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Love New York? Walk the Talk this Weekend In the Spirit of Jane Jacobs

MAS is looking forward to hosting this weekend’s Jane’s Walk in New York City, a series of free neighborhood walks and bike rides throughout all five boroughs, celebrating the legacy of Jane Jacobs. This is the first year MAS is coordinating Jane’s Walk in New York City, and we have more than 20 walks led by local residents and urban enthusiasts planned for the weekend. “Jane Jacobs once wrote, in order to really get to know your city, ‘You’ve got to get out and walk.’ So this weekend, with that aphorism as our guide, I hope you’ll join MAS and our more than twenty walk leaders as we take to the city’s streets and get out there and walk. I hope to see you there,” said MAS President Vin Cipolla. Among other Jane’s Walk NYC highlights: tour Atlantic Yards with journalist Norman Oder or bike around the Rockaways with former Yolanda Garcia Community Planner Award winner Jeanne DuPont. MAS President Vin Cipolla is also hosting a walk on Saturday, “Walking with History: Where the Old Meets the New” which starts off at General Grant’s National Memorial (a national park site and the largest tomb in North America) and will continue through Riverside Park, along the Hudson, to the newly added Pier 1. Details on Vin’s walk follow below. Find out more information about the other walks online or email janeswalknyc@mas.org. Walking with History: Where the Old Meets the New Date: Saturday May 7, 2011 Time: 10:00 a.m. Meeting Place: General Grant’s National Memorial
. MAP. Host: MAS President Vin Cipolla Limited to 30 participants. To register, please call 212-935-3960 x1221 or email Katie Schwartz at kschwartz@mas.org. This event is accessible to wheelchairs, seniors, bicycles and children.
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