Happy 100th Birthday Jane Jacobs!


On May 4th, we will celebrate what would have been Jane Jacobs 100th birthday! A Greenwich Village local, Jacobs is most famous for saving our neighborhood from "slum clearance" and highway construction by Parks Commissioner Robert Moses in the 1960s. The Village mom and activist organized other residents and community leaders to oppose the plan, and they eventually triumphed over Moses' "urban renewal" policies.

Her 1961 book The Death and Life of Great American Cities has also been one of the most influential texts in city planning and urban policy for decades. She argues that encouraging street life and mixed-use blocks is critical for healthy cities, opposing the modernist city planning style of the day.

We have much to talk Jacobs for here in Greenwich Village. Happy Birthday Jane!

Happy 100th Birthday Jane Jacobs!


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    villagealliance on 04/13/2017 8:37 a.m.

    I like to say Happy birthday to Jane Jacobs on her 100th Birthday Jane Jacobs. She is still looking beautiful and fit. We should work on our body in the form of work out at gym or exercise at parks etc. to make fit and healthy.

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    sock subscription on 05/16/2017 3:08 a.m.

    My hearty congratulations to Jane Jacob for celebrating her 100th birthday. She is a great person to be inspired and give motivation to other people in her village. Hope she continues to live like this by being a good activist and community leader.

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