Joerg Pfeiffer, a video journalist from Germany's "Der Spiegel" magazine, came to Ithaca this week on a cross-country trip he is documenting about notable places in the U.S.
His main focus was Ithaca's local currency, Ithaca Hours.
The video, viewable at http://km42.spiegel.de/, features interviews at Alternatives Federal Credit Union, Silk Oak Clothing, and Small World Music. There is also footage of Ithaca Bakery, GreenStar, Autumn Leaves Books, and Cayuga Medical Center - all Hours participants - as well as the Commons, Stewart Park, Cascadilla Creek, and area neighborhoods.
The Ithaca Hours website usually averages about 100 hits a day. Today it is about one per minute.
Danke and gut Arbeit, Joerg -
for Ithaca Blog & Hours