Battle for Brooklyn

Documentary Feature | 2011

Battle for Brooklyn follows the activists who fought to save people’s homes and property rights during the development of a professional basketball arena in Brooklyn. Widely known as the Atlantic Yards Project, the undertaking was a major source of contention as local residents resisted a developer's attempt to use eminent domain to seize their homes and businesses.

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    • Directors

      Suki Hawley, Michael Galinsky


      David Beilinson, Michael Galinsky, Suki Hawley

Seven years of footage is edited into a crisp, dramatic, and narrator-free 93 minutes, focusing on the remarkable story of neighborhood activist Daniel Goldstein, the last resident in a Pacific Street building marked for demolition through eminent domain.

Steve Dollar, The Wall Street Journal
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