Thursday, February 26, 2015

Film and TV Production To Return To The Bronx

Location of York Studios property
along The Bronx River in the
Soundview neighborhood
of The Bronx, NYC.
After several decades of no studio activity (since Biograph Studios closed in the 1970s), film and television production will return to The Bronx in New York City. York Studios is set to bring film and television back to the mainland NYC borough with the construction of three buildings totaling about 300,000 square feet on a 10-acre lot in the neighborhood of Soundview along The Bronx River which was purchased by the company for $7.2 million in October of 2012 (the property is actually an assemblage of three separate, adjacent lots). The company currently operates out of a 40,000 square foot facility in Queens where the hit CBS television series "Elementary" is filmed.

Proposed site for the York Studios
location in Soundview.
When completed, it will join Silvercup and Kaufman Astoria (both based in Queens); and Steiner and Broadway Stages (both based in Brooklyn, though the latter has sound stages all over the city), as the major studios located in New York City.

For more information about the studio site, including its construction schedule, check out this Ed García Conde article in Welcome2TheBronx (which also features a quote from HOLA Executive Board member Edwin Pagán), by clicking here.

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