April 2, 2014

Borough’s First Arts District

via The New York Times

Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer was joined by Western Queens cultural leaders and elected officials outside Kaufman Astoria Studios to announce the designation of the Kaufman Arts District in Astoria. With the help of Van Bramer, the City Council chair of the Cultural Affairs Committee, the district was established in partnership with Kaufman Astoria Studios, the Museum of the Moving Image and the Queens Council on the Arts. Anchored and surrounded by Kaufman Astoria Studios and the Museum of the Moving Image, the Kaufman Arts District’s mission will be to advance and promote the area as a world-class, vibrant cultural destination and home for creative industries. More information is available at www.kaufmanartsdistrict.org.

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