FILM SCREENING AND DISCUSSION: THE DOMINO EFFECT
THE DOMINO EFFECT
with the documentarian of the film: Megan Sperry
Monday, April 29th 6:00 p.m. -8:00 p.m.
Neighborhood Preservation Center, 232 East 11th Street, New York, NY 10003.
You must RSVP to attend. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 212.614.9107.
The Community Preservation Corporation’s “New Domino” project—the redevelopment of the Domino Sugar Factory on the East River into a complex of 2,200 apartments and condos in towers up to 40 stories high—serves as the film’s case study for examining the complex politics of urban development in the 21st century.
Told through the voices of longtime residents, the film conveys the personal impact of gentrification while also shedding light on issues encountered by residents of cities all across the country. Why have decent jobs and affordable housing for the middle and working classes become increasingly scarce while gleaming towers of luxury condos, high-end retail, and offices continue to rise? What is at stake in the shaping of the 21st century city and how can we intervene to protect the neighborhoods we love?