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Public Question Asked by Ben about New York City
hi, i'm coming in New York with European Rapper (artist) to shoot a video, we are currently looking for real Hip Hop Area, places, locations
We were tinking: Metro, Graffiti area, Streets, ... some locations where hip hop culture is visible outdoor in NYC. thanks! BEN
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Answered by Boon Koo , New York, United States
You can try Long Island City. Take the 7 train east toward Queens. You'll see a bunch of graffiti-ed buildings the 2nd or 3rd stop crossing the river.
Answered by Xavier , New York, United States
First try Harlem Hip-Hop Tours - excellent company and they cover everything Hip-Hop and more and I bet they could guide you safely, for a custom tour at a reasonable fee:
Harlem Hip Hop Tours
69 West 106th Street Suite 5B
New York, NY 10025
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You can try the high end of Park Avenue as it moves into Harlem above Columbia University at about 125th Street. There is not a lot covering the city these days - maybe outside Manhattan where you might find a lot of graffiti but they are "tags" belonging to area gangs and warnings to stay out of the area - I would. However, the high end of Park Ave has short stone tunnels that people walk through but were you could have privacy for filming.
Get on a stage that welcomes hip-hop and film (hand held) at Sullivan Hall in the Village near NYU (514 Sullivan Street) -- "Industry Monday's" (featuring a lot of good hip-hop and actual record industry people passing through). Usually crowded and run by Nicki Camp who you'll see at the door. $20US. If you're good sign up to take the sage and you'll get a good audience sound bite. Everyone is always really welcomed and respected on the stage.