The Neighborhood That Disappeared
A documentary by Mary Paley
In 1962, one of the most massive urban renewal projects in American history sterilized the cultural and ethnic heart of Albany, New York. An arrangement made by first term Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller and longtime Albany Mayor, Erastus Corning the 2nd, displaced almost eight percent of the City’s diverse population, razed more than a thousand buildings, dislodged 3,600 households, and closed 350 businesses.
On Thursday, May 5th at 6:30 p.m. we will present a screening of the documentary at the Renaissance Albany Hotel (144 State St, Albany, NY 12207). Attend the breakout session, A Reappraisal of Urban Renewal: Evaluating “The Architecture of Good Intentions” and Assessing the Empire State Plaza and its Role in Albany’s Civic Life, on Friday for a follow-up discussion.
A ticket for the film is included with your Conference registration, or tickets can be purchased separately. Tickets for the general public will also be available at the door for $10. >>Click here to return to the main Conference page to purchase your tickets!