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 […]

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 […]