Just on the other side of the east River, directly across from the new Cornell Tech Campus, developer Stuart Match Suna imagines huge opportunity for Long Island City.
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.
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.
With numerous hit shows being filmed at western Queens’ two studios— Silvercup and Kaufman Astoria— Astoria and Long Island City have become a hub for development.
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 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.
Summer production heats up in Long Island City as Amazon and Netflix also rent TV stage space
Silvercup Studios CEO Alan Suna talks to Real Estate Weekly’s Dan Orlando during the 120th Annual REBNY Banquet.
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?