High School students contribute to improvements in housing conditions in New York City
New York City USA Date:1945 Duration:2 min 43 sec Sound:Yes
Two High School boys stand on a New York city street. Tenament buildings are behind them. children play on the sidewalks and in the street including one riding a home-made roller skate box scooter with the number 2 on it. The boys walk past many children. They are making not of buildings with inadequate fire escapes. Scene suddenly shifts to a boy standing on a bridge overlooking railroad tracks. He is annotating a map or buildings along Lexington Avenue in Manhattan. Next, the student is seen presenting information about this matter and engaging in a discussion about it with classmates. Later, a student spokesman is seen presenting findings about housing inadaquacies to an assembly of people. Local people demonstrate in the streets, carrying banners decrying current conditions. Scene shifts to new housing projects with playgrounds and seemingly better conditions for the residents. Children are seen running in Central Park. A woman (teacher) with children on a ferry boat looking at the skyline of lower Manhattan.
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