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Part 2 - Update on Washington Square Park Phase II from Community Board 2 Meeting Last Week

Part 2 – Update on Washington Square Park Phase II from Community Board 2 Meeting Last Week

April 13, 2011

- Updated – * Washington Square Park Seating alcoves reduced in size contrary to agreement? * A Look back at Landmarks Preservation 2 Hearings On WSP Phase II in 2009 * Has Community Board 2 Colluded with the Parks Department to Keep Phase II Under Wraps? * & More! As I reported in Part 1 […]

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Landmarks Preservation Commission Resumes Phase III WSP on Tuesday, May 11th

Landmarks Preservation Commission Resumes Phase III WSP on Tuesday, May 11th

May 7, 2010

Landmarks Preservation Commission on Phase III WSP: Tuesday, May 11th, Approximate time: 11:10 – 11:40 a.m., Be there by:10:25 a.m. Location: Landmarks Preservation Commission, 1 Centre Street, 9th floor, Manhattan. Item to be discussed: 10-7129 – Block 549, lot 1-  Washington Square Park – Greenwich Village Historic District — A public park built in 1826 […]

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Landmarks Preservation Commission Meets Tuesday, April 20th Re: Phase III Washington Square Park / New Signage and Building

Landmarks Preservation Commission Meets Tuesday, April 20th Re: Phase III Washington Square Park / New Signage and Building

April 19, 2010

Landmarks Preservation Commission to meet Tuesday, April 20th Re: Washington Square Park, Phase III (last phase!) Item to be discussed: 10-7129 – Block 549, lot 1- Washington Square Park – Greenwich Village Historic District — A public park built in 1826 with subsequent alterations. Application is to construct a new building and install signage. Time […]

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Landmarks Preservation Commission Approves Phase II of WSP Redesign; NYC Parks Department agrees to increase # of alcoves

Landmarks Preservation Commission Approves Phase II of WSP Redesign; NYC Parks Department agrees to increase # of alcoves

April 15, 2009

What follows are some of the highlights from yesterday’s (April 14) Landmarks Preservation Commission meeting, a continuation of the March 17th public hearing, scheduled to determine what the future holds for Phase II of Washington Square Park’s redesign by New York City’s Parks Department. So here goes… * The number of seating alcoves in the […]

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Landmarks Preservation Commission Resumes Discussion on Phase II of NYC's Redesign Plans for Washington Square Park on Tuesday, April 14th

Landmarks Preservation Commission Resumes Discussion on Phase II of NYC's Redesign Plans for Washington Square Park on Tuesday, April 14th

April 13, 2009

Updated… On Tuesday, April 14th, 11:15 a.m., the Landmarks Preservation Commission resumes discussion on Washington Square Park and whether to approve Phase II of the NYC Park’s Department’s Plans. For a recap of what happened at the public hearing on March 17th at which the LPC decided they needed to schedule another meeting to discuss […]

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Highlights from the Landmarks Preservation Commission Public Hearing March 17th on Washington Sq Park

Highlights from the Landmarks Preservation Commission Public Hearing March 17th on Washington Sq Park

March 20, 2009

Here are some of the highlights from Tuesday’s (March 17) Landmarks Preservation Commission public hearing on Washington Square Park Phase II Redesign: * Charles McKinney from the New York City Parks Department gave the overview of the City’s retooled plan for Washington Square Park in Phase II focusing on the alcoves and the performance area. […]

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Landmarks Preservation Commission Meets Today Tues. March 17th on Washington Sq Park

Landmarks Preservation Commission Meets Today Tues. March 17th on Washington Sq Park

March 17, 2009

Today Tuesday, March 17th Phase II of Washington Square Park Redesign goes before Landmarks Preservation Commission at 4:15 p.m. Public comment is encouraged. Arrive 3:30 p.m. The major historical, aesthetic, and cultural usage being destroyed relates to: * loss of public space in the destruction of four and a half of the six seating alcoves […]

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Landmarks Preservation Commission Hearing on Washington Square Park Postponed

Landmarks Preservation Commission Hearing on Washington Square Park Postponed

February 13, 2009

Just received word that the Landmarks Preservation Commission Public Hearing on Phase II Redesign of Washington Square Park originally scheduled for Tuesday, February 17th is postponed. Apparently, the Parks Department is reworking parts of the plan after being asked to make “revisions” to it after meeting with the “community.” Will post when there is a […]

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Landmarks Preservation Commission Public Hearing on Washington Square Park on Tuesday, February 17th * How will City's presentation to LPC differ from bare bones presentation given to Community Board 2?

Landmarks Preservation Commission Public Hearing on Washington Square Park on Tuesday, February 17th * How will City's presentation to LPC differ from bare bones presentation given to Community Board 2?

February 12, 2009

The Landmarks Preservation Commission will hold a public hearing Tuesday, February 17th around the Parks’ Department’s plans for Phase II of Washington Square Park redesign. If you’d like to see the plans, they are available as of today (February 12th) at the LPC. The New York City Parks Department via landscape designer George Vellonakis showed […]

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New York Times calls for "Improving the Landmarks Process"

New York Times calls for "Improving the Landmarks Process"

December 10, 2008

If you missed it, Saturday December 6th’s New York Times featured an editorial, “Improving the Landmarks Process,” on the Landmarks Preservation Commission, the focus of a series of articles. The Times wrote: Judge Marilyn Shafer of the New York State Supreme Court ruled last month that the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission habitually acted […]

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