42-22 22nd St., Long Island City
When it comes to shooting on sound stages or sets, a significant amount of the TV shows and movies made in New York City are filmed in western Queens. Located in the former Silvercup Bakery building, Silvercup Studios opened for business in 1983. In the years since its debut, it has provided space for such TV shows as The Sopranos, Sex and the City, 30 Rock and Mad Men, while films that were partially shot in the studio include Meet the Parents, Gangs of New York and Little Children.
Kaufman Astoria Studios
34-12 36th St., Astoria
Kaufman Astoria Studios was originally built in 1920, and the Marx Brothers’ first films were made there. The property was designated a national historic district in 1978, and movies that were filmed at the studio include Goodfellas, The Wiz and Carlito’s Way. But Kaufman Astoria is, perhaps, best known for providing the backdrops for the beloved children’s program Sesame Street.