One local filmmaker spent 18 hours at Zuccotti Park yesterday, capturing the chaotic swirl of events as the NYPD evicted the Occupy Wall Street encampment. Accompanying his high-quality footage of angry demonstrators mixing it up with cops, he chose Frank Sinatra’s version of “Theme from New York, New York.” Watch below:
New York-based filmmaker Casey Neistat (who you may remember from his Bike Lane PSA video—in which he strictly adhered to bike lane rules to bumbling hilarity) gives a brief description of the video: "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—more than during the blackout, more than the days after September 11th." We suggest you stick around for the last scene (starting at 3:10) for a taste of the unsettling tension boiling over between some police and protesters.