Jane Jacobs Residence

555 Hudson Street

The Venue

Urban writer and activist Jane Jacobs penned The Death and Life of Great American Cities, while living in this home. Her work and activism helped to halt the construction of a highway through Washington Square Park. Jacobs’ commitment and protest even led to her arrest and her work has since inspired generations of community-based urban activism.

You can listen to a clip of Jacobs speaking by clicking here.

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