Tag Archives: Biking

Harlem stars in ‘Premium Rush,’ watch trailer

Remember when we spotted beautiful bike messengers in Harlem last summer? They were actually the actors in the film called Premium Rush and they were all over Harlem in character back in July and August 2010! They are back, but this time on film and Harlem is starring in the film as well. It’s obvious Columbia University is in the film. Watch the trailer below and tell us where you see Harlem in the film.

Premium Rush opens in January 2012.

UPDATE: Beautiful bike messengers expected back in Harlem

Aug 16, 2010 @ 7:30

By HarlemGal

Back in July, we told you about how the lead actors of Premium Rush, Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Inception) and Dania Ramirez (Entourage), were spotted filming in Harlem. They have been filming throughout the City (and a good portion in Harlem) most of the summer. Well, it looks like the cast of Premium Rush will be back again in Harlem filming…this Thursday. There were signs stapled over the weekend on every tree or taped to every pole along 110th Street, starting from Columbus Avenue all the way to Broadway. The red papered signs  say Premium Rush will be filming from 11 AM to 11 PM on August 19th. Columbia Pictures gave locals five days notice. I wonder why?

So if you want to see some filming action and actors playing bike messengers at the base of Harlem, head on over there. But please, if a production assistant does not let you get close to the set, we encourage you to walk away and tell them to have a nice day. Take the high road and leave the violent altercations to those folks located you know where (wink, wink)!

Beautiful bike messengers spotted in Harlem

Jul 20, 2010 @ 23:51

By HarlemGal

If you’ve seen these two individuals in the photos below biking around Harlem, don’t hire them or give them a package to deliver. First,they are way too cute and second, these are actually the lead actors for Premium Rush, a film about a bike messenger who picks up a package at Columbia University. Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Inception) and Dania Ramirez (“Heroes”) star in the film and have been on set in Harlem the past two days.

On Monday, they were filming along West 110th Street from Manhattan Ave to Amsterdam Avenue. Today, Tuesday, they were spotted at 145th Street and Broadway. I think it’s fair to say the director picked some hills that stretch far for biking scenes. Some of us have biked around Harlem and can attest our hills can give you a workout. I wonder if Joseph and Dania have experienced what we have?

Premium Rush is expected to be in theaters in 2011!

UPDATE: MODSquad Grand Opening-December 12-13th

Dec 11, 2008 @ 22:46
By HarlemGal

I went by MODSquad for the Grand Opening this past weekend to check it out…and let me tell you the place is very nice inside! And the owners, who are Harlemites, are super cool!  Here’s the lowdown on some of the features they will be offering after they reopen early next year:  co-op hours use of their  shop as your garage, bike repair classes in January, bike fittings, and bike rentals in the Spring.  And my favorite, the bike bar – pictured below – where you can talk directly one-on-one with their bike experts. Go see for yourself!



You heard it here first!  We told you about MODSquad, a new bike shop on Frederick Douglass Blvd, a few weeks back. They are listo and having their Grand Opening this Friday and Saturday. This chica needs a new bike helmet! Vamanosmodsquad

ModSquad Bike Shop Sign is Up in Harlem

Oct 15, 2008 @ 3:03


As reported on HCL, a new (or relocated) bike shop has arrived on FDB between 114th and 115th St. Their sign is up and it looks sharp!  I am sure their web site will soon follow, click here!