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What Would Jane Do? - Jane Jacobs & New York City Street Design

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Jane Jacobs' House

555 Hudson Street

New York, NY 10014

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Not TV or illegal drugs but the automobile has been the chief destroyer of American communities. Highways and roads obliterate the places they are supposed to serve.” – Jane Jacobs, Dark Age Ahead, 2007.

JOIN CNU NYC for a look at the streets of Greenwich Village through Jane Jacobs' eyes. CNU NYC's second Jane's Walk begins in front of Jacobs' house at 555 Hudson Street and continues through her neighborhood to Washington Square, where Jacobs led the first successful resistance to Robert Moses's city highways and urban removal. CNU NYC Chair John Massengale. co-author of Street Design, The Secret to Great Cities and Towns, will show us his design for "Jane Jacobs Square" at the historic heart of the Village.

The tour will end back on Jacobs' Hudson Street block at the White Horse Tavern.

The drawings above show Jane Jacobs Square Before and AFter.

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