Gentrifying Brooklyn – The Buying, Selling, and Repackaging of Crown Heights"
Gentrifying Brooklyn is a poignant and personal look at a community in the midst of gentrification.
When a neighborhood is renamed to attract more affluent buyers, what is the community response? In Crown Heights Brooklyn, while many long time residents take pride in their neighborhood’s identity, others are unabashedly repackaging its name, borders, and identity to attract more affluent residents.
Who’s entitled to the neighborhood? A film by Abeni Garrett and Laurel Brown."
A rough cut of an excerpt of the film will be screening at Five Myles on Saturday, June 19th at 7:00 p.m. The filmmakers will then open up the floor for their opinions about the film and the topic more generally.
Info: Nostrand Park