Jane’s Walk: Hyper Speculation without Community Participation

05/07/2016 – 11:00 am

Jane’s Walk: Hyper Speculation without Community Participation
Led by Mychal Johnson
Saturday May, 7th, 11am-1pm
217 Alexander Avenue, Bronx, NY 10454

·         About This Walk

·         Walk Route

·         How to find us

·         Taking Public Transit

·         About the Walk Team
Jane’s Walks, named after Jane Jacobs, are free locally organized walking tours. This walk will take participants through the neighborhood of Mott Haven-Port Morris in the South Bronx, the heart of one of the most important fights against environmental racism (causing 1 in 4 kids to have asthma) and, now, against unprecedented real estate speculation (with 11 market rate residential developments and 6 hotels being given permits within the last year to begin construction.) Participants will walk through the community’s historic districts, commercial strips and contentious waterfront zone and learn about rich local arts and artists, community land trust initiatives, locally-designed waterfront plans and city policies that have disproportionately saturated the zone with fossil fuel power plants, waste transfer stations and diesel trucking operations. Participants will also travel the path of proposed market rate residential towers (where, to live there, would require a salary nearly seven times the local average median income), and they will learn about the community’s efforts to address the severe inequality. Learn more about Jane’s Walk here: http://janeswalk.org

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