Olshan Client Kaufman Celebrates Opening of NYC’s First Outdoor Stage
Crain’s covered today's ribbon cutting for the opening of Kaufman Astoria Studios' new block-long outdoor backlot. 36th Street between 34th and 35th Avenues was recently de-mapped from the city's network for the exclusive use of the Studio and is the first outdoor stage of its kind in New York City. The expansion represents the latest efforts by Kaufman to meet rising demand for movie and television shoots in New York, while also turning the surrounding neighborhood into a thriving arts community. Previously, Kaufman constructed a new 18,000 square foot stage and TDF relocated its costume collection to the Studio. Olshan Partner Tom Kearns represented the Studios in the creation of the backlot, including the long term lease with the City’s Economic Development Corporation, the construction of the new stage and in the lease with TDF.