Washington Square Park Eastern Side Opens Today!


Looking West Towards the Fountain
Pathway headed East from the Fountain
Garibaldi Plaza Stage
Costa Nicholas, first musician to grace Garibaldi Stage !
Playground Opens
Little Girl in the Playground
Some Tiles Salvaged from "Teen Plaza" in Playground
Two Men Chatting on the NorthEast Side
North East Quadrant
Small Dog Run on Wash Square South
Strange little alcove along Washington Square South
And, of course, The Arch (not part of Phase II)

The Eastern Side of Park – under construction for oh so long – opened today and people seem ecstatic to reclaim this large swatch (swath?) of New York City public space. I realized how much I missed the East Side. It was the end of the park I knew better than the Western end. No commentary today – just pictures! And the fountainout from under repair, is on!

Post from earlier today has more details on Phase II specifics and what’s taken so long, how much it cost, what some of the issues have been around the 20 months of construction and park’s redesign.

Commentary and thoughts on Washington Square Park Redesign: Phase II-A’s unveiling coming Monday, June 6thTuesday, June 7th!

Photos: Cathryn