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 and featured appearances […]

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7 Historic Queens Landmarks on the National Registry you may not know about

7. Sidewalk Clock—Located at 161-11 Jamaica Avenue in Jamaica this historic cast-iron timepiece sits on a the corner of the original site of a former pre-colonial stone church that existed from 1699 to 1813. It was converted into a prison during the American Revolution and features an unusual design incorporating a bell-cast shaped column base and anthemion finial above […]

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Classic Queens eateries you should check out

There’s a reason why restaurants stay in business more than 50 years… They’re good! And Queens has some of the finest as proven in our picks below. The Astor Room 34-12 36th St. (near corner of 35th Ave.) Astoria, NY 11106 718.255.1947 The Astor Room at Kaufman Studios Astoria may have reopened in 2014, but […]

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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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