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The Fountain's Green, Lake-like Look Over the Weekend

The Fountain’s Green, Lake-like Look Over the Weekend

August 5, 2014

The green, soothing color of the Fountain on Sunday. The water is never this green! Assuming it was the rain from the night before… Photo: Cathryn

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Seen by the Fountain: Weekend Washington Square

Seen by the Fountain: Weekend Washington Square

June 9, 2014
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Washington Square Park Fountain 2014 On!

Washington Square Park Fountain 2014 On!

May 30, 2014

After some speculation mid-month, the fountain at last turned on for the 2014 season! Missing Memorial Day by one day, the fountain began sprouting its famous water on Tuesday (May 27). I usually avoid posting “aligned” photos (where the Fountain appears to be aligned with the Arch because it’s still so ridiculous) but this photo, […]

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When will the Washington Square Park Fountain Turn on This Year? ... Soon!

When will the Washington Square Park Fountain Turn on This Year? … Soon!

May 14, 2014

There is no specific date each year that the Washington Square Park Fountain gets turned on although it is typically mid-May. One year more recently it was very much delayed and I believe it didn’t come on until late May or June. But I’d say the median, typical time period is mid-May. With the chance of […]

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At Last, the Washington Square Park Fountain Side Plumes Return!

At Last, the Washington Square Park Fountain Side Plumes Return!

July 25, 2013

Ah … the saga of the missing side plumes of the Washington Square Fountain. The famous fountain, by the Bloomberg Admin’s decree, was moved 23 feet east to “align” with the Arch, and the ‘new’ structure was installed during Phase I Redesign construction. It debuted with side plumes (or jets) inside its perimeter in May […]

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Teen Tourist from Texas Gets Foot Stuck in Jet of Washington Sq Fountain

Teen Tourist from Texas Gets Foot Stuck in Jet of Washington Sq Fountain

July 16, 2013

So.. it wasn’t one of the plume-less side jets which caused the problem (which conceivably would make more sense… I haven’t checked them lately but one had a big hole where the cover should be for the longest time) nonetheless a teenage tourist visiting New York City with her choir group from Prospect, Texas got […]

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To Cool You Off: The Fountain At Washington Square!

To Cool You Off: The Fountain At Washington Square!

July 14, 2013

This Weekend. Photos: Robert F. Cohen

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Today at the Park

Today at the Park

June 29, 2013

Much more coming!

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Public Officials to Parks Department: If Funds Were Going to Become an Issue at Washington Square Park, Maybe You Shouldn't Have Moved the Fountain?

Public Officials to Parks Department: If Funds Were Going to Become an Issue at Washington Square Park, Maybe You Shouldn’t Have Moved the Fountain?

June 25, 2013

Updated 6/26 9:00 a.m. There was a lot of information in my post the other day on questions raised by NYS Senator (and former Community Board 2 Chair) Brad Hoylman and NYS Assemblymember Deborah Glick with regards to a conservancy at Washington Square Park. So I wanted to come back to a choice paragraph within […]

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Fountain Erratic Over Weekend, Turning On and Off - Something Wrong or... ?

Fountain Erratic Over Weekend, Turning On and Off – Something Wrong or… ?

May 28, 2013

In May of 2011, the Fountain went under repair, just two years after being installed when the Phase I reconstruction opened. When it was on tho’, there was a great rainbow!

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