Wednesday, January 29, 2020

“Hoboken is Burning: Gentrification, Arson, and Displacement in the 1970s." - Historian discussion at the Hoboken Historical Museum

Official release:

The Hoboken Historical Museum Revisits Hoboken’s Struggles with Gentrification and Displacement, February 1, 2


February is packed with special events: “Delivered Vacant,” “Hoboken is Burning” talk, Black History Month talk on Paul Robeson, 39th Annual Black Maria Film Festival, and more

The Hoboken Historical Museum sheds light this weekend on a dark chapter in Hoboken history with a pair of events on the topic of gentrification and displacement. 
Nora Jacobson's award-winning documentary about Hoboken's struggles with gentrification and displacement in the late 1980s-early 1990s, "Delivered Vacant," will be screened Saturday, February 1, at 7 pm at the Hoboken Historical Museum, 1301 Hudson St. Admission is $10 per person ($5 for Museum members & students). Seating is limited, so early arrival is recommended. Learn more>
On Sunday, February 2, at 4 pm the Museum welcomes Dylan Gottlieb, a Princeton scholar, to give a talk titled, “Hoboken is Burning: Gentrification, Arson, and Displacement in the 1970s." Gottlieb is working on his PhD in history at Princeton, and has researched the rash of fires and other tactics that displaced tenants in urban areas so that developers could convert buildings to condos. Admission is $5 per person (free for Museum members & students). Learn more>