Where Creativity Lives
A welcoming community of cultural institutions, the Kaufman Arts District (KAD) provides a flourishing home for creative industries. Boasting more than 24 blocks of offices, museums, galleries, schools, shops, restaurants, and cafés, KAD is anchored by the legendary Kaufman Astoria Studios, which is one of the longest-running active movie studios in the world.
According to the KAD mission, it was founded to “advance and promote” the area as a “vibrant cultural destination” that strives to “enhance the value of our neighborhood’s creative and economic life.”
KAD is located in Astoria, which is recognized as the fastest growing neighborhood in New York City and the largest manufacturing center in New York State. Situated just across the East River from Midtown Manhattan, this robust community is home to everything from Fortune 500 companies to local galleries.