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Eyes on Brooklyn Heights

The beautiful and historic neighborhood of Brooklyn Heights offers excellent examples of Jane Jacobs’s principles of urban diversity in action. Beginning at the steps of Brooklyn¹s Borough Hall, we will stroll through residential and commercial streets while observing and talking about how the physical environment influences social activity and even economic and cultural development, both for good and for ill. We will be stopping at several points of interest, including the famous Promenade, and end near the #2/3 subway and a nice coffeehouse.

Please wear comfortable footwear and weather-appropriate clothing, and be sure to have lots of questions. See you there!

*This walk will be happening on both May 5th, and May 6th

Date: Saturday May 5, 2012
Time: 4:30pm-6:00pm

Date: Sunday May 6, 2012
Time: 1:00pm-2:30pm

Event Start: Meet on the footsteps of Borough Hall, Brooklyn, as seen here. It’s the second stop in Brooklyn on the 2/3 subway line or the first stop on the 4/5 line and the R line.

Event End: We will end at the Clark Street station of the 2/3 subway line.

Host Organization:   Sandy Ikeda, Associate Professor of Economics at Purchase College, SUNY, where he teaches a course called “Cities, Culture, & Economy” that is based on the work of Jane Jacobs and integrates economics, social theory, and urban design. He is a resident of Brooklyn Heights and hosted a successful Jane Jacobs Walk last year.

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

Accessibility: Partially Accessible – curbs, uneven terrain, busy sidewalks 

Later Event: May 5
Walk the High Line (Pt. 2)