A libertarian take on urban renewal. 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.
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…”
Cross-posted on Jane’s Walk Phoenix.