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Columbia Thinks About Buildings; Midtown Film Gets Screened

DUMBO?This Friday, the Powerhouse Arena will play house to the Columbia Building Intelligence Project, a Columbia-organized think tank. Per the press release: "The event is an open dialogue that simultaneously pushes today's industry leaders to think differently and informs educators on trends that could transform how the next generation of professionals is educated." The event, 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Friday is open to the public by reservation. Crucial contact number: (718) 666-3049. [CurbedWire Inbox]

MANHATTAN?The folks at DocuClub will be screening Miracle on 42nd Street tomorrow. About the film:

The film documents the unique apartment complex called Manhattan Plaza located in Manhattan’s historic theatre district, a neighborhood also known as Hell’s Kitchen. Located on the block between 42nd and 43rd Streets, it is often called the “Miracle on 42nd Street” due to the near-miraculous effect the complex has had on the once-blighted neighborhood and on the lives of its residents. Seventy percent of the occupants work in the performing arts and thirty percent are Hell’s Kitchen residents who are elderly, disabled or have been relocated from substandard housing. The film tells the story of how this innovative affordable housing experiment came to be, the artists it has nurtured, the close community its residents and management have created and the positive impact it has had on the economy of Manhattan’s West Side. Tomorrow, 7 p.m., 87 Lafayette Street. Be there or, well, don't. [CurbedWire Inbox]