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I Was There: How a Train Tunnel Became the Center of NYC’s Art Scene


Die Vice-Serie I Was There über den Freedom Tunnel in New York. Chris Pape, ein für seine Arbeiten im Freedom Tunnel bekannter Sprüher, kommt zu Wort. Der Freedom Tunnel verläuft unter dem Riverside Park in Manhattan.

In this episode of “I Was There”, VICE meets Chris Pape, a renowned artist known for his graffiti work in the “Freedom Tunnel”. The tunnel runs under Riverside Park in Manhattan and was used for freight trains until its closure in the 1980s. Once closed, a community of homeless people began to flourish. Chris Pape talks about his experience with this community and the art he practiced there until the tunnel completely shuttered a decade later.