Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Strength in Numbers
Hundreds of garment workers recently rallied in New York City to protest building and zoning plans for the garment district. The story reminded me of the battles waged by the urbanist Jane Jacobs against plans to develop lower Manhattan, although the stakes here are smaller. The clashes between Jacobs and Robert Moses are engagingly recounted in Anthony Flint's new book, Wrestling With Moses (Random House).