August 22, 2017

Film production boom in Queens


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In case you didn’t know it Astoria, not Hollywood, is the cradle of American cinema. Kaufman Astoria Studios began it all in 1920. Producing silent films, Marx Brothers, Valentino, WC Fields and many many more right up to today’s Sesame Street and Men In Black 3. SIlvercup Studios, built in an old baking factory in 1983, hosted Highlander as it’s first film (one of my personal favorites).They continue to grow and currently host some of the most famous television shows and feature films shot today.

The Socrates Sculpture Park Greenmarket opens this Saturday, June 25th!


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The Socrates Sculpture Park Greenmarket opens this Saturday, June 25th! One more reason Astoria is the food center of the universe! Now all we need is a butcher and fish market set up next to the farmers market. See you all there. I see some recipe fun happening on WLA.