New to DVD this week:
SAVING JAMAICA BAY
Queens World 2016
Berkshire, Environmental fests in Washington DC and Princeton
A profile of an underacknowledged section of NYC that was hard hit by Hurricane Sandy.
Jamaica Beach is located on the edge of NYC near JFK and, until Hurricane Sandy, was a working class community that took pride in itself and its environment. Accessible by subway, it includes a National Wildlife Refuge and is a huge open green space, larger than any other area in NYC. Sandy devastated the community, ruining homes and leading many residents to move away. Others have stayed, pledging to rebuild, and take on the mission to fight for the replenishment of the marshes that could have helped to mitigate the power of the storm. Various residents, riverkeepers, scientists, and others are profiled in this earnest environmental project, which remains of primarily local interest.