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Hudson Heights (Upstate Manhattan)
written and conceived by Robert Westfield
filmed and edited by Cayce Crown

THE BRIDGE AND THE BROKER
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THE COLOMBIAN DOMINICAN
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THE ALAMO OF THE REVOLUTION
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FROM A CASTLE TO A PUMPKIN
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MR. ROBERT'S NEIGHBORHOOD
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A LITTLE PIECE OF ROME
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THE CABRINI CODE
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VINO AND VIEWS
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THE POISON AND THE PUBLICIST
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THE CLOISTERS, OR STEALING THE SOUL OF FRANCE
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1—THE BRIDGE AND THE BROKER

Although this byte is almost six minutes long, we STILL had extra material we wanted to include.  

--There are actually TWO Manhattan bridges named after George Washington.  The other crosses the Harlem River at 181st.  Besides these bridges, Washington's name is attached to twelve avenues and streets as well as the large neighborhood near the top of Manhattan.  I think it's fitting that we named so much of our city after the first president since the earliest known use of the term "New Yorker" comes from a letter written by George Washington in 1756.

--William Randolph Hearst assumed that the bridge to span the Hudson would line up with the midtown bridge that spanned the East River (the Queensboro), so he bought up a row of real estate lining 57th Street.  (This explains why the Heart Headquarters is located on 57th and Eighth Avenue.  See the Newest Star of the Skyline in our First Hoparound Tour.)  To his surprise, however, the bridge was eventually built over 100 blocks north. 

--The GW took 4 years to complete and cost 13 lives, not including the one man who died of a heart attack while waiting in the crowds on Opening Day.

--The main span of the GW Bridge is 3500 feet, more than twice as long as the span of the Brooklyn Bridge.  Six years later, however, the GW was surpassed by San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge (4200 feet).  In 1964, New York reclaimed the title of America's longest suspension bridge when the Verrazano-Narrows opened.  The Verrazano is currently the seventh longest suspension bridge in the world.

This byte was directed by Nona Lloyd and featured Berda Gilmore as the enthusiastic real estate broker.  Nona directed several of the Little Bytes up Broadway--between Madison Square and Columbus Circle--and Berda appeared in several bytes shot in Central Park and along 46th Street.

Berda Gilmore recently moved to Los Angeles from New York City where she worked and studied as an actress. Berda is having such a good time on the West Coast that she has been chronicling her adventures on her hugely popular website www.berdagilmore.com.

Nona Lloyd is now the General Manager of the new hot lounge, WATERMARK,located on the Jersey Shore in Asbury Park.  While it may seem that she's left the theater world, she's still using all of her producing and directing skills, every ounce of her creativity, and is sure to jump into "show biz" again.

 

2THE COLOMBIAN DOMINICAN

This byte was directed by Nona Lloyd and featured Luis Villabon as the capricious translator from Colombia.  Nona directed several of the Little Bytes up Broadway--between Madison Square and Columbus Circle.

 

Nona Lloyd is now the General Manager of the new hot lounge, WATERMARK, located on the Jersey Shore in Asbury Park.  While it may seem that she's left the theater world, she's still using all of her producing and directing skills, every ounce of her creativity, and is sure to jump into "show biz" again.

Luis Villabon is a NYC actor/singer/dancer/director.  He has appeared on Broadway in Cathy Rigby's Peter Pan as well as many Broadway National Tours, including A Chorus Line (Paul).  He is also Robert's Pilates instructor, so if you want that Westfield body, you know who to call!

 

3THE ALAMO OF THE REVOLUTION

This byte was directed by Marc Wolf (who has appeared in several of the Little Byte videos) and featured Dana Hart Lubeck as the tourist-consumerist. 

Dana Hart Lubeck is currently living in Colorado where she is working towards her MFA in acting. She misses Manhattan greatly and wants everyone there to take a little byte out of it in her honor.

Marc Wolf recently performed the world premiere of his new solo-show The Road Home: Re-Membering America at Huntington Theatre and Geva Theatre, directed by David Schweizer.  He received an OBIE and was nominated for the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for his brilliant Off-Broadway performance of Another American: Asking and Telling at The New Group, directed by Joe Mantello.  www.marcwolf.com

 

4FROM A CASTLE TO A PUMPKIN

This byte was directed by Marc Wolf. 

Marc Wolf recently performed the world premiere of his new solo-show The Road Home: Re-Membering America at Huntington Theatre and Geva Theatre, directed by David Schweizer.  He received an OBIE and was nominated for the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for his brilliant Off-Broadway performance of Another American: Asking and Telling at The New Group, directed by Joe Mantello.  www.marcwolf.com

 

5MR. ROBERT'S NEIGHBORHOOD

This byte was directed by Marc Wolf (who has appeared in several of the Little Byte videos). 

Berda Gilmore played the barista, Susan Burns played the pub crawler, and Jessica, my dry cleaner, appeared as herself.

Susan Burns is a comic and a founding member of the Seaside Shakespeare Festival in Nantucket. 

Berda Gilmore recently moved to Los Angles from New York City where she worked and studied as an actress. Berda is having such a good time on the West Coast that she has been chronicling her adventures on her hugely popular website www.berdagilmore.com.

Marc Wolf recently performed the world premiere of his new solo-show The Road Home: Re-Membering America at Huntington Theatre and Geva Theatre, directed by David Schweizer.  He received an OBIE and was nominated for the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for his brilliant Off-Broadway performance of Another American: Asking and Telling at The New Group, directed by Joe Mantello.  www.marcwolf.com


6A LITTLE PIECE OF ROME

This byte was directed by Marc Wolf (who has appeared in several of the Little Byte videos).  Nicole Stefonek played Sister Agnes.

Nicole Stefonek is a singer/actor/bartender currently "living the dream" in NYC.  She enjoys singing, comic improv, and good tippers.  Keep an eye out for her next off-off Broadway or cabaret presentation.

Marc Wolf recently performed the world premiere of his new solo-show The Road Home: Re-Membering America at Huntington Theatre and Geva Theatre, directed by David Schweizer.  He received an OBIE and was nominated for the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for his brilliant Off-Broadway performance of Another American: Asking and Telling at The New Group, directed by Joe Mantello.  www.marcwolf.com

 

7THE CABRINI CODE

This byte was directed by Marc Wolf (who has appeared in several of the Little Byte videos).  Nicole Stefonek played Sister Agnes.

Nicole Stefonek is a singer/actor/bartender currently "living the dream" in NYC.  She enjoys singing, comic improv, and good tippers.  Keep an eye out for her next off-off Broadway or cabaret presentation.

Marc Wolf recently performed the world premiere of his new solo-show The Road Home: Re-Membering America at Huntington Theatre and Geva Theatre, directed by David Schweizer.  He received an OBIE and was nominated for the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for his brilliant Off-Broadway performance of Another American: Asking and Telling at The New Group, directed by Joe Mantello.  www.marcwolf.com


8VINO AND VIEWS

This byte was directed by Nona Lloyd and featured Luis Villabon giving us the correct pronunciation.  Nona directed several of the Little Bytes up Broadway--between Madison Square and Columbus Circle.

Nona Lloyd is now the General Manager of the new hot lounge, WATERMARK, located on the Jersey Shore in Asbury Park.  While it may seem that she's left the theater world, she's still using all of her producing and directing skills, every ounce of her creativity, and is sure to jump into "show biz" again.

Luis Villabon is an NYC actor/singer/dancer/director.  He has appeared on Broadway in Cathy Rigby's Peter Pan as well as many Broadway National Tours, including A Chorus Line (Paul).  He is also Robert's Pilates instructor, so if you want that Westfield body, you know who to call!

 

9THE POISON AND THE PUBLICIST

This byte was directed by Nona Lloyd.  Nona directed several of the Little Bytes up Broadway--between Madison Square and Columbus Circle.

Nona Lloyd is now the General Manager of the new hot lounge, WATERMARK, located on the Jersey Shore in Asbury Park.  While it may seem that she's left the theater world, she's still using all of her producing and directing skills, every ounce of her creativity, and is sure to jump into "show biz" again.


10THE CLOISTERS, OR STEALING THE SOUL OF FRANCE


 

©2009 Robert Westfield