The film Battle for Brooklyn is screening at the Alamo Drafthouse at 6pm tonight. This film follows the journey of neighborhood activists who fought against the abuse of eminent domain at the heart of the Atlantic Yards/Barclays Center development. Tickets are $5 in advance and the film will be followed by a panel discussion. You can also stream the film through the City Tech library (or any public library) if you’d prefer to watch at your convenience.
Other events in the film series include William H. Whyte Revisited: The Art and Science of Observing Public Places on April 24. Whyte’s work on cities and public space is of particular interest to the Happiness and Open Space groups.