Do you know who Jane Jacobs and Robert Moses are? Aside from MANY other things, Jane was a woman who created a movement against Robert's plan to wipe out lower Manhattan neighborhoods with a highway (bye bye Washington Sq Park) She was incredibly bright, tough, visionary and her movement succeeded. The Village today is the most darling area of NYC for a stroll. The Municipal Art Society of New York's program "Jane's Walk" -- happens all over North America in various cities the first wknd of May. This gives regular citizens the chance to creat a walking tour of what they love about the place they live. Our group, Occupy the Pipeline, was selected as a *featured tour* this year for NYC since we had such a successful tour last year. It is theatrical, funny, curious and scary. Called "The Secrets of Death Avenue" We take you on a historical walk of the West Village (complete with NYC Cowboys protecting you from killer trollies before The High Line was built) up until the modern day Death Avenue where terror lurks below the brand new Whitney Museum of American Art being constructed in the West Village. You will hear from the actual works of art in the Whitney permanent collection who are now an endangered species, you will get to see Jane and Robert have a boxing match on the cobblestone streets, and you will leave feeling educated, revived, hopeful and interested in building a city that makes our lives beautiful and easy. Come join the fun. We are offering two tours next weekend (and the costumes we are making are super awesome) Saturday May 3, at noon: https://www.facebook.com/events/672733286095763/
Sunday May 4, at 5pm https://www.facebook.com/events/1413590698911456/
We will met at the Le Pain Quotidien kiosk near the Apple store and start the walk from there. It is wheelchair accessible and the distance is about 3/4 mile on a very slow paced discussion walk. There are places to sit along the way if you need.