The play is the thing

The Astoria Performing Arts Center (APAC) is an award-winning theater that strives to bring high-quality theater to Astoria while supporting local youth and senior citizens. APAC has already been in existence for a decade and a half, and each season introduces new successes, fresh faces and innovative, high-quality theater. One of the greatest joys of […]

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Neil Patrick Harris show filmed at Kaufman Astoria Studios canceled: reports
Photo by Peter Kramer/NBC

One Astoria-based show is not having the best time ever. According to published reports, NBC has decided to cancel “Best Time Ever With Neil Patrick Harris” after only one season on the air. The one-hour variety show, which premiered in September and filmed at Kaufman Astoria Studios, was hosted and co-produced by Harris andĀ featured appearances […]

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New seven-story building featuring retail, residential space coming to Astoria
Photo courtesy of Valyrian Capital LLC

A new seven-story, mixed-use building will be erected at 34-22 35th St. in Astoria, according to plans filed with the Department of Buildings (DOB). The vacant 15,000-square-foot property, which is located across the street from Kaufman Astoria Studios, was purchased by Valyrian Capital LLC for $16 million. The building will consist of 65 residential units, […]

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Students and parents advocate for play street at P.S. 166 in Astoria
THE COURIER/Photos by Angela Matua

Have some play every day. This was the message that students and parents had at the Community Board 1 meeting on Tuesday when they implored the board to approve an application to create a play street at P.S. 166 in Astoria. The school, located atĀ 33-09 35th Ave., is home to 1,200 elementary school students who […]

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Steve Buscemi, Jerry Lewis, Martin Scorsese attend Astoria event
Photos by Thanassi Karageorgiou / Museum of the Moving Image

Astoria was swimming in stars this week. On Tuesday, movie legends Jerry Lewis and Martin Scorsese came together for a wide-ranging and intimate discussion about Lewis’ innovations as a comedian filmmaker in front of a full house at the Museum of the Moving Image. Lewis has directed 12 movies, appeared in 48 movies, and hosted […]

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