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Happy 2014 from Washington Square Park Blog! What this Blogger would Like to See More of in 2014

Happy 2014 from Washington Square Park Blog! What this Blogger would Like to See More of in 2014

January 1, 2014

Here is to more of everything in this New Year, particularly: happiness, justice, honesty, fairness, equality, muck raking (!) in our larger city and particularly in all things related to Washington Square Park. Some of these qualities have been in short supply via the cast of characters making decisions regarding this very important public space. […]

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Happy Holidays | Blog Break

Happy Holidays | Blog Break

December 13, 2012

I’m going to take a blogging break until the New Year to focus on some other writing. You can read new posts at my other site, Cathryn’s World. Don’t forget to give your favorite bloggers a virtual hug for the holidays! We (I think I can speak for most bloggers) really do love to hear from […]

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Blog Calendar of Posts | Garibaldi Statue

Blog Calendar of Posts | Garibaldi Statue

November 10, 2012

So, beginning next week, this site will be updated Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and at times more for ‘breaking’ news. I think that is the best schedule for right now so check in – Garibaldi at last un-barricaded and freed of a tree limb. I think Garibaldi was better served in his previous location which was […]

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WikiCity - How Citizens Can Improve Their Cities & On Washington Square

WikiCity – How Citizens Can Improve Their Cities & On Washington Square

June 8, 2011

Buckminster Fuller said: “You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” Following in that spirit is the WikiCity movement, which I just learned of, happening in cities across the world. At the end of this post, I address how this relates […]

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Blog Update

Blog Update

March 17, 2010

Hi. Sorry for the lack of posting. Trying to stay focused on life and my book! But I do want to continue posting here now & again so look for a new post on Monday, March 22nd! For more frequent updates, I post other NYC-related news and thoughts on Twitter so you can check me […]

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2nd Anniversary of this Blog!

2nd Anniversary of this Blog!

February 26, 2010

This is an abbreviated, edited version of the post I ran last year on the blog’s 1 year anniversary – with an update at the end: I recounted here how I started this blog after going to an exhibit in January 2008 at the Municipal Art Society on Jane Jacobs. Jane Jacobs had been critically […]

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A little Self Promotion!

A little Self Promotion!

February 18, 2010

Updated 2/20 Yes, this is self promotion but, hey!, I’ve been writing this blog for close to two years, I think I can throw some in at this point! Two more days ’til fundraising to complete my book on Kickstarter ends — for each level of backing, you also get Rewards (a completed book, a […]

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Blog Update

Blog Update

February 8, 2010

February 8th — I’ll be blogging less for the month of February working on raising funds and writing my book! Any WSP or Parks-related meetings coming up will be posted under Events & Actions. You can also follow me on Twitter. I will get some photos up of the recent construction soon! Thanks for stopping […]

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Blog Musings...

Blog Musings…

September 2, 2009

There are many things I would have liked to have covered over the summer here on the Washington Square Park Blog, but, alas, could not … such as: *the unnecessary and cruel killing of the resident Canadian geese (and Mayor Bloomberg‘s role in it) rounded up from many parks across New York City; *the Mayor’s […]

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Musings:  On Washington Square, The Villager and the Village Alliance BID

Musings: On Washington Square, The Villager and the Village Alliance BID

June 5, 2009

This week’s Villager features an article on the Washington Square Park ribbon cutting last week (May 28th). The writer is Albert Amateau who I met at the park’s opening the week prior. I’m a little stunned at this piece which glosses over anything that might have been problematic over the Park’s redesign. It’s not as […]

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