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BY JASON COHEN
The studio that brought fl icks
such as ‘The Amazing Spiderman
2,’ ‘John Wick’ and ‘This is Where
I Leave You’ is opening its second
location in the Bronx next month.
In January, York Studios’ Michelangelo
Campus, a $100 million
state-of-the-art fi lm and television
production complex will open at
1410 Story Avenue in Soundview.
Executive vice president of the
studio John Battista said four of
the fi ve stages are licensed and
expects the last one to be occupied
“This was a vacant 10-acre site
that came on the market in 2012,”
Battista said. “We were so successful
in Queens that we decided
to expand. It’s one of the last boroughs
to take advantage of the private
He told the Bronx Times that
elected offi cials, especially Borough
President Ruben Diaz Jr.
have supported the expansion.
“The fi lm and television industry
is growing across the fi ve boroughs -
and the Bronx is no exception,” Diaz
said. “York Studios’ new Michelangelo
Campus will not only expand
our borough’s ability to host major
movie and television productions, it
will also reactivate a long-dormant
site and create new jobs. This is just
another excellent example of the ongoing
positive transformation that
is taking place here.”
The studio will feature a privately
gated complex, which includes
square feet of production space,
nine sound stages, production offi
ce space and workshops for each
of the stages.
The production complex will be
responsible for the future releases
of fi lms, documentaries, television
programs and even music videos.
The new studio is located on the
Bronx River waterfront and just off
of the Bruckner Expressway, was a
vacant lot for over 20 years.
It site was the former home of
Loral Electronic Co., a U.S. Department
of Defense parts contractor,
that moved its operation
to Yonkers, but has since ceased
York Studio also currently
owns and operates a 40,000 squarefoot
location in Maspeth, Queens.
This would become the borough’s
second fi lm studio.
Last year Silvercup Studios
acquired a building on Locust Avenue
in Port Morris. Silvercup has
operated for years in Queens.
The new York Studios coming to Soundview in January. Photo Courtesy Tommy Sklavos
York is the second fi lm studio in the
Photo Courtesy Tommy Sklavos