Jane’s Walk NYC: 25 Walks Hosted by NYC Residents
May 12th, 2011, 12:01 pm
Jane’s Walk NYC photos: On May 7 and 8, New Yorkers took to the streets for Jane’s Walk— a weekend of neighborhood walks and bike rides honoring the late urban activist Jane Jacobs. This was the first year MAS coordinated Jane’s Walk in New York City, with more than 25 free neighborhood walks led by local residents, urban enthusiasts and others who care deeply about their neighborhoods and our city. Started in Toronto in 2007, a year after Jacobs’ death, Jane’s Walk is an international program to commemorate the life and legacy of a woman who championed urban planning issues for more than 40 years. Since its inception, Jane’s Walk has grown to include hundreds of walks held in 68 cities in nine countries over one weekend in May. Among other Jane’s Walk NYC highlights: MAS President Vin Cipolla hosted a walk of Grant’s Tomb and Riverside Park; journalist Norman Oder organized a walk of Atlantic Yards; and former Yolanda Garcia Community Planner Award winner Jeanne DuPont lead a bike tour of the Rockaways.