Fifth Ave. Committee airs ‘Battle for Brooklyn’ tonight

September 19, 2012 Brooklyn Eagle Staff
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The Fifth Avenue Committee will sponsor a free screening of “Battle for Brooklyn,” the Atlantic Yards documentary by Suki Hawley and Michael Galinsky, tonight, Wednesday, Sept. 19, in Cobble Hill.

The screening will be followed by a panel discussion and Q&A moderated by Michelle de la Uz, executive director of the Fifth Avenue Committee, and featuring  film producer Michael Galinsky, Daniel Goldstein of Develop Don’t Destroy Brooklyn and Gib Veconi of BrooklynSpeaks.

Councilmember Letitia James and other elected officials have also been invited to participate.

The film follows Goldstein as he struggles to save his home and community from being demolished to make way for a professional basketball arena and possibly the densest real estate development in U.S. history.

With the Barclays Center arena only one week from opening, and promised jobs and affordable housing nowhere in sight, the battle for accountability at Brooklyn’s largest development project is just getting started, according to the Fifth Avenue Committee’s de la Uz.

Scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m., the event will take place at the Old First Reformed Church, 729 Carroll St., between 6th and 7th Avenues.

This event is part of Fifth Avenue Committee’s South Brooklyn Accountable Development Initiative. To RSVP, please contact Giovanni Puello at [email protected], or call (718) 237-2017, ext. 117. 

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