Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Williamsburg Calling

Via FREEWILLIAMSBURG we see Theory of Achievement, a short film from 1991 that predicted Williamsburg:
"Look I know the neighborhood doesn’t look like much but plenty of people are moving out here to Brooklyn. Writers, painters, filmmakers, rock and roll musicians. It’s just a matter of time before this neighborhood becomes the art capital of the world. New York, Soho, that’s all in the past. I mean an art capital needs to be a place where people can afford to live. Who can afford to live in New York City? Look at Paris in the 20′s. Do you think Hemingway lived six room duplex on the Champs-Elysées? No. He lived in squalor. I mean, it’s just a matter of time before they start opening up cafes all along the BQE."
At 17 minutes, surprisingly watchable.

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