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Kaufman Astoria Studios

New backlot at Kaufman Studios (Credit: Carol D'Auria, 1010 WINS)

Lights, Camera, Action: Astoria Welcomes New Outdoor Film Lot

A portion of 35th Avenue in Astoria has been blocked off with gates for what’s being called The Backlot at Kaufman Studios.

12/03/2013

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg speaks with Muppet character Miss Piggy during the Museum of the Moving Image and the Jim Henson Legacy collaboration press conference at the Museum of the Moving Image on May 21, 2013 in Queens.  (Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images)

Bloomberg, Miss Piggy Announce New Muppets Exhibit Coming To Queens

Muppet creator Jim Henson’s family is donating about 400 puppets, costumes, props and other items to the Museum of the Moving Image.

05/21/2013

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Sweeny: Personal Reflections As WFAN Turns 25

My dreams came true on July 1, 1987. And I had no idea it happened.

06/29/2012

Sen. Chuck Schumer (Credit: Rich Lamb/ WCBS 880)

Sen. Chuck Schumer Pushing For Outdoor Movie Studio In Astoria

The federal government is holding up the final approval for Kaufman Astoria Studios to build an architecturally flashy movie lot gate — a la Hollywood — at 36th Street and 35th Avenue in Astoria, Queens.

05/05/2012