Monday, July 13, 2009
The block between 11th and Perry Streets including 555 Hudson Street, Jane Jacobs' home from 1947 to 1968, has been renamed Jane Jacobs Way, the New York Times City Room blog reports. I submitted this comment: "I’ve spent a lot of time on this block researching a book I’ve written about Jane Jacobs and Robert Moses. I went into 555 Hudson Street and took some pictures out the second floor window. It’s a fascinating stretch of urbanism, and one marvels at how Jane Jacobs moved there in 1947, how the neighborhood has come to be some of the most desirable real estate anywhere, and how it’s beome a role model for human-scaled, mixed-use, pedestrian-friendly environments that we could use alot more of these days."