Astoria: The East Coast’s Hollywood

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE Staff Writer Residents walking down 30th Avenue in Astoria on Tuesday might have been treated to a sneak peek at the upcoming season of Netflix’s wildly popular show, “Orange is the New Black.” As it often does, the show was shooting in the neighborhood – it was not the first time that […]

Flea And Food Expands To Astoria

By JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE Staff Writer Long Island City Flea and Food has expanded to Astoria. For eight consecutive Sundays this summer, Astoria Flea and Food will bring international and local cuisine, as well as antiques, crafts, art and fashion to the outdoor backlot of Kaufman Astoria Studios. Long Island City Flea and Food, which occupies […]

Queens Proclaimed As An Arts District

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer On Friday, western Queens officials and community members gathered outside of Kaufman Astoria Studios to announce the Borough’s newest designation as an arts district. In addition to the 94-year-old film studio that recently expanded as the sole outdoor lot for productions in the City, the arts district also includes the […]

Astoria Gets Flea And Food Market

Astoria is getting its own flea market, similar to the one its neighbors enjoyed last spring in Long Island City. LIC Flea and Food market, named the City’s number one market, will expand to the back-lot of Kaufman Astoria Studios, located at 36th Street between 34th and 35th Avenues. First built in the 1920s, the studio […]

DiNapoli: Queens A New York ‘Success Story’

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer Despite a recession and the effects of Superstorm Sandy, a State official called Queens a “classic New York success story that is well-positioned for the future.” On Dec. 13, New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli joined actor Michael J. Fox and local elected leaders to present an economic snapshot of […]

Kaufman Studios Expands With A Backlot

Kaufman Studios Expands With A Backlot

Sesame Street’s Grover joins elected officials and Kaufman Studios representatives at the backlot’s ribbon cutting on Tuesday. Photo by Ira Cohen BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer Astoria residents will see many more famous faces from Hollywood now that the newly-built outdoor backlot at Kaufman Astoria Studios is complete. To celebrate the occasion, many local and […]