Is New York Losing Its Soul?

A new series of events looks to the legacy of writer and urban activist, Jane Jacobs, and examines how Manhattan can manage a balance between big and small business

In counterpoint to last February's three-venue series of Robert Moses retrospectives, New York City's design mavens are now revisiting Jane Jacobs, whose writings about urban life came to symbolize the opposite of Moses' own approach to planning cities. Manhattan's Municipal Art Society (MAS) is using the late community organizer and theorist as the touchstone for an inquiry into New York City's current character.

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