“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.
The walk will begin at Jane’s house in Greenwich Village at 555 Hudson Street at 1 PM and return to Jane’s neighborhood tavern at 567 Hudson Street before 3 PM.
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.
Jane Jacobs Square, Bleecker Street between 10th Street and Christopher Street. Design by Massengale & Co LLC and Dover, Kohl & Partners, 2012. See John Massengale and Victor Dover, Street Design, The Secret to Great Cities and Towns: pp 272-73.