Cadillac - Project Re:Use (Series Trailer)
We teamed up with Cadillac to explore some incredible spaces that were rescued from disrepair and interview the people who gave these spaces new life.
Episode 1: The Williamsburg
Opened in 1875 the Williamsburg Savings Bank was considered “one of the most monumental spaces surviving in New York from the Post-Civil War era.” But after years of slow neglect, it was a mess. In 2011, Carlos Perez San Martin moved from Argentina to Williamsburg, Brooklyn to undertake the project of his life: restoring the bank to its original beauty.
Episode 2: Thalia Hall
Episode 3: Knickerbocker
Kyle Mosholder, A.J. Livingston, and Daniel McRorie live and die by style, craftsmanship, and pride in well-made work. These principles were a major part of American manufacturing 70 years ago, but have largely disappeared. Knickerbocker Mfg. holds on to these values. Making their home in a 70-year-old manufacturing space, they learned how to use the old machinery, and old techniques to make the best products possible.
Episode 4: The Playland Motel
For 80 years the Rockaways were home to Playland, a popular amusement park. Opened in 1902 and run until 1982, Playland, like Coney Island, offered a beach amusement vacation for New Yorkers looking to get away from it all. Overlooked as a vacation destination in the late 20th century, Playland Motel is among a han
Episode 5: Water Table
Running a restaurant is hard. Maintaining a boat is hard. Sue Walsh and Kelli Farwell do both. They are the creators of “The Water Table,” a New England tavern on the water. After a successful Kickstarter campaign, they began searching for the perfect boat. After a long hunt, Kelli and Sue found the Revolution, a 62-foot, wooden-hulled mine sweeper working as a tour boat in Boston. After guiding her into a New York harbor on a stormy May evening in 2013, the pair began the process of turning this 70-year-old mine sweeper into a restaurant.