Freshkills Park Blog

Wrestling with Moses

This Friday, journalist and land policy expert Anthony Flint will be discussing and signing his new book, Wrestling with Moses: How Jane Jacobs Took on New York’s Master Builder and Transformed the American City at the Greenbelt Nature Center on Staten Island.  The book recounts how urban activist Jacobs helped prevent the construction of an elevated highway through her West Village neighborhood.

Robert Moses was a key player in the development of Staten Island’s highways and bridges, as he was in the rest of New York City.  He was also influential in the opening of the Fresh Kills Landfill.  Jacobs, author of The Death and Life of Great American Cities, was an influential urbanist and vocal critic of Moses’ ambitious urban renewal plans.   Should be a fun event and a lively discussion.

Friday, November 6, 7:30 pm at the Greenbelt Nature Center, at the intersection of Brielle and Rockland Avenues on Staten Island.  Light refreshments will be served.  Tickets are $15.  Call (718) 351-3450 to reserve.

November 4, 2009 - Posted by | FKP | , , ,

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