Preserving Local Retail: Screening, Presentation & Discussion

Please join us for a screening of Twilight Becomes Night, a short documentary set in New York City which explores the pivotal role of neighborhood stores in our lives and our communities.

After the screening, students at Pratt Institute’s Graduate Center for Planning and the Environment will present their study of the East Village conducted on behalf of the East Village Community Coalition and recommend strategies for retaining local businesses in the neighborhood. This will be followed by a discussion with film-maker Virginie-Alvine Perrette led by Vicki Weiner, Director of Planning & Preservation at the Pratt Center for Community Development.

This event is sponsored by the Neighborhood Preservation Center in partnership with the East Village Community Coalition, the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation, the Historic Districts Council, Place Matters, Pratt Center for Community Development and the Pratt Graduate Center for Planning & the Environment.

Thursday, June 12, 2008
6:30 pm

Parish Hall, St. Mark’s Church In-the-Bowery
131 East 10th Street at Second Avenue