The Boogie Down Bronx comes back to life on Netflix in the “The Get Down.”
The late-1970s hip-hop drama series from Baz Luhrmann, the filmmaker best known for “Moulin Rouge,” depicts a group of young black kids with big dreams in the poverty-stricken South Bronx.
New York City has caught “Hamilton” fever and local businesses are reaping the benefits. “Hamilton” superfans and New Yorkers who don’t have the wherewithal to shell out a record-setting $849 for a premium ticket — even if they did, tickets are sold out for the rest of the year — are looking to get their “Hamilton” fix elsewhere in the city.
At an Amtrak underpass tucked away in Astoria, Queens, a man and a woman stand opposite one another with paint rollers and spray cans in their hands. They’re putting the finishing touches on two giant murals — each one slightly bigger than a subway car — showing ancient Greek motifs, the national flag and philosophers like Socrates.
A journalism student at NYU was among the 53 survivors who suffered injuries in the Orlando shooting. At a press conference Tuesday, Patience Carter recalled the hours she spent trapped with other victims in one of the bathrooms at Pulse, the gay nightclub where the attacker, Omar Mateen, shot and killed 49 people.