NYC now has Jane Jacobs Way, named for the famed author-activist who changed the course of urban planning in the 1960s.

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From this NYT story:

Ms. Jacobs, who died in 2006, lived between West 11th and Perry Streets at 555 Hudson Street and immortalized the”sidewalk ballet”of that block in her book,”The Death and Life of Great American Cities.”As of Tuesday morning, when the street sign was unveiled (only halfway at first), the single block will be connected to Ms. Jacobs formally, as well as through the lore of New York City and urban planning classes.

The NYT also published this photo:


The naming of public venues is a scholarly interest of mine.

–Ann Bartow

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