The Iron Triangle

  • 9 10
  • 2017
  • 81min

In an industrial community of New York, immigrant small business owners band together to fight a development plant that would bulldoze their slice of the American Dream.


OFFICIAL SELECTIONS: DOC NYC/ Princeton Environmental Film Festival/ The Workers Unite Film Festival

The Iron Triangle. A struggle against gentrification in New York

The “Iron Triangle,” is the home of hundreds of immigrant-run, auto repair shops that thrive despite a lack of municipal infrastructure support in a gritty area in New York City.

This film explores how city officials and the workers of Willets Point each view the “Iron Triangle” as a site of potential; one has drawn up a plan for a glossy entertainment district to be executed by private developers at public expense, while the other finds value and opportunity in the gritty ecosystem as it has existed for decades.

Production Companies

Prudence Katze

William Lehman

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