Hipsters on the Hudson
Urban recreation gets an eco-makeover when a few L train kids bring their waterfront exuberance from Brooklyn to Manhattan, building a boat in a Union Square storefront and launching it on the Hudson River. In this film by media studies alumnus Fabian Freire, undergrads from Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts are shown constructing a 26-foot wooden wonder from scratch and taking it out for a spin on a sunny day in spring 2007. Dressed for the outdoors, these Lang students also aced a few courses in self-deprecation. They called their boat Quixotic, but managed to get it afloat. The project was part of a new course sequence called Lang on the Hudson, developed by New York harbor enthusiast Rob Buchanan.

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