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Program 1: Opening Night - Salute to the NY Labor History Association - Stop Gentrification in NYC, 'The Iron Triangle'

  • Cinema Village 22 East 12th Street New York, NY, 10003 United States (map)

Sponsored by the New York Labor History Association and LaborArts

Reception: 6:00pm
Films and Speakers, Q&A: 6:30pm

83-85 Bowery, Manhattan Chinatown - Tenants at 83-85 Bowery fight displacement, unfair city policies, and a bullying landlord. (2018, 5 min)

Bullies - Sharply worded commentary on how the Real Estate Board of NY (REBNY) seems to conspire to keep rents high, pocket taxpayer money aimed at building affordable housing and allows unsafe working conditions through use of non-union and temp labor. (2017, 5 min)

The Iron Triangle - For decades, Queens’ Willets Point has been the site of an interconnected network of hundreds of small auto repair shops, known for no-frills but inexpensive, quality service. The owners, many immigrants, have persevered despite a lack of city support, but their luck may have just run out. With the Iron Triangle declared a blight and marked for lucrative redevelopment, the working class of Willets Point faces off against gentrification and urban renewal for the future of their livelihoods and community. (2017, 81 min)

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