Queens: How diversity and perseverance shaped New York's fastest growing borough

Just over the East River of Manhattan lies one of the most ethnically diverse areas in the world. As any local can tell you, Queens has become New York City’s fastest-growing borough, with a recent influx of new families, young professionals and businesses both large and small.

It offers a healthy mix of new and old, as multigenerational families from countries all over the world are keeping their old traditions alive while sharing the space with new younger residents. The incredible diversity of the borough is its backbone and perhaps its greatest attraction. Click on the title to get the full story.

Oscar the Grouch Visits Silvercup Studios!!

Who better than Oscar to represent the new NYC Film Green Initiative? 

NYC Film Green is the first sustainability program for the film and television industry in the United States administered by a government agency. NYC Film Green is a voluntary program that enables productions engaging in environmentally-conscious practices to apply for and receive recognition for their efforts. NYC Film Green is greening New York City’s film and television industry one production at a time and setting the gold standard for best practices in sustainable film and television production throughout the world.

Studio Expansion Provides Intern Opportunities for Local Colleges "The Bronx is Back"

On the heels of Silvercup Studios expanding its footprint into the Bronx, four students from New York City area colleges and universities are participating in a new internship program at the studio's expanded facility, Silvercup North, this fall semester.

Governor Cuomo Announces Official Opening of New Silvercup Studios Film & TV Production Facility in the Bronx | Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the completion of Silvercup North, a new film and television production facility in the South Bronx. Silvercup Studios, one of the leading independent, full-service film and television studios in the Northeast, built the $35 million studio complex to help meet the growing needs of New York’s booming film and television industry. The new facility – Silvercup’s third New York studio – and the productions that will occupy it will create an estimated 400 well-paying production-industry jobs, as well as generate local revenue through the purchase of materials and other goods and services. Silvercup was awarded a $1.6 million performance-based grant through the New York City Regional Economic Development Council to assist with the construction, renovations and purchase of machinery and equipment for the new facility. The project created approximately 100 construction jobs.

Thanks to a generous tax credit, TV and film will continue to come to New York according to the CEO of Silvercup Studios | Crain's New York Business

TV and film production in New York seems to be booming, with 46 episodic TV shows produced here in 2014-15, up from 29 the year before, and 250 films so far this year, compared with 194 for all of 2014. What's the story at Silvercup?

Silvercup Studios expands to Bronx with large new production facility

Silvercup Studios expands to Bronx with large new production facility

The stars are coming to the South Bronx.

Silvercup Studios, the Queens film and television production hub where hits such as “Sex and the City,” “The Sopranos,” “When Harry Met Sally” and “The Devil Wears Prada” were filmed, is expanding into the up-and-coming Port Morris section of the borough.

Governor Cuomo Announces 10 New York-Produced Primetime Television Shows to Premiere Next Week

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today highlighted 10 New York-produced primetime television shows that are premiering next week for the fall season on CBS, NBC, ABC and FOX. The television shows have spent approximately $596 million combined on production in New York State, and hire more than 34,000 crew and extras. These 10 series premieres represents a significant increase in New York-based shows on air, as there are now more series airing this year than in all of 2013, which was a record-breaking year. (Read the full story)