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Apple TV+ Moving Into New Space at Kaufman Astoria Studios: Report

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Jan. 28. 2021 By Michael Dorgan

The historic Kaufman Astoria Studios has landed a big-name tenant, according to a report.

Apple has closed on a deal to take up a large space at the studio in order to produce original content, according to the real estate publication The Real Deal.

The tech giant’s streaming service provider, called Apple TV+, is set to take around 90,000 square feet inside the studio’s new “ONstage” production facility located at 34-11 36th St.

The company plans to produce original TV shows and movies for its subscription-based service.

Apple will occupy around 75,000 square feet of production space on the ground floor and fourth floor as well as 15,000 square feet of office space on the fifth floor. The space comes with editing facilities, dressing rooms, costume areas, pantries and lounges, according to the publication.

It is unclear as to when Apple will take up the space and the terms of the lease.

Apple has been filming the dark comedy series “Dickinson,” at another studio space within the Kaufman campus. The series is based on the life of the 19th Century poet Emily Dickinson.

Kaufman Astoria Studio first opened its doors in 1920 and helped establish the neighborhood’s art district.

Many prominent movies and television shows, including “Sesame Street” and “Orange is the New Black,” have been shot at Kaufman Astoria Studios.

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This article must be a mistake I thought AOC, Van Bramer & Gianiris had to be out of office before large corporations would be attracted to the LIC area. I guess we were misinformed by the misinformed once again. Thank you and Good work AOC, Van Bramer & Gianiris for your efforts.

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HA. OK.

Or Maybe Apple is picking up Amazon’s fumble and going to invest in the most diverse area in the world with their 100 Billion a quarter revenues.

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I agree, a huge new tenant and tons of jobs came thanks to AOC and Van Bramer!

I guess the narrative was wrong, thanks for supporting AOC!

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