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October 11, 2007

The "activist press" and the "Atlantic Yards Narrative"

Atlantic Yards Report


Last night's panel on "New Media, New Politics? Jane Jacobs and an Activist Press" began with an introduction by the Municipal Art Society's Kent Barwick, who described how Jacobs once wore white gloves to a protest and later took them off for another--and how it was now time to "take off the white gloves." About 130 people attended the event at the Housing Works Used Bookstore on Crosby Street.

It was an interesting discussion, if not always focused on urbanism, given the diversity of the panel--along with me, panelists included Alberto Vourvoulias-Bush of El Diario, author Gay Talese, Jane Hamsher of firedoglake, a nationally influential political blog, along with moderator Sewell Chan of the New York Times's CityRoom blog.

I'll describe some of the back and forth below, but first the text of my main presentation. The images below were part of an annotated handout I distributed.


Posted by lumi at October 11, 2007 8:10 AM