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Chronicling the changing fortunes of Red Hook, Brooklyn, A HOLE IN A FENCE explores the complicated issues of development, class and identity facing one of New York City's most unique neighborhoods.
It's the story of a vanished homeless community and the young architect who documented it; of an urban farm run by local kids amidst a landscape of industrial decay; of young graffiti writers losing their stomping grounds; of the arrival of a controversial Ikea megastore; of a photographer's vision of nature's renewal; of the doomed struggle to save a rare part of the neighborhood's working waterfront; and of a filmmaker's discovery of a fleeting, hidden world on the other side of a rusty old fence.
A complex exploration of urban community living. --guardian.co.uk
A Hole in a Fence is a valuable look at a part of the neighborhood that is nearly being erased and recreated. --Gowanus Lounge
A world of surprising richness and tantalizingly ambiguous possibility. Uncommonly lyrical and soulful. --Godfrey Cheshire, Director of MOVING MIDWAY
I was born many years ago in Red Hook and was delighted to get a new look at the places where my family lived and worked. Most of the adults worked for Todd (now IKEA).Published 17 months ago by Patricia McCabe
its really nice and everything is perfect and i would love to do business again one happy day in the futurePublished on February 18, 2013 by Lasse Kent Jensen
A hole in a fence grants us a captivating view into Red Hook. It is a snapshot of this Brooklyn neighborhood at a time when so much is changing in its make-up. Read morePublished on December 29, 2012 by OPH/Wild Emperor LLC