Sunday, January 24, 2010

Vanishing City: Alarming, But In Your Backyard!

Hats off to the production team of Vanishing City, a film which highlights dominant neighborhood controversies citywide, "told through the eyes of tenants, city planners, business owners, scholars, and politicians. We are facing alarming issues, which will only intensify if we don't develop a voice in our city's future:

1. Overdevelopment
2. Loss of our historic resources, which give our neighborhoods a culture & aesthetic beauty
3. The growing elimination of the middle class
4. Eminent domain abuse
5. Loss of small businesses


What made our city distinctive and unique for decades is disappearing, but it is still not too late for you to have a voice. To learn more about their mission, visit  and see the trailer. If you agree with the premise of the film, you can make a tax deductible donation. Their e-mail is

1 comment:

  1. It is truly alarming how much of our history has been bulldozed by developers. There was a recent battle in Brooklyn concerning the construction of a residential building right in the sightline between the Altar of Liberty on Battle Hill and the Statue of Liberty. Fortunately, the building was stopped at three storeys and the sightline is (barely) preserved. Had it not been for the outrage of the community and the folks supporting Greenwood Cemetery, vistors to the site would be looking at a wall instead of a magnificent harbor view.

    If people don't scream, developers can just throw money at the city and build or destroy anything they want.

    When I think of the harm single-handedly done by Robert Moses in the name of progress, I cringe!

    So if you see something, say something! It's important to voice your opinion, and also to support others who can spread the word.