A Look at “Brick City”


I saw an interesting ad recently, previewing the Sundance Channel documentary Brick City.

The show will focus on Newark, New Jersey (a city that while not in the Rust Belt, has certainly had its share of problems), Mayor Cory Booker, and other city officials and residents, such as the chief of police, a gang member, and a youth counselor.

You can watch a number of clips from the show and read a bit about it on the web site.

We’ve written about Mayor Booker and his efforts to turn the city around on this blog before; he has been the subject of a number of newspaper and magazine articles, as well as a documentary about his campaign, Street Fight.

I enjoyed the documentary, but it mostly focused on politics and the election, so obviously I’m hoping this show goes well beyond that. It airs later this month.

Has anyone else heard anything about this?


Filed under Crime, Featured, Good Ideas, Politics, Race Relations, Urban Poverty

2 responses to “A Look at “Brick City”

  1. Smith

    Why doesn’t this blog have bylines? It’s freaking annoying. Who is the “I” referred to in this article? Or any of the others, for that matter?

    • schmange

      That story was posted by Kate Giammarise. If you want her bio, click our contributor’s page.

      You’re the second person to complain and your point is well taken. We’re kind of learning this as we go.

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