Eminent Domain Flicks

July 6, 2008 at 8:58 pm 2 comments

Also at Atlas Park…

Free films and discussion at Atlas Park Mall, one of which focuses on the debate over the future (and neglected past and present) of Willets Point.

by Christina Wilkinson

The Newtown Historical Society is proud to present its first public program, consisting of two free educational films about eminent domain issues in Brooklyn and Queens – Brooklyn Matters and Beyond the Curbline – followed by a brief discussion with affected landowners featured in the videos.

Where: The Community Room at the Shops at Atlas Park
When: Wednesday, July 9th, 7pm

Entrance for community room is next to Amish Market. Take elevator to 3rd floor.

Light refreshments will be served.
For more information, please call 718-909-3831.

About the films:

Brooklyn Matters

No single event will have a more drastic and long-lasting impact on Brooklyn than the proposed Atlantic Yards development. This uncommon proposal, however, is mostly misunderstood. Brooklyn Matters is an insightful documentary that reveals the fuller truth about the Atlantic Yards proposal and highlights how a few powerful men are circumventing community participation and planning principles to try to push their own interests forward.

Producer/Director- Isabel Hill

Behind the Curbline

New York City is attempting to use eminent domain to condemn the Willets Point area and hand this private property over to a private developer. The City claims that Willets Point is blighted when, in fact, it has been the City that has neglected the area and allowed it to fall into disrepair.

Behind The Curbline features Willets Point business owners discussing the City’s attempt to condemn their property and destroy their businesses. It’s the underdog’s side of the story that hasn’t been told – until now.

Produced by LoScalzo Media Design

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