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Jane Jacobs’ Greenwich Village Battles

  • Washington Square Arch (map)

Tracing the Path of Jane Jacobs’ Greenwich Village Battles

We will follow the route of Jane’s involvement in 3 battles against Robert Moses: The road through Washington Square Park, SoHo which the Lower Manhattan Expressway would have wiped out with Little Italy and Chinatown, and then West Village Houses where Moses wanted to demolish 14 square blocks for an Urban Renewal Plan.

Time: 2:00pm-4:30pm

Date: Sunday May 20, 2012

Event Start: Meet under the Washington Square Arch.

Host: Roberta Brandes Gratz, Author of Battle For Gotham: New York in the Shadow of Robert Moses and Jane Jacobs, and Center for the Living City Board Member

Registration: No need to sign up, just show up at the posted meeting location.

Accessibility: This event is welcoming and accessible to wheelchairs, bicycles, seniors, children, and pets.