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Banana Kelly Community Improvement | Decade of Fire

Clip: Season 21 Episode 2 | 1m 1s Video has closed captioning.

This excerpt from the documentary Decade of Fire shows how the Banana Kelly Community Improvement Association, named after a banana-shaped portion of Kelly Street in the Bronx, took matters into their own hands. The group formed to help rehabilitate buildings -- that they did not own, working for free -- to help save their neighborhood in a city ravaged by fires in the '70s.

Aired: 11/04/19

Rating: NR

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