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Affordable housing group invites 1,000 residents to ‘Avengers’ screening

A fun day out: Families from Fort Greene’s Ingersoll Houses were among the 1,000 residents across the city to get a free ticket to see the new “Avengers: Endgame” movie on April 27.
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It was fun for all the family!

An affordable housing organization invited 1,000 tenants across the five boroughs to screenings of the newly released movie “Avengers: Endgame” on Saturday.

The New York State Association for Affordable Housing, which represents developers and other interest groups of the affordable housing industry, offered 1,000 tickets along with $15 gift cards for popcorn, drinks, and other concessions to residents of their members’ buildings across the five boroughs.

Among the Kings County residents were families from Fort Greene’s Ingersoll Houses, who went to see the superhero movie at United Artists cinema at the corner of Court and State streets in Brooklyn Heights at 3 and 4 p.m.

The outing was part of the association’s effort to foster a community beyond just the physical buildings, according to a spokesman for a Gowanus developer.

“As NYSAFAH members, we strive to provide not just safe and affordable housing, but also programs, opportunities, and experiences to our residents and neighbors. The 1,000 movie tickets to see ‘Avengers: Endgame,’ is just one example of how NYSAFAH members are committed to being good stewards for the children and families living in our city’s affordable housing,” said Kirk Goodrich, partner at Monadnock Development, which was one of the more than a dozen sponsors of the event, including developers, politicians and community leaders.

Reach reporter Kevin Duggan at (718) 260–2511 or by e-mail at kduggan@cnglocal.com. Follow him on Twitter @kduggan16.
Updated 12:28 pm, April 29, 2019
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Reasonable discourse

Desmond Wootie from Brownsville says:
These lazy loafers are just like “oh, give me free stuff! I’ll never pay!! Everything for free!!”
April 29, 2019, 12:50 pm
Punch a Nazi says:
???White guy making a racist post.???
April 29, 2019, 2:34 pm
Wannabe Mod says:
The anonymous racist post ——head that never even has their posts deleted also needs an IP ban. This takes like 30 seconds, surely you can spare that without going broke.
April 29, 2019, 7:03 pm
Wannabe Mod says:
Sometimes I just want to cry my pants off!
April 29, 2019, 9:36 pm
Chang Lan Wee from Sunset Park says:
Since when are lazy people a race?
April 30, 2019, 7:13 am
Trolling the trolls from Flatbush says:
Working families even middle class people can’t afford the movies these days either! Clearly this racist classist dingbat never leaves his basement dwelling. $30-40 each child and parent for ticket plus snacks is $120 on up and not doable for most people. They can buy new shoes for their kids for that. That’s the grocery budget for the week. This movie is a phenomenon and the kids feel terrible on top of their poverty if they have to say to their peers they can’t afford to go. It’s tragic we have a society where so many people are unable to take joy in children who seldom get “extras” get one little treat like this. Whatever. You’re suffering more than the kids are, evil trolls. Bugger off.
April 30, 2019, 9:16 am
Margarita from Mexico says:
Yeah, but nobody could hear the movie.
April 30, 2019, 10:43 am
Henry Ford from Bay Ridge says:
Hey "Margarita from Mexico", Go kill yourself.
April 30, 2019, 11:28 am
Tooney from Staten Island says:
I agree with Trolling - we want the free tickets too!! How do you get free tickets?!? Do you need to be on a mailing list??
April 30, 2019, 11:31 am

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