Redrawing the New York-Comics Relationship

Subjective Ramblings and Peripheral Thoughts from the Edges of a Comics Studies Project

Documentary Review: Suzanne Wasserman’s “Brooklyn: Among the Ruins”

Brooklyn: Among the Ruins, is a short documentary by Suzanne Wasserman, who is not only a filmmaker, but also director of CUNY’s Gotham Center for New York City History. The film, which at some 13 minutes of length is over far too quickly, follows Brooklyn-born train buff (or “rail fan”) Paul Kronenberg into his apartment – where he has built a life-size replica of a 1930 subway car -, through a number of decaying subway stations, and to the unseen sides of Coney Island. Paul’s commentary on the things he shows is both entertaining and endearing, and the film is, in my opinion, a must-see for anyone who is fascinated by New York originals (and who can get a copy).

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This entry was posted on February 11, 2014 by in Reviews and tagged , , , , .
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