Photos & Media Coverage: Rally To Keep Private Influence OUT, “Hot Dog Carts” IN Washington Sq Park Sunday

Photos & Media Coverage: Rally To Keep Private Influence OUT, “Hot Dog Carts” IN Washington Sq Park Sunday


Early Sunday morning, December 8th at Washington Square Park!

Owner of “Hot Dog Carts” Soon to be Eliminated at Wash Square Speaks at Rally

Before Rally Begins:

Sean Basinski (l) and Monica (r)

Pigeons do a fly-over in solidarity

Getting Started:

Sean Basinski – Street Vendor Project
Wash Square Cart Owner Speaks, Shows City Permit

Geoffrey Croft, NYC Park Advocates
NY Dosas!!

Other vendors spoke out in support:

The group gathers together in solidarity at the end!

All Photos: Cathryn except Bottom Photo: Stacy Walsh Rosenstock via Metro NY

A note: Although all the media coverage headings mention hot dogs — all coverage mentioned the aspect of privatization of public space and an affluent, private group being allowed to make decisions at a public park.

Media Coverage:

New York Post : Today, Activists back hot dog vendors and Yesterday, Hot Dog Vendors Hope to Stay in Washington Square Park
Metro NY: Hot Dog Vendors to be Evicted from Washington Square Park
WCBS-TV Channel 2: Hot Dog Vendors: Wealthy Neighbors Want Us Out of Washington Square Park
WNBC-TV Channel 4: Hot Dog Vendors Fight to Stay in Park
1010 WINS
Jeremiah’s Vanishing New York: The War on Wieners
Eater: Supporters Rally to Save Washington Square’s Hot Dogs
A Walk in the Park: Today Washington Sq Park Vendors Demand City Keep Privatization Out of Park – Further Conservancy Influence Revealed and Yesterday: Newly formed Washington Square Park Conservancy Accused of Influence Peddling in Hot-Dog Vendor Banning

More from Washington Square Park Blog:

Background on the whole story: “Murky Areas” When it comes to Washington Square Private Conservancy Go Beyond Elite Group Banning “Hot Dog Carts” at the Park

Documentation: What was Known Yet Concealed in Public Statements by Washington Square Park Private Conservancy Founders