Mark your calendars for May 4-6, 2018, because I’m hosting a Jane’s Walk in Greenpoint, Brooklyn!
About Jane’s Walk
Inspired by urban activist Jane Jacobs, Jane’s Walk is a worldwide phenomenon of 200+ absolutely free, citizen-led walking tours through the neighborhoods they love. These tours combine the simple act of exploring the city with personal observations, local history, and civic engagement.
Held in early May to coincide with Jane’s birthday on May 4, New York City’s Jane’s Walk event weekend is the largest in the world. Walks are hosted and coordinated by the Municipal Art Society of New York (MAS), a 125-year-old civic advocacy organization that works to educate and inspire New Yorkers to engage in the betterment of their city. This year marks the organization’s eighth annual Jane’s Walk.
Rezoning Brooklyn: A Waterfront Story
Leading her first series of tours, Rezoning Brooklyn: A Waterfront Story, is Lynn del Sol, a native New Yorker and 20-year resident of North Brooklyn. She’ll guide crowds through the two-mile stretch of land that makes up the sometimes contentious Greenpoint-Williamsburg Waterfront.
Along the way, she’ll dive deep, pointing out infrastructure projects, waterfront history, new construction, affordable housing, historic homes, landmark misses, as well as the future of public access and public input in city planning.
This walk is an estimated 90 minutes, covering nine to 12 stops in Greenpoint’s northernmost point, and parts of the walk will feel like navigating an open construction site. So come prepared and wear comfortable shoes! Opportunities to eat, drink, and use the restroom are planned.
When Are the Walks?
- Friday, May 4 — 3 pm
- Saturday, May 5 — 1 pm and 3 pm
- Sunday, May 6 — 1 pm
Hope to see you there!