Earlier today, we met the “castaway collector” at his mind boggling apartment in Brooklyn. But I just couldn’t stop there without showing you the rest of this fantastic series This Must Be the Place from Lost & Found films. Collaborators with names like VICE magazine, NY Times and Nike, the film production company, founded by Ben Wu and David Usui, is dedicated to telling the kind of stories that sound like urban legends; the kind you only hear about by word of mouth. In each video, seemingly more magical than than the last, we venture to the off-beat, the whimsical, the legendary places of America and meet the people who call those places home.
“Hill” – The sole resident of the Packard Plant in Detroit, the largest abandoned building in the world.
“PRIME” – Prime Burger Restaurant, in Midtown Manhattan
For many of the guys that work here, the restaurant is like a second home – some of them have been slinging burgers, making shakes, and waiting on customers at this location for decades. Opened in 1938, the place hasn’t been altered since the early ’60s, and it looks all the better for it.
“COFFER” – The man who left his life in Florida with a swimming pool and sports cars to live on a farm and take up a bygone hobby of wet plate photography.
“FRENCHIE” – Frenchie has owned Frenchie’s Gym, in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, for 36 years. The neighborhood keeps changing, but Frenchie’s not going anywhere.
(And in case you missed it) “Byun” – Brooklyn’s Castaway Collector
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