One-third of Transportation Alternatives’ advocacy is dedicated to making New York City a better place for walkers. With pedestrian plazas and Play Streets creating space for neighbors to know one another and improved street designs allowing more New Yorkers to safely embrace neighborhood streets, much of T.A.’s work is inspired by the late 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 the neighborhood streets transformed by T.A. advocacy to reflect her legacy.
Get to know the friendly, historic neighborhood of Prospect-Lefferts Gardens, situated on the “Lower East Side” of inimitable Prospect Park. We’ll peruse some of the beautiful brownstones, intersections of interest, community art projects and great green spaces that have made little PLG a gem of a district for generations of residents and passers-by. See where a train went off the tracks in 1918, streets that are being re-imagined today and stately 19th century homes that still stand – and get a great cup of coffee!