Giant Slayer

by Josh Getlin
Wrestling with Moses: How Jane Jacobs Took on New York’s Master Builder and Transformed the American City
By Anthony Flint
(Random House, 256 pages, $27)
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There have, in fact, been many changes at 555 Hudson Street: When Jacobs and her husband bought their three-story walk-up in 1947, it cost them $7000. Recently, it sold for $3.3 million.

Josh Getlin ’72JRN is a former New York bureau chief for the Los Angeles Times. He is currently working on a book about Los Angeles school desegregation, busing, and basketball in the 1970s. 

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