Yards Photo Simulations Before and after views from around the project footprint reveal
the massive scale of the proposed luxury apartments and sports complex.
All Images Copyright 2006 Jonathan Barkey.
"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, firstname.lastname@example.org Official Website
• June 3rd, 2006 Dan Zanes and Friends
Sold Out Benefit Concert
• November 13, 2005 Walkathon - Walk Don't Destroy
VIDEO: A Walk Through the Footprint (click
to download 44mb quicktime file)
This 18-minute short film profiles several Prospect Heights residents
who face eviction due to developer Bruce Ratner’s Brooklyn Arena project.
Ratner’s plan to erect not just an arena, but a 16-skyscraper mega-development
complex would displace some 800 people who live in the vibrant community
of Prospect Heights. The film follows the model of the PBS “Walk Through”
series that profiles neighborhoods around New York, but in this film the
tour guides are community activists, members of Develop Don’t Destroy
Brooklyn, who visit several of the residents facing eviction. The characters
are funny and poignant, passionate and compelling, as they describe the
life of a vital community.
Filmmaker, George Lerner has made a series of short films on Brooklyn
neighborhoods Crown Heights and Red Hook for the travel website TurnHere.com.
As a long-time CNN producer, he spearheaded CNN investigative series on
Al Qaeda links in Canada, Saddam Hussein's money trail and abuses by U.S.
contractors in Iraq. As a reporter for Reuters in the 1990s, he covered
global poverty issues, reporting on Latin America’s 1995 economic crisis
and Asia’s 1998 financial meltdown.