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The Vanishing City series continues on Sunday, March 29th at 3PM at Dixon Place Theater. This program will focus on the Bowery, Chinatown, and the Lower East Side - the recent re-zoning of that area leaves much of unprotected and wide open for luxury high-rise development. Once again, Jen Senko and Fiore DeRosa have organized wide community support for this event and through word of mouth, over 30 reservations have already been made - there's only room for 130 seats and some standing room. So if you want to come, you really need to make a reservation soon at 212 219-0736 or online at www.dixonplace.org.
The program will show the Municipal Art Society's short film, "The Oversucessful City: Neighborhood Character" and the recently completed, first 20 minutes of Jen and Fiore's work-in-progress documentary, "Vanishing New York." Funds raised from this event will be used to complete this film which is shaping up to be quite powerful. Panelists include Brad Lander, Pratt Center for Community Devopment; Ann Sawaryn, Coalition to Save The East Village; David Mulkins, Bowery Alliance of Neighbors; and Winnie Tam Hung, Cultural Studies Scholar from the Asian-American Community. Michael Karp will act as moderator for the panel and the audience Q&A which will follow the short films.
Also for this event, the price has been lowered to $15 / $12 for seniors and students with current school id. AND... a pretty nice post-reception buffet has been donated by H&H Bagels, Murray's Cheese, Billington Wines, and D'Agostino's. Everyone will be invited to attend the reception, meet the film makers and do some old-fashioned community building and activism.