Did you ever see the movie Smoke with William Hurt and Harvey Keitel? It's a very good slice of life film that takes place in a pre-gentrified Park Slope Brooklyn and is one of my favorite movies. Keitel plays a Cigar Store owner who takes a single picture every day from the same spot outside his store for years. Keitel's character recalls a Christmas story to Hurt's character about how he got the camera .
For some reason, I was thinking about that movie this afternoon while sitting on a bench outside a coffee shop in Williamsburg. Though I could not take a photo of this same spot every day, I decided to video 5 minutes in the life of one Brooklyn street corner on Bedford and North 6.
This is what happened - nothing much other than some good music in the background and people going about their day,
Here's an excerpt from Smoke. There's a great Tom Waits song at the end too.