Thursday, October 10th Official Release Event: Tales of Washington Square Park (and a few other places) at Bluestockings Books, Manhattan

Why was the fountain moved 23 feet east to line up with the Arch at Fifth Avenue after 137 years in its previous location?

Did cars really run through the Arch?

What is the story behind the “Hangman’s” elm at the park?

Why did Henry James hate the Arch?

Answers to these questions and more!

From Eleanor Roosevelt, Jane Jacobs, Bob Dylan, Dave Chappelle to today, the park remains the heart of Greenwich Village. It is a constant reminder of the magical commons in the midst of the privatized city.

More on Tales of Washington Square Park at this page.

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2 thoughts on “Thursday, October 10th Official Release Event: Tales of Washington Square Park (and a few other places) at Bluestockings Books, Manhattan”

  1. I wish I could attend, but it looks like I’ll have to work until 9 PM that night and won’t even be home before 10. I wish you a spectacular success at the reading and discussion!

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