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The Arch at Night * More Blog Posts Coming!

The Arch at Night * More Blog Posts Coming!

October 3, 2013

I have a sweet story from the Park for later today and a bunch of posts coming on the status of Phase III redesign, that Part II from the City Council hearing on conservancies and more so… check back! Thanks. (Photo from Tuesday night. There would be more illumination but two of the lights are out […]

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Citi Arch? The Selling of Corporate Naming Rights to the Washington Square Arch Seems Impossible ... But Is It?

Citi Arch? The Selling of Corporate Naming Rights to the Washington Square Arch Seems Impossible … But Is It?

September 30, 2013

A group consisting of impassioned current and former Greenwich Village residents has been formed to push back against the ongoing commercialization of the Village (& just about everything…). A newly launched street poster campaign begun by Save Our Village features the image above of the Arch covered in corporate logos with Citi Arch at the top. The […]

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Gothamist Goes Inside the Arch and Learns There are 102 Stairs to the Top!

Gothamist Goes Inside the Arch and Learns There are 102 Stairs to the Top!

September 11, 2013

So, the city’s Parks Department allowed a writer from Gothamist to take a tour inside and atop the Arch! Gothamist really wanted that and had mentioned it before at their site. Good for them, they got it! I don’t know however … they had a writer, Evan Bindelglass, from New Jersey write the piece. (Nothing […]

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Washington Square #MoreLoveNYC at the Arch

Washington Square #MoreLoveNYC at the Arch

August 14, 2013

From yesterday. I didn’t get the artist’s name but I will. This has been up for a short while around the Arch. Will post more details. (It’s all about the Arch this week! Well, not really, there’s more to come.)

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State of the Arch: The "Chunk" of the Monument that Fell Off Last Year Was Quietly Replaced Recently During Annual Inspection

State of the Arch: The “Chunk” of the Monument that Fell Off Last Year Was Quietly Replaced Recently During Annual Inspection

August 13, 2013

Thankfully, when a “chunk” of the Arch fell, or “detached,” last year, it was in the middle of the night and no one was in the park. Immediately, the Arch underwent a full inspection, and, in July of this year, this landmark at Washington Square received even greater scrutiny: it was inspected and cleaned for […]

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Washington (Square) Arch Wraps Up Annual Inspection | And About that "Chunk" That Fell Off the Arch Last Year...

Washington (Square) Arch Wraps Up Annual Inspection | And About that “Chunk” That Fell Off the Arch Last Year…

August 1, 2013

Updated The Parks Department takes the Arch at Washington Square very seriously. So, in October of last year, when a “chunk” fell off the monument in the middle of the night, they were rightly alarmed. The “chunk” was actually a piece at the top of the Arch on the northern side called a dentil (photos […]

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New York City Icons: Washington Square Park Arch

New York City Icons: Washington Square Park Arch

June 12, 2013

Two NYC icons – the Arch, Empire State Building … well, actually three, including the park itself! Photo: Cathryn (Update on WSP Conservancy & CB2 Meeting coming later …)

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Man Accused of Planning to Blow Up The Arch?

Man Accused of Planning to Blow Up The Arch?

January 16, 2013

I’m a little behind on this tho’ sometimes it’s hard to know what’s truth. You may heard last week that the New York Police Department arrested a man who lives in the Village for conspiring to blow up the Arch. (!) I don’t think that would be an easy target – it would take some […]

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This Morning's Magnificent Blue Sky As Backdrop to the Washington Square Arch

This Morning’s Magnificent Blue Sky As Backdrop to the Washington Square Arch

November 3, 2012

After the trying events of the week post-Hurricane Sandy’s ‘visit’ Monday, this magnificent blue sky today early this morning framing the Arch was most welcome. The Park was opened up before many of the other parks (most opened today, Saturday, at 8 a.m.), and, yes,  the lights are on (!) as of early this morning. More […]

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"Chunk" of the Washington Square Arch Falls To Ground Overnight Sunday

"Chunk" of the Washington Square Arch Falls To Ground Overnight Sunday

October 9, 2012

NY1 reports that a “chunk” of the Washington Square Arch fell off to the ground overnight between Sunday and Monday. It happened when the Park was closed and no one was injured. The piece of the monument which “crashed to the sidewalk” was 6 inches by 10 inches according to the Parks Department. From NY1: Crews […]

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