Unlimited Free Space:
Comprehensive Waterfront Plan
Transcripts - Plant a seed
||Hungry? Hungry? You hungry?
I wish there were some fireworks... Mayor Giuliani
has this quality of life program so
he's cracking down on all kinds of-|
||So you guys get paid by the
||We got some fireworks... When you guys first came here I
thought I was in trouble.|
||I know, you're wearin' like the suits. Waste toxing ticket.
||Fire squad. Cuz I imagine there's more potential for fires on Fourth
||We don't have any
rules - free, warm, comfortable - we wandered off and like climbed the rocks and collect shells and
stuff - like in areas where you're not supposed to be in - like where the
deep water is - like we'd climb over the rocks and kinda dip near the deep
end - ike the woods, you know - it just goes forever - like
if they let you on the pier - I feel like it could be better - although it
would kinda be like a tourist area...|
||My mind is unlimited free space? I think it is.
Because my mind - I'm unlimited to go wherever I want in my mind - unlimited
boundaries - no boundaries - I never believed too much in signs and fences and private
beaches. I think you should be able to go - you know, earth is here for
you - us, us - to live off of - you should be able to go wherever you want.
||I was talking about how we used to go to the Hampton beaches in
Massachusetts and we would go beyond where you were supposed to go to. You
know, people will just stay in one spot - I've trespassed and stuff.|
||I mean, I respect peoples' private property and stuff because there's
laws. And there's private property of my own that I don't want invaded.
But beaches, I believe beaches in Europe - even in front of exclusive
hotels, you could still - no, this is in Mexico, definitely Mexico - even in
front of posh hotels, the beach is open to the public. Anyone can go to
the beach. I think that's the way it should be. I mean, you can't go in
somebody's room. But, you should be able to go to the beach and share with
anyone, ya know, in harmony...|
I was shocked when I saw you guys. I said, Jesus, what's going on here?
These people are invading my space and I'm gonna get arrested...
It is true that while I'm in charge of this space, I'm master of this space
as far as so many people are concerned, as far as anybody that wants to
shop here. But, as soon as a police officer comes, he's in charge. If I'm
doin' somethin wrong I can't just privately do whatever I want. Like, I'm
not sure if I was able to burn those things I was burnin'. I think there's
a law that says if it's in a can you can combust things. I was like, I
might be breaking the law here, and I could be in trouble even though it's
my little area and I'm doing it safely. It's in my best interest not to
burn anything here moreso than the police officer's but- I'm not sure that
I was breaking the law. But if I was, I definitely could've gotten in
trouble. It wouldn't have been my private space anymore. My private space
would've been a jail cell.
Modified December 23, 1997