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 […]

Clowning Around With Big Apple Circus

Rob Torres, an award-winning clown in the new Big Apple Circus show, has performed around the world without using words, sharing with every audience the universal language of laughter. Among his many achievements, the native New Yorker performed a one-man show in seven countries, toured with another circus to 121 American cities and created shows […]

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 […]

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 […]