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Jane’s Walk May 1-3: 200+ Free Walking Tours Across NYC
May 1, 2015 - May 3, 2015
Jane’s Walk Weekend is Back—and Bigger than Ever
Municipal Art Society Hosts 200+ Free Walking Tours Across NYC, An Annual Tribute to Urban Activist Jane Jacobs
On May 1-3, thousands of New Yorkers will walk the city’s streets in honor of urban activist Jane Jacobs. Jane’s Walk NYC, hosted by the Municipal Art Society of New York (MAS), is an annual weekend-long celebration featuring 200+ free “walking conversations” throughout the five boroughs, led by urban enthusiasts and local experts who care deeply about their neighborhoods.
All of the MAS-sponsored walks combine the simple act of exploring neighborhoods with personal observations, local history, and civic engagement, reflecting Jacobs’ urging that a city’s health is dependent on having many “eyes on the street.” A typical walk is 90 minutes and is free and open to the public.
The full list of tours is available online at the MAS Jane’s Walk NYC portal, including:
- What’s next for Brooklyn Bridge Park? Get a preview tour of Pier 6
- Love The Godfather? Walk in the shoes of New York’s real-life Mafiosos
- Can’t get tickets to Hamilton on Broadway? Visit him at home—in Harlem!
- Don’t Mess with Texas New York: Dallas developers v. Friends of the Seaport
- Can Elmo be stopped? Learn how city regulations make Times Square a Wild West
- You’ve seen the High Line, but get ready for the Queensway—the next abandoned train track to become a cherished public park
- Gentrification or revitalization? The battle for the future of Crown Heights
- No fracking way: The natural gas pipeline under the sidewalks of Chelsea
- Vanishing New York: Tracing endangered spaces of the Bowery, handpicked by Jeremiah Moss
- “Lavender Landmarks”: Stroll through 130 years of LGBT nightlife
- Arepas, bahn mi, knishes, pig feet, bubble tea, and more: Tour New York’s foodiest borough at the Kickstarter-funded Queens Night Market
- Is Robert Moses to blame for the recent spike in pedestrian deaths in Central Park? Walk the path of the archways he had removed
- Kick off Bronx Week with a visit to the Bronx Post Office—post-metamorphosis!
- Remember the scientist who found 67 species of bacteria on the New York City subway? Wait till you hear what he has to say about the Lower East Side
- Visit the ghosts of old Penn Station and see what we lost on the way to the Landmarks Law