Squat the Condos
Bluestockings (172 Allen St., Manhattan)
$5 suggested donation
Why has New York City gotten so ridiculously expensive? “The Vanishing City” (2009, 55 min.) zeros in on the rise of Mayor Bloomberg’s “Luxury City Strategy” implemented since he took office. Filmmakers Fiore DeRosa and Jen Senko contextualize the economic apartheid taking place since the late 1970s. A documentary by Cliffton Lee, “Bring the Noise” (2011, 30 min.) focuses on hip-hop artist Prop Anon as he travels throughout the city on a one-man mission against the “Luxury Condo” phenomenon, with an eye on the significance of race and social justice.