Sunday, May 30, 2010

The Vanishing City

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The Vanishing City

Literally hundreds of luxury high-rises are in development in Manhattan and the outer boroughs. While low-income housing such as Mitchell-Lama is being phased out, the new low and moderate income units being constructed are grossly inadequate. It is increasingly obvious that the economic development is not being evenly spread and that New York is moving closer and closer to a two-tier city of rich and poor. We decided to make a film about this...

Runtime: 54 min
Country: USA
Language: English
Color: Color
Filming Locations: New York City, New York, USA
Co-Director/Co-Producer: Jen Senko, Fiore DeRosa
Narrator: Kathryn Erbe
Executive Producer: Erika Hampson
Co-Producer: Heather Quist
Editor: Chris Iversen
Director of Photography: Jason Knobloch
Composer: Matt Diamond
Contributing Writer: Christopher Bram
Associate Editor: Draper Shreeve
Consultant DP: Abe Schrager
Web Developer: Patrick McDermott

You had the chance to watch the movie twice in January:

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“The Vanishing City” to screen Tuesday, Jan. 12th at Judson Memorial Church, 7 p.m.
NYC: The Vanishing City: Films and Discussion Saturday, January 24th

At least one picture of the screening made by Mike Howard.

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I also contaced The Vanishing City homepage for more information and they answered:

Hi Antje,

Thank you for your interest in The Vanishing City. The film is being held up with some technical issues at the moment, but should they should be fixed shortly and we will have copies. You can buy a copy if you like. We don't know what we'll be selling them for yet.



  1. This looks like a very interesting documentary, and worth watching.

  2. Yes I also think this documentary could be very interesting. We'll see when they release the DVD's.

  3. I would love to see it - speaks to my historian heart. And have her narrate it. Oh sigh - that would be lovely.

  4. I'm also very interested. The same happened in Berlin - a bit.

    I want to contact the vanishing city people again and ask for the DVD regio code and maybe if then now know how much a copy would cost.

  5. Ah, we'll work out the region code either way ;)