Thursday, December 3rd, 2020 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Join us for a special screening of 2020 NY Emmy-winning documentary, Miracle on 42nd Street with a Live Discussion and open Q&A for attendees with Director Alice Elliott with Moderator Todd Gomez, NYHC Board Member and Bank of America's Market Executive, North Region, Community Development Banking.
Miracle on 42nd Street is the 2020 NY Emmy-winning documentary about the history and impact of the Manhattan Plaza apartment complex in New York City. Starting with the history of the blighted Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood and the facilities’ initial commercial failure in the mid-1970s, the story recounts how – in a moment of bold inspiration or maybe desperation – the buildings were “re-purposed” as subsidized housing for people who worked in the performing arts. The social experiment was a resounding success in the lives of the tenants, as well as the neighborhood and local economy. The film makes a compelling case for both the value of subsidized housing for artists in America, as well as the value of supporting the arts to the American economy. The film features on-camera interviews with people whose lives were positively impacted by the complex, including Alicia Keys, Terrance Howard, Donald Faison, Larry David and Samuel L Jackson, Angela Lansbury, and many others.