Zoning in Action: Building Blocks of the Upper East Side

Janes Walk

Led By George Janes and Rachel Levy, FRIENDS of the Upper East Side Historic Districts AND Rachel Levy, Urban Planner

Floor area ratio, R8B, and POPS, oh my! Zoning is a fundamental factors that shapes the look and feel of our city. Led by urban planner George Janes, this walk honors Jane Jacobs’ advocacy of human-scale development and explains abstract land use concepts in action on the UES, focusing on zoning reforms to limit the exploitation of zoning loopholes and local projects upending longheld notions of open space contributing to overdevelopment.

Saturday, May 4
11:00 AM
1-2 hours
In Person

Borough: Manhattan
Theme: Advocacy, Art & Architecture
Accessibility: Pet-friendly
Buildings of the Upper East Side as seen from a high floor
View of the Upper East Side from a residential tower at Third Avenue and 96th Street. Photo: Wikimedia Commons, Alex Maisuradze. Modifications: photo cropped and made black and white.
Meeting Location

NE Corner of 86th Street and East End Avenue


Q train to 86th Street

Finding your walk leader

We will have an MAS sign and a clipboard.

Ending Location

96th Street and Second Avenue

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