NYPL Community Conversations Presents: A Screening Of…
The Iron Triangle A Film By Prudence Katze and William Lehman
at Seward Park Library
192 East Broadway, New York, NY 10002
Film screening and panel discussion to talk about the fight against the mega-towers being built on the Two Bridges waterfront. The film, which highlights community organizing in Willets Point, teaches viewers an important lesson about the strength of community in the face of overdevelopment.
For decades, Queens’ Willets Point has been the site of an interconnected network of hundreds of small auto repair shops, known for no-frills but inexpensive, quality service. The owners, many immigrants, have persevered despite a lack of City support, but their luck may have just run out. With the Iron Triangle declared a blight and marked for lucrative redevelopment, the working class of Willets Point faces off against gentrification and urban renewal for the future of their livelihoods and community.
This event is made possible through a collaboration with The Coalition to Protect Chinatown and the Lower East Side, Youth Against Displacement, and Seward Park Library.