Kaufman Astoria Studios, the venue where hundreds of movies and television shows are filmed, will open a new 18,000-square-foot sound stage by 2016.
The project, called Stage N, will be the studio’s 10th stage and cost the company $20 million.
By the end of construction, the stage will be 40 feet high, the same size as Stage K at Kaufman, which opened in 2010.
“It seems necessary, I guess,” Ingrid Hanes, an Astoria resident, said. “It’s great that they’re doing that well that they can afford to build another stage. It brings a lot of attention to our neighborhood, which I love.”