Urban Growth

 

Urban Growth

A documentary film
Directed by Nathan Kensinger and Nate Dorr
Color, 13 minutes, 2020

Urban Growth documents the evolution of Admiral’s Row, a collection of 19th-century military homes located inside the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Abandoned for over 40 years, these historic mansions slowly became an important green oasis along New York City’s waterfront, surrounded by a wild-growing forest of century-old trees. In 2016, the woodlands and houses were demolished to make way for a parking lot and grocery store. 

Urban Growth was filmed over the course of 12 years – from 2008 to 2012 – and had its World Premiere at the 2020 DOC NYC Film Festival.  

 

 










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