BXTRA TASTY

–Tatyana Turner If you’ve been following the blog, then you have seen some of the extraordinary people of the Bronx.  Though people make up a large percentage when trying to get to know the culture of a place; there is another important factor BXTRA has yet to cover…the food! On February 2, 2018, that all […]

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BXTRA with Sarah Blesener and Chavier Leon

–Tatyana Turner   “When you finally go back to your old home, you find it wasn’t the old home you missed, but your childhood.” During the summer of 2016, I skimmed an article in the New York Times titled, “From Boys to Men in the South Bronx.” The article discussed a young photographer, named Sarah […]

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BXTRA with Geoff Rawling

–Tatyana Turner Right on the outskirts of Bruckner Boulevard is an unassuming street in the  Mott Haven section of the Bronx… a small creative enclave filled with artists who contribute the vibrancy of the borough.  On the outside, the area appears dull, with an industrial atmosphere and dated buildings. Inside one of the apartment buildings, […]

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BXTRA with Walter Cruz

–Tatyana Turner Walter Cruz is a young Bronx creative who is currently the resident artist for the Laundromat Project. The Laundromat Project is an initiative that uses art and creativity to bring communities together. As part of the residency, Walter is able to utilize a community-based studio until April 2018. Outside from the Laundromat Project, Walter […]

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BXTRA with Raheem Nelson–iPad Artist

–Tatyana Turner In 2010, the world was introduced to an iPad, a tablet computer that serves as a computer, music device, and movie player amongst other functions. Little did anyone know, this technological advancement birthed a new genre of art…iPad art. Seven years later, I was introduced to a creative gentleman at a social event. […]

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Sam Script–How to Achieve Happieness

–Samantha Paige “If we could have everything that we wanted, we’d probably realize that we don’t want many things at all.” Those words came to mind as I watched Tatyana’s interview with Josue Caceres, as he discussed the inspiration for his first book of poetry, Out of Place. Josue references how in 2015 he noticed […]

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Expanding the Extraordinary

–Tatyana Turner In the words of one of my first interviewee’s, fashion blogger, Diego Leon, ” you cannot have one man army.” Yet, individuals still try to achieve this impossible task. We are human and thus, we are not perfect. Our ego and our competiveness can sometimes block us from being vulnerable and admitting that […]

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