Village Preservation Does Jane’s Walk
A Walking Tour of the East Village

Just as Jane Jacobs fought to save her beloved Greenwich Village, so too is Village Preservation working to preserve the East Village. Join Village Preservation Director of Preservation & Research Elizabeth Finkelstein as she takes you on a walk up one of the neighborhood’s prime historic corridors: Second Avenue. From Yiddish Rialto to Ukrainian oasis to alternative epicenter, Second Avenue has seen many acts of the East Village’s “sidewalk ballet.” Learn about its roots as a fine residential thoroughfare and discover which buildings remain from its earliest development. The tour will also discuss Village Preservation’s greater East Village survey work, and teach participants what a building’s architecture can reveal about its history.

Jane’s Walk is a Toronto-based organization that celebrates the ideas and legacy of Jane Jacobs by calling upon people to explore their neighborhoods and meet their neighbors. This year, the Municipal Art Society (MAS) is working with organizations from all over the city to host their own Jane’s Walks.

Saturday, May 7, 2011
10:00 am