Paulien Lethen, a Dutch artist and divorced mother of two young boys moves to New York in the early eighties. All she can afford is a broken-down brown stone in crime and drugs-ridden neighborhood Williamsburg. Against all odds she not only renovates the house, she also manages to open the soon famous Holland Tunnel Art Gallery where Dutch and American arts meet. At the turn of the millennium Paulien sees her beloved neighborhood change into a money making machine populated by hipsters. She feels there’s no place for her anymore. At age 75, she changes pathways once again, to make new miracles happen.