By Jon Davis
This is exciting news for Brooklyn and Queens. Another movie studio has committed to the outer boroughs, bringing more jobs and prestige to New York City.
The Real Deal recently broke the news that Apple is going to lease roughly 90,000 square feet of space for a new soundstage and production facility in Queens. It is reportedly one of the largest leases in Queens for all of last year.
This news follows Netflix, which has agreed to build six sound stages in a warehouse in Bushwick.
Last year, Amazon Music signed a new lease in Williamsburg that will create 40,000 square feet of production space. That location will be at 25 Kent.
There’s also reportedly another Bushwick location that Netflix is eyeing for studio purposes. The latest acquisition is on Bogart Street next to the original six Netflix sound stages.
COVID Ignites a Gold Rush in Streaming Content
It’s probably not a coincidence that Amazon, Netflix and Apple are quickly expanding into the outer boroughs despite COVID.
While other industries are bleeding, we are all at home watching TV. Studio executives say there is a rush to create more content during COVID while eyes are glued to the screen.
We can’t wait to see it on the big screen.