Check Out These Vintage "Man of the Street" New York City Street Interviews from 1979

Local musician and filmmaker David Hoffman has been shooting video around the City for decades.

In this video recently uploaded to YouTube, Hoffman conducts a “Man on the Street” interview with several different 1979 commuters, asking their opinion on hot topics such as “bureaucracy” and “computers.”

I found this collection of “outtakes” in my archive. I shot these interviews on the streets of New York in the late 70s when I was doing a documentary on the coming of the information age. As I look at it, it shows me that in a way, nothing has changed, and in a way, so much has changed. Notice that most people had never been filmed before. With the coming of cell phone video, very few can say that today.

Matt Coneybeare

Matt Coneybeare

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Matt enjoys exploring the City's food scene with his Wife and the outdoors with their three dogs. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time working from a treadmill desk at home.

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