The long awaited documentary, The Vanishing City, is screening Friday, November 6th and you're invited. This film focus on how New York City has been transformed into a 'luxury product' - Thanks Mayor Mike! - and has been in the works for several years by Jen Senko and Fiore DeRosa where they have interviewed hundreds of displaced residents and mom and pop shops.
Literally hundreds of luxury high-rises are in development in Manhattan and the outer boroughs. While low-income housing such as Mitchell-Lama is being phased out, the new low and moderate income units being constructed are grossly inadequate. It is increasingly obvious that the economic development is not being evenly spread and that New York is moving closer and closer to a two-tier city of rich and poor.