Re-Zoning Brooklyn; a waterfront story
Inspired by urban activist Jane Jacobs – Jane’s Walk is a worldwide phenomenon of – absolutely free – citizen lead walks through the neighborhoods they love.
New York City’s event weekend is the largest in the world with 200+ walks coordinated by the Municipal Art Society of New York in early May to coincide with Jane’s birthday.
Leading her first tour; Re-Zoning Brooklyn; a Waterfront Story is Lynn del Sol, a native New Yorker and twenty 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 and the future of public access and public input in city planning.
Be prepared. This walk is an estimated 90 minutes. Covering 9-12 stops in Greenpoint’s northernmost point. Wear comfortable shoes. Parts of the walk feel like an open construction site. Opportunities to eat, drink, and use the restroom are planned.
Jane’s Walks are totally FREE, but requires RSVP –>
FRI May 4th 3 pm
SAT May 5th 1 pm, 3 pm
SUN May 6th 1 pm
about Jane’s Walk: a festival of 200+ free, citizen-led walking tours inspired by urban activist Jane Jacobs combine the simple act of exploring the city with personal observations, local history, and civic engagement.
Hosted by the Municipal Art Society of New York (MAS) from May 4-6, this is the organization’s eighth annual Jane’s Walk NYC and the largest in the world. MAS is a 125-year-old civic advocacy organization that works to educate and inspires New Yorkers to engage in the betterment of their city.