A documentary film
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 2020 – and had its World Premiere at the 2020 DOC NYC Film Festival.