555 Hudson Street

Jane Jacobs lived at 555 Hudson Street when she wrote "The Death and Life of Great American Cities." I happened to be in the neighborhood yesterday afternoon and I saw this bouquet of flowers and card on the front door. The card reads, "Jane Jacobs, 1916-2006. From this house, in 1961, a housewife changed the world."

A number of people had left flowers and notes…

Despite the fact that this section of Hudson Street is now, essentially, a three-lane highway, I’m sure Jane would have been pleased with the little bench, the tree, and all of the bikes parked in front of her building. Greenwich Village is still one of the world’s great urban neighborhoods thanks to her work…

  • Jon

    Is any sort of public celebration of Jane Jacobs’ life planned this weekend in NYC? I’m going to be in NYC this Saturday and was hoping there might be something to honor this great person.

  • not that i know of, jon.

  • noa

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  • Sure. Marvin is my dad’s cousin. How do you know him?

  • noa

    funny! he’s my uncle. married to my dad’s sister. small world we have!

  • That’s Joyce, right?

  • noa

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  • Here’s some information on what’s happened to the building since and the history of the building before Jane bought it

    http://untappednewyork.com/2010/09/28/jane-jacobs-house-at-555-hudson-street/

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