“My Brooklyn” note

Who are the stakeholders in the project described in the documentary?

One was the NYC plan, developers, real estate, landlords, etc.

What competing models of neighborhood/city are represented in the documentary, and by whom? How is the notion of “diversity” used and misused in these competing models?

How neighborhoods have to go through change and that the community is benefiting always. Which is not true since they aren’t building the affordable housing but getting rid of them and putting luxury apartments instead for the higher class people to move in.

What are the criteria of “livability,” or the comfort of living in a neighborhood, as presented by commentators in the documentary?

That everyone knows each other and has a community that actually interacts with each other. Like how there are these store owners that mentioned that moving somewhere else, they are going to lose their regular customers.

What is the documentary’s main argument/claim (is the author just collecting information, or is she actually arguing something — hint: she’s arguing)?

She made this documentary arguing about gentrification in Downtown Brooklyn and how its all about money and not about the community and there wants and needs.

What is the documentary’s structure: how is the story told? What “chapters” would you determine?

The story is told from a point of view by Kelly Anderson and is told by community members that were interviewed. I would break the movie into chapters by time periods and also with Anderson’s personal connections to the neighborhood in their own chapters.

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