Jane’s Walk 2013

Jane\'s Walk New York City
Jane\'s Walk New York City
Jane\'s Walk New York City
Jane\'s Walk New York City
Jane\'s Walk New York City
Jane\'s Walk New York City

Jane’s Walk NYC

“Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody”– Jane Jacobs, The Death and Life of Great American Cities.

On Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, May 5, 2013 thousands of New Yorkers came together for Jane’s Walk NYC – an annual series of 100+ FREE guided walks (and bike rides!) throughout New York’s five boroughs. Registration is NOT required.  Whether you choose to stroll through neighborhoods you love or discover new neigborhoods you’ve never visited, you’ll enjoy this international program created to commemorate the life and legacy of urbanist Jane Jacobs.

Scroll down to view the walk schedule. Please note that We are no longer accepting new walk submissions.

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Tips and Important Information

 

    • Arrive a few minutes early for your Jane’s Walk at the designed meeting location.
    • Meeting locations can be located using Google Maps and the MTA Trip Planner is helpful for transit information.
    • All Jane’s Walks NYC will proceed rain or shine.
    • Check our Jane’s Walk listings before departing on Saturday and Sunday just in case there are any last-minute changes.
    • Why not join multiple walks in one day and throughout the weekend?
    • Ask questions and offer insights–Jane’s Walk works best when there is a friendly dialogue throughout. Introduce yourself to other walkers, volunteers and hosts. Be curious! Everyone hosting a Jane’s Walk is a volunteer and passionate about the city.
    • Follow the action and join the conversation on Twitter using #janeswalknyc.  Take pictures and share via email at janeswalknyc@mas.org.
    • Wear sensible shoes and dress appropriately for the weather. Jane’s Walks vary–some are just one building’s interior; while others are a solid two hours and 40 blocks long.
    • Bring friends and family to enjoy this special weekend!
    • Please note: Walk details are subject to change.
    • Forward this list to your friends and family.  Post on your Facebook and Twitter!


May 4 9:00 AM Southern Stroll, Northern Highlights in Staten Island Subway Sandwich Shop inside St. George Ferry Terminal Staten Island, NY
May 4 9:00 AM Brooklyn’s Red Hook: Past and Post-Sandy In front of the Trader Joe's at 130 Court Street in Brooklyn. The tour will meet outside on the Atlantic Avenue side of Trader Joe's
May 4 9:00 AM Deciphering Manhattan – Making Sense of the City Northwest corner of 37th Street and Fifth Avenue, Manhattan
May 4 9:00 AM Brooklyn Bridge Park: How a Waterfront Park Survived the Storm The corner of Old Fulton and Water Street in the Fulton Ferry Landing section of the park in front of the Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory.
May 4 9:00 AM Walkin’ Broadway — Times Square Alliance Official Walking Tour (RSVP Required) Times Square Museum and Visitor Center, 1560 Broadway between 46th & 47th Street, next to the red steps of Duffy Square and McDonalds, Manhattan.
May 4 9:00 AM Brooklyn Bridge: There And Back Outside Brooklyn Bridge subway station (4, 5, 6, J and L trains) on Centre Street, beside historic City Hall Park, and within view of the Bridge.
May 4 9:00 AM Brooklyn’s McCarren Park Yesterday Today and Tomorrow Meet at the Ericcson Triangle, at the intersection of Manhattan Avenue and Leonard Street, just west of the Ericsson Middle School playground (424 Leonard Street), Brooklyn.
May 4 9:00 AM The Secrets of Death Avenue in Manhattan Next to the Pain Quotidien kiosk located at the southern end of the small, triangular plaza just north of 14th Street at 9th Avenue, Manhattan
May 4 9:00 AM Jane’s Subway Ride in Downtown Manhattan Southwest corner of Hudson Street & W. 11th Streets, in front of the White Horse Tavern
May 4 9:00 AM Back and Forth: 116th Street in Manhattan, River to River 116th Street and Riverside Drive, on the west side of the street on the upper level of Riverside Park, Manhattan
May 4 9:00 AM Behind the Scenes at the Future Site of Moynihan Station in the Farley Post Office Building Farley Post Office Building, 425 Eighth Avenue, Inside the 8th Avenue Main Lobby at the 33rd Street End (North Rotunda)
May 4 9:00 AM “Alfred Kazin’s Walker in the City” in Brownsville, Brooklyn Southeast corner of Livonia Avenue and Rockaway Avenue, Brooklyn
May 4 10:00 AM BROADWAY: 1000 Steps | Walk Broadway from the Battery to the Bronx | Part 1 In front of the fence that borders Bowling Green Park, directly across from the steps of the Alexander Hamilton Customs House, located at 1 Bowling Green, Manhattan
May 4 11:00 AM On and Off the Bowery with MAS Docents The southwest corner of Prince Street and Bowery, Manhattan.
May 4 11:00 AM Up Seventh Avenue in Manhattan: Activism in Greenwich Village and the Future NYC AIDS Memorial Inside Christopher Park, located at the corner of 7th Avenue and Christopher Street, Manhattan
May 4 12:00 PM On and Off the Bowery with MAS Docents The southwest corner of Prince Street and Bowery, Manhattan.
May 4 12:00 PM No More Red Velvet Rope; Collister Street in TriBeCa 397 Greenwich Street, near Beach Street, in front of 'Wichcraft sandwich shop, Manhattan
May 4 12:00 PM NoHo: Intense Architectural Diversity – Old and New Alamo Cube Sculpture at Astor Place, located near the intersection of Lafayette and 8th Streets, Manhattan
May 4 12:00 PM Manhattan’s Turtle Bay: From Quiet Farmland to the International Stage In the courtyard of 211 East 49th Street, Amster Yard, Manhattan
May 4 12:00 PM Flashpoint Tribeca for Urbanists and Activitists Entrance of Duane Park, located at the corner of Duane Street and Hudson Street, Manhattan
May 4 12:00 PM Jane Jacobs’ West Village In front of the Liberty Storage & Moving Building, # 571-573 Hudson Street, between West 11th St & Bank Street, Manhattan
May 4 12:00 PM Brooklyn Bridge Park: How a Waterfront Park Survived the Storm The corner of Old Fulton and Water Street in the Fulton Ferry Landing section of the park in front of the Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory.
May 4 12:00 PM Design Mecca in Manhattan’s Chelsea/Meatpacking Neighborhoods Outside Diane Von Furstenberg, located at 874 Washington Street, Manhattan
May 4 12:00 PM El BARRIO: Cultural Production and the Creation of Neighborhood Identity in Harlem Outside El Museo del Barrio, located at 1230 Fifth Avenue, Manhattan
May 4 12:00 PM History and Art in Downtown Jamaica, Queens Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, located at 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
May 4 12:00 PM Bike to the Future: Brooklyn’s Burgeoning Bicycling Infrastructure Bartel-Pritchard Square, Prospect Park West & 15th Street, corner near Pavilion Movie Theater (188 Prospect Park West)
May 4 12:00 PM Harlem’s Glorious Townhouses and their Famous Residents! Corner of Lenox Avenue and 122nd Street, in front of The Boulevard Bistro, Manhattan
May 4 12:00 PM Walking Brooklyn’s Wallabout: Settlement, Decline, and Reinvestment (and Some Famous People Too!) The steps at the base of the Prison Ship Martyrs’ Monument, in the center of Fort Greene Park. Enter the park at Dekalb Avenue and Fort Greene Place. Walk up-hill toward the center of the park. The monument is visible from anywhere in the park.
May 4 12:00 PM Brooklyn’s McCarren Park Yesterday Today and Tomorrow Meet at the Ericcson Triangle, at the intersection of Manhattan Avenue and Leonard Street, just west of the Ericsson Middle School playground (424 Leonard Street), Brooklyn.
May 4 12:00 PM Stapleton, Staten Island: The Mud Lane Society, Beer and a Quaint Village Square The corner of Victory Blvd and Cebra Avenue, in front of Discount Island store, Staten Island
May 4 12:00 PM Williamsburg, Brooklyn: On the Come Up Outside in front of Spike Hill Bar, located at 184 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn
May 4 12:00 PM Gowanus Groundswell Mural Tour 540 President Street, Gowanus, Brooklyn
May 4 12:00 PM University Heights, The Bronx: A National Historic Landmark Is Born Burnside Avenue subway station, # 4 Lexington Avenue Line // Precise corner TBD
May 4 12:00 PM Garden Apartments of Jackson Heights, Queens The northeast corner of 75th Street and Roosevelt Avenue, in front of the Chase Bank, Queens
May 4 12:00 PM Architecture, Arts and History in Downtown Brooklyn On the steps of the Brooklyn Borough Hall (northside), Brooklyn
May 4 12:00 PM FDR Four Freedoms Park on Roosevelt Island The front gates of the Four Freedoms Park at the southern tip of Roosevelt Island
May 4 12:00 PM Morrisania’s Musical Legacy in the Bronx Bronx Music Heritage Center, located at 1303 Louis Niñe Blvd, Bronx
May 4 12:00 PM The Changing Face of Manhattan’s Lower East Side: What Would Jane Jacobs Do? Artists Alliance Inc’s StreetFest table on Bowery between Houston & Stanton, Manhattan
May 4 12:00 PM Made in Long Island City, Queens: A Walking Tour of Art and Industry Past, Present and Future Outside the Clock Tower building, located at 29-27 41st Ave, Long Island City, Queens
May 4 12:00 PM Manhattan’s Civic Center On the steps of the Tweed Courthouse, located at 52 Chambers Street, Manhattan.
May 4 12:00 PM Jane, Walk It Out! Harlem Hospital Center, MLK, Jr. Pavillion, 506 Lenox Avenue at W 135th Street
May 4 12:00 PM Brooklyn’s Urban Green: Environmental Stewardship from Gowanus to Grand Army 2 Second Avenue (northern end of Second Ave) where the road meets the Gowanus Canal, Brooklyn
May 4 12:00 PM The Seaport After Sandy Tour Bowne & Co Stationers - 211 Water St, New York, NY 10038
May 4 12:00 PM DUMBO: Tour of Public Art, Galleries and Artists Studios Meet by the Fish Heads sculpture at the corner of Washington and Prospect Streets; just off the steps from the Brooklyn Bridge or accessible via A/C, F, 2/3, East River Ferry
May 4 12:00 PM BROADWAY: 1000 Steps | Walk Broadway from the Battery to the Bronx | Part 2 Northeast corner of Houston Street and Broadway, in front of the Adidas Store, Manhattan
May 4 1:00 PM On and Off the Bowery with MAS Docents The southwest corner of Prince Street and Bowery, Manhattan.
May 4 1:00 PM People to the River: Manhattan Urban Water Walk Bowery near the corner of Stanton Street, Manhattan
May 4 2:00 PM On and Off the Bowery with MAS Docents The southwest corner of Prince Street and Bowery, Manhattan.
May 4 2:00 PM BROADWAY: 1000 Steps | Walk Broadway from the Battery to the Bronx | Part 3 Northeast corner of 34th Street and Broadway, at the southernmost tip of Herald Square park, Manhattan
May 4 3:00 PM Downtown Manhattan Food History Tour On the front steps of the US Customs House, located at 1 Bowling Green, Manhattan
May 4 3:00 PM The History of the Lower East Side: Immigration, Religion and Culture Straus Square, at the intersection of East Broadway and Canal Street, across from the Jewish Forward building (173 E. Broadway), Manhattan.
May 4 3:00 PM Manhattan’s Revitalized Morningside Park And Its Diverse Neighborhoods Cafe Amrita, Northwest corner of Cathedral Parkway (W. 110th Street) and Frederick Douglass Boulevard (8th Avenue), Manhattan
May 4 3:00 PM On and Off the Bowery with MAS Docents The southwest corner of Prince Street and Bowery, Manhattan.
May 4 3:00 PM Manhattan’s Amsterdam Avenue: Grit, Greed and Glamour on the Upper West Side Southwest corner of 96th St. and Amsterdam Ave.
May 4 3:00 PM The Lake that Shaped Lower Manhattan: Collect Pond & The 5 Points Collect Pond Park: Leonard St. between Centre St. and Lafayette St.
May 4 3:00 PM Western Stroll, Northern Highlights on Staten Island Subway Sandwich Shop inside St. George Ferry Terminal, Staten Island
May 4 3:00 PM Walkin’ Broadway — Times Square Alliance Official Walking Tour (RSVP Required) Times Square Museum and Visitor Center, 1560 Broadway, 7th Ave. between 46th & 47th Street, next to the red steps of Duffy Square and McDonalds, Manhattan
May 4 3:00 PM The Changing Face of Manhattan’s Lower East Side: What Would Jane Jacobs Do? Artists Alliance Inc’s StreetFest table on Bowery between Houston & Stanton, Manhattan
May 4 3:00 PM Get Your German On: Manhattan’s Yorkville with MAS Outside of Glaser’s Bake Shop, located at 1670 1st Avenue near 87th Street, Manhattan
May 4 3:00 PM Midland Beach, Staten Island: Past, Present, and Future Midland Beach Veterans Memorial at the intersection of Midland Avenue and Father Capodanno Boulevard, Staten Island
May 4 3:00 PM Eyes on Brooklyn Heights Meet on the steps of Brooklyn Borough Hall near the fountain, located at 188 Montague Street, Brooklyn
May 4 4:00 PM On and Off the Bowery with MAS Docents The southwest corner of Prince Street and Bowery, Manhattan.
May 4 5:00 PM On and Off the Bowery with MAS Docents The southwest corner of Prince Street and Bowery, Manhattan.
May 4 6:00 PM Spuyten Duyvil – Manhattan’s North Coast Northwest corner Broadway & Isham Street, in front of the Broadway entrance to Isham Park, Manhattan
May 4 6:00 PM Back and Forth: 116th Street in Manhattan, River to River 116th Street, just East of Pleasant Avenue, on the south side of the street (in the Manhattan Center for Science and Mathematics parking lot)

May 59:00 AMNo More Red Velvet Rope; Collister Street in TriBeCa397 Greenwich Street, near Beach Street, in front of 'Wichcraft sandwich shop, Manhattan
May 59:00 AMGreenpoint, Brooklyn: A Neighborhood in TransitionNorthwest corner of Greenpoint Avenue and Manhattan Avenue, Greenpoint, Brooklyn
May 59:00 AMPenn Station’s Lost GloryThe Tour Desk in the lobby of the New Yorker Hotel 481, located at 8th Ave at 35th Street, Manhattan
May 59:00 AMActivating the Brooklyn Waterfront: A Conversation Along the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway (RSVP Required)Outside York Street Subway Station (F Train stop) in DUMBO, at intersection of Jay Street and York Street
May 59:00 AMWalkin’ Broadway — Times Square Alliance Official Walking Tour (RSVP Required)Times Square Museum and Visitor Center, 1560 Broadway, 7th Ave. between 46th & 47th Street, next to the red steps of Duffy Square and McDonalds, Manhattan
May 59:00 AMWestern Crown Heights, Brooklyn: It’s Not What Happened, It’s What’s HappeningOutside the Eastern Parkway Subway Entrance to the 2/3 Trains in front of the Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn
May 59:00 AMThe History of the Lower East Side: Immigration, Religion and CultureStraus Square, at the intersection of East Broadway and Canal Street, across from the Jewish Forward building (173 E. Broadway), Manhattan.
May 59:00 AMSpuyten Duyvil – Manhattan’s North CoastNorthwest corner Broadway & Isham Street in front of the Broadway entrance to Isham Park, Manhattan
May 59:00 AMBowne Street in Queens, My StreetNorthwest corner of Main Street and 39th Avenue near the St. George Episcopal Church, Queens
May 59:00 AMBrooklyn’s Red Hook: Past and Post-SandyIn front of the Trader Joe's at 130 Court Street in Brooklyn. The tour will meet outside on the Atlantic Avenue side of Trader Joe's
May 510:00 AMBROADWAY: 1000 Steps | Walk Broadway from the Battery to the Bronx | Part 4Northeast corner of Broadway and 240th Street/Van Cortlandt Park South, near the entrance to Van Cortland Park, Bronx
May 511:00 AMHunts Point and Oaks Point in the BronxOutside The Point, located at 940 Garrison Avenue (enter on Manida Street), Bronx
May 512:00 PMManhattan’s Hudson River Waterfront: Transformation from Ocean Liners to RecreationThe Entrance to Pier 40 at West Houston & West Streets
May 512:00 PMDirty Walking in BrooklynOutside the Vander Ende--Onderdonk House, located at 1820 Flushing Avenue in Ridgewood, Brooklyn
May 512:00 PMHudson Square: Transforming An Industrial Landscape in Manhattan350 Hudson Street at Charlton Street in front of Pret-A-Manger, Manhattan
May 512:00 PMManhattan’s Chinatown: A Walk Through HistoryMuseum of Chinese in America (MOCA), located at 215 Centre Street, between Howard and Grand Streets, Manhattan
May 512:00 PMManhattan’s Not-Starving Artists – How the 1800s New York Art Scene Spawned the Co-opIn front of the Hotel des Artistes, located at 1 West 67th Street, Manhattan
May 512:00 PMIn Search of the Tenderloin and Tin Pan AlleyThe sidewalk in front of Gilsey House, located at 1200 Broadway at 29th Street, Manhattan
May 512:00 PMBROADWAY: 1000 Steps | Walk Broadway from the Battery to the Bronx | Part 5Northwest corner of Broadway and 178th Street, Manhattan
May 512:00 PMWall Street: Capitalism Through Its ArchitectureIn front of the fence that borders Bowling Green Park, directly across from the steps of the Alexander Hamilton Customs House, located at 1 Bowling Green, Manhattan
May 512:00 PMWham! Brooklyn’s BAM Cultural District Has ArrivedMeet at the Rockwell Place entrance to the Rockwell Bears Community Garden, located at 102 Rockwell Place, intersection of Flatbush Avenue, Lafayette Avenue, and Rockwell Place, directly across from the revolving BAM sign, Brooklyn
May 512:00 PMWalk the Heights in ManhattanOutside the Starbucks, located at 801 West 181st Street, Manhattan ("A" train 181st Street stop is across the street)
May 512:00 PMRoosevelt IslandRoosevelt Island Historical Society Visitor Center Kiosk at the Tram Plaza, Roosevelt Island
May 512:00 PMSix Faces in TriBeCaOutside 156 Reade Street near Greenwich Street, Manhattan
May 512:00 PMA Ramble from Bentley Street to Billopp Manor in Staten IslandOutside the Tottenville Station which is the last stop on the Staten Island Rapid Transit System. The train to Totenville can be picked up at the ferry and the train will take 45 minutes.
May 52:00 PMBROADWAY: 1000 Steps | Walk Broadway from the Battery to the Bronx | Part 6Southwest corner of Broadway and 125th Street, Manhattan
May 53:00 PMWoodside: A Crossroads in QueensIn front of Lucid Cafe, located at 59-02 Woodside Avenue at 59th Street just under elevated #7 train, Queens
May 53:00 PMManhattanville to City College (and Back)In front of St. Joseph's Church, 125th St. at Morningside Ave.
May 53:00 PMManhattan’s Hudson River Waterfront: Transformation from Ocean Liners to RecreationThe Entrance to Pier 40 at West Houston & West Streets
May 53:00 PMA Stroll Up Broadway in Manhattan – in the 1800′sIn front of the fence that borders Bowling Green Park, directly across from the steps of the Alexander Hamilton Customs House, located at 1 Bowling Green, Manhattan
May 53:00 PMThe Secrets of Death Avenue in ManhattanNext to the Pain Quotidien kiosk located at the southern end of the small, triangular plaza just north of 14th Street at 9th Avenue, Manhattan
May 53:00 PMWham! Brooklyn’s BAM Cultural District Has ArrivedMeet at the Rockwell Place entrance to the Rockwell Bears Community Garden, located at 102 Rockwell Place, intersection of Flatbush Avenue, Lafayette Avenue, and Rockwell Place, directly across from the revolving BAM sign, Brooklyn
May 53:00 PMWalkin’ Broadway — Times Square Alliance Official Walking Tour (RSVP Required)Times Square Museum and Visitor Center, 1560 Broadway, 7th Ave. between 46th & 47th Street, next to the red steps of Duffy Square and McDonalds, Manhattan.
May 53:00 PMWhy Does Gramercy Park Continue to Thrive as Manhattan’s Only Private Park?The traffic island located at the intersection of 14th Street and Fourth Avenue, across from Best Buy, Manhattan
May 53:00 PMManhattan West Side StoriesIn front of the large chrome globe at 60th and Broadway, in Columbus Circle, Manhattan
May 53:00 PMBrooklyn’s Atlantic Yards and the Barclays Center, In ContextOutside Williamsburgh Savings Bank, One Hanson Place, just north of Atlantic Terminal mall and Atlantic Avenue/Barclays Center subway terminus, Brooklyn
May 53:00 PMNoHo: Intense Architectural Diversity – Old and NewAlamo Cube Sculpture at Astor Place, located near the intersection of Lafayette and 8th Streets, Manhattan
May 53:00 PMEyes on Brooklyn HeightsMeet on the footsteps of Borough Hall, Brooklyn, near the fountain. We will end at the Clark Street station of the 2/3 subway line.
May 53:00 PMWhen Brooklyn Was King: The Residential Architecture of the Wallabout and Clinton Hill Historic DistrictsOutside 145 Vanderbilt Avenue, between Myrtle Avenue and Park Avenue, Brooklyn
May 53:00 PMPast, Present and Future of Our City of WaterJane's Carousel, between the carousel and the water, Brooklyn Bridge Park in Dumbo, Brooklyn
May 53:00 PMThe Gunk Under GreenpointMonitor Statue at northern edge of McGolrick Park (Monitor St btwn Nassau & Driggs)

A big thank you to all our Jane’s Walk hosts, and to our sponsors – CEMUSA, Time Out New York, New York City Department of Cultral Affairs.

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