Battle for Brooklyn

Battle for Brooklyn

DVD - 2012
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The story of a reluctant activist Daniel Goldstein as he struggles to save his home and community from being demolished to make way for a professional basketball arena and densest real estate development in U.S. history.
Publisher: [United States] : Virgil Films, 2012.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (93 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: Virgil Films

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Franln Aug 11, 2017

Disturbing how the government can just take people's homes away from them. Good information but a little long & slow with the editing.


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Franln Aug 11, 2017

Disturbing how the government can just take people's homes away from them. Good information but a little long & slow with the editing.

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roosevelt
Nov 21, 2016

We get to see here how the wealthy abuse their power and how crooked government officials can be. The wealthy just lie cheat and steal their way thru life. Disgusting!

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robinoleary
Aug 28, 2016

Excellent. Very disturbing to see how the public can be manipulated by those with money. Light rail is coming to Shoreline. Eminent domain is relevant.

Quimeras Jan 19, 2014

This documentary is a reminder of who really has the power ($). I recommend it.

aaa5756 May 11, 2013

Very well done and interesting documentary movie. A pleasure to watch. I would recommend this movie for all to see. No fast forwarding no falling asleep on this one. A++ DVD

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maggie16
Apr 05, 2013

Excellent movie about people fighting for common sense to prevail over big development plans. If its too good to be true, its probably not true. People who are not directly impacted see the glitz and don't see the value of the existing neighbourhood.

Real kicker when you see the developer is getting city government to expropriate other people's property rather than shift the design one block to use property the developer already owns.

Congratulations to the people who waged this fight with they had little to gain personally and for the film makers for staying involved over 8 years.

kgale Mar 17, 2013

wonderful movie, sad that they give all this power to people just because their rich. but i am from brooklyn and ive watched it change, wish i couldve been apart of this fight. kudos to the film directors along with the fighting community

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aaa5756 May 11, 2013

“The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions that I wish it to be always kept alive.” –Thomas Jefferson

aaa5756 May 11, 2013

“If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.” -George Washington

aaa5756 May 10, 2013

“One person can make a difference and every person should try.” –John F Kennedy

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