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What does the simple cornice found at the top of common tenement apartments say about the values of the people who built them? What are the social costs of Delancey Street’s new crop of massive luxury apartment buildings? How does the Whole Foods on Houston Street shorten the lifespan of the neighborhood’s older residents? What are the other threats to the urban fabric of New York’s most historic neighborhoods and how do we push back against them?
Join preservationist and tour guide Patrick Waldo as he explores these questions and urbanist themes through the lens of Jane Jacobs.