Troy, New York – WMHT-TV (PBS) will focus attention on our region’s history on Tuesday night with the broadcast premiere of the local documentary, ECHOES FROM THE NEIGHBORHOOD THAT DISAPPEARED.
ECHOES FROM THE NEIGHBORHOOD offers a fascinating look at the incredible Italian-American experience in the Albany neighborhood that once stood where The Empire State Plaza was constructed 50-years-ago. It’s the brand-new sequel to THE NEIGHBORHOOD THAT DISAPPEARED , the film that premiered last December which told the story of the massive urban renewal project that sterilized the cultural and ethnic heart of Albany.
The original film, THE NEIGHBORHOOD THAT DISAPPEARED, is the most successful local documentary in WMHT history and will be rebroadcast on Tuesday at 9pm following the premiere of ECHOES FROM THE NEIGHBORHOOD THAT DISAPPEARED.
Filmmaker Mary Paley describes the original documentary as a film that documented the event that changed the lives of thousands of families and altered the landscape of the city of Albany forever. The sequel is a tribute to the Italian-American community that lived there and shares what it was like to grow up in that wonderful neighborhood.