Williamsburg Walk I Film by Angela Zumpe I HD I 16 min. I 2012


Walking down the streets of Williamsburg Brooklyn today with hipsters, bodegas, corporate stores, dive bars, cabs, families etc, its almost hard to believe that Williamsburg was once a place with the burning trash cans and abandoned buildings. Most of the old Hispanic population has long since been forced out, the bohemians moved in.
In 1981 I shared an Appartement with my roommate Madison Smartt Bell in Williamsburg, who became a wellknown writer for fiction in the 90ies. A walk through our former neighborhood, a visual Music Collage, which evokes a flashback to New York in the 80ies, when spontaneous human combustion was part of the Art Szene.