RumuR Inc. | Release Date: June 17, 2011
Summary: Battle for Brooklyn is an intimate look at the very public and passionate fight waged by residents and business owners of Brooklyn’s historic Prospect Heights neighborhood facing condemnation of their property to make way for the polarizing Atlantic Yards project, a massive plan to build 16 skyscrapers and a basketball arena for the New Jersey Nets. The film focuses on graphic designer Daniel Goldstein whose apartment sits at what would be center court of the new arena. A reluctant activist, Daniel is dragged into the fight because he can’t accept that the government should use the power of Eminent Domain to take his new apartment and hand it off to a private developer, Forest City Ratner. The effort to stop the project pits him and his neighbors against Ratner and an entourage of lawyers and public relations emissaries, the government, as well as other residents who want the construction jobs, the basketball team, and the additional housing that the project might produce. (RUMUR Inc.)
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Runtime: 93 min
Rating: Not Rated
Official Site: http://battleforbrooklyn.com/
Production: RumuR Inc.
Genres: Drama, Documentary
Country: USA
Language: English
Director Credit
Michael Galinsky Director
Suki Hawley Director
Producer Credit
David Beilinson Producer
Michael Galinsky Co-Producer
Suki Hawley Co-Producer