Monday, November 21, 2011

Observations from the Edge 11.21

I found this video on the AnonOps website and I just think it's a classic. The video was all filmed on November 15th during the OWS eviction from Zuccotti Park. Two not to miss moments are the tour bus at 2:19 and the NYPD checkpoint at 2:43 that I myself had a minor run in with that same day. The title of that blog post was "The Raid on Zuccotti Park by Frank Sinatra" and you'll understand as soon as you start watching.

the raid on zuccotti park from Casey Neistat on Vimeo.

"My office isn't far from Zuccotti Park and when I heard it was being cleared I went down with my camera. I ended up filming for 18 hours until the Park was reopened at 6pm on November 15, 2011. The police presence was overwhelming, more than I've ever seen - more than during the blackout, more than the days after September 11th."
Casey Neistat.

Neistat, a documentary film maker and artist based in New York City, spent 18 hours filming and than was one of the first to enter Zuccotti when it was reopened. You can see some of his other photos and videos on his blog here.