“No York City” in the 1980’s [Video]

Posted on: March 15th, 2011 at 3:29 pm by

Alex over at Flaming Pablum steers us to this trippy five-minute film by Rick Liss.  Entitled N.Y.C. (No York City), the short clip is a visually stuttering, yet no less stunning account of early 1980s Gotham.  A “creatively fertile” time in city history.

What do you think of the video?


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