Tales of Washington Square Park is your official guide to the park by this blogger. This book/zine was released last fall and is a great way to support this blog and, of course, there is a lot of great information about Washington Square Park (and a few other places) within it.
- 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.
These are twelve of my favorite stories and articles and favorites of readers, now updated and available in print in Tales of Washington Square Park(and a few other places).
Topics include the history, personalities, and nature at the park; information on the park’s redesign; privatization of public space, and more.
Printed on 90% post-consumer recycled paper.
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