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Walking Tour: Jane Jacobs and the Future of New York: Gramercy Park: Retaining Identity Amid Constant Change

10:06 AM EDT on September 15, 2007

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In conjunction with a new exhibition, Jane Jacobs and the Future of New York, eight walking tours will take participants to places associated with Jane Jacobs’ life and work and to communities that illustrate her planning principles — or call them into question.

Gramercy Park: Retaining Identity Amid Constant Change
A classic Manhattan neighborhood, Gramercy Park embodies many of the values Jane Jacobs espoused. It also exemplifies the early 20th-century roots of “gentrification” in New York.

Leader: Francis Morrone, architectural historian.

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