My Brooklyn
Demystifying Gentrification

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Lourdes

Well I know Bloomberg's wealth increased tremendously (doubled?) after his 12 year dictatorship.....he will always be remembered as the man who got rid of section 8 housing, bent over backwards for developers, and banned smokers and transfats.

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Olivia

Fascinating perspective of the underlying implications of gentrification. Often considered 'improving neighborhoods', this film shows the significant impact on local communities. I'm left wishing I got to see the 'true' Brooklyn before the developers displaced the community. There is a ...Read more

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Sarah Friedland

An intricate analysis of the processes by which gentrification happens through an intimate portrait of the effects of corporate and government collusion on the businesses and residents of Downtown Brooklyn. This is a great resource for students and educators alike!

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Caitlin

My Brooklyn is an incredible resource for teaching as it brings to life the history and contemporary politics of the global restructuring through stories, and in a way that is accessible and engaging. I teach a class on gentrification at Pratt Institute called "I heart/break NY: ...Read more

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Anonymous

Thanks Caitlin! Glad it's working for you and your students! Keep up the good work. Kelly

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Kelly

I made My Brooklyn because over two decades I saw my various Brooklyn neighborhoods become less diverse - economically, racially, and culturally. I experience this as a huge loss, but I also knew I part of what was driving the change. I wanted answers to questions like, “What was the impact ...Read more

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Anonymous

Very interesting documentary. Shows you how far the reach of political donations go whether your mayor takes a salary or not...

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Kelly

Thanks! I know Philadelphia is facing very similar issues. I assume you are referring to Bloomberg when refer to the mayor not taking a salary?

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Anonymous

Very informative and "real-world." A little slow at times but overall it was great.

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