“How do you feel about being a member of the information age?” — NYC street interviews from 1970s

In the 1970s, filmmaker David Hoffman took to the streets of Manhattan to interview New Yorkers on “the coming of the information age.” It’s a portal back to an amazingly specific moment in New York history — a moment when the city was in crisis.

“As I look at it, it shows me that in a way, nothing has changed, and in a way, so much has changed,” Hoffman says. “Notice that most people had never been filmed before. With the coming of cell phone video, very few can say that today.”

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