two new stages
Photo: Jill Lotenberg of Jill Photography/QNS file photo

BY SOMTO AGWAI AND KATARINA HYBENOVA The famous Queens Kaufman Astoria Studios is growing at a fast pace. The original home to Paramount Pictures, built in the 1920s, announced that they will built two new sound stages on their campus, bringing the total number of their stages to 12. Additionally, the studio announced Thursday that they have purchased Steinway […]

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Kaufman Arts District’s first luxury condominium hits market
Image courtesy of Modern Spaces

A luxury condominium — the first of its kind in the newly designated Kaufman Arts District —has hit the market and seen instant success in just one week. Real estate firm Modern Spaces has began sales for The Marx, located at 34-32 35th St. in Astoria, and in the first week 20 percent of the building has […]

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Free event offers behind-the-scenes look at moviemaking in Astoria
Photo by Pat Alvarado/Museum of the Moving Image

BY ASHA MAHADEVAN Forget LA — get a behind-the-scenes look at film production right here in Queens. The Museum of the Moving Image, Theatrical Teamsters Local 817 and Kaufman Astoria Studios is once again hosting New York on Location. The free, one-day event, scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 21 at the Kaufman Astoria Studios backlot, will […]

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Astoria Flea & Food at Kaufman Astoria Studios coming in May
THE COURIER/Photo by Angy Altamirano

Astoria, get ready! LIC Flea & Food and Kaufman Astoria Studios have announced they will be partnering up to bring the city’s first-ever backlot market called Astoria Flea & Food at Kaufman Astoria Studios. The new market, launching Sunday, May 4, will bring the community the best in food vendors, antiques, collectibles, art, crafts, fashion […]

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Kaufman Astoria Studios opens NYC’s first outdoor film set
THE COURIER/ Photo by Angy Altamirano

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. […]

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