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Gentrification Watch

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Brooklyn gentrification documentary My Brooklyn is showing this week at Dumbo's reRun Theater. The Atlantic Cities delves into the film's biases in a quick review: "Anderson doesn't pretend to present a balanced picture here. The villains of her story are the developers and city officials who smilingly insist that 'change is good,' and the residents at a nearby farmer's market who dismiss, with oblivious racism, the place where generations of black Brooklynites came of age and created a culture that the rest of America is still busily consuming. She creates an ugly portrait of a city where disregard for the needs of the less privileged is as stark as it ever was in the much-maligned days of Robert Moses." [MyBrooklynMovie.com; The Atlantic Cities]