Jane Jacobs Walk – Brownsville, Brooklyn
Transportation Alternatives is dedicated to making New York City a better place for walkers. Pedestrian plazas and Play Streets create space for neighbors to know one another and improved street designs allow more New Yorkers to safely embrace neighborhood streets. Much of T.A.’s work is inspired by Jane Jacobs, the author of Death and Life of Great American Cities. In honor of international Jane Jacobs Walk Weekend, T.A. and our allies across the city are hosting a series of free walks through neighborhood streets transformed by T.A. advocacy that reflect Jacobs’ legacy.
Brownsville: Beautiful Past, Healthy Future
Host: Brownsville Partnership (An Initiative of Community Solutions), Transportation Alternatives
The Brownsville Partnership is a community based organization located in the heart of Brownsville and is facilitating the community planning process towards safer streets. Bordering Canarsie, East Flatbush, Crown Heights, Bedford-Stuyvesant, and East New York, Brownsville has been and remains a working class neighborhood since its founding in 1880. Brownsville still retains traces of its past.
The walk will highlight the old Loew’s Pitkin Theater on Pitkin Avenue, Brownsville’s commercial artery and the Stone Avenue Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library which opened in 1914, the world's first public library devoted to children. We encourage all Brownsville residents to join us and learn more about their neighborhood’s beautiful past, and ways that we can make it a safer, healthier and more prosperous future.
Start: May 5, 2012 - 10:00am
End: May 5, 2012 - 12:00pm