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Washington Square Park Sidewalk Fix News, Arch LED Lighting Makeover To Commence in Spring, More

Washington Square Park Sidewalk Fix News, Arch LED Lighting Makeover To Commence in Spring, More

February 12, 2015

Continued report-back from the February 4th meeting of Community Board 2′s Parks Committee addressing Washington Square Park follows. (See previous posts related to this meeting on NYPD moving into building and real-time surveillance at park and issues with wi-fi in parks.) Park’s Sidewalks To At Last Begin Construction This Summer  The long-awaited rebuilding of the […]

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More on Tombstone Discovery At Washington Square Park Which Could Date Back to 18th Century -- Update: Confirmed!

More on Tombstone Discovery At Washington Square Park Which Could Date Back to 18th Century — Update: Confirmed!

October 26, 2009

Update 2:13 p.m! Confirmed by NYC Parks Department. From Cristina DeLuca from NYC Parks Department Press Office: Yes, I can confirm. Archaeologists and engineers are on the scene to make a preliminary report and nothing further is known at this time. —————————————————————————————————– More information on the tombstone that may have been was uncovered on Friday, […]

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The Skeletons of Washington Square Park

The Skeletons of Washington Square Park

March 5, 2008

Washington Square Park “Renovation” (note: fountain entirely torn up now; trees gone.) Washington Square Park first came into being as a Park in the 1850′s. It was a Potter’s field (a “common” burial ground) from 1797-1825. It is believed that up to 20,000 people were buried there (and are still there) from that time period. […]

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