Soul of a Scrapyard is an interesting look into the rapidly disappearing neighborhood of Willet's Point, Queens. Known as the "Iron Triangle", this neighborhood is filled with industrial and automotive related mom-and-pop shops. For the past century of so, Willet's Point built an identity as a place for diversity amongst hard working, honest local businesses. But after the the multi-million dollar stadium Citi Field was built directly across the street, the City now has other plans for the neighborhood and its identity is rapidly disappearing.
Across the street from Citi Field in Queens there is a hidden corner of New York known as the Iron Triangle. It’s a shantytown of scrap yards and auto body shops, flanked by three intersecting streets that form a triangle. In the morning hours, as people convene on the dirt roads while sea gulls flock overhead, the neighborhood of Willets Point seems a world away from what many of us think of New York City, with its upswell of luxury apartments and gentrification...
Check out the accompanying article for more on the film and the neighborhood.
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