The Burden Of Eden

Stuyvesant Town's Struggle to Maintain Its Traditions

A New Documentary By William Kelly


William Kelly

William Kelly received The Spirit Of Independents Award at the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival for his first feature film, Comeback (2000), which the International Film Journal  called a "vibrant and creative. . . primer on directing without a budget", citing the “kinetic energy of its editing.”

He has written for Film Quarterly and worked as Chief Film Critic and Film Editor for COVER magazine from 1988 to 2000. Mr.Kelly edited the feature film, Broken Sole Trilogy (2007) and created a short work, “Man’s Best Friend,” for the Humane Society.

Mr.Kelly oversees media production at LaGuardia Community College/City University of New York.

Marie Berne

Marie Beirne is a NYC neighborhood historic preservationist with over two decades of experience, including Preservation Advocacy project management of Oral Histories, Publications & Video Documentary Productions. Beirne initiated and is the project manager of the STPCV Oral History Project. A Project Manager/Business Analyst in systems development for Fortune 500 financial services corporations such as NASDAQ, MetLife, BNP Paribas.

She served as a member of the Board of Directors of Lenox Hill Neighborhood Association; as a Board Member of Community Board 8, Manhattan; East 79th Street Neighborhood Association; STPCV Tenants Association; The Bowery Alliance of Neighbors; Historic District Council; The Lower East Side Tenement Museum, The Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation and the Lower East Side Preservation Initiative where she serves on the Board of Directors.