All About Anthony Pisano – The Grandfather of the East Village.
Anthony Pisano, a jazz singer and musician, had this sign made and put it in the window of his store-front home. The sign shows Pisano, playing a trumpet. “It’s Time on 7th,” is an ode to his E. 7th Street location, where he has been living for the past 32 years.
From May 17th to June 17th, I am enrolled in Adrian Mihai’s iBeat Reporting course at NYU’s Arthur L. Carter Institute’s Summer session. Through the course of the semester, everyone in the class is charged with producing a well-reported, well-shot, well-edited, and well-produced Broadcast story that should run from 3-5 minutes long. This will be a challenge, since I come from a Print background, but since Print is “dying” I thought it was worth-while to learn how to pick up and use a film camera.
I have chosen to do a piece on Anthony Pisano, who is this wonderful man living in the East Village. The story is about his life-long interaction with his neighbors and the people who stroll down his block.
Follow the month-long story here and if you know Anthony, or have encountered him before, leave comments, and tell me your personal story. It might just be included in the final piece!
-Andrea F. Pagliai