April 11, 2014

Kaufman Studios Sets Stage for Astoria Action

via THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

Once used to make Marx Brothers films and later to produce Army propaganda and training movies, the Kaufman Astoria Studios in Queens have become a magnet for restaurants, bars and other venues frequented by a young, hip crowd.

The 500,000-square-foot studio complex, which will have 1,500 people working there by July when all its current productions will be filming, has helped catalyze a new wave of economic activity in Astoria.

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