Best of the Bronx.
“Best of the Bronx” is a series of 1-minute video vignettes to help promote New York City’s northernmost borough. The Bronx is well known for landmarks like the Yankee Stadium, the New York Botanical Garden or the Zoo, but the project’s goal was to highlight lesser-known gems.
The first video on the series profiled City Island, a place known for its rich maritime history, museums, and seafood restaurants. The remainder of the series includes the Andrew Friedman House, Bronx Community College’s Hall of Fame, Wave Hill, Little Italy (video below), and the Grand Concourse, among other exciting locations.
The project was sponsored by a grant from the New York City Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME). The grant allowed Lehman College’s School of Arts and Humanities and Multimedia Center to offer master classes in video production, while simultaneously producing the series with students and faculty. I was invited to participate on this project as Instructor and Director of Photography.
The “Best of the Bronx” series is being presented across a variety of platforms, exposing New Yorkers and visitors to the many cultural and historical resources of the Bronx. The channels include NYC life, part of the official network of New York City (Channel 22 on Cablevision and Channel 25 on many other cable providers), on Taxi-TV, NYC Media Video-On-Demand, BronxNet, and Lehman College’s online channels, and all current social media platforms.
To learn more about the “Best of the Bronx” visit http://bit.ly/1frUAHv and http://www.lehman.edu/bestofthebronx/