Portrait of a Neighborhood Razed by Robert Moses

Filmmaker Jim Epstein read "The Power Broker", the biography of Robert Moses, and set out to document one of the communities destroyed by Moses' urban renewal of the 1950s.
October 19, 2011, 7am PDT | Tim Halbur
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Epstein found a number of folks who lived in a black community up on West 99th Street that was cleared by Moses' Manhattantown project:

"In 2007, Epstein started digging through the archives and interviewing residents to learn more about the neighborhood that had vanished. From this work, he created a 7-minute documentary portrait of the old community..."

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Published on Tuesday, October 18, 2011 in MetroFocus
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