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New York, NY: Upper West Side Urban Renewal: Blight or Right in the Sight of Jane?

  • 325 Central Park West New York, NY, 10025 United States (map)

Looking down 100th Street from Central Park West: On the north side what Jane loved—tenements, store fronts, a remnant of the old neighborhood where the ghosts of Billie Holiday, James Weldon Johnson, and Arthuro Schomberg still hover. On the south side—what Moses wrought—towering Park West Village with Le Corbusier the spectral presence. Question (with sixty years hindsight): the West Side lives and thrives because of or in spite of urban renewal? We’ll walk 100th Street and nearby streets taking into consideration what urban renewal did and did not deliver in regard to low and moderate income housing, mixed-use development, and neighborhood vitality.

Date: Saturday, May 2, 2015

Time(s): 11:00 AM start

Event Start/End: 

  • BEGIN 325 Central Park West (between 92nd and 93rd St)
  • End: 400 Central Park West (at 100th St), back garden

Post Walk Picnic (optional): by the pond nearest the 100th St entrance to Central Park at the Firemen statue in Washington Square Park, near the corner of Columbus Ave and Filbert St.

Host: Lynne ElizabethNew Village Press

Theme: Walking

Accessibility: This event is accessible and open to Wheelchairs, Bicycles, Seniors, Children, an easy walk along paved sidewalks.

Registration: No, all are welcome.