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

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.

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