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3 Scenes by the Fountain: Day, Dusk, Night

3 Scenes by the Fountain: Day, Dusk, Night

August 21, 2015

Not sure who placed this there (which group) but a thought provoking message on the fountain*: *New York City has more vacant buildings and lots than homeless people. Photos: Cathryn

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1950s & 60s Washington Square Captured in New Exhibit, Folk City, at Museum of City of New York

1950s & 60s Washington Square Captured in New Exhibit, Folk City, at Museum of City of New York

June 17, 2015

A memorable collection of images, stories, and multi-media capturing Washington Square and Greenwich Village in the 1950s and 1960s goes on display beginning today, June 17th, at the Museum of the City of New York as its new exhibit, “Folk City: New York and the Folk Music Revival” opens. A time period people remain fascinated […]

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World Science Festival: All Day Events + Map Wildlife in Washington Sq Park Sunday, May 31st

World Science Festival: All Day Events + Map Wildlife in Washington Sq Park Sunday, May 31st

May 29, 2015

The World Science Festival, now in its 8th year, is going on through the weekend around the city, and comes to Washington Square on Sunday, May 31st when the park will act as host to the Ultimate Science Street Fair. Added on this year to the schedule is a chance to discover wildlife in the […]

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No Longer Driving the Culture, is the Village Now “a Geography of Nowhere?”

No Longer Driving the Culture, is the Village Now “a Geography of Nowhere?”

May 26, 2015

The New Yorker this week grapples with the question: Why Are There So Many Shuttered Storefronts in the West Village? The article begins with a focus on the House of Cards & Curiosities which for twenty years successfully managed its unique business on Eighth Avenue between Jane and West 12th Streets; it will close later […]

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Former Sixth Avenue Barnes & Noble Site will not be a TD Bank

Former Sixth Avenue Barnes & Noble Site will not be a TD Bank

April 28, 2015

On December 31st, 2012, Barnes & Noble at Sixth Avenue and West 8th Street closed. A bookstore had been there at this corner location for years; Barnes & Noble had taken over the space from the B. Dalton chain (the corner had previously been the home of a Nathan’s hot dogs restaurant). People had a […]

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Save Small Businesses Community Forum to be Held March 5th at Judson Church

Save Small Businesses Community Forum to be Held March 5th at Judson Church

March 2, 2015

It has built to such a point … the endless closing of every other neighborhood business… that people can’t stop talking about it. But the time has more than come to DO something about it. Attend a community forum sponsored by The Villager and the Village Independent Democrats this Thursday, March 5th, 7 p.m. at […]

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Hot Local Chain Joe Coffee Has New Spot Brewing Near Washington Square

Hot Local Chain Joe Coffee Has New Spot Brewing Near Washington Square

January 14, 2015

Yesterday, on Twitter, Joe Coffee announced a new location of their small coffee shop chain, which launched in 2003 on Waverly Place, set to settle in near Washington Square Park. Joe Coffee @JoecoffeeNYC  ·  Jan 13 Friends near Washington Square Park and #NYU, we’re bringing you a present in early 2015. One hint: it’s a coffee […]

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A Cat in the City: Feline Who Frequents Washington Square Park Featured in Charming Tale

A Cat in the City: Feline Who Frequents Washington Square Park Featured in Charming Tale

December 6, 2014

The cover art got my attention – how could I resist? A cat sitting under Washington Square’s Arch which is adorned with illustrations of cats, dogs and musicians as the park’s resident pigeons perch atop it. Pretty Boy, an all white cat, is the subject of Greenwich Village resident (and best selling author) Julie Salamon’s […]

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Private Money Set to Determine Future Design and Use of Public Space at Hudson River Park's Pier 55, Public Brought in Later -- Community Board Meeting Tonite, Dec. 3rd

Private Money Set to Determine Future Design and Use of Public Space at Hudson River Park’s Pier 55, Public Brought in Later — Community Board Meeting Tonite, Dec. 3rd

December 3, 2014

It was recently revealed that plans for Hudson River Park’s “Pier 55″ were all negotiated in private and then presented to the public without any degree of transparency or inclusiveness. (Sound familiar?) This way of operating was mastered during the Bloomberg era and is being allowed to continue under Mayor De Blasio. There seems to […]

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Sustainable Economy, the Creative Sector and Community will be Focus of Lecture at Judson Church Saturday, November 15th

Sustainable Economy, the Creative Sector and Community will be Focus of Lecture at Judson Church Saturday, November 15th

November 14, 2014

What “economy tools” exist which can be used to protect artists from being booted out of their spaces due to gentrification? How can a more just and “sustainable” business landscape be enacted? Can capitalist practices be “fair” and somehow address inequality? Etsy Vice President of Values and Impact Matt Stinchcomb and Artist and resource sharing […]

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