As Development Slows, Plea For Cash To Finish Anti-Development Film

Thought we’d pass along an email we just got from the producers of a planned documentary on gentrification, Vanishing New York.

Perhaps the collapse of the development boom is hurting the anti-development movements citywide: The filmmakers are running low on cash to finish the production, and they kindly remind potential donors to remember that overdevelopment will return!

“This development has only paused for a moment in this recession. Their [developers’] plans to convert so much of this city into luxury high-rises will continue as soon as the markets free up. We still need to act swiftly and work together. … We need your support to finish this doc and get the word out before it’s too late. You can help with a tax-deductible donation of $10, $25, $50 or more.”

Full e-mail below.

Hey,

You may have heard about our non-profit documentary “VANISHING NEW YORK which exposes the forces behind the out-of-control overdevelopment that’s been going on in our city.

This development has only paused for a moment in this recession. Their plans to convert so much of this city into luxury high-rises will continue as soon as the markets free up. We still need to act swiftly and work together.

Please visit our website http://www.vanishingny.org to see our clip and get an idea of what we are doing. You can also check it out on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHVqE6bIvaE

We are in the editing phase and we need your support to finish this doc and get the word out before it’s too late. You can help with a tax-deductible donation of $10, $25, $50 or more. (For a donation of $100 or more you will get a credit in the movie!)

To donate online just go to our fiscal sponsor’s site: http://www.fracturedatlas.org/site/contribute/donate, or send a check made out to Fractured Atlas (with “Vanishing New York” written in the memo line) to the address below. Our immediate goal is to raise $8,000 by January.

With your donation, you are helping all of us who love this wonderful city so much to save the rich diversity of our local neighborhoods and shops by bringing to light what is happening and how.

Thank you so much,

Fiore DeRosa and Jen Senko

JSenko Productions

2 King St., #2B

New York, NY 10012

As Development Slows, Plea For Cash To Finish Anti-Development Film