Ithaca Blog

Friday, March 27, 2009

Ein Klein Beruhmtheit For Ithaca in Germany, Through Ithaca Hours

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, 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 -

Steve Burke
for Ithaca Blog & Hours

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