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April 23   -   ArtsJournal: music

Jane Jacobs Versus The Point Zero One Percent

And, of course, versus Robert Moses. A new documentary shows how "through a combination of grassroots activism, fundraising and persistence, Jacobs blocked Moses and successive city overlords from running Fifth Avenue through the historic Washington Square, tearing down much of SoHo and Little Italy to make way for a billion-dollar expressway, and building a six-lane highway up Manhattan’s west side."


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