Abingdon 12
613 Hudson Street
Phone: 212.206.6845


Bowery Kitchen Supply
75 Ninth Avenue - in Chelsea Market
Phone: 212.376.4982


Buckler 13
Gansevoort Street
Phone: 212.255.1596


654 Hudson Street
Phone: 646.638.3000


Design Within Reach
408 West 14th Street
Phone: 212.242.9449


30 Gansevoort Street
Phone: 212.242.6565


Nicole Farhi
75 Ninth Avenue - in Chelsea Market
Phone: 646.638.0115















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Jane Jacobs, OC, O.Ont (May 4, 1916–April 25, 2006) was an American-born Canadian writer and activist with primary interest in communities and urban planning and decay. She is best known for The Death and Life of Great American Cities (1961), a powerful critique of the urban renewal policies of the 1950s in the United States. The book has been credited with reaching beyond planning issues to influence the spirit of the times.



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Along with her well-known printed works, Jacobs is equally well-known for organizing grassroots efforts to block urban-renewal projects that would have destroyed local neighborhoods. She was instrumental in the eventual cancellation of the Lower Manhattan Expressway, and after moving to Canada in 1968, equally influential in canceling the Spadina Expressway and the associated network of highways under construction.