LES Heritage Film Series: On the Street in the ’60s & ’70s

Crosby Street - photo courtesy of Cee - 00ff00.com

Next week’s LES Heritage Film Series screening at the Seward Park Library will focus on the socioeconomic conditions downtown in NYC in the 1960’s and 1970’s.  Three short films will be presented – one about Crosby Street in 1975, one about a community mural that was made with children from the Henry Street Settlment in 1964 and one from Chinatown in 1970. Make sure you get a chance to check out these historical gems from the neighborhood:

Crosby Street (1975, 18 min., 16mm)
Director Jody Saslow takes a look at the various economic, social, and aesthetic strata on a New York City street. Includes interviews with residents and merchants and scenes of the homeless.