Video

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.

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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/