A screening of Isabel Hill’s documentary about Atlantic Yards. This is presented by the Park Slope Civic Council, the Park Slope United Methodist Church Social Action Committee and the Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council.
Focusing on the planned Atlantic Yards development in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, this spirited documentary film reviews how the project gained approval, its potential impact on Brooklyn, and the politics surrounding one of the largest development proposals in the cityâ€™s history. The documentary â€” featuring candid interviews, strong opinions and lively characters â€” is an insightful […]
Brooklyn is distinctly different and yet such an important part of New York City. The name itself brings to mind tree-lined streets, finely carved rowhouses and beautiful churches and diverse communities, rich in cultural life and ethnic heritage. On the upswing, vibrant and rebuilding itself, Brooklyn faces a new challenge-an uncommon development, designed by world […]
Heading into the Memorial Day weekend, the Streetsblog calendar starts off with discussions of the recent PlaNYC update and the state of infrastructure financing, and ends with a festival of Streetfilms at the Brooklyn Museum. Eat your heart out, Cannes. Tuesday: David Bragdon, head of the Mayor’s Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability, sits down […]
They say you can’t be a prophet in your own land. I guess that’s why Clarence had to move to Queens before the timing was right for tonight’s blockbuster Streetfilms screening at the Brooklyn Museum. Assorted works from Clarence, Elizabeth and Robin will be projected on the big screen, including a few Streetfilms that no […]
This spring, the DOT transformed the corner of Willoughby and Adams Streets in downtown Brooklyn from a dull gray, little-used automobile pass-through (above) into a pedestrian space complete with chairs, benches, plants, tables and sun umbrellas. But would the people come? Filmmaker Clarence Eckerson took his video camera to the corner to find out. The result is a 1-minute, 26-second Streetfilm on […]