Where Is Art?

Where Is Art? from Mathew Ramirez Warren on Vimeo.

A walk through the Freedom Tunnel with Chris “Freedom” Pape.

A “Love Riot” With Jonathan Batiste and The Stay Human Band

On a recent Tuesday night, Jonathan Batiste and The Stay Human Band wrapped up a gig at Rockwood Music Hall and proceeded to perform their foot stomping, funky brand of swinging jazz music through the Lower East Side to the after party six blocks away… Read More

Johnny Colon Performs “Boogaloo Blues” at SummerStage

Filmed for my upcoming documentary We Like It Like That - The Story of Latin Boogaloo. Enjoy the sneak peek from the film.

Joe Bataan Performs “Gypsy Woman” at SummerStage

Filmed for my upcoming documentary We Like It Like That - The Story of Latin Boogaloo. Enjoy the sneak peek from the film.

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Boogaloo to Salsa Clips

Boogaloo to Salsa Clips from Mathew Warren on Vimeo.

This is an old selection of clips from my upcoming documentary film “We Like It Like That,” featuring some interview excerpts that didn’t make it into the film.

Adrian Younge And The Black Dynamite Sound Orchestra At SXSW

Produced by Mathew R. Warren

Wax Poetics, in partnership with Maker’s Mark, present Adrian Younge and the Black Dynamite Sound Orchestra live at Scoot Inn in Austin, Texas, for South by Southwest 2010. Additional Footage by Elizabeth Spear. Reporting contributed by Allen Thayer.

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Stones Throw 45 Live At SXSW

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Wax Poetics & Stones Throw, in partnership with Maker’s Mark and Converse, present “45 Live” featuring DJ sets of all 45s from 14KT, J Rocc, Amir, Dam-Funk, PB Wolf, and Madlib, with special guest DJ Rhettmatic. Photographs by Yaggi Photography. Reporting contributed by Allen Thayer.

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The Boogaloo Assassins - “El Pito” (Live)

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Lee Fields - Honey Dove (Live)

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Job Losses Show Wider Racial Gap in New York

By Patrick McGeehan and Mathew R. Warren

Another A-1 byline.

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Strikers Return to Short-Lived Jobs at Cookie Factory

By Mathew R. Warren

Published in the New York Times July 7, 2009

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Photo by Librado Romero

Starring in Crime Tale, an Unwitting Tenant

By Al Baker and Mathew R. Warren

My first A-1 byline.

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Burglary Stuns a Studio, but Can’t Stop the Music

By Mathew R. Warren

Published in The New York Times February 22, 2009

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Photo by Rob Bennett

Feeding Body and Soul in the South Bronx

By Mathew R. Warren

Published in The New York Times December 24, 2008

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Click here to see video: Friars of the South Bronx

Photo by Christian Hansen

Need a Party Livened Up? Try a Fire Eater or Two

By Mathew R. Warren

Published in The New York Times September 17, 2008

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Click here to see video: The Circus Comes to Brooklyn

Photo by Rob Bennett 

Whitewashing a Cartoon Rat’s Message About Snitching

By Mathew R. Warren

Published in the New York Times July 16, 2008

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Photo by William Alatriste

A New Shade Of Yellow Cab


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Two months ago Guillermo Montero, a cabbie for over 30 years, bought his first hybrid taxi.

Montero’s Toyota Camry is now among the 1,020 hybrid cabs in New York City. To date, only approximately eight percent of all taxis in the city are hybrids. Since making the switch, Montero said he has realized a savings of at least $30 a day on gas.
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Canal Street After Raid

Canal Street, in New York City’s Chinatown, the day after Mayor Bloomberg’s Special Investigation Unit shut down 32 stores, and confiscated $1 million in counterfeit goods.

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Annie Schreffler contributed reporting

Tyrone

Singer, drummer and songwriter, Tyrone Thomas talks about his much sampled song “7 Minutes of Funk”, and sings some soul.

Produced by Mathew R. Warren

Allison Esposito contributed photos

Voices from 5 Pointz

Located under the 7 Train in Long Island City, Queens, 5 Pointz is one of the largest outdoor legal spaces for graffiti artists in New York City. This video features interviews with the legendary Lady Pink, from the classic movie “Wild Style”, a French graffiti artist, and Meres, curator and resident artist in charge at 5 Pointz.

Produced by Mathew R. Warren