A couple of years ago, I wrote a small book about the park, Tales of Washington Square Park. Good for end-of-summer/fall reading!
Tales of Washington Square Park consists of twelve updated stories, written over five years at this blog. I hope you’ll check it out.
More information about the book:
Tales of Washington Square Park is your official guide to that historic park by the editor of the Washington Square Park Blog.
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.
After five years of writing the Washington Square Park Blog, Cathryn Swan has compiled twelve of her favorite stories and articles (two first published at her Huffington Post blog), updated them and now this collection is available in print in Tales of Washington Square Park.
Topics include the park history, personalities, nature, the Arch, the park’s redesign, privatization of public space, and more.
Printed on 90% post-consumer recycled paper.
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