You can now take this tour of Astoria’s haunted past and meet a couple of ghosts (probably)
Photo courtesy of Boroughs of the Dead

Astoria may be known for its diverse community and quaint neighborhood feel, but it also has a grim and ghostly past, according to tour guide Marie Carter. Carter works for Boroughs of the Dead, a ghost tour company founded by author Andrea Janes. A writer herself, Carter attended a tour in Brooklyn Heights and, after […]

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PHOTOS: Astoria peeked behind the scenes of movie-making during a street fair ‘NY On Location’
-- Stunt performers demonstrate a fight scene, at the "New York on Location" event, offering a behind-the-scenes look at filmmaking in New York, at Kaufman Astoria Studios and Museum of the Moving Image. Photo: Thanassi Karageorgiou / Museum of the Moving Image

This past Sunday, May 22,  Kaufman Astoria Studios, Museum of the Moving Image, Theatrical Teamsters Local 817  and I.A.T.S.E. Local 51 hosted “New York on Location,” an all-day street fair and celebration of the film and television industry providing Astoria with an unforgettable insight into the tremendous effort and dedication that goes into filming a movie or TV series […]

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Street fair in Astoria will take residents behind the scenes of movie production
Photos by Rene Carson for Museum of the Moving Image

Production crews have long been setting up shoots throughout Queens and the rest of the city, but one event will allow Queens residents to get a closer look at the world of film production. “New York on Location” is a day-long street fair in Astoria that will allow people to go inside more than 20 working […]

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High-end gourmet markets and restaurants in talks to lease space on Astoria’s Steinway Street
Photo courtesy of Winick Realty

Steinway Street in Astoria will welcome new high-end retail neighbors with the addition of a 100,000-square-foot development site. Located at 34-30 Steinway St., the site includes four floors of retail space, with each floor measuring about 30,000 square feet each. Parking will also be included. A spokesperson for Winick Realty Group, the leasing firm responsible for marketing, said the […]

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First look at WeWork’s newest coworking location in Astoria, Queens
Photo courtesy of WeWork

Businesses, startups and freelancers just got a new space to collaborate in Queens. WeWork, the co-working space with 63 locations around the world, recently opened its Astoria location at 35-37 36th St., right across the street from Kaufman Astoria studios. The 60,000-square-foot space is the company’s first location in Queens and boasts a beer garden and […]

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