For anyone who wanted to come to our previous meeting but couldn’t make it, the film we watched is being screened at The National Arts Club next Wednesday, followed by a panel discussion.
“The Vanishing City” is a great documentary about real estate in Manhattan over the last 30 years. It covers the changes in zoning laws, pushed by developers and adopted by politicians, which have turned New York into a city of “luxury”. Among other exposures, it casts light on the mayor’s plan to build a convention center in Willets Point, seizing via eminent domain laws the property of businesses employing 15,000 people.
Dec. 15, 8pm. The National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park South (E. 20th St.) Admission is free.