The NY Daily News reports on Suki Hawley and Michael Galinski’s Atlantic Yards film Battle for Brooklyn which will be shown this Friday at the Brooklyn Heights Cinema.
NY Daily News: In the film, as a coalition comes together to fight against the demolition, directors Suki Hawley and Michael Galinski focus on Daniel Goldstein, whose just-purchased apartment was in one of three condos that Ratner’s firm, Forest City Ratner, planned to demolish.
“We knew the site and lived in the area, and when I saw the stories about it, I thought, ‘There’s something weird here,’ ” says Galinski, who lives with Hawley in Clinton Hill.
“I saw posters saying ‘Stop the Atlantic Yards Project.’ Then I met Patti Hagan, a neighborhood activist, who said people were taking buyouts. But she said, ‘You should meet this guy Dan, he may stick it out.’ That was the way into the story. Dan was a person saying, ‘This is wrong, and I can’t let this happen.’ “
Are you planning to see the film?