Long Island City is seeing a hotel boom. Ten years ago, this gritty industrial neighborhood had just one hotel. Now, it has around 25, with 20 more in development. The transition to hip tourist destination doesn’t come easy to local manufacturing businesses.
INTRO: City council has given Queens its first arts district. Part of Astoria, it will be the city’s third. Lara McCaffrey reports on what it might mean. ______________ NARRATION: The centerpiece of the arts district is the Kaufman Astoria Studios. The Marx Brothers made movies there in the 1920s. Today, Sesame Street and Orange is the New Black … Read More