Mapping the Bronx: The Bronx Grand Concourse Cultural Map


The Bronx Museum of the Arts

Cartography may seem a daunting and boring field, but the Bronx Museum has enlivened it to be a highly interactive experience with a website that takes viewers on a journey through the literary and creative history of the borough of The Bronx along the Grand Concourse. Take a trip on the website to learn more about The Bronx via the cultural map!

Click here to check out Mapping the Bronx: The Bronx Grand Concourse Cultural Map.

Dumbo Arts Festival 2013


Ilya and Emilia Kabakov. Location: East River Cove. Photo credit: 2013 DUMBO Arts Festival.

As Fall’s crisp air flows through the streets of New York City the art world gears up for a full season of fantastic shows and enthralling events. One such event is the DUMBO Arts Festival happening this week in the DUMBO section of Brooklyn. A three-day music, art and performance celebration Dumbo Arts Festival 2013 will not disappoint. Formerly an industrial section of the city desolate of visitors, the DUMBO Arts Festival shows you some of the best Brooklyn has to offer. In addition, with a wide selection of food and culture choices the DUMBO Arts Festival also has awesome architecture and Manhattan skyline views. The official Festival hours are Friday September 27th from 6pm to 9pm, Saturday September 28th noon to 9pm, and Sunday September 29th from noon to 6pm with outdoor projections on view through midnight September 27th-29th.

Looking forward to these two things at the DUMBO Arts Festival:

1. DUMBO Walls = Underneath the Brooklyn Queens Expressway (BQE) 8 international and local street artists created murals stretching four blocks long through The DUMBO Improvement District and Two Trees Management Co in partnership with the New York City Department of Transportation Urban Art Program (NYCDOT) and the Jonathan LeVine Gallery. Participating artists include CAM, DALeast, Eltono, Shepard Fairey, Faith47, MOMO, Stefan Sagmeister, and Yuko Shimizu.


CAM. Location: York and Adams Streets. Photo credit 2013 DUMBO Arts Festival.

2. Ship of Tolerance =  In each city, Ilya and Emilia Kabakov have schoolchildren create drawings connected to the themes of hope and tolerance that will become sails and. At every stop the boat is assembled on-site by local craftspeople and shipbuilders. Previous iterations of the Ship of Tolerance have been conducted in Siwa, Egypt; Venice, Italy; San Moritz, Switzerland; and Sharjah, UAE with the help of school children. For the Brooklyn launch at DUMBO Arts Festival, the Kabakovs partnered with Studio in a School and received more than 1000 submissions for 150 slots. A sail-raising celebration will let the children and the audience find out which paintings were chosen to create the sail.



The Ship of Tolerance, Siwa. Photo: Emilia Kabakov.


Rotten Apple TV

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The Rotten Apple TV logo. 2013.

Full of new discoveries and talent, Rotten Apple TV has positioned itself as a force within the urban entertainment website genre and is gearing up to take on the main stream entertainment websites soon as well. Led by a team of three young entrepreneurs from Brooklyn, Rotten Apple TV is a definitive choice as a stop for entertainment with a keen ear for unsigned hype. Get to know more about Rotten Apple TV below!

What is The Rotten Apple TV?

The Rotten Apple TV is an entertainment website. We share music videos, comedy, skits, spoken word artists (preferably people that do things on the internet). Primarily, we are dedicated to unsigned hype music artists. Not solely dedicated to hip hop and R&B but that’s what is sent to us.

We like people who are looking to be discovered, and we enjoy supporting their journey through Rotten Apple TV.

Are you solely an urban site?

People look to us as an urban site but we are not solely designed as that. We are dedicated to music, art, talent. That is the lane we like to go! Our connection is to entertainment and not a negative connotation of what is “urban”. We are not your typical website.

How much of your content is audience driven?

90% of our content is audience driven. Social media is a driver of most websites (what people are talking about) and that is directly linked to what goes on the website.

Who is your audience?

Our audience is multi-level and interested in entertainment. Right now our content like our audience are those interested in the urban community.

Word association

Miley Cyrus = twerk Miley Miley twerk

Jay Z = genius

Brooklyn = the nucleus

Rotten Apple TV = the future

Hip hop = my first love

What do you think about Eminem’s new album?

I’m excited for the album. He’s going to take another angle than what he usually does. Not as dark an angle, which is exciting and refreshing. He’s going to take it to the raw essence of hip hop where it was all about having fun, dope lyrics. He is a true student of the game. Nothing but greatness from him. Great album to come!

Do the BET Hip Hop Awards mean anything for the genre?

Should be more of a grand stage of hip hop and more prestigious, instead of just a small sectional to highlight and not give enough shine. Do the awards because they have to.

What do you think of Snoop Dogg hosting?

Not sure how it will work but should be interesting.

Who would you put in a Rotten Apple cypher?

Abso The Great



Preme da Prez


Evan Black

Kendrick Lamar

Meek Mill

What impact do you want Rotten Apple TV to have?

We want Rotten Apple TV to be a part of careers of artists who are hardworking, talented and dedicated to their craft and give artists a chance to be discovered and heard. One major way we do that is through not charging artists for their submissions to the website.

Listen to a full playlist on the ArtEdgeNYC Facebook page from Rotten Apple TV! Click here to listen to more music!

Station to Station

A public art project made possible by Levi’s, Station to Station is a cool, innovative and striking project launching from Riverfront Studios in New York City on September 6th. It is a happening launching from East Coast to West Coast by train involving the topics of place, art, film, music and food. Artists, musicians and creative peoples will be involved with site-specific station and onboard events. Whether you are there or not you can participate in the events and add art to the experience through using the hashtag: #TrackSTS. The video above indicates the inspiration behind the “Road Trip”.

From New York City the train will stop in Pittsburgh, Chicago, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Santa Fe, Winslow, Barstow, Los Angeles, Oakland/ San Francisco between September 6th and September 28th with a wide variety of changing and dynamic artists, musicians and creative peoples. To follow the train and add to the experience, use hashtag: TrackSTS and go to

Watch here for information on the sold out launch of Station to Station in New York City: