On April 4, at the New York City International Film Festival, you can see Roger Paradiso's "The Lost Village," the story of NYU and real estate in Greenwich Village.
Here's the synopsis:
"Once a haven for the proverbial starving artist who brought creativity as their currency, the Village is now a hangout for cover bands and Wall Street hipsters hopelessly aspiring to recreate something that is lost. We encounter testimony of NYU students turning to prostitution to pay NYU’s predatory tuition that fuels NYU’s real estate ambitions.
We find 'Mom and Pop Shops' in trouble. Their closures have changed the culture and character of our Village. High rents and no regulations cause over 1,000 small businesses to leave New York City every month.
Can the Village be saved? Or is Greenwich Village lost forever?"
Watch the trailer here:
The Lost Village Trailer 2.28.17 from Roger Paradiso on Vimeo.
See the film at The Producers Club, 358 West 44th Street, April 4 at 8:00 p.m.