Citizen Jane: Battle for the City

In collaboration with the Hamptons Take 2 Documentary Film Festival, and part of the Inter-Sections: The Architect in Conversation series 

This timely documentary chronicles legendary writer and urban activist Jane Jacobs in her battle to save historic New York City neighborhoods from the redevelopment plans of power broker Robert Moses in the 1960s. Followed by a conversation between Roberta Brandes Gratz, award-winning journalist and urban critic, and Peter M. Wolf, author and land use expert.

Matt Tyrnauer, 2016, 92 minutes

Read 27 East's article on Citizen Jane here


Roberta Brandes Gratz is an international lecturer on urban development issues and a former award-winning reporter for the New York Post. She is the author of We’re Still Here Ya Bastards: How the People of New Orleans Rebuilt Their City; The Battle for Gotham: New York in the Shadow of Robert Moses and Jane Jacobs, The Living City: Thinking Small in a Big Way; and Cities Back from the Edge: New Life for Downtown. In 2001, she wrote a report for the Rockefeller Brothers Fund about community revitalization in Europe. Mayor Michael Bloomberg appointed her to the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission in 2003, and in 2010 to the Sustainability Advisory Board for PlaNYC.

Peter M. Wolf is the author of six books, including his new memoir My New Orleans, Gone Away, which captures the fabled town of his youth and delves into the aspirations, expectations and disappointments of his post-war generation. Wolf was elected Chairman of the Board of Fellows of the Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies in New York, and appointed Adjunct Professor in the School of Architecture at Cooper Union. Over the years he has earned a Fulbright Fellowship, received honors, awards and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Ford Foundation, the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, and twice been selected a Visiting Artist/Scholar at the American Academy in Rome.

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Citizen Jane: Battle for the City
Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 2:00pm
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$20 | $5 Parrish Members
Ticket includes Museum admission.
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