Sunday, May 17, 2015

"Renowned Brooklyn builder Ratner brings 1945 Holocaust documentary to screen" (so, affordable housing?!?)

On Tuesday, May 19, "the Museum of Jewish Heritage will premiere a never-before-seen 1945 documentary directed by Alfred Hitchcock concerning Nazi death camps, as the article below from the Courier-Life chain describes.

The “German Concentration Camps Factual Survey," commissioned by the British Ministry of Information but later suppressed, does seem like a very worthy film to revive.

But why exactly does the article from the Courier-Life, headlined "Renowned Brooklyn builder Ratner brings 1945 Holocaust documentary to screen," contain these off-point passages:
Bruce Ratner is best known for his development prowess, including building The New York Times building and, in Downtown Brooklyn, MetroTech and the new Barclays Center — home of the basketball Nets, of which he is a part owner. He’s currently constructing three buildings in the Atlantic Yards project — now known as Pacific Park Brooklyn — half of whose total units will be affordable. Work will soon begin on a fourth building, which will be 100 percent affordable. By the end of June, construction will be underway on more than 780 units that are low-, moderate- or middle-income. When fully built, the project will have 2,250 affordable units.
Could it be that he's the landlord of the Courier-Life chain, the Brooklyn Paper, and The Villager, which originally published the article under the headline Long-lost Hitchcock Holocaust film to show at Jewish museum? Or maybe that was required as part of the exclusive?

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