In Honor of Jane Jacobs, Take a Walk This Weekend

Jane Jacobs holding up petitions from the Committee to Save the West Village. Honor her life this weekend by attending one of over 70 NYC-area Jane's Walks. Image: Wikimedia

This weekend marks the sixth annual set of Jane’s Walks, walking tours about urban history and planning held in honor of the patron saint of 20th century urbanism, Jane Jacobs. In New York, the Municipal Art Society has catalogued more than 70 tours, all of them free, in all five boroughs. In most cases, there’s no RSVP required.

The selection is great (really, go check out the full list), but here’s a sample of walks that should appeal in particular to Streetsblog readers:

Go check out the full list for more walks, including those more focused on history, architecture and preservation. See you there.