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New York Commercial Real Estate Rides Production Boom

Fully booked production facilities are one bright spot in New York City’s commercial real estate landscape.

$2 Billion Blockbuster: Kaufman Astoria Studios shoots with Silverstein Properties and BedRock to remake five city blocks

Mention blockbusters that have come from Hollywood’s studios and “Gone with the Wind,” “Star Wars,” “E.T.,” “Avatar” and “Titanic” immediately come to mind. However, for a significant motion picture and television production facility in the New York City metropolitan area, it’s a massive real estate project that could fit the blockbuster category in terms of cost, scope and impact in revitalizing an entire community.

The CEO of Kaufman Astoria Studios on $2 billion mixed-use development plan, filming during Covid-19 and more

As people have hunkered down at home during the Covid-19 pandemic, many have turned on Netflix, HBO Max and Amazon Prime shows and movies as a way to pass the time. That’s prompted the film and TV industry to jumpstart production at sites like Kaufman Astoria Studios in Astoria, Queens, using strict protocols to get

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