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Lecture: Robert Moses, Jane Jacobs and the Struggle for Lower Manhattan

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 • 3 Shevat 5779

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Jane Jacobs called it a ballet.  It was a soaring, stimulating, and safe place.  Neighborhoods had density.  Buildings had character.  Streets had eyes.  By the 1960’s, urban planning had changed.  Led by Robert Moses, the ballet of the City would come to a grinding halt.  It was replaced by the superblock, the highrise and the highway.  The wrecking ball sealed the fate of neighborhoods.  But what were its implications on New York Jewish life in the 20th century and how did the decisions made then still impact us today?

Join us for a conversation lead by professor, author and real estate expert, Jason Haber.  Over the past decade, Jason has been speaking on this topic to Universities, historical societies, private companies, and nonprofit groups.  His recent book, The Business of Good, became a best-seller on Amazon and further established Jason as a innovative thinker. 

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