Eyes on the Street

Eyes on the Street

The Life of Jane Jacobs

Book - 2016
Average Rating:
Rate this:
" Eyes on the Street is a revelation of the phenomenal woman who raised three children, wrote seven groundbreaking books, saved neighborhoods, stopped expressways, was arrested twice, and engaged at home and on the streets in thousands of debates--all of which she won. Here is the child who challenged her third-grade teacher; the high school poet; the journalist who honed her writing skills at Iron Age , Architectural Forum , Fortune , and other outlets, while amassing the knowledge she would draw upon to write her most famous book, The Death and Life of Great American Cities . Here, too, is the activist who helped lead an ultimately successful protest against Robert Moses's proposed expressway through her beloved Greenwich Village; and who, in order to keep her sons out of the Vietnam War, moved to Canada, where she became as well known and admired as she was in the United States."
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2016.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780307961907
Branch Call Number: 711.4 JACOBS
Characteristics: viii, 482 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

Sep 30, 2016

Great book about a Great Lady, a first-class thinker extraordinaire, who stood up to the Rockefeller forces in NYC, and would never accept the status quo of the oligarchy!
A wonderful person who will be sadly missed by many!


Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number


Subject Headings


Find it at SMPL

To Top