Hop Online to Celebrate the Annual Jane’s Walk NYC From Home

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    You won’t need to lace up your walking shoes this year. The normally packed weekend of walking tours across the five boroughs can’t happen as usual, but keeping a connection to the places that define our city is more important than ever, so Jane’s Walk NYC will continue online.

    Hosted by the Municipal Art Society (MAS) since 2011, Jane’s Walk NYC is named after Jane Jacobs, opponent of powerful city planner Robert Moses and author of “The Death and Life of Great American Cities,” the 1961 critique of 1950s urban planning policy. In the spirit of Jacobs, the free walks are usually led by local residents and are meant to spark conversations about planning, history, preservation, development and urban life.

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    Jane Jacobs in 1961. Photo by Phil Stanziola via Library of Congress

    Since meeting up in person is not possible during New York’s PAUSE, the programming has gone digital. Each morning at 9 a.m. from April 27 to May 3, MAS will post a new activity to celebrate New York and the places that define it, even when we can’t interact as usual.

    You can find the activities on the Jane’s Walk NYC webpage or by following the MAS social media channels.

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