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By Adam Pincus | January 21, 2014 04:30PM

From the January issue: Legendary redevelopment foe Jane Jacobs led a group of neighborhood activists to convince the city to reject a plan to demolish and rebuild much of the western portion of Greenwich Village, 52 years ago this month.

The City Planning Commission voted to formally abandon the proposal to remake a 14-block area bounded by West 11th Street, Hudson, Christopher, Washington, Morton and West streets. About 600 families lived there, alongside commercial uses. [more]