"At the Corner of 3rd and 3rd" explores the evolving character of Gowanus, Brooklyn and the mysterious New York and Long Island Coignet Stone Company Building that captivates all who pass it. Constructed in 1873, the building at 3rd Avenue and 3rd Street is a historic landmark, but has been mostly abandoned since the 1960s. The building returned to the news in 2012 when Whole Foods broke ground on its first Brooklyn market next door. Through archival materials and interviews with historians, activists, artists, photographers, and local residents, this 20-minute film presents the first comprehensive account of the past, present, and future of the Coignet Building and shows how a community must look to the future while fighting to preserve the past.
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