Stuy Town, a secluded New York City neighborhood sandwiched between Alphabet City and Kips Bay, is one of our absolute favorite places to film. It’s intimate, quiet, and has more trees than probably any other neighborhood in the city. For our session with LA-based Infantree, we wandered into the apartment complex like we usually do, but were greeted by two unexpected guests. A black squirrel and a security guard. Even though the squirrel had absolutely no problem with us shooting in his home, the security guard gave us some trouble.
Obviously, we’re filming at the same place far too much as the security guards know my face and give me a “look” every time I walk through (even without equipment). Long story short, we walked about 50 yards from our original location, and filmed one song before any more officers could give us any trouble. By the end of their performance, we had multiple bystanders asking for albums, show info, and more. Looks like Infantree made quite the impression on the residents of Stuy Town.
‘Buzzsessions’ is a live session series made by The Wild Honey Pie. With each new episode, we travel with a different band to a different part of New York City and record sometimes-intimate/sometimes-wild versions of two or three songs which are given away for free.
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PRODUCER/EDITOR Eric Weiner