YONKERS – A former Yonkers banana warehouse may become a film production studio.
Cinematographer Steven Romano closed on the 10,000-square-foot property at 15 School St. on April 18 and his plan is to turn it into a space for television and film production.
“I’m looking to add another dimension to the bustling Yonkers economy,” said Romano. “The price was right, the building is incredible and the city is an ideal location for film and television production.”
Yonkers property tax records show that Velocity Media Studios Inc. bought the property for $1,175,000 on April 18.
A specialist in extreme-slow-motion effects, Romano has done work for Beyoncé, the New York Knicks, Animal Planet, Roomba, Oxygen Network, and CBS Sports. He also has produced web content, including Jerry Seinfeld’s interview of former President Barack Obama.
The building is located on a block that will soon see a massive transformation when a housing complex for senior citizens is built across the street.
St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Yonkers wants to build a $30 million, 80-unit affordable housing complex at 10 School St. that would replace three buildings and two empty lots stretching from 10-28 School St. near the intersection of Nepperhan Avenue.
Mayor Mike Spano praised the studio’s announcement.
“It’s the small…
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