A hole in a Fence

Last night, I watched A Hole in a Fence which plays in Red Hook, Brooklyn and was filmed in Spring 2006, Pre-Ikea. Living in a neighboring neighborhood to Red Hook and having gone to IKEA many times already, this documentary hit home.

(thank you peter)

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  1. I lived in Red Hook from 2003-2005 (Monarch luggage factory), and I have mixed feelings about what’s happened there since I left. Even at that time there was a lot of apprehension on the part of long-time residents about the loft conversions going on (and people like me moving into them), but I still felt like I was living in the wilderness.

    So is that house (the one covered in tarpaper) gone now?

  2. How does the kid know the word “gentrify?”