Photo added by Cherilyn Purdy Hindle Luc was born in New York City, a place he loved, to his adoring Australian parents. He was raised in Dorset, Vt. He traveled extensively and reveled in discovering these new places, making new friends and leaving his unique mark across the world. However in the end, wherever Luc travelled, he always found his way back to Dorset. Luc loved all American sports as long as it involved the Knicks, the Nets, the Yankees and the Giants. Uniquely, he would combine his love for skiing with his passion for his favorite team by wearing a Knick's jersey over his ski jacket, gently chiding his New England friends. He had the ability to punctuate ordinary events with a sudden humor that would delight his audience. He was intensely loved by his family and friends, and will be sorely missed and forever remembered.
The film focuses on the stunning juxtaposition of the lives of children living in the Elliott-Chelsea housing project on the east side of Ninth Avenue and the lives of their affluent counterparts who attend the tony Avenues school on the other side of the street. I joked at some of the screenings that when my future mother-in-law saw where her daughter ended up—in a factory on 26th Street—she started crying. She must have imagined a more glorious future for her—a suburban home. But had she lived and visited now, she'd be stunned at how the area has changed. A Hilton Hotel is now on the street; Avenues is across the avenue.
Luc was born in New York City, a place he loved, to his adoring Australian parents. He was raised in Dorset, Vt. He traveled Wow oh wow. What an amazingly insightful and bright young man.
Since the High Line opened in , much of Chelsea has changed in untold ways. Marc Levin, a Chelsea resident for 40 years, is well-placed to explore the sometime drastic changes that have taken hold in the neighborhood. Through the eyes of children and families at both Avenues and the Elliot-Chelsea houses, the film demonstrates just how far apart two communities otherwise so close can be. What got you interested in making a film about gentrification in Chelsea? When I moved in — I guess you could say I might be considered an urban pioneer -- there was still a garment factory in my building, no heat on the weekends.