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Battle for Brooklyn

(DVD - 2013 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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The story of a reluctant activist Daniel Goldstein as he struggles to save his home and community from being demolished to make way for a professional basketball arena and densest real estate development in U.S. history.
Statement of Responsibility: Rumur Inc. ; directors, Michael Galinsky, Suki Hawley
Title: Battle for Brooklyn
[videorecording]
Publisher: [New York] : Virgil Films, c2013
Country of Producing Entity: United States
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (93 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Notes: Originally released as a documentary film in 2011
Bonus features: filmmaker spotlight ; "more to talk about" the tragedy of urban renewal
Credits: Director, Michael Galinsky, Suki Hawley.
Summary: The story of a reluctant activist Daniel Goldstein as he struggles to save his home and community from being demolished to make way for a professional basketball arena and densest real estate development in U.S. history.
Audience: Not rated
System Details: DVD, widescreen; stereo 5.1
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Other Language: English audio
Subject Headings: Goldstein, Daniel Political activity New York (State) New York Eminent domain New York (State) New York Arenas New York (State) New York Urban renewal New York (State) New York Citizen participation Land use, Urban New York (State) New York Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) Economic conditions
Genre/Form: Documentary films
Nonfiction films
Topical Term: Eminent domain
Arenas
Urban renewal
Land use, Urban
Publisher No: 670878
Branch Call Number: DVD 307.342 B
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Jan 19, 2014
  • Quimeras rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

This documentary is a reminder of who really has the power ($). I recommend it.

May 11, 2013
  • aaa5756 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Very well done and interesting documentary movie. A pleasure to watch. I would recommend this movie for all to see. No fast forwarding no falling asleep on this one. A++ DVD

Apr 05, 2013
  • maggie16 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Excellent movie about people fighting for common sense to prevail over big development plans. If its too good to be true, its probably not true. People who are not directly impacted see the glitz and don't see the value of the existing neighbourhood.

Real kicker when you see the developer is getting city government to expropriate other people's property rather than shift the design one block to use property the developer already owns.

Congratulations to the people who waged this fight with they had little to gain personally and for the film makers for staying involved over 8 years.

Mar 17, 2013
  • kgale rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

wonderful movie, sad that they give all this power to people just because their rich. but i am from brooklyn and ive watched it change, wish i couldve been apart of this fight. kudos to the film directors along with the fighting community

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May 11, 2013
  • aaa5756 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

“The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions that I wish it to be always kept alive.” –Thomas Jefferson

May 11, 2013
  • aaa5756 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

“If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.” -George Washington

May 10, 2013
  • aaa5756 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

“One person can make a difference and every person should try.” –John F Kennedy

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